Knights jump on W-P girls early

Sunnyside Christian outscores W-P, 15-2, in the first quarter to sprint to the 51-36 victory Wednesday night.

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - The Waitsburg-Prescott girls were shell-shocked after one quarter of play Wednesday night.

Forward Starmee van Belle scored 23 points and grabbed 23 boards in a 51-36 victory for Sunnyside Christian over W-P that began with a 15-2 shelling in the first quarter.

The loss was the first for W-P, now 7-1 on the season, and the end of a five game road trip.

"We just weren't ready to play a team like that," W-P coach Jerry Baker said. "Obviously I'm not doing my job as a coach and so we need to go back to the drawing board and back to practice so we can get better.

"They started off real strong, we weren't ready for their physical play and aggression in the first quarter," Baker said. "Their one girl, van Belle (6-foot tall), just dominated us inside ... We had no match for her, she just dominated us."

Van Belle had 10 offensive rebounds in the victory.

Dionna Baker and Ronnie Hulce each scored eight points for W-P. Krystal Harris chipped in seven, including two 3-pointers.

Baker said the loss served as a clarion call for W-P.

"We've been kind of on cruise control or a week or so, so this is a good wake-up call for us," Baker said. "We know what we need to work on."

W-P hosts Riverside (from Boardman, Ore.) Friday night at 6 p.m.

Sunnyside Christian 51, Waitsburg-Prescott 36

WAITSBURG-PRESCOTT (36) - Potter 3 0-0 6, Moss 2 0-0 5, Harris 2 1-2 7, Hulce 4 0-0 8, Doepker 1 0-0 2, Baker 2 4-8 8, Hofer 0 0-0 0, Cook 0 0-0 0, Huxoll 0 0-0 0. Totals 14-44 5-11 36.

SUNNYSIDE CHRISTIAN (51) - Hark 1 0-0 2, Williams 0 1-2 1, Long 4 0-0 10, Denhoed 0 2-4 2, Brauwer 1 0-0 2, Borersale 3 0-4 6, van Belle 6 11-15 23, Waurin 1 3-4 15. Totals 16-44 17-31 51.

Waitsburg-Prescott 2 10 11 13 - 36

Sunnyside Christian 15 11 9 16 - 51

3-point goals - W-P 3 (Moss, Harris 2), Sun 2 (Long 2). Total fouls - W-P 17, Sun 14. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - W-P 36 (Baker 12), Sun 47 (van Belle 23). Turnovers - W-P 22, Sun 19. Assists - W-P 8 (Harris 6), Sun 6 (Hark 3).

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