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GCB Girls Basketball Roundup

Lyle closes in on Bickleton in race for second place

Last weekend's round of Greater Columbia B League girls basketball play was a rough one for Klickitat County Division teams as just Lyle and Bickleton won games against Yakima Valley Division opponents.

The Cougars came from behind last Friday at Toppenish to defeat Yakama Tribal, 41-34, while the Pirates got the better of the visiting Eagles on Saturday, 57-38.

In non-league action Saturday, Klickitat upended Stevenson, 49-43, to win that season series, 2-0.

At Klickitat 49, Stevenson 43 --

Senior Lyndsey Huwe had 17 points, five assists and three steals to lead the short-handed Vandals past the Bulldogs.

Freshman Aryn Davis added 10 points and a team-leading eight rebounds, and sophomore Sherri Brewer chipped in 10 points for Klickitat, which played without four of its 11 players.

Sunnyside Christian 53, at Lyle 34 --

The Knights outscored the Cougars 32-10 in the odd-numbered quarters and 20-9 from the foul line last Saturday en route to taking over second place in Yakima Valley Division standings.

Sunnyside Christian had three players in double figures by the end of the game, while just senior Dawn Ullom scored in double digits for Lyle.

Ullom finished with 11 points and a team-high six rebounds for the Cougars, who fell behind, 13-4, in the first quarter.

Senior Kristin Brown contributed five assists, four rebounds and three steals in the losing effort, and classmate Christina Grace tallied seven points.

Riverside Christian 68, at Glenwood 10 --

The Crusaders blanked the Eagles, 23-0, in the second quarter last Saturday on their way to a 39-2 halftime lead.

Freshman Ashley Brasuell's six points led Glenwood, which lost its fourth in a row.

La Salle 66, at Trout Lake 15 --

The Lightning had too much firepower for the Mustangs last Saturday, outscoring the home team, 33-0, in the second and fourth quarters.

Senior Rachel Anderson scored eight points for Trout Lake, which surrendered 42 points and scored just four in the first half.

Freshman Kim Poland added six points in the losing effort.

Lyle 41, at Tribal 34 --

Dawn Ullom scored 11 of her game-high 13 points in the fourth quarter to spark the Cougars to the win over the Eagles.

Lyle trailed at every break in the action, including 26-21 entering the final period.

But after three quarters of cold shooting, the Cougars' hands warmed up.

Ullom, junior Tara Rappe and senior Mitzi McMurrin each fired in a 3-point basket as Lyle burned twine for 20 points in the fourth quarter.

For the game, the Cougars finished with more rebounds (48) than points, but also passed for 13 assists.

Ullom pulled down 14 rebounds, Kristin Brown collected 11 and Rappe had 10 to go with a team-best four assists.

Sunnyside Christian 56, at Klickitat 30 --

The Vandals played catch-up last Friday after falling behind, 12-4, in the first quarter.

Lyndsey Huwe and Aryn Davis each scored eight for Klickitat, which didn't break loose offensively until the fourth quarter.

The score was 28-10 at halftime and 44-16 after three periods of play.

La Salle 67, at Glenwood 12 --

The Lightning set the tone by outscoring the Eagles, 27-2, in the first quarter of last Friday's GCB contest.

Freshman Ashley Brasuell netted 4-of-4 free throws and totaled six points to lead Glenwood.

At Mabton 63, Trout Lake 21 --

Freshman Kim Poland scored 10 points in the Mustangs' loss to the Vikings last Friday.

Mabton, which didn't allow more than seven points in any period, was never threatened after building a 19-2 first-quarter lead.

Lyle 61, at Bickleton 53 --

Senior Melissa Stephens fired in three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter Jan. 20 to spark the Cougars to the GCB win over the Pirates.

Lyle outscored Bickleton, 26-17, in the final period in overcoming a 36-35 deficit.

Junior Tara Rappe hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for the Cougars and finished with a team-leading 17 points.

Christina Grace added 16, and Stephens and Dawn Ullom each chipped in nine.

Lyle, which made nine treys in the game, led 16-13 after one quarter and 30-27 at halftime. But it struggled to score in the third as Bickleton rallied to take a one-point lead into the final eight minutes of action.

Junior Annie Hess did everything she could to give the Pirates a chance to win, scoring a game-high 22 points and taking down 16 rebounds.

Teammate Erica Jensen also was solid in the losing effort, tallying 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Mabton 55, at Glenwood 15 --

The Vikings thrived off a 16-0 first-quarter start in their Jan. 16 GCB crossover victory over the Eagles.

Mabton's tough defense limited Glenwood to four points in the first half while its offense filled its basket with 33 by the intermission.

Allida Mendoza and Michelle Tellez combined for 23 points (19 in the first half) to pace the Vikings.

The Eagles' best quarter was the fourth, during which they scored nine points.

Their leading scorer for the game was junior Kayleigh King, who netted five of her six points in the final period. Junior Jodi Holly added four, all in the second half.


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