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Girls Basketball Roundup

TLG's Katie Yarnell, Samantha Brewer of Klickitat score career highs in teams' victories

By SVERRE BAKKE

The Enterprise

Trout Lake/Glenwood rebounded from a bruising loss to Sunnyside Christian on Friday by defeating host Bickleton, 48-39, in Greater Columbia 1B League girls basketball action last Saturday.

Katie Yarnell pumped in a career-high 32 points to lead the Eagle Mustangs, who improved to 4-1 in league and 11-3 overall.

TLG controlled the contest from the outset, building a 15-4 lead after one quarter and extending it to 27-15 by halftime.

Bickleton came back in the second half, though, halving TLG's lead--to 39-33--with an 18-12 third quarter.

Katelynn Clinton paced the Pirates with 24 points, 16 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Klickitat 49, at Yakama Tribal 34:

Samantha Brewer had 22 points and 11 rebounds last Saturday to lead the Vandals to the GCB victory at Toppenish.

Klickitat opened with a 15-point first quarter and led 25-11 at halftime and 45-17 after three quarters of play.

At Riverside Christian 50, Lyle/Wishram 9:

The Cougars had their hands full last Friday in their Mid-Valley 2B League opener against the Crusaders in Yakima.

"We knew going into the game they were a good team and they showed it on the floor, with a lot of patience on the offensive end against us," Cougars Coach Chris Barthlow noted.

Brittany Price led Lyle/Wishram with five points and seven rebounds.

At Sunnyside Christian 67, Trout Lake/Glenwood 42:

Last Friday, the Knights took over sole possession of first place in GCB standings with the 25-point victory over their former co-leaders.

At Riverside Christian 52, Klickitat 24:

Last Thursday, the Crusaders shot their way to a 30-8 first-quarter lead on their way to the non-league victory in Yakima.

Samantha Brewer had a 10-point, 11-rebound game for the Vandals, who trailed 35-14 at halftime and 44-21 after three quarters.

"To Riverside's credit, they came out in the first quarter with several different types of pressure defenses, and they all worked," noted Vandals Coach Jim Reed. "But when the Crusaders went to their half-court man or 2-3 zone defense, we basically played even with them the last three quarters."

Klickitat 68, at Lyle/Wishram 46:

Samantha Brewer finished with a career-high 32 points and the Vandals put in 44 first-half points en route to the Jan. 20 non-league victory over the Cougars in Lyle.

"We finally put a whole game together," Vandals Coach Jim Reed said. "Our press was effective and that got us some early high-percentage shots. We also were able to pass effectively and hit people in places where they could score from."

The play of Brewer, however, was the difference in the game, according to Cougars Coach Chris Barthlow, who watched the Klickitat sophomore hit 15-of-20 shots from the field, make six steals, pass for four assists and collect 18 rebounds.

"We knew going in that we would need to stop Samantha and keep the score low to have a chance at winning," Barthlow said. "But she started from the opening tip and didn't stop; no matter what we did, we just couldn't stop her or the Klickitat offense."

Zoe Linder added 11 points and six rebounds, and Tia Spino tallied 11 points, 13 assists and five steals. Moreover, as a team, the Vandals made 57 percent of their first-half field-goal attempts and 48 percent for the game (32/67).

For Lyle/Wishram, Tosha Cloud had 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals.

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