The Platte Canyon Lady Huskies basketball team continues its improbable march toward the top of the Frontier League standings with an overall record of 8-5, and a 5-2 record in league play.

Most recently, the Huskies dropped a 52-42 decision to the Bennett Lady Tigers. That contest was held Feb. 1, at Bennett High School.

The Tigers were 2-10 overall, and 1-3 in league play coming into the contest – once again demonstrating that anything can happen when conference rivals meet. The two teams had almost identical scoring lines through the first three periods of action, leaving the Huskies with a 33-31 advantage with one period to play.

Unfortunately for the Huskies, the home team finally began finding the basket at a blistering pace and shocked the favored visitors with a 23-10 fourth period.

The Huskies entered the Bennett game after a delivering dominating performance Jan. 28 in a 49-25 victory over the Jefferson High School Saints.

Chyann Kelly paced the Huskies with 15 points, followed by Amy Bezzant with 14, and teammate Aspen Riesberg with 12. Bezzant, as she has been all season, was vital in the paint with 11 rebounds in the winning effort.

With three games remaining on the Foothills League schedule, there is a logjam of solid contenders in the standings. Middle Park and The Academy sit together at top of  the standings with 6-0 conference records. DSST-Montview, Arrupe Jesuit and Platte Canyon are locked in a three-way tie with 5-2 records.

The Huskies will face Middle Park Feb. 7, The Academy Feb. 10 and DSST-Montview Feb. 15.

(Story compiled from coaches’ reports)

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