McKeown leads Touchet girls to victory over Helix

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TOUCHET — Touchet’s CierraJo McKeown was no match for Helix on Tuesday.

McKeown finished with a game-high 39 points, seven rebounds, six assists and 10 steals, as the Indians downed Helix 74-19.

“We introduced a new offense last night and there were some things that we needed to tweak on our zone offense and we used last night to really correct those mistakes,” Touchet coach Malissa McKeown said. “They were leaving the outside open so we took them and our shots were falling.”

CierraJo McKeown also knocked down a game-high four 3-pointers, as she connected on more field goals (17) than the entire Helix team (7).

Touchet’s (4-4, 2-3) offensive tweaks also aided guard Jennifer Aceves, who finished with 14 points.

The Indians’ defense was equally impressive, as Touchet forced 25 Helix turnovers and outrebounded the Grizzlies 33-16.

“It’s a really good defense for the two guards that are up front,” Malissa McKeown said. “It really plays into that getting the backside — it looks like the backsides open — but it’s not, and we came away with quite a few steals on that.”

The Indians face Bickelton at home on Friday and Tekoa-Oakesdale on Saturday.

Touchet 74, Helix 19

TOUCHET (74) — M. Cheshire 3 0-0 7, K. Cheshire 0 0-0 0, McKeown 17 1-2 39, Aceves 7 0-0 14, Big Sorrow Horse 0 0-0 0, Miller 1 0-0 2, Pedroza 0 0-0 0, Grudzinski 4 0-1 8, Rodriguez 0 0-0 0, Richartz 2 0-0 4, Schaeffer 0 0-0 0. Totals 34 1-3 74.

HELIX (19) — Goodwin 0 0-0 0, Iles 0 0-0 0, Mize 1 6-10 8, Tullis 3 0-0 9, Burgess 1 0-0 2, Newtson 0 0-0 0, Lytle 1 1-6 3. Totals 6 7-16 19,

Tou 19 28 19 8 — 74

Hel 6 3 10 3 — 19

3-point goals — Tou 5 (McKeown 4), Hel 3 (Tullis 3). Total fouls — Tou 12, Hel 4. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Total rebounds — Tou 33 (McKeown 7), Hel 16 (Goodwin 6). Turnovers — Tou 7, Hel 25. Assists — Tou 16 (McKeown 6), Hel 4 (Burgess 3).

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