Loe leads Col-Hunters as tourney champs

Columbia-Hunters tops Odessa Harrington 64-41 in the D.A. Davidson championship game.

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WALLA WALLA - Columbia-Hunters forward Lindsay Loe scored 22 points and pulled down 12 boards to lead her team to a 64-41 championship win over Odessa-Harrington Wednesday in the D.A. Davidson Christmas Classic.

"Lindsay was a presence inside for us," Columbia-Hunters's coach Mindy Flett said. "She scored and pulled down seven of her 12 rebounds in the second half."

Three sophomores, two who don't usually start, chipped in for the Lions.

"I was really proud of Katie Flett, Kaitlin Jones and Julie Larrew," Flett said. "They are all just sophomores and really stepped up for us."

They played because two starters were missing.

Kaitlin Flett fouled out but not before she could score nine points and grab six rebounds.

Larrew pumped in 14 points, 10 in the first half, and grabbed eight boards.

Jones added five points and eight rebounds.

Odessa-Harrington pressed the Lions into 16 turnovers but they also scored on many fast break buckets.

"That was the game, and that is what we practice," Fleet said. "Primary transitional passing and secondary transitional offense is what we work on to get easy lay-ups and easy buckets.

"Our posts are athletic and can dribble. They are all also track athletes, so that helps."

The Titans were forced into 19 turnovers on six Lions steals and four blocks.

"We had played the Titans before," Flett said. "So, we knew who their shooters were and that helped on defense to keep them from scoring too much."

The top scorers for Odessa-Harrington were Justyne Talkington and Lacey Hirst, with seven apiece.

The Titans' Mariah Davison and Kendall Todd added six points each. Davison grabbed eight boards Rebekah Marshall had five.

Col. Hunter 64, Odessa-Harrington 41

COLUMBIA-HUNTERS (64) - K. Flett 4 2-2 10, Colvin 4 2-3 11, Jones 2 1-1 5, Loe 7 5-7 22, Larrew 7 0-0 14, A. Flett 1 1-3 3. Totals 25 11-16

ODESSA-HARRINGTON (41) - Davison 3 0-0 6, Talkington 3 0-0 7, Hirst 2 1-2 7, Whitaker 2 0-0 6, Watkins 2 0-2 4, Smith 0 3-4 3, Todd 4 2-4 6, Moffet 1 0-0 2, Marshall 0 2-3 2. Totals 15 8-11

CH 14 23 16 11 - 64

O-H 6 14 8 13 - 41

3-point goals - CH 2 (Loe 2, Colvin), O-H 3 (Moffet, Hirst 2). Total Fouls - CH 13, O-H 15. Fouled out - CH (K. Flett, Jones), O-H (Watkins). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - CH 31 (Loe 12), O-H 26 (Davison 8). Turnovers - O-H 19, CH 16.

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