WOMEN'S BASKETBALL — WWU women snap skid on the road

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POLSON, Montana - Sierra King scored a game-high 34 points here Saturday night as Walla Walla University's women's basketball team snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 75-62 victory over Salish Kootenai.

The contest was the first for the Wolves' Mike Patterson, who was named head coach over Christmas break following the dismissal of Bill Clancy.

"Sierra was unbelievable," Patterson said. "I'm surprised they didn't change up their defense. She shot the ball well. Sierra lit it up. She has that potential. You have to have a defender in her face at all times.

"We went back to fundamentals and having fun doing to it," Patterson said. "We wanted to create as much enthusiasm on the court as possible. We've done a lot of things on the fly. We've had four practices as a team.

"The team's done a good job of picking things up," Patterson said. "These are good ladies, very smart. The girls played really inspired basketball. Everyone contributed. It's an incredible feeling for everyone."

The Wolves play at Great Falls tonight at 5.

WWU 75, Salish Kootenai 62

WWU (75) - McFadden 1-3 1-3 3, Tan 3-6 1-3 10, Manley 1-2 2-2 4, Warner 0-3 2-2 2, Sims 5-8 2-2 12, Sierra King 13-21 6-6 34, The 1-4 2-3 4, Blackley 3-4 0-0 6, Jesson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-51 15-20 75.

SALISH KOOTENAI (62) - Brown 4-10 3-3 11, Martin 0-0 0-0 0, Dix 3-4 6-8 12, Jenkins 11-18 3-6 29, Blandov 1-1 0-0 2, Friedlander 2-5 0-0 4, Horn 1-3 2-2 4, Raven 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-41 14-19 62.

Halftime score - WWU 34, Salish Kootenai 32. 3-point goals - WWU 5-9 (Tan 3-5, King 2-4), Salish Kootenai 4-10 (Jenkins 4-6, Horn 0-3, Brown 0-1). Total fouls- WWU 22, Salish Kootenai 19. Fouled out-WWU (McFadden). Technical fouls-none. Rebounds- WWU 45 (Warner 15), Salish Kootenai 38 (Friedlander 9). Turnovers-WWU 15, Salish Kootenai 25. Assists-WWU 12 (Tan 5), Salish Kootenai 8 (Horn 3).

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