WWCC women's basketball team wallops Wenatchee Valley

Wenatchee Valley runs into an angry WWCC womens team and takes the 75-48 loss.

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WALLA WALLA -- As it turned out, Wenatchee Valley's women's basketball team could not have been scheduled to play top-ranked Walla Walla Community College at a worse time.

The Warriors were coming off their first loss of the season at Yakima Valley Wednesday night.

WVC entered the NWAAC Eastern Region counter Saturday night in the Dietrich Dome tied at the bottom of the league standings with Blue Mountain.

It took heavily-favored WWCC a while to get going, but once it did, the Knights paid the price.

Forward Nancy Johnson scored an efficient 23 points -- on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 accuracy at the free-throw line -- as Walla Walla placed four players in double figures during a 75-48 triumph.

The Warriors moved into sole possession of second place in the league with a 4-1 mark and improved to 15-1 overall.

Wenatchee Valley is 0-5 and 4-12.

Johnson gave WWCC its first double-digit lead of the contest, 27-16, with a pair of charity tosses at the 6:57 mark of half one.

Guard Kati Isham registered a bucket with two minutes to go that gave the home team its biggest lead of the half, 36-20.

Isham ended the period with 11 points and Johnson had nine as Walla Walla went into intermission with a 14-point spread, 36-22.

"We were coming off an emotional loss," WWCC coach Bobbi Hazeltine said. "I expected this to happen. We didn't play like we did on Wednesday."

The Warriors went the first four minutes and change of the second half without a point before seizing control. They claimed a pair of 19-point leads, 48-29 and 50-31, prior to a high-post jumper by Johnson with 11:33 on the clock that brought the tally to 52-31.

WWCC's margin swelled to a game-high 32 points, 69-37, on a left-baseline jumper by Johnson with 4:06 left.

Isham ended up with 14 points. Both Layne Tucker and Morgan Wolff contributed 10 points apiece.

"Eventually we were going to pull away because Wenatchee doesn't have a lot of experience or depth," Hazeltine said. "Any win in this league is a good win."

Six-foot-1 center Andrea Schutt led Wenatchee with 20 points.

"They've got some good kids," Hazeltine said. "Schutt is as good as we've seen in the post."

The Warriors play at Spokane on Wednesday.



WVC (48) SEmD Shimabukuro 0-0 0-0 0, Powers 2-8 0-1 4, Vannoy 2-7 0-0 6, Hunt 0-0 0-0 0, Colter 2-7 1-2 6, Wyatt 2-4 3-5 7, Wutzke 1-6 1-2 3, Schutt 5-10 10-12 20, Zuniga 0-0 0-0 0, Smasne 0-0 0-0 0, Quay 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 15-43 15-22 48.

WWCC (75) SEmD Kerbs 2-3 0-0 4, Wolff 3-5 2-2 10, S. Isham 1-2 1-2 3, VanderEsch 2-3 0-0 4, Tucker 3-7 4-4 10, K. Isham 6-15 1-2 14, Johnson 9-11 5-6 23, Hutcheson 3-5 1-3 7, Pickering 0-1 0-0 0, Silverthorn 0-3 0-0 0, Berghammer 0-3 0-2 0. Totals 29-58 14-21 75.



Halftime score-- WWCC 36, WVC 22. 3-point goals SEmD WVC 3-15 (Vannoy 2-6, Colter 1-3, Wyatt 0-2, Wutzke 0-4), WWCC 3-15 (Wolff 2-2, K. Isham 1-8, Kerbs 0-1, S. Isham 0-1, Tucker 0-3). Total fouls--WVC 17, WWCC 19. Fouled out--WWCC (Wolff). Technical fouls--none. Rebounds--WVC 33 (Powers 7), WWCC 38 (Tucker 5, K. Isham 5). Turnovers--WVC 24, WWCC 13. Assists--WVC 5 (Quay 2), WWCC 14 (Tucker 5, K. Isham 5).

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