Warrior women rout Linn-Benton, 84-34

Walla Walla Community College's MeShel Rad (23) and Clackamas' Megan Feldman (15) tangle hands together in pursuit of the ball during the second-half of their Friday evening, November 30, 2012 game in Walla Walla as part of the 2012 Warrior Classic basketball tournament.

Walla Walla Community College's MeShel Rad (23) and Clackamas' Megan Feldman (15) tangle hands together in pursuit of the ball during the second-half of their Friday evening, November 30, 2012 game in Walla Walla as part of the 2012 Warrior Classic basketball tournament. Photo by Matthew Zimmerman Banderas.

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Walla Walla Community College Warrior Allie Kelsey (25) is sandwiched by Clackamas defenders Jenny Johnson (32) and Jordin Feldman (14) during the second-half of their Friday evening game, November 30, 2012 in Walla Walla at the 2012 Warrior Classic basketball tournament.

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College’s women’s basketball team built a 22-2 lead by the 7:41 mark of the first half Saturday night and cruised to a 84-34 victory over Linn-Benton during the final session of the annual Warrior Classic in the Dietrich Dome.

Hailey Felgenhauer scored all but two of her game-high 17 points in the first half. The tallies helped the Warriors fashion a 24-point margin, 39-15, by halftime.

On Friday, the Warriors gutted out a 62-55 victory over Clackamas.

In its Saturday conquest, WWCC got 15 points from reserve MeShel Rad ­— all in the second half — and 13 from starting point guard Michelle Seitz.

“MeShel, off the bench, was really good,” WWCC coach Bobbi Hazeltine said. “She would start on a lot of other teams. She makes a lot of things happen. Amy DeLong and Josie Jordan (with nine and eight points, respectively) played pretty well off the bench, too.

“Our starters (Felgenhauer, Seitz, Brooke Hawkins, Caitlin Duncan, and Allie Kelsey) did a good job and we’ve come to expect that,” Hazeltine said.

All but one of the 11 athletes Hazeltine put on the floor scored at least two points in the game.

“We got to play a lot of kids,” Hazeltine said. “That’s the best thing that came out of (Saturday). You’re going to have games like that once in a while.”

In its Friday triumph, Walla Walla displayed offensive balance despite the absence of Seitz — the team’s leading scorer — for much of the game due to foul trouble. A quartet of Warriors scored in double figures led by the 15 points of Felgenhauer. Duncan added 12 while Kelsey and Gabby Anderson contributed 10 points apiece.

“Hailey played well and Allie played great defense,” Hazeltine said. “Caitlin was solid again. Gabby was big. Allie and Michelle hit big shots.”

Defensively, WWCC limited the Cougars to 27-percent shooting from the field. It outrebounded Clackamas, 58-39.

“I thought we were pretty good,” Hazeltine said of the defensive effort. “We worked a ton on defense this week. That’s what won us the game.

“They’re good,” Hazeltine said of the Cougars. “Out goal was to stay with them. Our kids played so hard.”

Walla Walla begins a three-day, three-game road trip Friday at Mt. Hood.

Defending NWAACC champion Columbia Basin split a pair of Warrior Classic games. The Hawks defeated Linn-Benton, 76-39, on Friday and lost to Clackamas on Saturday, 68-64.

WWCC 84, LINN-BENTON 34

LINN-BENTON (34) — Bromagem 1-7 0-0 3, Short 2-9 0-0 4, Rodriguez 2-8 0-0 4, Young 0-5 0-0 0, Reynolds 2-8 1-2 6, Ramirez 0-7 0-1 0, Everetts 0-5 1-2 1, Kiplinger 5-15 6-8 16. Totals 12-64 8-13 34.

WWCC (84) — Seitz 5-12 1-1 13, Hawkins 2-4 0-2 4, Jordan 3-6 1-2 8, Giardina 0-1 0-0 0, DeLong 3-3 3-3 9, Duncan 1-5 2-2 5, Rad 4-10 7-9 15, Felgenhauer 6-16 4-5 17, Kelsey 2-5 0-0 6, Stefanski 1-3 0-0 2, Anderson 2-6 1-3 5. Totals 29-71 19-27 84.

Halftime — WWCC 39, Linn-benton 15. 3-point goals — Linn-Benton 2-23 (Bromagem 1-5, Reynolds 1-5, Rodriguez 0-1, Young 0-1, Kiplinger 0-2, Short 0-3, Ramirez 0-3, Everetts 0-3), WWCC 7-17 (Kelsey 2-4, Seitz 2-5, Duncan 1-1, Jordan 1-2, Felgenhauer 1-4, Hawkins 0-1). Total fouls—Linn-Benton 20, WWCC 15. Fouled out— Linn-Benton (Reynolds). Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— Linn-Benton 36 (Reynolds 6), WWCC 70 (Seitz 8). Turnovers—Linn-Benton 14, WWCC 13. Assists— Linn-Benton 6 (Kiplinger 2), WWCC 15 (Seitz 6).

WWCC 62, CLACKAMAS 55

CLACKAMAS (55) — Elliot 6-15 5-7 20, Belin 1-5 2-2 5, J. Feldman 3-14 0-0 6, M. Feldman 2-9 0-0 5, Anderson 1-7 4-4 6, Wilkinson 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 5-16 0-0 13. Totals 18-67 11-13 55.

WWCC (62) — Seitz 3-7 0-0 7, Hawkins 1-5 2-3 4, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0, DeLong 0-0 0-0 0, Duncan 4-9 2-3 12, Rad 1-3 2-2 4, Felgenhauer 6-13 2-2 15, Kelsey 3-15 2-3 10, Anderson 3-11 4-5 10. Totals 21-63 14-18 62.

Halftime — WWCC 27, Clackamas 26. 3-point goals — Clackamas 8-26 (Johnson 3-6, Elliot 3-7, Belin 1-2, M. Feldman 1-4, Wilkinson 0-1, J. Feldman 0-2, Anderson 0-4), WWCC 6-9 (Duncan 2-3, Kelsey 2-4, Seitz 1-1, Felgenhauer 1-1). Total fouls—Clackamas 20, WWCC 15. Fouled out— Clackamas (Wilkinson). Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— Clackamas 39 (M. Feldman 7), WWCC 58 (Anderson 8). Turnovers—Clackamas 13, WWCC 18. Assists— Clackamas 9 (Anderson 4), WWCC 15 (Hawkins 7).

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