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By Andrew Christiansen

Wolves shoot well in opening action at Bruin Jamboree


Andrew Christiansen

WORKING THE BASELINE: Cheyenne Smith goes to work on the baseline against Columbia's Claire Anderson.

The Timberwolf basketball teams came prepared for their opening action at the Bruin Jamboree in White Salmon, Monday. The boys won both of their mini-games and the girls split theirs, robbed of the sweep by a last minute three-pointer from host Columbia-White Salmon.

The girls had a 17-12 win over Stevenson to go with the 11-10 loss to the Lady Bruins. The Timberwolf boys defeated Stevenson 22-14 and finished with a 17-14 win over the Bruins. The common thread in all four games for Goldendale was superior shooting.

The Lady Wolves had a strong performance from Kirsten Twohy, who led the team with 13 points and eight rebounds. She was dominant against the shorter Stevenson squad and was particularly effective on defense against the taller Bruins, keeping 6-foot Claire Anderson from being a factor in the game. Goldendale girls were 11-30 from the floor and 5-7 from the free throw line while their opponents were a combined 5-26 from the floor and scoreless on seven trips to the free throw line. The only place where the Lady Wolves gave ground was on offensive boards, particularly to the taller White Salmon girls who had a 6-1 edge.

Goldendale led from the start against the Lady Bulldogs. They also did a good job of protecting the ball with just two turnovers in the 10 minute game. The Lady Wolves led late against the Bruins who went all out on three-point attempts late in the game. Gisselle Garcia finally made one after a couple of misses and sank her second, the game winner with 30 seconds left in the game.

Goldendale's boys combined outside scoring with the strong inside game of Dillon Shattuck to edge the Bulldogs and Bruins. They also out-shot their opponents with a combined 12-31 from the floor versus 12-40 for their opponents. They, too had trouble on the offensive boards, but got good work inside from Edgar Vega. Shattuck led the Wolves with 10 points and eight rebounds in the two games and Vega pulled down six boards. Stevenson committed enough fouls to put Goldendale at the line with double bonus and the Wolves made them pay, hitting 8-12 and 11 of 16 over the two games. Guards Kane Lowe and Jess Beierle each hit a three-point shot for Goldendale against the Bruins.

Goldendale sees their first full game action this Friday at Finley against the River View Panthers. As with all SCAC games, the girls will tip off at 6 p.m. followed by the boys' game, scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Goldendale girls 17, Stevenson 12

Goldendale scoring: Twohy 9, Maddie Cam-eron 4, Cheyenne Smith 2, Allison Gilliam 2.

Goldendale boys 22, Stevenson 14

Andrew Christiansen

TAKING IT TO THE HOOP: Dillon Shattuck goes inside against Stevenson's Ty O'Neal. Shattuck led the team in scoring and rebounds.

Goldendale scoring: Shattuck 5, Beierle 4, Lowe 4, J.C. Cline 4, Brian Golding 3, Jacob Hiebert 2.

White Salmon girls 11, Goldendale 10

Goldendale scoring: Twohy 4, Gilliam 2, Ocean Bryan 2, Sierra Lamping 2.

Goldendale boys 17, White Salmon 14

Goldendale scoring: Lowe 5, Shattuck 5, Daniel Bischoff 4, Beierle 3.


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