Crook County gets past Ontario

Bulletin staff report /

PRINEVILLE — Kimmer Severance turned in a monster performance Friday night, recording 26 points and 19 rebounds to lead Crook County past Ontario 51-46 in nonconference girls basketball action.

“They failed to adjust,” Cowgirls coach Mark Malott said about the visiting Tigers. “Our wing players did a great job of getting Kimmer the ball.”

Crook County (5-4), which has now won its last three games, led 14-7 at the end of the first quarter and held a 30-19 advantage by halftime. The Cowgirls led by as many as 16 points late in the fourth quarter before Ontario’s Riley Helmick drilled three 3-pointers and nearly shot the Tigers back in the game.

“We were in control the whole game,” Malott said. “Then they hit some 3s and it got a little too close for comfort.”

Crook County held on for the victory, though, in its final game before the start of Intermountain Hybrid play next week. Kelsie Smith added nine points for the Cowgirls and Michaeline Malott contributed six points.

Crook County hosts Summit on Tuesday.