If it was not already known, the McDermitt High School girls basketball team has announced its presence with authority.
The Lady Bulldogs continued their stellar season this past Saturday afternoon with a 71-51 victory over Owyhee, the two-time defending 1A state champion.
McDermitt moved into sole possession of first place in the Eastern 1A at 3-0 and 13-2 overall.
McDermitt led from the start against rival Owyhee, building a six-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
The advantage reached double figures in the second quarter as the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Braves 19-14 and led 37-26.
McDermitt maintained the double-figure lead throughout the second half and continued to build the margin in the final 16 minutes. The Lady Bulldogs closed out the contest with a 19-13 spurt in the fourth quarter.
Precious Masters continued to build her case to win back-to-back Player of the Year honors with 30 points and 11 rebounds.
Adrie Smart joined her in double figures with 13 points to go with five rebounds and two steals.
Katie Crutcher and Jasmine Northrup each added eight points. Northrup grabbed 13 rebounds and had six steals and Crutcher added three rebounds and three steals.
Morissa Bitt netted five points, Sami Crutcher, Kalli Sam and Meianah Bitt had two points apiece and Shania Lenoir had one point. Morissa Bitt also grabbed seven rebounds and had two steals.
McDermitt was scheduled to face Carlin on Friday, Jan. 12, but the game was not played. The Railroaders were forced to forfeit.
McDermitt was back on the floor on Friday night in Eureka. Results were not available at press time. The Lady Bulldogs travel to Wells on Friday, Jan. 26, for a 6 p.m. tip with the Leopards.
McDermitt is set to return to its home floor on Friday Feb. 2, if the game is played.
The Lady Bulldogs host Owyhee on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m.