Roundup: Prosser downs Toppenish to advance in district

HERALD STAFF February 15, 2012 

Sydney Mercer had 17 points, nine rebounds and four steals as host Prosser bumped off visiting Toppenish 45-39 in a CWAC 2A district tournament elimination game Tuesday.

Prosser trailed by one point at the end of the third quarter, but the Mustangs redoubled their defensive efforts to put the Wildcats off their game.

"In the fourth, the girls ratcheted up their intensity on defense," Prosser coach Scott Yetter said. "We outrebounded them and got them rattled. It was a loud, crazy playoff atmosphere in the gym."

And with Toppenish disoriented, the Prosser scoring machine had opportunity to shine.

"Teresa Garza hit a 3 inside of a minute that was huge," Yetter said. "That was a big shot."

TOPPENISH -- Garcia, Zuniga, Rodriguez 5, Carriedo 2, Bremer 4, Gregory 10, Godina, Kaleea Zick 14, Greene 4, Aguirre. Totals 11-56 6-10 39.

PROSSER -- Flores 13, Adams 1, Sydney Mercer 17, Davis 2, Morrow 2, Garza 6, Petersen, Durbin 2, Wiley 2. Totals 14-44 11-20 45.

Toppenish 16 5 16 2 -- 38

Prosser 14 8 14 9 -- 45

Highlights -- Mercer 9 rbs, 4 stls; Helen Petersen 6 rbs, 5 assts; Makayla Morrow 4 rbs; Cortney Kilian 4 rbs.

Dayton 61, TC Prep 42: Nicole Lambert had 17 points and McKayla Bickelhaupt had 16 points and six rebounds as Dayton eliminated Tri-Cities Prep in a Southeast 2B district loser-out contest.

TC PREP -- Lahoz 4, Cuevas 8, Armijo 8, Barnett 4, Ledesma 9, LeBrun 9. Totals 16-48 9-15 42.

DAYTON -- Tate 5, Fuller 3, Bickelhaupt 16, Nicole Lambert 17, Smith 10, Harting, Frame 7, Phillips, Ramirez 3, Davis, Ward. Totals 26-64 6-13 61.

TC Prep 14 9 8 11 -- 42

Dayton 13 17 24 7 -- 61

Highlights -- Dayton 34 rbs: Malia Frame 11 rbs, Shelby Smith 7 rbs; McKayla Bickelhaupt 6rbs; Lexie Ramirez 5 rbs. Dayton 17 assts: Bickelhaupt 8 assts; Jessica Tate 3 rbs; Dayton 16 stls: Bickelhaupt 4 stls, Courtney Fuller 3 stls; Lambert 3 stls.

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