Most Viewed Stories
Princeton nets pair of wins over Providence
The Princeton and Providence Christian high school boys and girls basketball teams squared off in Princeton on Friday for a doubleheader between Pioneer-Valley League foes.
The girls tipped off first, and the Lady Eagles' 1-2 scoring punch of Amanda Hansen and Maryssa Martin, along with a much deeper bench that could keep fresh legs on the floor, was too much for the Lions as the Eagles took flight for a 53-37 win.
Princeton scored the game's first 10 points, getting four point-contributions from Hansen and Juanita Almeda, and a hoop from Jessica Lohse, but Providence stepped off the goose egg with a basket from Kayla Tuma and a pair of free throws by freshman Lauren Richter.
Both sides picked up the pace in the second quarter, which Princeton took 16-10 to take a 26-14 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Martin notched 10 of her 18 points in the second period, but Hansen took team-scoring honors with one more point to finish with 19.
The visitors held their own in the second half, despite having just seven players in uniform, with Tuma sinking 14 of her game-high 20 points in the half.
Richter tacked on eight to go with six rebounds, as Tuma's 14 led the Lady Lions (1-2 PVL, 5-8).
Almeda and Lohse both scored six points for the Eagles (2-1 PVL, 11-6).
Princeton 55, Providence 42 (boys)
Princeton (2-1 PVL, 5-10) had just three players score in the nightcap but they were the right three, as Oscar Espinoza put up 23 points, followed by 17 from Lucas Hubbard and 15 supplied by Luis Angel.
The Lions (0-3 PVL, 3-9) countered with 18 from Matthew Reese, but David Maurer's nine was the next best, along with seven by Luke Edmondson.
Butch Parker collected 10 of Providence's 27 rebounds.
Princeton played in Elk Creek on Tuesday, while Providence played at CORE Butte on Tuesday and hosts Elk Creek on Friday.