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Lady Rangers drop a pair in conference

Girls lose to Cascade and Gladstone

Cascade's Cougars scored 35 unanswered points in the opening minutes of the first three quarters against the Lady Rangers in Estacada's first home Capital Conference game of the season. The Cougars won 61-25.

The Cougars started the first quarter on a 12-0 run and outscored Estacada 20-9 in the period. They shutout Estacada 8-0 to begin the second quarter and opened the second half on a 15-0 run.

The sixth-ranked Cougars held the Lady Rangers to just nine points in the first quarter, eight in the second and three in the third to take a 54-20 lead into the final period.

Only one of Estacada's shooters made more than one shot from the field. Senior Jennifer Hager had four points. She made two of five field goal attempts.

Junior Kaitlyn Christensen led the Lady Rangers with six points. She made one three-pointer, though she took seven from beyond the arc and 12 from the field altogether. She also shot 75 percent from the foul line, making three of four free throws.

Senior Micaleh Kelley scored three points for the Lady Rangers. Junior Lacy Aregger, sophomore Stephanie Morse, senior Shikara White, junior Kaydi Williams, and freshmen Megan and Jordin Feldman each scored a pair.

Junior Lauren Swier led her team with five rebounds, three were offensive boards. White led the Lady Rangers with two steals and tied with Morse with two assists.

The Lady Rangers hung within five points of the Gladiators in the first quarter of Friday's game at Gladstone, but fell way behind in the second.

The Gladiators won 70-37 and dropped Estacada to 0-3 in the Capital Conference. The Lady Rangers are 3-7 on the season.

The girls will play at North Marion on Friday, Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m.