PREP BASKETBALL — DeSales girls top Mac-Hi in opener

The Irish girls cruise to a 48-11 win at their home court Tuesday night.

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WALLA WALLA - Mac-Hi scored the first point of the night but couldn't keep up with DeSales' high-powered offense in a 48-11 loss Tuesday in the Irish gym.

DeSales scored 31 to Mac-Hi's 7 in the first half, and, although the Irish slowed down and their hot shooting cooled in the second, the damage was done and Mac-Hi couldn't recover.

"We couldn't keep up with their speed," said Pioneers coach Casey Richards.

Richards was pleased with the defense in the second half, allowing 17 points after the glut in the first.

"They definitely improved and I'm pleased with that," Richards said. "Offensively it wasn't our night. Usually we can dribble and dish, but we couldn't make anything happen tonight."

The shooting and speed got to the Pioneers, he said.

"We didn't handle the pressure," Richards said.

Jolene Brannan scored four points and Makia Carlson scored three for the Pioneers.

Irish coach Tim Duncan was pleased with his team's opening win and recognized the experience his program has.

"Mac-Hi lost a lot of players, and they've got young, inexperienced girls," Duncan said. "I've been in that boat, but I'm not in it this year. We've got a lot of experience coming back."

Duncan said the Irish slowed down in the second half.

"We were a little hesitant shooting," he said. "We wanted to work some stuff. Everyone got a chance to get out there.

"We were trying to get better shots and passing on shots, and we were slow on shots we'd normally take."

Annie Higgins led the Irish with ten points and two 3's. Stephanie Ferrel posted seven with two 3's. Erin Guisti had six.

The win moves DeSales to 1-0 with a tournament at Enterpise this weekend.

Mac-Hi is 0-1 and hosts its own tournament this weekend.

DeSales 48, Mac-Hi 11

MAC-HI (11) - Carlson 1-7 0-3 3, Ureno 1-11 0-2 2, Wells 0-4 0-0 0, Erm 1-5 0-2 2, Vaughn 0-4 0-0 0, Hinton 0-1 1-2 1, Brannann 0-3 1-2 1, McElrath 1-2 0-0 2. Team total: 4-26 2-11 11.

DESALES (48) - Higgins 2-8 0-0 10, Giusti 3-12 1-2 6, Ferrel 2-7 1-3 7, Zander 2-3 3-4 9, Konen 1-7 0-0 2, Moberg 3-4 0-0 4, Crowley 0-2 0-0 0, Wujek 2-5 0-0 4, Lyons 2-10 0-0 6, Blanc 0-2 0-0 0. Team total: 16-63 5-8 48.

Mac-Hi 2 5 2 2 - 11

DeSales 14 17 12 5 - 48

3-point goals - DeS 4 (Higgins 2, Ferrel 2, Zander, Moberg). Total fouls - Mac 6, DeS 13. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Mac 11 (Carlson 4), DeS DNR. Turnovers - Mac 36, DeS 20. Assists - Mac DNR, DeS DNR.

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