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Girls Basketball Roundup

Vandals sink Pirates in OT; Cougars enjoy two-game win streak

Charice McConville of Klickitat sent last Friday's Greater Columbia B League 1B Division showdown with Bickleton to overtime with a 3-point basket at the end of regulation.

The host Vandals then won the extra period, 13-10, and the game, 62-59, by sinking six crucial free throws.

Samantha Brewer led Klickitat with 20 points, Kali Fargher scored 16 and Laura Justman added 13 as the Vandals rallied in the second half after trailing 22-18 at halftime.

Klickitat got within 35-32 after at the end of the third quarter, then outscored the Pirates, 17-14, in the fourth to force overtime.

For Bickleton, Phylicia Pearson put in 18 points, Star Kibby had 13 and Katelynn Clinton chipped in 11.

La Salle 52, at Lyle/Wishram 8:

The state's top-rated Class 2B team mounted a 22-2 first-quarter lead last Friday and never looked back.

"La Salle is ranked number one for a reason," Cougars Coach Chris Barthlow said, "and their second group off the bench is just as good as their first."

The unbeaten Lightning got points from 11 of 12 players who saw action and used their quickness defensively to limit the Cougars to 21 field-goal attempts and zero trips to the foul line.

Teaera Churchwell's four points were tops for Lyle/Wishram.

Nonetheless, Barthlow took pride in the Cougars' efforts.

"The girls played hard. They did not quit once during the game and that shows a lot when the score ended up being what it was," he said and added, "We did some things right during the game and that's what we're going to build on."

At Sunnyside Christian 52, Trout Lake/Glenwood 26:

The Eagle Mustangs will have to wait until district tournament play for another chance at realizing one of their team's season goals.

That's because Trout Lake/Glenwood lost its rematch with the GCB's 1B Division leader last Thursday and remained winless against Sunnyside Christian.

But it was close for a while--a long while--as TLG, after a one-point first quarter, got its offense untracked in the second and pulled within 21-15 by halftime.

The top-ranked Knights doubled their lead in the third quarter, however, and pulled away in the fourth, outscoring the Eagle Mustangs, 21-7.

Katie Yarnell led TLG with seven points, Liz Vogt scored six and Dave'y Lumley had five.

For Sunnyside Christian, Melanie Van Wingerden posted a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds.

At La Salle 72, Klickitat 18:

The host Lightning erupted for nearly half of their points (34) in the first quarter of last Saturday's GCB crossover game in Yakima.

Kali Fargher had eight points for the Vandals, while Jasmine Stohr paced the Lightning with 13 points.

At Lyle/Wishram 31, Columbia Adventist 28:

The Cougars overcame a 13-4 first-quarter deficit with better defense of their own and some timely scoring to win last Thursday's non-league game.

Lyle/Wishram trailed 18-13 at halftime and 22-19 going in to the last period but wasn't to be denied.

"We started hitting our shots in the middle of the quarter and built a five-point lead with just over two minutes to play," Cougars Coach Chris Barthlow said.

Still, the Kodiaks kept it close and had a chance to tie the game in the closing second. But their shot didn't go and the Cougars got the rebound and ran out the clock.

"We held our composure at the end and didn't allow them to score," Barthlow noted.

Tosha Cloud scored 14 points to pace Lyle/Wishram, which got 13 rebounds from Jessica Cochenour, eight points by Brittany Price and a solid floor game from Teaera Churchwell, who had four points, five rebounds, five steals and five assists.

At Klickitat 66, Columbia High JV 10:

Samantha Brewer and Kali Fargher netted 16 points each in the Vandals varsity's Jan. 22 victory over the Junior Bruins from White Salmon.

Klickitat got all over the CHS jayvee from the outset and by the end of the first quarter had established a 24-0 lead. CHS never got so close again.

Zoe Lindner chipped in 10 points and Tia Spino added nine for the Vandals, who swept the season series.

Celeste Reetz and Nicole Bruce paced the Junior Bruins with three points each, and Diana Garcia and Nikki Buchanan each put in two.

Lyle/Wishram 36, at Three Rivers Christian 26:

The Cougars won the Jan. 22 non-league game at Kelso despite not scoring in the fourth quarter.

Brittany Price had an active game for Lyle/Wishram, finishing with 10 points, four assists and four steals.

"Brittany had another great game for us, picking up the scoring when we had others struggle to get the ball in the hoop," Cougars Coach Chris Barthlow noted.

Tosha Cloud, who endured an off-night shooting the ball, led the way on the backboards with 11 rebounds and Jessica Cochenour had seven rebounds to go with six points.

Also contributing to the win were Teaera Churchwell with a team-best five assists, Treane Wells with seven rebounds and Karlee Roth, who scored two points in limited action, in her first outing since suffering a knee injury in a late December game.

"I think this gave us a little spark, having Karlee back, and she played well for it being her first game back," Barthlow said.

The Cougars overcame a 7-6 first-quarter deficit with a big 16-point second quarter that left them in charge at halftime, 22-10.

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