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Balanced effort leads Klickitat-Glenwood girls past Lyle-Wishram


Jaryd Cline

Lyle-Wishram senior guard Alex Cloud makes a pass during Saturday's loss to Klickitat-Glenwood.

Klickitat-Glenwood girls hoops head coach Adam McFall said his team played a little jet lagged last weekend against Yakama Tribal on Friday and Lyle-Wishram on Saturday, but that was to be expected after his team had a week off practice while school was canceled due to horrible weather.

Getting back on the court against the Cougars on Saturday after their 66-30 loss to the Eagles, the Vandals still looked a little tired, but were able to hold off the upbeat Cougars 57-40 led by a balanced scoring attack after senior Mackenzie Tuthill spent extended time on the bench in foul trouble.

Three Vandals scored in double figures led by 19 points from senior Bailee Green, and McFall was extremely pleased with how his team reacted without Tuthill on the floor. He had recently been talking with his girls about picking up the scoring and rebounding load while Tuthill is on the bench, and Saturday is exactly what he was looking for.

Green, senior Jenna Blake and sophomore Kinley Troh came up with some big baskets and freshman Kaitlynn Spino corralled some rebounds while Tuthill was riding the pine with foul trouble, and Lyle-Wishram was able to thwart Larissa McConville's bigtime performance for the Cougars.

"I'm happy to have that (balanced) scoring though," McFall said.

McConville scored a game-high 21 points and was a force on the boards with 18 rebounds, but some missed shots and turnovers down the stretch hurt the Cougars in their search for their second win this season.

In a back-and-fourth first quarter where the teams traded the lead five times, the Cougars went up four (13-9) after McConville scored underneath twice in a row off nice plays that left her open in the paint. However, Troh answered with a putback and lay-in in the final minute to tie the game. Troh had missed a few games after suffering a head injury earlier this season against Trout Lake, and she was exactly what the doctor ordered for the Vandals on Saturday.

"It's nice having Kinley back," McFall said. "She was the spark we needed."

She scored 12 points and picked up some of the rebounding slack while Tuthill wasn't in the game.

Despite Tuthill not scoring in the first half, the Vandals still went into halftime leading 28-20.

McConville continued to be the Cougars main scoring threat, and senior Alex Cloud was able to turn defense into offense with her aggressive defense. She finished the game with five steals, a few of which went for easy lay-ins on the other side of the court.

The Cougars were able to keep pace in the third after Tuthill returned and scored five in the quarter, but missed some free throws late that could've narrowed their deficit.

Klickitat-Glenwood scored 20 points in the fourth to the Cougars' 12 to prevent the comeback. The combination of Cloud fouling out and missed free throws in the fourth hurt the Cougars.

Klickitat-Glenwood 13 15 9 20 - 57

Lyle-Wishram 13 7 8 12 - 40

K-G: B. Green 19, Troh 12, M. Tuthill 11, Blake 7, B. Tuthill 5, S. Green 3.

L-W: McConville 21, Cloud 6, Montoya 6, Logan 4, Ordaz 2, Tompkins 1.

Eagles fly over Vandals

The Vandals started their weekend slate of games with a 66-30 loss to the Yakama Tribal School Eagles on Friday in Klickitat.

The Vandals were sluggish, according to McFall, after not practicing last week after school was canceled with bad weather.

Much like their boys team, the Eagles were able to use their depth and up tempo style offense to take out the Vandals.

Ten Eagles scored, led by 12 points from junior Tori Wapsheli and 11 from Jada Luilamaga.

Jaryd Cline

Klickitat-Glenwood senior guard Jenna Blake defends while Lyle-Wishram freshman forward Sierra Rappe looks to pass on Saturday in Lyle.

Tuthill led the Vandals with a game-high 19 points and spent the majority of the night at the free-throw line.

The Vandals matched up with Trout Lake on Tuesday, but results weren't available at press time. They return to action on Friday at Bickleton and play Sunnyside Christian on Saturday in Glenwood.

Klickitat-Glenwood 8 10 5 7 - 30

Yakama Tribal 14 27 14 11 - 66

K-G: M. Tuthill 19, B. Green 7, Leming 2, Blake 1, Fink 1.

Tribal: Wapsheli 12, Luilamaga 11, Valdez 9, N. Mills 8, T. Mills 7, Sydrah Eagleheart 6, Sampson 6, Strong 3, Wesley 3, Saneah Eagleheart 1.


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