Shots were falling for the Carey High School girls' basketball team in Tuesday's 72-26 Northside Conference road triumph over the Murtaugh Red Devils. Carey shot 32-of-78 from the field, 41%, and 36% from 3-point range for the evening.
Carey (4-2, 0-0 North Division) won its first road game of the season and made it four wins in five games. The Panthers (52.7 ppg) put nine players in the scoring column, made 28 steals and out-rebounded the Red Devils (0-5) by a 35-15 margin.
It was Carey's largest point production since Jan. 19, 2007, when Allison Shaffer tallied a school single-game record 38 points in a 76-27 home win over Camas County of Fairfield. But coach Lane Durtschi spread the playing time around Tuesday.
Leading scorer Jaide Parke (14.3 ppg) scored her season-high 19 points in just 16 minutes of playing time. Parke added six assists and five steals. Darby Northcott (7.7 ppg) had a season-best 16 points in 16 minutes with four boards.
And Micaela Adamson (13.8 ppg) had 14 points with her four rebounds and two steals in eight minutes on the court.
Other Panther contributors included Jessica Richardson (7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals), Lilly Rivera (5 points, 5 boards, 5 steals), Nicky Gomez (5 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals), McKayla Mecham (4 points, 8 rebounds), Lorene Andrews (2 points) and Morgan Parke (4 rebounds, 3 blocks, 5 steals).
Carey tried for a three-game winning streak when it hosted Castleford (2-3) Thursday night. The Wolves dropped a 50-21 home game to highly regarded Richfield (6-2) Tuesday.
Then the Panthers ride off into the holiday sunset Saturday, Dec. 18 with road trip to Arco for a nonconference game against the formidable Butte County Pirates (6-1). Butte County won 48-39 at home over Ririe Wednesday and has lost only to Challis by a 51-44 score.
Last year during Carey's 19-7 state runner-up campaign, the Panthers played their closest games of the season against Butte County and lost both, 45-44 at home and 35-32 at Arco.