Horizon girls dominate Echo on the road for second win of the season

Horizon girls last week traveled to Echo and won by a final score of 44-25. The girls, normally led by Fionna Marsalis (above) and Kaitlin Wenz (below, 23), saw senior forward Alexis Ruiz help out on the scoring as she put up a season-high 18 points in the win over Echo.

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Horizon girls last week traveled to Echo and won by a final score of 44-25. The girls, normally led by Fionna Marsalis (above) and Kaitlin Wenz (below, 23), saw senior forward Alexis Ruiz help out on the scoring as she put up a season-high 18 points in the win over Echo.



After a few days off, the Horizon Hawks girls basketball team was back in action on Dec. 21 as they traveled to Echo for their seventh game of the season.

The girls entered this game 1-5 and were currently on a two-game skid.

However, the girls were able to get things going in the right direction with a dominant win over Echo.

The girls beat Echo by a final score of 44-25 and were led by senior forward Alexis Ruiz as she had a team-high 18 points.

“The girls played well defensively, and it fed our offense,” said Head Coach John Combs.

The girls have won by a total of 39-points in their two wins on the season and have scored the third most points in 1A Big Sky League with a total of 256.

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Kaitlin Wenz (left, 23).

Now at 2-5, the girls are currently still ranked in the upper half of the 1A OSAA rankings as they sit at 33.

And next up the Hawks will play one of the better teams in the state, Joseph.

Joseph heads into their matchup with the Hawks on Dec. 30 with an overall record of 5-1 and currently are ranked 10 in 1A OSAA standings.

This will be a tough one for the girls, but the Hawks will go into this game with nine days of rest, while Joseph will play two-games back-to-back before capping off a three-game stretch with the Hawks.

And the game versus Joseph is a home game as well.

The Hawks will open January with an away game on Jan. 3 versus Klickitat/Glenwood before starting up league play at Arlington on Jan. 5.



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