Unfortunately, there are no weight classifications in girls high school basketball, where Huskies are pitted against Kodiaks and thrown onto the hardwood to fend for themselves.
And despite the tenacity the Platte Canyon Lady Huskies have shown all season, currently 8-6 overall and 5-2 in Frontier Conference play, the Kodiaks were too much to handle Feb. 4 in Bailey.
The Kodiaks entered the contest with a gaudy 12-1 record and a ranking of ninth among the state’s class 2A girl’s teams. They proved worthy of that ranking and cruised to a 59-30 victory after holding the Huskies to no points in the first quarter.
The Huskies managed to outscore the visitors 17-11 in the final period, but the damage had been done, and the deficit sustained proved too great to overcome.
Worth noting is that the Huskies competed gamely with a roster of just six players under first-year Head Coach, Reesha Davis. Davis has overseen the resurgence of PCHS girls basketball program this season, after the squad managed just one victory in 2019.
Despite the loss, PCHS junior Aspen Riesberg poured in 11 points and added six rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Teammate Chyann Kelly scored seven points, and Lottie Borowski scored six. Amy Bezzant and teammate Hannah Grover also showed well in the paint, collecting six rebounds apiece.
(Story compiled from coaches’ reports)