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Elma girls beat Aberdeen, Forks

The Elma High School girls basketball team won both of their games last week defeating Aberdeen 47-34 on Dec. 10 and and opening up Evergreen 1A League play with a win over Forks 82-34.

With the game close in the fourth quarter the Lady Eagles (2-1, 1-0) went on a 16-4 run to close out Aberdeen led by 11 of senior Brooke Goldsmith’s game high 22 points.

“I think down the stretch we started to execute better on offense and got more disciplined on defense,” coach Lisa Johnson said. “Brooke Goldsmith was phenomenal. She was driving, drawing fouls, hitting free throws, making some shots and contributing defensively. She really kept us in it, but we had to tighten up on offense and execute better and play disciplined defense.”

On Friday, Elma came out on fire scoring 31 points in the first quarter and limiting the Lady Spartans to just five. Goldsmith accounted for a school-record 15 steals and added 12 points. Sophomore Maddie Thompson led Elma with 14 points against Forks.

“Everybody contributed and everybody scored,” Johnson said. “It was a solid team effort from everyone.”