Klickitat can lock up third place in Greater Columbia 1B League girls basketball standings tomorrow by defeating Bickleton at home.
The Vandals moved ahead of the Pirates last Thursday when they surprised second-place Trout Lake/Glenwood, 54-42, in Trout Lake.
Kali Fargher, Charice McConville and Samantha Brewer all scored in double digits for Klickitat, tallying 15, 13 and 10 points respectively, while Liz Vogt led TLG with a personal-best 26 points.
Moreover, Brewer had 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and McConville recorded six steals and four assists for Klickitat, which jumped on TLG early and built a 14-2 bulge in the first eight minutes of play.
Noted Vandals Coach Jim Reed: “We came out with an aggressive press that led to some easy scoring opportunities; it’s important that we score early for our team to build momentum.”
The momentum shifted to TLG in the second quarter, however, as the Eagle Mustangs, led by Vogt’s 10 points, outscored the Vandals, 14-7, to get within 21-16 at halftime.
In the third quarter, TLG continued to have the impetus on its side and used it to overtake Klickitat and gain a 36-35 edge heading into the final frame.
Klickitat came back in the fourth, though, and pulled away by outscoring TLG, 19-6.
La Salle 56, at Lyle/-Wishram 14: Brittany Price scored nine points in the Cougars’ Mid-Valley 2B League loss to the Lightning last Thursday in Lyle.
Bella Newton had eight rebounds and Lexi Becker added six for the Cougars, who were limited to 20 field-goal attempts total and failed to score in the first and fourth quarters.
At Sunnyside Christian 70, Klickitat 29: The Knights’ defensive pressure and inside scoring eventually wore down the Vandals during last Saturday’s GCB encounter.
Sunnyside used its strengths to overcome an early 8-4 Klickitat edge and build leads of 20-9 after one quarter, 34-16 at halftime and 56-20 through three quarters.
Samantha Brewer and Zoe Lindner paced Klickitat with nine points and 12 rebounds respectively.
At Klickitat 39, Lyle/Wishram 29: Samantha Brewer had 12 points and 12 rebounds last Wednesday as the Vandals came from behind in the fourth quarter.
Klickitat trailed, 25-22, after three quarters but pulled out the victory by outscoring the Cougars, 17-4, in the last stanza.
Kali Fargher added 10 points and five steals for the Vandals.
For the Cougars, Jennifer Benash and Brittany Price each netted six points.