Walla Walla Community College women coast past Wenatchee Valley

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WALLA WALLA — NWAACC Eastern Region-leading Walla Walla Community College built a 35-8, first-half lead and coasted to a 67-36 victory over Wenatchee Valley in women’s college basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Dietrich Dome.

Guard Caitlin Duncan scored 27 points and corralled 10 rebounds — both game highs — as the Warriors, No. 3 in the latest NWAACC coaches poll, raised their league record to 9-2 and are now 20-3 overall after the Breast Cancer Awareness Day triumph.

“Caitlin played really well,” WWCC coach Bobbi Hazeltine said. “She’s shooting the ball really well. She’s putting in so much time (outside of game days). She’s all seriousness.”

WWCC’s win kept its one-game lead over second-place Columbia Basin intact. The Hawks remained one game off the Eastern Region pace with an overtime win over Yakima Valley on Saturday, 75-73.

Wenatchee Valley, which upset CBC on Wednesday, dropped to 3-8 and 12-12 with its loss to the Warriors.

“We took them seriously,” Hazeltine said. “That’s as focused as we’ve been for two or three weeks.”

Walla Walla used solid shooting from the 3-point line and a strong defensive effort to fashion a 38-13 lead by halftime. The Warriors made 7-of-12 chances from outside the arc and limited the Knights to 23-percent shooting (6-of-26) from the field. WWCC held WVC without a point for a nine-and-a-half minute stretch in the opening period.

“Offensively, we ran our stuff and we defended well,” Hazeltine said. “We can be pretty good if we’re focused. Caitlin and Michelle (Seitz) played good defense.”

Walla Walla’s lead increased to as much as 35 points, 63-28, in the second half of play.

Hailey Felgenhauer was the only other Warrior in double figures with 15 points.

“We prepared hard and it paid off,” Hazeltine said.

The Warriors continue league play Wednesday at Spokane.

WWCC 67, WVC 36

WVC (36) — Alvarado 1-2 0-0 2, Patenaude 2-5 0-0 5, Schulz 1-4 0-0 2, Loe 0-0 0-0 0, Chischillie 1-1 0-0 2, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Thompson 2-3 0-0 4, Bray 3-18 3-4 9, Schreckengost 0-4 0-2 0, Brandenburg 1-3 0-0 2, Larson 2-7 2-4 6, Degman 2-7 0-0 4. Totals 15-55 5-10 36.

WWCC (67) — Seitz 2-13 4-4 9, Wolfe 0-0 0-0 0, Hawkins 1-4 1-2 3, Jordan 1-3 0-0 2, Giardina 0-0 0-0 0, DeLong 1-2 0-0 3, Duncan 8-17 6-6 27, Rad 0-0 0-0 0, Felgenhauer 7-17 0-0 15, Kelsey 2-6 0-2 6, Siler 0-0 0-0 0, Stefanski 1-3 0-1 2, Anderson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-66 11-15 67.

Halftime score — WWCC 38-13. 3-point goals — WVC 1-10 (Patenaude 1-3, Alvarado 0-1, Thompson 0-1, Brandenburg 0-1, Bray 0-4), WWCC 10-21 (Duncan 5-8, Kelsey 2-4, DeLong 1-1, Felgenhauer 1-2, Seitz 1-5, Jordan 0-1). Total fouls—WVC 16, WWCC 16. Fouled out—none. Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— WVC 44 (Schreckengost 6), WWCC 48 (Duncan 10). Turnovers—WVC 12, WWCC 10. Assists— WVC 6 (Patenaude, Chischillie, Thompson, Bray, Schreckengost, Larson), WWCC 17 (Seitz 5).

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