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Late run gives Lyle edge over Klickitat

Reggie Grace scored 10 of his game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter last Saturday to lead Lyle to a 48-41 Greater Columbia B League victory over host Klickitat.

Grace's 3-pointer from the right wing with 1:30 to go extended the Cougars' lead to 45-41.

The senior point guard's second trey of the night came after Klickitat's Levi Sanchey scored from the right block with 1:53 remaining to make it a one-point game.

Joey Nelson, who finished with 10 points, iced the victory for Lyle (3-1 in GCB, 5-3 overall) by sinking 3-of-4 free throws during the final 47 seconds of play.

Klickitat (1-3, 3-9) held a 5-4 edge after one quarter thanks to a 3-pointer and fastbreak basket by Herschel Sanchey and solid defense.

But Lyle took the lead for good at the outset of the second quarter when Nelson put back a missed fastbreak layin.

The Cougars eventually built a lead of 12 points (19-7) after consecutive fastbreak baskets by Mike Murphy (10 points) and Tyler Wells (11 points). The score at halftime was 19-10.

Klickitat closed the gap to four points (31-27) by the end of the third quarter, however, as Levi Sanchey went to work inside. The sophomore center netted 10 of his team-leading 14 points (on 7-of-11 shooting) in the period.

But Lyle created some breathing room for itself early in the fourth quarter as Grace converted a 3-point play for a 34-27 lead and Wells beat Klickitat's defense back for a layin that made it 36-29.

Still, the Vandals kept chipping away.

Richard McConville hit from down low, Sanchey scored inside off a feed from Jon Mason and Jeromie Mason drove down the key for a layin to pull Klickitat within 38-35.

Another 6-2 run by the Vandals, which made it 42-41, featured a putback by Mason off a missed free throw, a putback by McConville and a low-post bucket by Sanchey, after Lyle lost a defensive rebound under Klickitat's basket.

Grace stung Klickitat on the ensuing possession, though, scoring the game's final field goal from 3-point range.

Nelson took it from there, securing the win for Lyle at the foul line.

For the game, Lyle was 7 for 11 from the line while Klickitat was just 6 for 19.

At Sunnyside Christian 72, Trout Lake/Glenwood 36:

The division-leading Knights raced to a 44-18 halftime lead of last Saturday's GCB contest with the Eagles.

Devin Dean led TLG (2-3, 5-6) with 10 points.

At Riverside Christian 60, Klickitat 25:

The host Crusaders limited the Vandals to two points in the first and the third quarter last Friday.

Jeromie Mason's six points paced Klickitat, which shot just 8 for 33 from the floor.

Trout Lake/Glenwood 83, at Yakama Tribal 46:

Tim Dearden scored 24 points and Ty Scoggins had a career-best 23 to lead the Eagles to the win at Toppenish last Friday.

The Eagles' 83 points were a season-high.

TLG mounted a 16-8 lead after one quarter, then exploded for 29 points in the second to take a 45-19 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

Sunnyside Christian 78, at Lyle 47:

The Cougars turned the ball over 19 times in the first half last Friday and trailed the Knights, 43-15, at the break.

Sunnyside's Aaron Van de Graaf scored 27 points to lead four Knights in double figures.

Tyler Wells was the only Cougar to score in double figures; he finished with 11.

Trout Lake/Glenwood 44, at Bickleton 39:

The Eagles fell behind 17-15 at halftime but rallied in the second half for the Jan. 9 victory.

Tim Dearden led the way for TLG, scoring a game-high 19 points. Dannon Kavanagh added a career-high 12.


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