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GCB Girls Basketball Roundup

Trio of Klickitat County teams lock up district tournament berths

Lyle's girls basketball team finished the season with a five-game winning streak to wrap up third place in the Greater Columbia B League and the third seed in this week's District 5 Class B tournament.

The Cougars won their 15th game of the season last Saturday, trouncing Yakama Tribal, 67-41, in Toppenish.

Junior Lindsey Blaine collected 12 rebounds and scored 32 points to pace Lyle and become the second girl in school history to surpass the 1,000-point mark in her career.

Moreover, she broke the single-season scoring record of 373 points set by Becky Goodell in 1983.

Blaine, who finished the regular season with 405 points in 19 games, has scored 1,014 points to date.

Senior Kristina Lucas, the first to score 1,000, added 26 points and dished off seven assists for the Cougars, who led 36-17 at halftime and coasted the rest of the way.

At Trout Lake 44, Bickleton 35 --

The Mustangs earned their first district tournament berth since 1998 with last Saturday's victory over the Pirates.

Trout Lake finished sixth in league standings and edged Bickleton by two games in the battle for the district's sixth seed.

The Mustangs open tournament play this Friday against third-seeded Lyle.

At Klickitat 51, Sunnyside Christian 42 --

The Vandals won their 14th game of the season last Saturday to capture fifth place and the GCB's fifth district seed.

They seized the momentum in the second quarter, outscoring the Knights 21-7 to take a 31-17 lead at the intermission.

Junior Jaecee Ramsay hit 7-of-12 from the floor and scored 19 points for Klickitat, which connected on 20-of-41 shots.

Junior Jordan Graeme, who had six points in the second quarter, finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, five steals and four blocks.

Senior Michelle Martell, stymied much of the game by an overplaying SC defense, netted six of her eight points in the second period and helped the Vandals control the boards, 27-20, by taking down a team-leading 10 rebounds.

Klickitat -- which won its last three games and six of its final seven -- and fourth-seeded Sunnyside Christian meet again this Friday in a first-round, loser-out game of the district tournament.

At La Salle 69, Trout Lake 12 --

The Mustangs scored no more than five points in any quarter last Friday and were shut out in the second period of their loss to the league-champion Lightning.

Sophomore Sierra Long led Trout Lake with four points. Junior Angie Duke and senior Kellie Yarnell each scored three.

At Lyle 72, Glenwood 19 --

Senior Kristina Lucas and junior Lindsey Blaine combined for 40 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Cougars past the Eagles last Friday.

Lucas scored a game-high 22 points to go with seven rebounds and four assists, and Blaine had 18 points and eight rebounds for Lyle, which cruised to a 40-9 halftime lead.

Junior Sarah Billette and sophomore Dawn Ullom each grabbed seven rebounds, and Tara Rappe came off the bench to furnish eight assists and five steals.

For Glenwood, senior Jenna Dean scored nine points in the final game of her career.

Klickitat 55, at Bickleton 29 --

Junior Jordan Graeme had 11 points, nine rebounds, six steals and three blocks last Friday as the Vandals pushed the Pirates to the brink of playoff elimination.

Senior Michelle Martell also had a solid game. She made 8-of-11 shots and scored a game-high 19 points for Klickitat, which held Bickleton to eight points or less in every quarter.


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