Cougar girls ride first-half run to victory

— The Curlew High School girls basketball team broke open a tied game with a 22-5 run in the second quarter Tuesday night en route to a 44-26 non-league victory over Northport.

The Cougars forced 29 turnovers in the second-quarter run after both teams were tied at 5-5 after the first.

The Gibson twins led the Cougars, with Haleigh scoring 16 points and Lindsey scoring 14 points.

Kathy Higgins produced 9 points, 13 rebounds and 5 steals for the Mustangs.

Box score: Curlew (44) - K. Fanning 6, L. Gibson 14, Keenan 4, H. Gibson 16, McCullough 0, Goree 2, Boyce 0, Belcher 0, Reynolds 2, A. Fanning 0. Northport (26) - Weiner 2, Wiley 2, Slama 3, Baribault 6, Hsieh 0, Sackmann 0, Ward 0, McVey 4, Higgins 9.

The Curlew girls junior-varsity plays Oroville at 3 p.m. Saturday. The varsity girls follow at 4:30 p.m., with the boys varsity taking the court at 6 p.m.

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