NWAACC women: Walla Walla D's up to down SWOC

March 2, 2013 

All week long, Bobbi Hazeltine emphasized to her Walla Walla women’s basketball players they needed to concentrate on defense against Southwestern Oregon.

Do that, and the offense will come.

It certainly did Saturday night for Caitlin Duncan and Hailey Felgenhauer, who scored 25 and 21 points, respectively, as the Warriors defeated the Lakers 71-57 in the first round of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges women’s basketball tournament at the Toyota Center.

But Hazeltine was extremely pleased with her team’s defense.

“We worked five days this week on blanketing No. 41,” said Hazeltine, whose team advances to a 4 p.m. quarterfinal today against Skagit Valley. “That’s all we cared about.”

No. 41 was the Lakers’ Quynne Eharis, a 5-foot-11 standout who averages 18.8 points and 12.7 rebounds.

Every time she touched the ball, she had plenty of company with Warriors jerseys around her. Eharis finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.

“Quynne is a good player,” said Lakers coach Dr. Mike Herbert. “But every time she would catch the ball, they would double-team or triple-team her.”

The Warriors’ leading scorer this season, Michelle Seitz, scored just 10 points on 4-for-14 shooting. But that was OK with Hazeltine.

“Her job was defense tonight,” said Hazeltine.

Seitz stayed on the Lakers’ speedy point guard, Jazmin Bembry, who finished with 10 points but on 4-for-17 shooting. With Seitz concentrating on defense, that left Duncan and Felgenhauer scoring duties.

“I certainly didn’t want to guard (Bembry),” said Duncan, a DeSales High graduate. “She’s quick. But we have multiple (offensive) threats on this team.”

The Warriors shot 9-for-26 from the 3-point arc, which is a lot of shots from there for this Walla Walla team. But the Warriors were open.

“In practice this week, we worked on taking those shots,” said Felgenhauer, who was 3-for-4 on treys. “Coach said to take them.”

And they did.

SOUTHWESTERN OREGON — Maricela Aguilera 4-6 2-2 14, Jazmin Bembry 4-17 2-6 10, Hailey Laird 2-6 0-0 5, Sarah Dexter 3-9 1-2 7, Quynne Eharis 4-10 2-3 10, Kyla Siri 1-1 0-0 2, Meg Berry 4-6 1-2 9. Totals 22-55 8-15 57.
WALLA WALLA — Michelle Seitz 4-14 0-0 10, Brooke Hawkins 1-2 1-2 3, Caitlin Duncan 9-21 4-4 25, Hailey Felgenhauer 7-12 4-4 21, Allie Kelsey 2-6 0-0 5, Amy DeLong 2-5 3-4 7, MeShel Rad 0-5 0-0 0, Gabby Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-65 12-14 71.
Halftime—Walla Walla 40-26. 3-point goals—SWO 5-15 (Aguilera 4-4, Laird 1-4, Berry 0-1, Bembry 0-2, Dexter 0-4), WW 9-26 (Felgenhauer 3-4, Duncan 3-9, Seitz 2-8, Kelsey 1-5). Rebounds—SWO 31 (Eharis 8), WW 46 (Seitz 11). Assists—SWO 10 (Bembry 7), WW 16 (Kelsey 5). Turnovers—SWO 15, WW 14. Fouls—SWO 15, WW 13.

Skagit Valley 68, Lower Columbia 66: Sophia Baetz hit a driving shot with 4 seconds left as the Cardinals pulled off the tournament’s first dramatic finish.

Arie Boyd had 16 points and nine rebounds for Skagit Valley, and Allison Johnson added 14.

Haley Hibbs topped LCC with 18 points, all from the 3-point line as she went 6-for-10 from downtown. Arneshia Smith added 16 points and four assists.

