Klickwood alumni game Saturday in Klickitat
January 2, 2019
Off for the last couple of weeks, The Klickwood basketball teams return to the court for Saturday’s alumni game in Klickitat after the teams combined to win three of four during the Helix Tournament on Dec. 21 and 22 in Oregon.
Before Saturday’s alumni game, which starts at 6 p.m. in Klickitat, the Klickwood girls won both games and the boys won one of two just before Christmas in Helix.
The girls, 2-1 overall with wins over Lyle-Wishram and Arlington heading into the Helix Tournament, got past Long Creek 57-30 before wrapping up the tourney with a 51-49 win over Helix.
The boys opened the tourney with a 47-39 loss to the host but rebounded for a 57-43 win over Long Creek in which three players scored in double figures to close out the weekend.
In the girls opener against Long Creek, three players, Nahaleigh Schuster, Brooklyn Emerson, and Savannah Green all scored over 11 points to help the Vandals to the 27 point win. Schuster led all scorers with 19 points, Emerson had 12, and Green 11. Kaitlynn Spino had nine points and both Kinley Troh and Bella Couch had three as the Vandals defense also held their opponent to single digit scoring in three of the four quarters.
Against Helix the next day, Schuster hit three 3-pointers and finished with 20 points as the Vandals held on for the two-point, 51-49 win. Green knocked down four 3-pointers and had 14 while three girls, Couch, Troh, and Laney Tuthill each had four points.
A slow third quarter in which they scored just three points hurt the boys in their 47-39 opening loss to Helix. Jacob Wenz had 17 points for the Vandals and Hunter Dawson had eight, but a 12-7 fourth quarter rally wasn’t enough to lift the boys. Hunter Clack, Derek Gimlin, and Andy McFall each chipped in four points.
Against Long Creek in the last game, Klickwood held their opponent to just 15 points in the first two quarters and came away on top 57-42 to enter the break with a win.
Wenz and Gimlin combined to score 32 points while the team also got big scoring contributions from McFall (11 points), Dawson (eight points), and Ricky Gonzalez (six points).