District Dominance


The Lakeland Hawks girl’s basketball team put a beating on the Moscow Bears on Feb 6. Lakeland finished the game on top 53-41.

The Hawks started the game on fire and maintained the momentum all night long. Freshman Karstyn Kiefer stepped up with some big contributions off the bench. 

“Karstyn was really good defensively, getting us a lot of stops,” said sophomore forward Ziya Munyer. 

Kiefer played with intensity all night long getting steals and locking up her opponent. “She kept the momentum going because of her effort on the defensive side. She was kind of an underdog coming off the bench, but when she came into the game, she was relentless. She worked really hard,” Munyer added.

As per usual, Landree Simon ran the game very well from the point. Simon dished out multiple assists to back 14 points offensively. 

The Hawks are now preparing for what is undoubtedly their most important series of the season thus far. Sandpoint is a tough opponent as well as Lakeland’s biggest rival.

“We’re preparing for the series by making practice more competitive. We need to be ready for the atmosphere up in Sandpoint on the road,” said Ziya Munyer.

Junior Payton Sterling feels that the Lady Hawks played some of their best basketball against Moscow and they need to build off that outing to take down Sandpoint. “It’s gonna come down to who wants it more,” Sterling added.

Lakeland girls will travel to Sandpoint on Feb 8. to begin the best of 3 series to determine who moves on to the state tournament.