LOWER COLUMBIA — Hibbs 6-12 0-0 18, Marith 0-9 2-2 2, Smith 6-18 3-6 16, Vaver 2-6 0-0 4, Teeteres 3-5 2-2 8, Farmer 2-3 0-0 6, Y. Pritchett 3-5 2-4 8, T. Pritchett 0-1 0-0 0, Kary 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 24-64 9-14 66.
SKAGIT VALLEY — Nash 1-1 0-0 3, Baetz 5-14 0-0 11, Kelleigh 4-9 1-1 11, McClelland 2-8 3-4 8, Johnson 5-9 4-5 14, Miki 1-8 3-4 5, Boyd 7-12 0-0 16. Totals 25-61 11-14 68.
Halftime— LCC 36, SVC 30. 3-point goals—LCC 9-27 (Hibbs 6-10, Farmer 2-3, Smith 1-8, Marith 0-6), SVC 7-19 (Kelleigh 2-5, Boyd 2-3, Nash 1-1, Baetz 1-7, McClelland 1-3). Rebounds—LCC 36 (Y. Pritchett 8), SVC 35 (Boyd 9). Assists—LCC 15 (Smith 4, Vaver 4), SVC 13 (Kelleigh 5). Turnovers—LCC 13, SVC 14. Fouls—LCC 14, SVC 15.

Lane 71, Yakima Valley 54: Megan Schields scored 19 points, Kersey Wilcox had 16 points, five assists and three steals, and the Titans took full advantage of their many trips to the foul line.

Neither team shot well from the field (38 percent for Lane vs. 33 percent for YVC), but Lane was 30-for-44 at the line (68 percent) against the Yaks’ 10-for-18 showing (56 percent).

Paige Albrecht and Angelique Williams combined for 21 points off the bench to lead Yakima, which had three starters foul out.

YAKIMA VALLEY — Cox 2-3 0-0 4, Gonzales 1-5 0-0 3, Lekson 3-8 0-0 7, Blodgett 1-9 3-4 5, Phillips 1-3 1-2 3, Stanley 0-0 0-0 0, Albrecht 5-8 0-0 11, Williams 3-14 3-4 10, Baker 2-5 0-0 4, Dixon 2-4 2-4 6, Zimmer 0-2 1-4 1. Totals 20-61 10-18 54.
LANE — K. Wilcox 6-9 3-6 16, Hannifan 2-5 8-9 12, Hannifan 2-5 8-9 12, Walchli 2-6 2-2 7, Shields 5-8 9-13 19, Mahaffie 1-5 0-0 3, Lucero 0-3 1-4 1, Rodriguez 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 1-1 0-0 2, Thompson 1-5 3-3 5, J. Wilcox 1-3 4-5 6, Schmidt 0-5 0-2 0. Totals 19-50 30-44 71.
Halftime— LC 26, YVC 21. 3-point goals—YVC 4-16 (Albrecht 1-2, Williams 1-6, Gonzales 1-3, Lekson 1-1, Cox 0-1, Baker 0-1, Blodgett 0-1, Phillips 0-1), LC 3-19 (K. Wilcox 1-3, Walchli 1-2, Mahaffie 1-3, Lucer 0-2, Thompson 0-2, Hannifan 0-2, J. Wilcox 0-1, Shields 0-1, Schmidt 0-3). Rebounds—YVC 37 (Albrecht 10), LC 28 (Mahaffie 6). Assists—YVC 7 (Gonzales 3), LC 10 (K. Wilcox 5). Turnovers—YVC 21, LC 17. Fouls—YVC 30, LC 16. Fouled out—Cox, Gonzales, Lekson.

Bellevue 80, Tacoma 53: Airashay Rogers scored 14 points off teh bench to lead the Bulldogs, a fitting stat as their reserves outscored the Titans’ 38-4.

Bellevue also shot 51 percent from the floor while holding Tacoma to 32 percent. Alexus Grant scored a game-high 24 points for the Titans and also had five steals.

TACOMA — Strickland 1-7 2-4 4, Jacinto 4-10 1-2 11, Grant 9-14 5-9 24, Sanchez 3-14 0-0 7, Sauders 1-8 0-2 3, Ramirez 1-4 0-1 2, Amundson 0-0 0-0 0, Lofton 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 20-63 8-18 53.
BELLEVUE — Cambronero 5-10 3-3 13, Bunger 2-4 0-2 5, Caples 4-9 2-4 10, Rankin 1-5 1-2 3, Hall 5-9 1-1 11, Pittmon 0-1 0-0 0, Fleming 2-3 0-1 5, Rogers 5-10 3-4 14, Anderson 3-5 0-0 6, Berrysmith 4-6 0-0 8, Manca 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 33-65 10-17 80.
Halftime— BCC 46, TC 16. 3-point goals—TC 5-15 (Jacinto 2-4, Grant 1-3, Sanchez 1-4, Sauders 1-3, Strickland 0-1); BCC 4-12 (Fleming 1-2, Rogers 1-1, Bunger 1-2, Manca 1-2, Cambronero 0-1, Caples 0-1, Rankin 0-2, Hall 0-1). Rebounds—TC 20 (Grant 6); BCC 47 (Caples 8, Anderson 8, Berrysmith 8). Assists—TC 11 (four with 2); BCC 10 (Cambronero 4). Turnovers—TC 19, BCC 19. Fouls—TC 16, BCC 17. Fouled out—Strickland.

