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Prep Girls Basketball

TLG, Klickitat clinch district berths

By SVERRE BAKKE

The Enterprise

With Senior Night victories last weekend, Trout Lake/Glenwood and Klickitat locked up two of the four spots in this week's Yakima Valley District Class 1B Girls Basketball Tournament.

The three-day tournament, which got underway Wednesday in Goldendale, concludes Saturday in Zillah with a winner-to-state game that tips off at 6 p.m.

Trout Lake/Glenwood will be trying to clinch the third-year athletic combine's first state tournament appearance. Klickitat will be playing for its first state berth since 1995.

Trout Lake/Glenwood 50, at Bickleton 42:

Katie Yarnell and Dave'y Lumley combined for 29 points to lead the Eagle Mustangs to Monday's make-up game victory over the Pirates.

Yarnell finished with 15 points and Lumley totaled 14 for TLG, which led 25-24 at halftime and 31-26 after three quarters on the way to its 14th win of the season.

Kindra Van Laar added 11 points for the Eagle Mustangs, who had already secured the Greater Columbia B League 1B Division's No. 2 seed in the district tournament.

For Bickleton, Katelynn Clinton's 17 points were tops.

At Trout Lake/Glenwood 76, Bickleton 38:

The Eagle Mustangs doubled up the Pirates in GCB action last Saturday behind the scoring of Kindra Van Laar and Dave'y Lumley.

Van Laar scored 24 points and Lumley had 21 for TLG, which also got 16 points from Katie Yarnell in a game it controlled wire to wire.

TLG increased a 13-4 first-quarter lead to 37-18 by halftime and 56-30 by the end of three quarters en route to clinching the GCB's No. 2 district seed.

Noted TLG Coach Roger Huffsmith: "Aggressive defense, strong rebounding and all-out hustle from the girls were the key factors in this game."

Katelynn Clinton's 16 points paced the Pirates.

At Klickitat 57, Yakama Tribal 44:

Freshman Samantha Brewer notched 20 points and 25 rebounds to help the Vandals win their homecoming game last Friday.

The Vandals, who led 22-19 at halftime pulled away from the Eagles in the third quarter, outscoring their guests, 17-6.

Zoe Lindner contributed a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds to the winning cause and Kali Fargher chipped in 17 points.

At La Salle 60, Lyle/Wishram 7:

The Cougars spotted the state's No. 1 Class 2B team a 24-4 first-quarter lead in last Friday's GCB regular-season finale in Yakima.

"Being down 20 points right off the bat is hard to come back from, and even harder against a team like La Salle," Cougars Coach Chris Barthlow noted. "In the first and second quarters they started out 16 for 20 [from the field] and never looked back."

For Lyle/Wishram, Tosha Cloud scored four points and Treane Wells grabbed five rebounds.

At Sunnyside Christian 66, Klickitat 26:

The host Knights poured in 50 first-half points against the Vandals in a game played Feb. 5.

Kali Fargher led Klickitat with 12 points and Samantha Brewer tallied 10.

At Trout Lake/Glenwood 72, Yakama Tribal 49:

Katie Yarnell scored 22 points and Kindra Van Laar had 13 in the Eagle Mustangs' GCB victory last Wednesday in Glenwood.

Dave'y Lumley added eight points and Veronica Glenn came off the bench to chip in seven for TLG, which opened with 22 first-quarter points and led 32-19 at halftime and 59-29 after three quarters.

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