W-P edges Asotin, stumbles against Irish

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WAITSBURG — DeSales got double digit scoring from three players here Saturday in Southeast 2B girls basketball action.

The Irish used a balanced scoring attack and a ball-hawking defense to remain perfect in SE2B play with a 52-18 win over Waitsburg-Prescott.

Allison Wujek led the way for the Irish with 14 points.

DeSales jumped to an 18-6 advantage after the first eight minutes, and the Irish never looked back.

Katy Hofer led W-P with nine points.

Abby Crowley added 11 to the Irish attack and Teresa Acock chipped in 10.

But the game was about the Irish defense. The Irish forced 40 W-P turnovers.

“If you can’t control the ball,” W-P assistant coach Angie Potts said. “You won’t do very well against a team that’s not turning it over and is shooting well.”

W-P got off to a slow start against Asotin on Friday, but got back on the right track and defeated the Panthers 57-53 in overtime.

Krystal Harris led the way with 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for W-P.

Hofer added 16 and Chelsey Brannock hit for 14 for W-P.

W-P trailed 15-6 after one, but cut the Panther lead to 27-25 at intermission.

W-P had a look at the buzzer to win in regulation, but it didn’t fall.

“Our first quarter was terrible,” Potts said. “We picked it up and played well and finished strong. It was back and forth until we hit the first two buckets of overtime.”

Harris scored two field goals in the OT, and, when the Panthers were forced to foul, Harris hit 5-of-6 from the free throw line to ice the W-P win.

W-P hosts Walla Walla Valley Academy on Monday.

desales 52, w-p 18

DESALES (52) — Baumgart 4 0-0 8, B. Lyons 1 0-0 3, Acock 4 0-0 10, Lesko 0 0-0 0, Wujek 6 2-2 14, Leahy 0 2-2 2, Crowley 5 1-2 11, As. Lyons 1 1-2 4. Totals 25 6-8 52.

W-P (18) — Hofer 3 3-4 9, Brannock 1 0-0 2, Deal 0 1-2 1, Xaudaro 1 0-0 2, Fedderson 2 0-0 4, Harris 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 4-6 18.

DeSales 18 11 11 12 — 52

W-P 6 3 7 2 — 18

3-point goals — DeS 4( B. Lyons 1, Acock 2, As. Lyons 1). Total fouls — DeS 13, W-P 10. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — DeS 20 (Baumgart 6), W-P 24 (Hofer 5, Fedderson 5). Turnovers — DeS 20, W-P 40. Assists — DeS 17 (Lesko 4), W-P 4 (Harris 4).

w-p 57, asotin 53

ASOTIN (53) — Nicklaus 4 2-4 11, Weakland 1 2-4 4, Foster 2 0-0 6, Harshman 4 1-4 11, Jose 0 1-6 1, Smith 2 3-5 7, Marks 0 0-0 0, Whitaker 4 3-9 12, Marcie 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 12-32 53.

W-P (57) — Hofer 4 8-11 16, Brannock 6 2-6 14, Miller 2 1-1 5, Deal 0 0-4 0, Fuentes 2 0-2 4, Harris 4 7-8 16, Dorman 0 0-0 0, Fedderlson 1 0-2 2. Totals 19 18-32 57.

Asotin 15 12 11 7 8 — 53

W-P 6 19 9 11 12 — 57

3-point goals — Aso. 6 (Nicklaus 1, Foster 2 Harshman 2, Whitaker 1), W-P 1 (Harris). Total fouls — Aso. 26, W-P 24. Fouled out — Aso. (Smith), W-P (Brannock, Miller, Deal). Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — Aso. 17 (Jose 5), W-P 38 (Harris 10). Turnovers — Aso. 26, W-P 32, Assists — Aso 11 (Smith 2, Nicklaus 2, Jose 2), W-P 14( Harris 7).

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