Girls basketball: Southridge earns first January win

January 29, 2013 

The Southridge girls finally ended a month-long scoring drought Tuesday, putting up one of their best offensive showings in a 60-54 nonleague win over visiting Pendleton.

Spurred by 22 points from freshman Shyler Sullivan, the Suns (5-13) got off to a strong start and held off the Buckaroos.

“One of our assistant coaches made the comment that it might have been one of our highest-scoring first quarters,” Southridge coach Scott Stiles said of a 17-point outburst in the opening period. “Seems like it’s been a long time, getting off to a good start and hitting some shots.”

Southridge has averaged 34.3 points in going 0-9 in January coming into Tuesday. This time, Sullivan got plenty of help as Kaitlyn Wormington scored 13 points and Emma Sanders 11.

“I hope this win gives us a little momentum heading into our last league games,” said Stiles, whose team finishes at Pasco on Friday and Kennewick on Saturday. “We just need to start to play better and feel better about what we’re doing.”

PENDLETON — Ellie Richards 11, Robinson 5, Lehnert 3, Lindsey 6, Spencer 8, Fowler 6, Corvett 10, McDonald 5. Totals 20-44 8-14 54.

SOUTHRIDGE — Shyler Sullivan 22, Haberling 4, Harris 5, Taylor 1, Sanders 11, Lyons 4, Edwards, Wormington 13. Totals 24-52 8-12 54.

Pendleton 12 11 15 16 — 54

Southridge 17 11 14 18 — 60

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