Centralia 59, Peninsula 49: In a game where the stats played out even across the board, the Lady Blazers got a big boost from their bench, which outscored the Pirates’ reserves 24-9.

Karina Gee and Leah Davis combined for 17 of those points, while Italia Mengraelli led Centralia with 16 points, six boards and three assists. Kristen Schoenherr added 14 points, seven rebounds and seven steals.

Jesse Ellis scored 15 points for Peninsula, and Jasmine Yarde had 11 points and 11 boards.

PENINSULA — Jones 1-4 4-5 6, Brakes 1-4 0-0 2, Knowles 2-7 0-0 6, Ellis 7-15 1-3 15, Yarde 3-13 3-5 11, Henderson 0-1 0-1 0, Durbin 0-1 0-0 0, Brumbaugh 0-2 1-4 1, Larson 4-7 0-0 8. Totals 18-55 9-18 49.
CENTRALIA — Sauls 0-3 0-0 0, Mengarelli 4-16 7-10 16, Adams 0-8 3-4 3, Schoenherr 7-10 0-0 10, Sproul 1-9 0-0 2, Tanaka 0-0 0-0 0, Gee 4-9 0-0 9, Davis 3-4 1-1 8, Brossard 0-0 1-2 1, Wiegand 2-6 2-2 6. Totals 21-65 14-19 59.
Halftime— CC 34, PC 33. 3-point goals—PC 4-13 (Knowles 2-5, Yarde 2-7, Ellis 0-1); CC 3-18 (Gee 1-4, Mengarelli 1-7, Davis 1-1, Adams 0-2, Sproul 0-3, Wiegand 0-1). Rebounds—PC 42 (Yarde 11); CC 38 (Schoenherr 7. Assists—PC 12 (Brakes 3, Brumbaugh 3); CC 12 (Mengarelli 3). Turnovers—PC 24, CC 14. Fouls—PC 18, CC 17.

Clackamas 73, Spokane 65: Ashleigh Anderson piled up 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead the Cougars. Tori Wilkinson added 15 points.

Rylie Holsinger had 20 points and 10 boards for the Sasquatch, who killed Clackamas on the boards (43-29) but manage to squeeze just 12 points out of their 16 offensive rebounds.

Spokane also sparkled at the foul line (17-for-21, 81 percent) but hit just 4 of 23 3-pointers (17 percent) and shot 32 percent from the floor.

Laci Effenberger also had a nice game for the Cougars with 11 points, five assists and three 3-pointers.

SPOKANE — Brons 4-5 5-6 13, Holsinger 6-20 5-6 20, Cook 1-8 2-2 4, Wilson 3-11 1-3 8, Williams 4-6 4-4 12, Pleasants 0-1 0-0 0, Vergo 0-0 0-0 0, Corona 0-5 0-0 0, Christiansen 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-69 17-21 65.
CLACKAMAS — Bilen 0-0 0-0 0, M. Feldman 3-5 3-3 9, Anderson 5-8 5-6 17, Wilkinson 4-8 5-6 15, Johnson 4-11 2-4 10, Elliot 1-5 0-0 3, Effenberger 4-11 0-0 11, Howe 4-6 0-0 8, Jamerson 0-0 0-0 0, J. Feldman 0-6 0-2 0. Totals 25-60 15-21 73.
Halftime— CCS 33, CCC 27. 3-point goals—CCS 4-23 (Holsinger 3-7, Wilson 1-4, Pleasants 0-1, Cook 0-4, Corona 0-5, Freeman 0-2), CCC 8-22 (Effenberger 3-6, Anderson 2-5, Wilkinson 2-4, Elliot 1-5, Howe 0-1, Johnson 0-1). Rebounds—CCS 43 (Holsinger 10), CCC 29 (Anderson 10). Assists—CCS 8 (Holsinger 2), CCC 15 (Effenberger 5). Turnovers—CCS 12, CCC 8. Fouls—CCS 17, CCC 18.

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