Thursday, February 20, 2003
Seniors Lindsey Blaine and Sarah Billette combined for 44 points and 12 rebounds as Lyle stormed past winless Glenwood, 68-9, last Friday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
The win was the Cougars' school record-tying 18th of the regular season, and eighth in a row overall as Lyle extended its home-court winning streak to 30 games.
Blaine led the winners with 31 points, six rebounds and six steals. Billette fired in three 3-pointers on her way to 13 points. She also had six rebounds and three assists.
Sophomore Tara Rappe joined the double-digit club, putting in 12 points to go with four rebounds and six steals.
Juniors Melissa Stephens and Taralee Graves added five rebounds and eight steals respectively as Cougars Coach Verlyn Smith played all 10 players on Lyle's roster.
"It was a great final game. Homecoming is always exciting," Smith said. "Now we can turn our attention to getting ready for a tough district battle."
At Klickitat 69, Trout Lake 27 --
Vandals seniors Jordan Graeme, Jaecee Ramsay and Naomi Vitale combined for 37 points last Friday to fuel Klickitat's offensive explosion.
Graeme finished with 14 points to share game honors with junior teammate Danielle Curtis. Ramsay had 13 and Vitale added 10.
Juniors Sierra Long and Rachel Anderson paced the Mustangs, scoring 12 and 10 points respectively.
Klickitat used defensive pressure to create offense and take control of the game in the first quarter.
Ramsay scored nine points, Graeme put in six, and Curtis and classmate Lyndsey Huwe netted four apiece to help the Vandals build a 23-1 bulge after one period of play.
Balanced scoring in the second quarter put Klickitat in front, 41-9, at halftime.
The victory was the district-bound Vandals' fifth in their last six games.