PREP BASKETBALL - Vikings girls jump on Weston-McEwen, roll to victory Monday

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UMATILLA, Ore. - Weston-McEwen fell behind 24-10 after the first quarter and the slide continued throughout as Umatilla roared to a 73-33 victory in a girls non-league prep basketball game here Monday night.

Weston-McEwen concluded the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule with a 2-6 record. The TigerScots face Echo, Ore., on Tuesday during the first day of the D.A. Davidson Christmas Classic on the Whitman College campus in Walla Walla.

Naomi Castanon, a 6-foot-1 center, did most of the damage for Umatilla. Castanon scored 11 first-quarter points and finished with 17 points and eight rebounds, both game-high totals.

"When she catches the ball down low, she's going to score nearly every time," W-M coach Amber Doremus said of Castanon.

"Umatilla has a good group of girls," Doremus added. "I know that they are trying to get to the final eight in their classification."

Tiffany Cain, the lone TigerScot senior, led her team with 10 points and seven rebounds. Jaymie Zimmerman added eight points for W-M.

Weston-McEwen lost the rebound battle 30-27 and was guilty of 30 turnovers against the Vikings' pressing defense.

"They pressed the whole time," Doremus said. "And there were times when we had three freshmen on the floor at the same time. And we still got some good looks at the basket, they just wouldn't fall."

WESTON-MCEWEN (33) - P. Thompson 0 0-0 0, Coffman 0 3-4 3, Christopher 3 0-1 6, Rudolph 0 0-1 0, Entze 1 0-0 2, J. Thompson 1 0-0 3, Cain 5 0-0 10, von Borstel 0 0-0 0, West 0 0-0 0, Youncs 0 1-2 1, Zimmerman 3 2-4 8. Totals 13 6-12 33.

UMATILLA (73) - Cardenas 4 0-1 8, Truillio 1 0-0 2, Garza 0 0-0 0, Montez 1 0-0 2, Kennedy 2 3-6 8, Vandever 3 6-8 13, Gomez 0 1-2 1, Evans 0 0-0 0, Routson 3 2-2 8, Siler 5 2-2 12, Longoria 0 0-0 0, Watson 1 0-0 2, Castanon 7 3-3 17. Totals 27 17-24 73.

Weston-McEwen 10 5 12 6 - 33

Umatilla 24 14 19 16 - 73

3-point goals - W-M (J. Thompson), Umatilla (Kennedy, Vandever). Total fouls - W-M 21, Umatilla 17. Fouled out - W-M (Entze). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Umatilla 30 (Castanon 8), W-M 27 (Cain 7).

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