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Lutz, GHS defending well

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Kate Lutz

Grangeville’s Kate Lutz helped key a defensive effort that limited Lapwai’s halfcourt offense Monday night, Jan. 22 — a night Grangeville found a bit of success advancing the ball against the Wildcats press.

“They had to take it off,” she said. “Normally they just press to the end, so that was pretty cool.”

The GHS girls also marked progress in wins over Orofino and Tri-Valley last week.

“We played really well as a team against Orofino,” she said. “It was fun against Tri-Valley. I felt like that was one of the best games I’ve played this year — and we worked really well together. It’s been fun to see everyone grow and get better as the season has gone on.”

Lutz scored 11 against the Titans, in part because she also had “a lot of steals and deflections.”

“We played well defensively as a team,” she said. “We’ve all had pretty good games this week. We try to share the ball and get it to the open shooter. That’s one of coach Barger’s things — that everybody needs to shoot.”

Asked who has the hot hand this week, Lutz said Paige Lindsley, Molly DeFord and Makayla Roberts have all been making shots.

“Molly’s a lot of fun — we really like her,” Lutz said. “She keeps us on our toes, making us laugh and everything, and she’s one who keeps us calm and level-headed in the game.”

Three scored 11 apiece against Orofino, as did two against Tri-Valley — and Lutz had four points, seven rebounds and a full defensive sheet against Lapwai.

Grangeville has games at Kamiah Thursday and at St. Maries Saturday this week.

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