$n$ Wa-Hi girls take care of Pirates

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YAKIMA - Torri Crawford had a team-high 21 points, 10 boards and three assists to lead the Wa-Hi girls basketball team to a 52-46 Big Nine Conference victory over Davis Friday night.

The win pulls Wa-Hi's record to 1-2 in league and 5-6 overall.

"Torri had a great game with her statistics," Wa-Hi coach Jill Meliah said. "And between her and the other post, Gabby Anderson, each of them only missed one free throw in the game.

"Torri also hit two free throws at the end to secure the win," Meliah said. "We were up by five with 20 seconds left and Torri made both of her free throws to push the lead to seven."

Wa-Hi did a better job taking care of the ball in the second half, turning it over just nine times after having 13 in the first half.

"Davis was really scrappy and pressed us full court for most of the game," Meliah said. "We were able to handle that pressure well and get the ball into our post to score our points."

Wa-Hi's other post, Anderson, scored 13 points to back Crawford in the scoring load.

Sydney Christensen pitched in with 10 boards of her own.

Meliah also had high praise for her guard play.

"Kiana Molitor and Andrea Hamada played really hard," Meliah said. "They were going 110 miles an hour during the game. Both of them were scrambling and diving on the floor for loose balls. It was good to see that kind of energy. Their hustle really sparked us."

Meliah was also very happy with the win.

"Davis is a tough place to play and it was good to get a win there," she said.

Wa-Hi played at home Saturday against Wenatchee.

Wa-Hi 52, Davis 46

WA-HI (52) - Jacobsen 1-4 0-0 2, Crawford 8-15 5-6 21, Jimenez 0-1 4-4 4, Christensen 2-3 0-0 4, Green 2-6 0-1 4, Hamada 0-5 0-0 0, Molitor 0-4 4-9 4, Hodnefield 0-2 0-0 0, Anderson 5-13 3-4 13. Totals 18-54 16-24 52.

DAVIS (46) - Castro 1-3 0-0 2, Juarez 1-8 2-4 4, C. Cobain 4-24 4-8 10, Kaluzny 2-7 0-0 4, Perez 5-13 5-6 16, Salazar 3-6 0-0 7, T. Kobain 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 16-58 11-18 46.

3-point goals - Wa-Hi 0-10, Davis 3-22 (C. Cobain, Salazar, Kaluzny). Total fouls - Wa-Hi 13, Davis 20. Fouled out - Davis (Perez). Technical fouls - Davis bench. Rebounds - Wa-Hi 55 (Crawford, Christensen 10), Davis 40 (Perez 10). Turnovers - Wa-Hi 24, Davis 10. Assists - Wa-Hi 10 (Crawford 3), Davis 3.

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