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By Jaryd Cline
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Teams tip off basketball season at Klickitat Jamboree

 

December 6, 2017

Jaryd Cline

Klickitat sophomore Kaitlynn Spino takes the ball to the basket against Lyle-Wishram's Katelynn Oldfiedl during last Wednesday's Klickitat Jamboree.

Three local teams tipped off the season a few days earlier than the rest during Wednesday's Klickitat Jamboree down the grade in Klickitat.

The Goldendale Timberwolves, Klickitat-Glenwood Vandals, and the Lyle-Wishram Cougars all were in attendance Wednesday as they all got their first in-game experiences this year.

The jamboree consisted of short, 10 minute scrimmages with each team playing each other once, letting the coaches get a first look at rotations and sets against live competition.

Game one

The jamboree began with Goldendale's girls knocking off the Klickitat-Glenwood girls 14-5. After a short scoreless spell to begin the game, Goldendale senior Allison Gilliam sparked the team with her offense, defense, and quickness. She scored in a hurry and finished with eight of the team's 14 points, with two points each coming from freshman Tiana Watson, sophomore Kristin Bighorn, and junior Kelli Bighorn. Kristin Bighorn also had control of the boards for the Timberwolves and collected a handful of rebounds on the offensive end to create extra possessions.

The Vandals had some trouble with Goldendale's defense at times. Sophomore Kaitlynn Spino was able to slip a nice pass in to junior Kinley Troh, who scored just before the final buzzer.

Game two

The next game featured the boys teams from the same schools, with the Vandals edging out the Timberwolves 16-11.

Goldendale jumped ahead 6-0 early with four points coming from senior Conner Doubravsky, but the Vandals answered right back with six straight of their own to tie it.

Sophomore Cameron Mains knocked down a 3-pointer for Goldendale but senior Easton Atchley answered back with his own triple to make it nine all.

Klickitat finished on a roll though, going up 13-11 after junior Jerry Larson's putback. Klickitat-Glenwood sophomore Hunter Clack closed out the game in excitement, banking in a 3-pointer as the clock expired to give the Vandals the 16-11 win.

Game three

The third game put the Lyle-Wishram girls in action for the first time on the night. They matched up with the Timberwolves and started a little slow. The Cougs fell behind 7-0 early on but settled in a little later, although Goldendale was too tough.

Senior Shakira Kelly and sophomore Adrienne Spino each converted three-point plays for Lyle-Wishram but the Timberwolves were too well rounded and balanced, winning 22-8.

Game four

The Goldendale and Lyle-Wishram boys took the court next in a back-and-forth affair with the Timberwolves coming out on top 20-16.

Game five

The Klickitat-Glenwood girls were able to come away with a 17-9 win over Lyle-Wishram, starting out strong while limiting the Cougars offensively for the first half of the scrimmage.

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Klickitat-Glenwood junior Hunter Dawson lays it in during the Vandals scrimmage against Lyle-Wishram.

The Cougs got on the board first, but the Vandals scored 13 straight to take the 13-2 lead. The Cougs found a rhythm later though, scoring the next six points with four from senior Katelynn Oldfiedl and two from Adrienne Spino.

Game six

The final game of the evening was a showdown between the Lyle-Wishram and Klickitat-Glenwood boys.

It was a game filled with a few short runs, with the Vandals striking last for a 15-11 win.

The Vandals struck first early and led 3-0 before the Cougs ran off seven points for a 7-3 lead. However, the Vandals used an 11-0 run to take the lead for good. The big run made it 14-7 Vandals, but the Cougs continued battling. They cut their deficit to 14-11 after baskets from Andrew Carlock and Riley Mills, but couldn't get any closer.

 

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