The Onalaska girls’ basketball team dropped its season opener on Monday, falling 43-34 to Raymond-South Bend.
The Loggers (0-1) went toe-to-toe with the Ravens in the final three quarters, but they couldn’t overcome a slow start. In the opening frame, the Loggers were outscored 12-4.
“It took us a quarter to start getting comfortable together on the court,” Onalaska coach Alana Olson said. “Raymond shot the ball well and made us pay when we lost shooters.”
Olson added that she was pleased with the Loggers’ defensive intensity in the second half. While she did note that they have room to improve, she added that she is looking forward to seeing the girls develop as the season goes along.
Emalie Jacoby had a great game on both ends of the floor, scoring a game-high 13 points while also grabbing four rebounds and tallying five steals.
Jaycee Kinsman returned to the floor after missing last season due to an injury, and she scored eight points and logged four rebounds of her own.
“It was really nice to have her leadership back on the court tonight,” Olson said.
Kiley Talley added seven rebounds and four points.
The Loggers will return to the court on Thursday, when they’ll host Naselle in their home opener at 6 p.m.