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By Andrew Christiansen

Cougar boys and girls sweep opposition at Klickitat Jamboree


Andrew Christiansen

LOOKING TO SCORE: Delores Spino looks to shoot over the guard of Macy Kayser and Abby Mains, foreground, with Amy Bartkowski reaching for the ball at right. Spino scored two points in the jamboree game as the Lyle-Wishram girls whitewashed Goldendale's JV 20-0 during the Klickitat Jamboree.

Lyle-Wishram's girls and boys basketball teams were the big winners at this year's Klickitat Jamboree. Both teams romped over opponents from Klickitat, Glenwood and the Goldendale girls' junior varsity. Both host teams finished 1-1 for the 10 minute games.

Katelynn Oldfield was the center of action for the Vandals in the opening game against the Goldendale girls. Oldfield had nine points and seven rebounds for Klickitat as they defeated the Lady Timberwolves 15-3. Goldendale's only score came on a three-point shot by Macy Kayser.

Klickitat had only two turnovers in the first action of the year for the club. Guard, Bailee Green scored four points and had a pair of steals as the Wolves looked rusty, as would be expected in the opener.

Klickitat's boys had similar results in their opening game 22-3 over Glenwood. Freshman Easton Atchley looked good in his first high school action, leading the Vandals with eight points and four rebounds in the mini-game. Mason Knowland, one of three seniors on Klickitat's squad scored six points. Glenwood turned the ball over 11 times. They were led in scoring by Dalton Jones who had two points and three rebounds. Tamaira Huffsmith scored the only other point for the Eagles.

The nightcap games against Lyle-Wishram resulted in losses for the Klickitat teams. The Lady Cougars ran a hectic pace, putting up 25 shots in 10 minutes with Maelynn Luke hitting four of seven shots to lead Lyle-Wishram with nine points. The final score was 20-14. Lacy Carse hit for five and Kiya Childers scored three for the Cougars. Oldfield was strong on the boards and Mackenzie Tuthill was perfect from the floor on three shots and led the Vandals with seven points.

The Cougar boys spread the scoring around in handing the Vandals a 19-8 defeat. Seven Cougars scored, led by Gabe Montoya's four points. Ryley Holycross hit a three-point shot and Nathan Erickson led the Vandals with four points on 2-2 shooting.

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DEFENSE: Macy Kayser, of Goldendale tries to keep Klickitat's Jenna Blake from passing inside.

The Cougars won their other games against Glenwood and Goldendale to finish 2-0. Glenwood made a game of it against the Cougar boys with four players scoring and the teams even on turnovers. An 11-4 rebounding edge gave the Cougars more opportunities and they won handily 20-7 with Cody Carse, Elijah McCollough, Brett Rowan and Montoya all scoring four points.

The Lady Cougars forced Goldendale into 13 turnovers and won the game 20-0. Goldendale had just six shots in the game, all from beyond the arc. Ellie Smith had six points and three offensive rebounds for the Cougars.


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