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By Andrew Christiansen
Reporter 

Lady Wolves wear out Panthers for 44-38 win

 

TAKING CONTROL: Abby Mains secures a rebound against River View during Friday night's Goldendale win over the Panthers. After a shaky start, Goldendale took over the game in the second half to win their season opener.

Coach Mike Plum had to be thrilled with two things from the Goldendale Lady Timberwolves, Friday. First of all, it was a team effort that produced a 44-38 win over River View, and second was how strong his team was in the fourth quarter.

The stats will show that Ocean Bryan and Allison Gilliam led the Wolves with 13 points each to lead Goldendale to a win in their season opener. But, it was Cheyenne Dove coming off the bench and knocking down a three-point shot that sparked the come-from-behind win. Abby Mains followed up with a turn-around jump shot and Dove tied the game at 30 to spark a 21 point fourth quarter rally.

Goldendale trailed through the first half, mainly due to difficulty getting good shots, resulting in a 17 percent shooting percentage from the floor. Turnovers were even with both teams showing some defensive quickness.

The half-time adjustments turned the game around. Coach Mike Plum said he reminded the girls of last week's Jamboree in which they started shaky against Stevenson and came out rolling against White Salmon. "I told them this was the same and to come out and win in the second half."

Goldendale began to pressure River View and the Panthers were beaten in the third quarter 8-2 in spite of a 2-1 edge in rebounds for the quarter. River View was 0-7 on three-point shots in the quarter, but still had a 5-point lead going into the final quarter.

Andrew Christiansen

DIFFERENCE MAKER: Cheyenne Dove, with the ball above, came off the bench and sparked a 21 point fourth quarter for Goldendale against River View.

More pressure and quality minutes from the bench turned the tide, just two-minutes into the fourth quarter when Dove tied the game at 30. From that point on, Goldendale was in charge and looked the fresher of the two teams. Bryan finished with a double-double with 18 rebounds. Goldendale was a perfect 8-8 on free-throws in the fourth quarter while River View struggled at the line and was just 8-19 on the night.

Goldendale was on the road at White Swan, Tuesday and will host Kittitas this Friday.

River View 14 – 12 – 2 – 10 38

Goldendale 8 – 7 – 8 – 21 44

Goldendale: Bryan 13, Gilliam 13, Dove 5, Zara Kartes 3, Maddie Cameron 3, Aimee Bartkowski 3, Sierra Plum 2, Abby Mains 2. River View: Munson 9, Anderson 8, Holden 6, Sakota 6, Chavez 5, D. Dickinson 2, Wright 2.

 

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