Warrior women trip up Treasure Valley

WWCC remains unbeaten with the 72-49 romp over the Chukars Saturday night.

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WALLA WALLA — No. 1-ranked and undefeated Walla Walla Community College shook off a slow start Saturday night to post a 72-49 victory over Treasure Valley in an NWAACC Eastern Region women’s basketball game at the Dietrich Dome.

Kati Isham scored 26 points despite a sub-par shooting night (6-of-17 from the field) and Nancy Johnson added 13 as the Warriors improved to 3-0 in league play and 14-0 overall.

The Chukars slipped to 1-2 and 9-5.

The contest was tight through the first 12 minutes of play. WWCC held a 12-8 lead before Cierra Silverthorn drained a 3-point shot at the 7:46 mark to increase the margin to seven.

"Sometimes, it’s going to take you a while to get out of a funk," WWCC coach Bobbi Hazeltine said. "I didn’t think it would take us (that) long."

Moments after a TVCC basket, Walla Walla embarked on a 12-0 run to bust the game open. Kayla Hutcheson tallied a bucket with 2:34 remaining to give the Warriors a 17-point cushion, 27-10.

WWCC led by as many as 19, 31-12, before settling for a 31-14 advantage at halftime.

The Chuckars shot just 18 percent (6-of-33) in the opening half and were 0-for-11 from long distance.

"We went to a 1-3-1 (zone defense) at the beginning," Hazeltine said. "They had a lot of weapons. We wanted to challenge them from the outside. I love our defense."

The lead grew to as many as 27 points, 55-28, when Jamie Berghammer scored in the low block with 10:51 to go.

Isham narrowly missed a double-double, but grabbed a game-high nine rebounds as the Warriors held a 46-35 edge on the glass.

WWCC was a plus five in the turnover department, 19-14. It scored 22 points off of Treasure Valley miscues.

The Warriors play at Yakima Valley on Wednesday.

TVCC (49) — Greenwood 1-7 0-0 3, 0-0 1-4 1, O’Connor 1-9 2-2 4, DzhiDzhiyeshvili 3-11 0-0 7, Driscoll 0-2 0-0 0, Clark 5-10 2-2 15, LaPierre 2-4 2-2 6, Schmidt 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-3 2-4 2, Tolman 5-10 1-1 11. Totals 17-56 10-15 49.

WWCC (72) — Dreadfulwater 0-3 2-2 2, Kerbs 0-1 0-0 0, Wolff 0-7 3-4 3, S. Isham 0-1 0-0 0, VanderEsch 2-2 1-1 5, Tucker 0-3 2-2 2, K. Isham 6-17 12-12 26, Johnson 5-10 3-4 13, Hutcheson 4-6 1-2 9, Pickering 1-1 0-0 2, Silverthorn 1-1 0-0 3, Berghammer 3-4 1-1 7. Totals 22-56 25-28 72.

Halftime score — WWCC 31, TVCC 14. 3-point goals — TVCC 5-19 (Clark 3-7, Greenwood 1-2, DzhiDzhiyeshvili 1-5, O’Connor 0-1, Driscoll 0-1, Tolman 0-3), WWCC 3-15 (K. Isham 2-6, Silverthorn 1-1, Dreadfulwater 0-1, S. Isham 0-1, Wolff 0-3, Tucker 0-3. Total fouls—TVCC 22, WWCC 15. Fouled out— none. Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— TVCC 35 (DzhiDzhiyeshvili 6, Johnson 6, Tolman 6), WWCC 46 (K. Isham 9). Turnovers—TVCC 19, WWCC 14. Assists— TVCC 8 (Greenwood 3), WWCC 11 (Dreadfulwater 3).

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