The Greater Columbia B League wraps up 1B Division play this weekend with games that have a direct bearing on seeding for next week's Yakima Valley district tournament.
Among the four games to be played, the key matchup takes place Friday night in Klickitat, where the second-place Vandals (5-4 in GCB, 10-7 overall) host the third-place Trout Lake/Glenwood Mustangs (4-5, 7-9).
The last time the two teams met--Jan. 16 in Trout Lake--Klickitat escaped with a 33-32 win.
If it wins the rematch, Klickitat will clinch the division's No. 2 seed in the district tournament, which begins next Tuesday afternoon in Klickitat.
La Salle 64, at Klickitat 18:
The Lightning (7-0, 16-2) struck for 28 points in the first quarter of last Saturday's GCB contest on their way to a 42-12 halftime lead.
Aryn Davis led the Vandals with six points and 15 rebounds.
At La Salle 61, Lyle 14:
The Cougars scored the game's first basket last Friday but the state's second-ranked 2B team went on to shoot 46 percent from the field en route to the victory.
Joelle Jackson paced Lyle (1-6, 3-11) with seven points on a night the Cougars made just 5-of-30 shots from the floor against the defending state champions' man-to-man defense.
"We knew we were going to be in for a fight and we had some things we really wanted to work on, and we did," Cougars Coach Chris Barthlow said. "But when you go into their gym and you see the Gold Ball [state] championship trophy, you're kind of in awe as to what you're up against."
Klickitat 80, at Bickleton 24:
The Vandals had four players score in double figures last Friday in reaching their highest single-game output of the season.
Trisheena Keys led the way for Klickitat, finishing with 26 points. She also had seven steals, five rebounds and five assists.
Melissa Huwe provided 14 points and 14 rebounds, Aryn Davis added in 10 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, and Kali Linville chipped in 12 points, four steals and six assists.
The Vandals got rolling in the first quarter, outscoring the Pirates 21-6. By halftime, they'd extended their lead to 37-12.
Sunnyside Christian 59, at Trout Lake/Glenwood 23:
The visiting Knights built a 17-8 first-quarter bulge last Thursday and steadily pulled away from the Mustangs.
Katie Yarnell's 10 points were tops for TLG (3-5, 7-8), which trailed 27-14 at halftime and 46-20 after three quarters.