$n$ Konen, Higgins lead Irish girls past Jaguars

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WALLA WALLA - DeSales opened the second half of Southeast 2B League girls basketball play on the right foot here Saturday.

The Irish led 10-5 after one quarter and continued to pull away in defeating Tri-Cities Prep, 53-40.

"We had a chance to put them away when we went up by 18 in the third," Irish coach Tim Duncan said. "They crawled back in it and cut it to nine and it stayed about that much the rest of the way."

The Jaguars' Maddie LeBrun led all scorers with 16 points.

The Irish attack was led by Claire Konen and Annie Higgins. Both finished with 10 points.

"Claire has started to turn it around for us in the last two games," Duncan said. "She has concentrated on what she needed to do and is shooting a lot better. Our scoring was really balanced and that's good to see."

Erin Giusti grabbed a game-high nine rebounds as the Irish controlled the backboards 37-26. Giusti also added nine points to the Irish attack.

DeSales improves to 6-1 in conference and hosts Liberty Christian Friday.

DeSales 53, Tri-Cities Prep 40

T-C PREP (40) - Brown 2 0-1 4, Cole 0 0-0 0, Cuevas 2 2-2 7, Ledesma 1 0-0 2, Armijo 1 0-0 2, Thornhilly 1 1-1 3, Hoppes 3 0-3 6, LeBrun 5 4-4 16. Totals 15 7-11 40.

DESALES (53) - Konen 4 2-2 10, Higgins 4 1-5 10, B. Lyons 0 0-0 0, Buley 1 0-0 2, Giusti 3 3-4 9, Blanc 1 0-0 2, Wujek 0 0-2 0, Moberg 0 0-0 0, Zander 3 0-2 7, A. Lyons 1 2-2 4, Ferrel 3 1-2 9. Totals 20 9-19 53.

T-C P 5 9 12 14 - 40

DeSales 10 10 16 17 - 53

3-point goals - TCP 3 (Cuevas, LeBrun 2), DeS 4 (Higgins, Zander, Ferrel 2). Total fouls - TCP 16, DeS 16. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - TCP 26 (Hoppes 5), DeS 37 (Giusti 9). Turnovers - TCP 18, DeS 16. Assists - TCP 11 (Brown 4), DeS 19 (Higgins 3, Giusti 3, Ferrel 3).

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