Girls slay Olys, fall to Saxons

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McNary’s Caitlin Tartak gets a look at the hoop in the Celtics game with Sprague High School Tuesday, Feb. 12. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

McNary’s Caitlin Tartak gets a look at the hoop in the Celtics game with Sprague High School Tuesday, Feb. 12. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

The best laid plans often go awry. That was the lesson Celtic players and coaches walked away with in the game between the McNary and South Salem high schools in the second round of the Central Valley Conference tournament Friday, Feb. 15.

The Lady Celts took their most bruising loss of the season, 66-23, in the game.

“We were going to try to play a triangle defense and really deny their shooters,” said Paul Pickerell, McNary head coach. “But, since we got down early, we felt like we couldn’t really risk it. In the second half, we switched to a zone defense and they picked it apart like they did the first time we played them.”


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