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By Andrew Christiansen

Injuries force Lady Wolves to adapt after whirlwind game at Toppenish


John Longfellow

BASELINE GIRL: Sierra Lamping attacks from her favorite zone, right side baseline, against Burbank.

The week started with a respectable loss, if there is such a thing, for the Goldendale girls who went toe to toe with Toppenish for a half before succumbing to the fast paced run and shoot Wildcats who drained 13 three-point shots on their way to an 81-51 win. In any other game, 51 is a good score for a girls' game, but Tuesday's action was much different than the typical SCAC game.

Goldendale Coach Jeff Fields was pleased at the way his team stuck with the Wildcats. He attributes an injury to Brooke Graff as a turning point where the Lady Wolves ran into trouble trying to defend against the Wildcats. The team also lost Sofia Casimiro in the game, a key figure around the boards for Goldendale. Toppenish ran the floor and spread around the arc with Brenda Garcia and Andrea Cardenas firing off the bombs. Garcia finished with 26 points and Cardenas scored 23 to lead Toppenish.

Kirstin Twohy was a bright spot for Goldendale, hitting for the double-double with 10 points and 20 rebounds. Graff had nine points and three assists before her departure and Sierra Lamping and Ocean Bryan each scored eight points and Bryan had six rebounds. Cheyenne Smith worked the boards for seven rebounds. The team didn't help their cause with 31 turnovers for the game and they left a few points on the foul line with 65 percent shooting.

Friday night was one to forget for Goldendale as the team went stone cold from the floor, hitting just 3-41 on two-point shots as they lost 61-21. Twohy led the team again with eight points and eight rebounds and while the Lady Wolves had a better handle on the ball, 21 turnovers was still more than they hoped for. Connell had three players score double digits and nine players put points on the board.

Saturday's 48-31 loss to Columbia-Burbank in Goldendale put an end to a rough week. Coach Fields was more pleased with the performance as players adapted to their new roles with Graff and Casimiro out of the line-up. Turnovers were much better at 17, as Fields said the team handled the pressure better.

Twohy led the team with 10 points, nine rebounds and two steals. Smith had six points and three assists and Bryan scored five points and pulled down nine rebounds. The team still struggled from the floor, hitting for just 15 percent from the floor and 15-26 on free throws.

The Wolves look to even their record this weekend with league games against Cle Elum-Roslyn on Friday and Highland on Saturday. Both games are in Goldendale with varsity girls starting at 6 p.m.

Goldendale 10 – 17 – 10 – 14 51

Toppenish 14 – 21 – 27 – 17 81

Goldendale – Twohy 10, Graff 9, Casimiro 8, Bryan 8, Lamping 6, Smith 5, Malisa Barrier 3, Hannah Hoffman 2.

Toppenish – Garcia 26, Cardenas 23, Rodarte 15, Bremer 9, Lopez 5, Garza 2, Johnson 1.

Goldendale 3 – 9 – 5 – 4 21

Connell 18 – 21 – 16 – 6 61

Goldendale – Twohy 8, Smith 5, Zara Kartes 4, Bryan 4 .

Connell – Vickerman 13, , English 11, Wallin 10, Hopkins 8, Booker 6, Hawkins 5, Davidson 3, Kroontje 3, Zuniga 2.

Columbia-Burbank 14 – 10 – 10 – 14 48

Goldendale 8 – 9 – 8 – 6 31

Goldendale – Twohy 10, Smith 6, Bryan 5, Kartes 5, Barrier 3, Maddie Cameron 1, Lamping 1.

Burbank – Roberts 21, Mosqueda 13, Aune 5, Richards 4, Idler 3, Ellis 2.


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