Warrior women edged by Yaks

Advertisement

YAKIMA - Walla Walla Community College's women's basketball team wasn't able to pick up a victory over NWAACC East Region rival Yakima Valley here Wednesday, falling 59-51.

"We haven't won there in a long time," Warrior coach Bobbi Hazeltine said. "I thought this time might be it, but they (the Yaks) were coming off a couple tough losses and they were ready for us. I thought we were ready for them, but give Yakima credit. They played better than us. We didn't deserve to win the game."

Walla Walla got its best offense production off the bench, with Leslie Stillar scoring 17 points and Alex Pfefferle 10.

Starters Tai Jensen and Caitlin Duncan put up nine and eight points, respectively, as each nabbed six rebounds.

"We turned the ball over a lot (22 times)," Hazeline said. "We never got in a rhythm and couldn't find a great combination that played well together. It was frustrating, one of those nights. We just never got in our offense.

"We've been playing well the last few weeks, so to go there and play the way we did surprised me," she said. "Fifty-one points isn't a lot of points, but we couldn't find anybody that wanted to go to the hole or anything."

Yakima's Brittney Newcomb got loose for 18 points to lead the Yaks.

The Warriors are now tied for third place in the NWAACC East with Yakima, with both teams at 6-4 in division, and have four games remaining. Walla Walla hosts Wenatchee at 4 p.m. Saturday, on Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The Warriors will wear pink uniforms to raise cancer awareness.

Yakima 59, WWCC 51

WWCC (51) - Dreadfulwater 1-2 0-0 2, Klarich 0-2 0-0 0, Wolff 0-3 0-0 0, Stillar 5-10 3-4 17, Pferrerle 3-5 4-4 10, Duncan 3-9 2-2 8, Humphries 0-1 0-0 0; Edmunson 1-6 3-6 5; Jensen 3-3 3-4 9. Totals 16-43 15-20 51.

YAKIMA (59) - Newcomb 6-17 4-4 18, Roe 0-2 3-4 3, Pool 4-6 0-0 8, Cordova 3-4 0-1 6, Green 2-7 2-46, Nguyen 0-1 0-2 0; Hammick 2-8 1-2 5, Brewster 2-2 0-1 4, Elliott 3-6 2-3 9. Totals 22-53 12-27 59

Halftime Score - Yak 59, WWCC 51. 3-point goals - WWCC 4-15 (Klarich 0-1, Wolff 0-2, Stillar 4-6, Pfefferle 0-2, Humpries 0-1, Edmunson 0-2), Yak 3-17 (Newcomb 2-9, Roe 0-2, Cordova 0-1, Green 0-1, Hammick 0-3, Elliott 0-1). Total fouls- WWCC 15, Yak 20. Fouled out- None. Technical fouls- None. Rebounds- WWCC (Duncan 6), Yak 36 (Pool 7). Turnovers- WWCC 22, Yak 14. Assists- WWCC 6 (Klarich 2), Yak 11 (Newcomb 5).

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment

Click here to sign in