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Timberwolves look to stop losing streak this weekend

 

Andrew Christiansen

FIGHT FOR THE BALL: Goldendale's Kirstin Twohy wrestles the ball away from the prying hands of Naches Valley Rangers and her own teammate.

The Goldendale Timberwolves haven't fared too well through the toughest part of their schedule with the girls on a five game losing streak and the boys losing their sixth straight league game.

Timberwolf boys

The Wolves have had to fight out of a hole in each of their recent games, giving up 74 points while scoring just 18 during the first quarter of last week's games against Zillah, Naches Valley and Mabton. Daniel Bischoff and Brian Golding led Goldendale's scoring with eight and seven points, respectively as the high powered Leopards posted a 29 point lead in the first quarter before cruising to a 77-28 win.

The Wolves got 12 points from Kenner Milliren against Naches Valley, but only three Wolves scored in the 63-22 loss to the Rangers. Goldendale turned the ball over 21 times to just nine by the Rangers.

At Mabton, Roy Zavala did most of the damage with 24 points while Goldendale was led again by Milliren with 10. Ben Cochran had eight points for Goldendale and J.C. Cline scored seven.

Lady Timberwolves

A 75-36 loss by Goldendale's girls to Zillah left them in a tie with Naches Valley for fifth place. Cheyenne Smith scored 12 points against the Leopards and the Wolves were competitive at times against the league leading team.

Cold shooting put a damper on Goldendale's hopes of vaulting over the Rangers on Friday night in Goldendale. The Lady Wolves found themselves down 26-12 at the half. Goldendale shot just 14 percent, missing 12 three-point shots in the half while Naches Valley overcame Goldendale's rebounding edge to make 12 of 30 shots. The second half was played evenly, but the Lady Wolves were never able to erase the deficit and lost 50-36. Kirstin Twohy led the way for Goldendale with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Smith scored eight points and Brooke Graff scored seven points.

Mabton used a hot third quarter to put Saturday's game out of reach, winning 63-38. Seven Goldendale players scored with Graff and Twohy each contributing eight points. The Vikings had three players in double digits, led by Desanay Guerrero's 19.

Andrew Christiansen

DRIVING: Kenner Milliren drives around a Ranger defender during Friday's game in Goldendale.

Goldendale will try to post wins against the only teams they have beaten this year, Cle Elum-Roslyn, on Friday and Highland on Saturday. The girls won the first games against those teams in Goldendale and the boys split with a win over the Warriors and loss against the Scotties. Friday's game will be played in Cle Elum and Saturday's game will be played on a neutral court at the Toppenish Middle School. The Highland girls varsity game will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the boys at 4 p.m.

 

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