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By Andrew Christiansen

Lady Wolves open season with a win


John Longfellow

CROWDED INSIDE: Jessica Lewis fights her way to the hoop against Wahluke.

Goldendale opened their basketball season with wins for boys and girls at the Klickitat Jamboree and a split on the road, Saturday with the girls winning over Wahluke and the boys suffering their first loss.

The Lady Timberwolves were hot from the field at Wahluke, hitting 26 of 53 from the floor, while winning each quarter for a 66-41 win. Haley Smith was a sizzling 5/6 from the floor and led the team with 13 rebounds, nine off the offensive board. Brooke Graff led the scoring with 14 points and Jessica Lewis was in double digits with 12. Lewis also led the team with four steals. Coach Jeff Fields was pleased with the defensive effort after the first quarter, outscoring the Warriors 32-16 through the middle of the game.

The Lady Wolves used hot outside shooting for their 20-6 win over Klickitat in the Jamboree, last Thursday. Crysta Counts and Ernestine Isadore each hit a pair of three-pointers and Lewis and Smith scored four points each for the win.

It was a tight battle against Stevenson who had a size advantage over the Wolves. Goldendale trailed 12-9 with seconds left on the clock before Britni Bischoff tied the game with a clutch three-point shot. Stevenson missed their opportunity to win and Goldendale worked the ball to Graff on the baseline for a buzzer-beater and a 14-12 win.

Goldendale Boys

The Timberwolf boys matched Wahluke throughout the game before letting it slip away in the fourth quarter for a 53-49 non-conference loss. Kenner Milliren led the Wolves with 18 points, followed by Ben Cochran with 10.

The boys won both of their games at the Klickitat Jamboree with very different styles of attack. In the opener against Klickitat, it was the Timberwolf muscle with Isaac Messenger and Cochran pounding the boards for a 13-9 win. Messenger scored three of his seven points from the free throw line. Cochran had four points and Milliren scored two points.

The game against Stevenson was a Milliren showcase. The junior guard was all over the court, scoring on breaks and draining a three-pointer to lead the Wolves to a 21-17 victory. Milliren scored 14 points in the 10 minute game.

Next up for Goldendale is the home opener against Connell on Friday. The Timberwolves travel to Burbank on Saturday and are home again on Dec. 11 for a game against Toppenish.


Goldendale 18 – 18 – 14 – 16 66

Wahluke 12 – 10 – 6 – 13 41

Goldendale – Graff 14, Lewis 12, Smith 10, Alexis Ladiges 9, Cheyenne Smith 7, Counts 5, Kirstin Twohy 4, Bischoff 3, Isadore 2.

Klickitat Jamboree

Goldendale 20 Klickitat 6

Goldendale – Isadore 6, Counts 6, Lewis 4, H. Smith 4.

Klickitat – KeAndra Kessinger 3, Nicolle Oldfield 2, Candice Templeton 1.

Goldendale 14 Stevenson 12

Goldendale – Graff 4, Lewis 4, Bischoff 3, Ladiges 2, Twohy 1.

Stevenson – Courtney Bradley 6, Jewel McKee 5, Amelia Hanley 1.


Goldendale 13 – 9 – 15 – 12 49

Wahluke 8 – 14 – 16 – 15 53

Goldendale – Milliren 18, Cochran 10, Lucas Denney 7, Messenger 6, Bryce Myra 6, Briley Cameron 2.

Wahluke – Onofre 16, Barajas 9, Caro 7, Squeochs 6, Ahmann 6, Prudente 5, Chprez 2, Ramos 2.

John Longfellow

LOOKING TO SCORE: Isaac Messenger looks to score against Wahluke.

Goldendale 13 Klickitat 9

Goldendale – Messenger 7, Cochran 4, Milliren 2.

Klickitat – Nathan Erickson 4, Geordon Rose 3, Tim Lambert 2

Goldendale 21 Stevenson 17

Goldendale – Milliren 14, Cameron 2, Messenger 2, Cochran 2.

Stevenson – Jordan Rodriguez 4, Brandon VanPelt 3, Sam Jones 3, Ty O’Neal 2, Carsen West 2.


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