Coyote girls whip Wahluke, 56-14

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MATTAWA, Wash. — Burbank dominated Wahluke in every phase of the game here Friday night as the Coyotes ran off to a 56-14 victory in a girls South Central Conference Eastern Division basketball game.

The Coyotes limited the Warriors to 16 percent shooting from the field (6-for-38), commanded the backboards 41-29 and forced Wahluke into 27 turnovers. Burbank also held a 17-0 advantage in steals, led by Tiffany Idler’s six thefts.

The Coyotes outscored Burbank 21-0 in the first quarter and led 37-6 at halftime to improve to 9-1 on the season and 2-0 in the division. Burbank played at Royal Saturday.

Wahluke’s record slid to 0-3 and 0-9. The Warriors were idle Saturday.

Nicole Roberts led Burbank with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Idler was also in double figures with 13 points.

Roberts, Idler and Jeni Akerblade, who tallied seven points, were a combined 15-for-19 from the field and totaled 34 points between them.

"It was a great start," Burbank coach John Muchlinski noted. "We pressed from the get-go and played stellar defense early and were able to pull away and leave no doubt."

Burbank shot 27-for-19 from the field in the first half.

"That got our momentum going and we were able to cruise to the victory," Muchlinski said.

BURBANK (56) — Carrell 0-2 0-0 0, Zuhlke 0-5 0-0 0, Houser 2-5 2-2 7, Rivas 1-9 0-0 2, Riehle 1-4 2-2 5, Dexter 1-3 0-0 2, Akerblade 3-4 1-2 7, Rude 3-8 0-0 6, Idler 6-6 1-4 13, Roberts 6-9 2-2 14. Totals 26-55 8-12 56.

WAHLUKE (14) — Mungia 0-5 0-0 0, Salazar 3-6 0-0 6, Verduzco 0-0 0-0 0, Jimenes 0-5 0-0 0, Munoz 1-5 1-1 3, Saliz 2-8 0-0 5, Tapia 0-5 0-2 0, Carrales 0-2 0-0 0, Sanchez 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 6-38 1-3 14.

Burbank 21 16 8 11 — 56

Wahluke 0 6 2 6 — 14

3-poing goals — Burbank (Houser, Riehle), Wahluke (Saliz). Total fouls — Wahluke 13, Burbank 9. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — Burbank 41 (Roberts 14), Wahluke (29). Turnovers — Wahluke 27, Burbank 10. Assists — Burbanbk 14 (Zuhlke 5), Wahluke 3.

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