Warriors conquer Mt. Hood, 84-46

A day after falling to the defending NJCAA champs North Idaho, WWCC responds with a 84-46 walloping of the Saints.

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Eyeing two points, WWCC's Sienna Edmunson floats past a Mt. Hood defender on the way to the hoop.

WALLA WALLA - Coming off a 71-65 loss to reigning NJCAA champion North Idaho Friday night, Walla Walla Community College had something to prove.

The Warrior women did just that Saturday night, smashing the Mt. Hood Saints, 84-46.

"We were coming off of a tough loss when we blew a big lead to North Idaho the night before," WWCC coach Bobbi Hazeltine said. "Everybody was feeling bad after the loss and the best part about this weekend was having just 24 hours before the next game. We came back, played hard and won Saturday."

On Friday night, the Cardinals overcame a 17-point, second-half, deficit. North Idaho took advantage of Warrior sloppiness, scoring 36 points off of 27 turnovers.

The Cardinals are currently ranked 15th in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Saturday night was a different story for WWCC against the Saints. It only relinquished the lead once.

The Warriors shot 58.2 percent from the field for the game and were 7-of-15 from downtown in Saturday's win.

Freshman post Hailey Felgenhauer led the way for WWCC, making her first seven shots and finishing with a game-high 21 points.

Also scoring in double figures for the Warriors were sophomore Leslie Stillar and freshman Michelle Seitz with 13 points apiece.

Freshman Gabby Anderson and sophomore Alex Pfefferle came off the bench to score nine points each.

Anderson added five rebounds with Seitz grabbing eight boards and guard Janae Klarich adding five.

WWCC outrebounded the Saints 39-21 for the night.

The Warriors weren't afraid to share the ball, racking up 14 assists to Mt. Hood's four.

"We have some girls who can pass the ball," Hazeltine said. "Every night we are going to have a lot of assists because our people are unselfish. We are also really deep; we have a lot of multi-talented players and a good bench, so these girls are fun to coach.

"I'm really happy with our freshman, they are really coming along," Hazeltine said.

On defense, the Warriors held the Saints to 32.7 percent shooting from the field.

Kelsey O'Neil was 3-for-7 from long distance and had 17 points to lead Mt. Hood in scoring. No other Saint managed double figures.

"Mt. Hood isn't bad," Hazeltine said. "They have a new coach and lots of young players. Mt. Hood is also super patient on offense. They remind me of us on offense.

"Usually everybody we play, they just go, go and go some more," Hazeltine said. "Mt. Hood set up their offense and challenged us on defense. We stepped up and answered the bell."

WWCC and Mt. Hood had 17 turnovers each. The Warriors had five steals and one blocked shot.

The Warriors got out to a 6-2 lead early in the first half on two buckets inside by Felgenhauer and a drive to the hoop by Sienna Edmunson.

Next, O'Neil hit a 3-pointer and Kelsey Barnes hit a pair of free throws to take their only lead of the game for Mt. Hood at 7-6 with 17 minutes remaining in the first half.

WWCC stormed back on two more baskets by Felgenhauer and 3-pointer by Leslie Stillar to take a 13-7 lead at the 15:23 mark.

O'Neil hit a turn around jumper for the Saints to make the score 13-9 Warriors.

The Warriors then went on a 21-4 run in the next seven and a half minutes against the Saints to take a 34-13 lead.

In the last eight minutes of the first half, the Saints played the Warriors almost even with the advantage in points going to WWCC 12-to-11, as the scoring slowed.

WWCC took a 46-24 lead into the half.

The Warriors started off with a bang in the second half, going on a 21-13 run to push their lead to 30.

Alex Pfefferle hit a trio from downtown in the second half to pace the Warrios. Seitz added seven points and six rebounds.

North Idaho 71, WWCC 65

NORTH IDAHO (71) - Woods 4-14 0-1 11, Buskey 4-7 0-2 9, Davenport 1-4 1-2 3, McBride 0-1 0-0 0, Baker 5-10 7-8 18, Kastrava 1-2 0-2 2, Durbidge 0-1 0-0 0, Salmio 8-13 2-2 19, Kramer 0-2 1-2 1, Love 1-4 1-3 3, Johnson 1-2 1-2 3, Kelman-Poto 1-7 0-0 2. Totals 26-67 13-24 71.

WWCC (65) - Seitz 0-4 0-0 0, Klarich 3-5 0-0 7, Hawkins 0-0 0-0 0, Stillar 8-15 5-7 25, Pfefferle 0-1 0-0 0, Humphries 1-2 0-3 2, Felgenhauer 6-11 2-3 14, Edmunson 3-9 9-13 15, Jensen 0-3 0-0 0, Anderson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 22-51 16-26 65.

Halftime - WWCC 38, North Idaho 23.

3-point goals - North Idaho 6-25 (Woods 3-10, Buskey 1-2, Baker 1-2, Salmio 1-2, McBride 0-1, Kastrava 0-1, Durbidge 0-1, Kramer 0-1, Kelman-Poto 0-1, Love 0-2, Davenport 0-2), WWCC 5-12 (Stillar 4-8, Klarich 1-2, Seitz 0-1, Felgenhauer 0-1). Total fouls - North Idaho 23, WWCC 20. Fouled out - North Idaho (Buskey, Kelman-Poto). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - North Idaho 37 (Woods 5, Baker 5), WWCC 54 (Edmunson 9). Turnovers - North Idaho 12, WWCC 27. Assists - North Idaho 10 (Buskey 3, Baker 3), WWCC 12 (Edmunson 6).

WWCC 84, Mt. Hood 46

MT HOOD (46) - Chovich 1-1 0-0 2 , Mocaby 2-12 0-0 5, Carey 2-5 0-0 4 , Barnes 1-4 4-4 6 , Lewis 0-1 0-0 0 , O'Neil 5-11 4-4 17 , Grote 1-5 0-0 2 , Jenks 0-0 0-0 0 , Burch 2-9 0-0 4, Yates 3-4 0-0 6 . Totals - 17-52 8-8 46.

WWCC (84) - Seitz 5-6 1-1 13 , Klarich 1-3 0-0 3 , Hawkins 0-2 2-2 2 , Stillar 5-10 2-2 13 , Pfefferle 3-7 0-0 9 , Humphries 1-4 2-3 4 , Felgenhauer 9-11 3-4 21 , Edmunson 3-5 0-0 6 , McDonald 0-0 0-0 0 , Tynan 0-0 0-0 0 , Jensen 1-2 2-2 4 , Anderson 4-5 1-2 9 . Totals - 32-55 13-16 84 .

Halftime - WWCC 46, Mt. Hood 24

3-point goals - Mt. Hood 4-20 (Mocaby 1-4, Carey 0-2, O'Neil 3-7, Grote 0-2, Burch 0-5), WWCC 7-15 (Seitz 2-2, Klarich 1-2, Stillar 1-5, Pfefferle 3-6). Total fouls - Mt. Hood 14 , WWCC 11 . Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Mt. Hood 21 (Burch 5), WWCC 39 (Seitz 8). Turnovers - Mt. Hood 17, WWCC 17 . Assists - Mt. Hood 4 (Burch 2), WWCC 14 (Seitz 3).

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