NWAACC women's roundup: CBC still alive

March 3, 2013 

Tri-City Herald Facing the end of their season, the freshman-laden Columbia Basin women dug up enough defensive grit to extend their tournament stay another day.

Sierra Higheagle rolled up 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Alicia Jones dominated the boards with 17 rebounds to accompany 14 points as the Hawks held off Tacoma 59-48 on Sunday in the consolation bracket of the NWAACC Championships at the Toyota Center.

The win sends CBC (16-13) into another must-win game at 10 a.m. today against East Regional rival Yakima Valley (17-12). The winner of that will play for seventh place on Tuesday.

The early start should be no problem for the Hawks, who played back-to-back 8 a.m. games in the first two rounds.

On Sunday, their defense was rise-and-shine, and put Tacoma’s offense to bed.

The Titans (15-11) shot just 31 percent from the floor and 18 percent (3-for-17) on 3s. While CBC’s shooting wasn’t much better (37 percent), the Hawks domainted the boards 49-31 thanks to Jones and Higheagle.

Hannah Depew added 10 points and four assists for CBC. Angie Sanchez led Tacoma with 18 points, and Alexus Grant added 12 points and 10 boards.

TACOMA — Strickland 1-8 2-5 4, Jacinto 3-8 0-0 6, Grant 4-10 4-7 12, Sanchez 6-20 3-3 18, Sauders 1-7 2-4 4, Ramirez 1-1 0-0 2, Amundson 0-0 0-0 0, Lofton 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 1-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-55 11-19 48.
COLUMBIA BASIN — Jones 5-13 4-6 14, Ross 1-6 0-0 3, Yenney 4-12 0-0 8, Higheagle 6-14 3-3 18, Depew 4-9 1-6 10, Cardenas 0-0 0-0 0, Wenstrom 1-2 0-0 3, Williams 1-3 0-0 2, Avery-Winchester 0-1 0-0 0, Cuevas 0-0 0-0 0, Bingham 0-0 1-2 1, Harrod 0-0 0-0 0. Totlas 22-60 9-18 59.
Halftime—CBC 38, TCC 27. 3-point goals—TCC 3-17 (Sanchez 3-6, Strickland 0-2, Jacinto 0-3, Grant 0-2, Sauders 0-4), CBC 6-19 (Higheagle 3-6, Ross 1-4, Wenstrom 1-2, Depew 1-2, Yenney 0-4, Williams 0-1). Rebounds—TCC 31 (Grant 10), CBC 49 (Jones 17). Assists—TCC 7 (Strickland 3), CBC 20 (Hannah Depew). Turnovers—TCC 13, CBC 20. Total fouls—TCC 16, CBC 16.

Quarterfinals

Chemeketa 78, Bellevue 73: The Storm shot well enough from the field (42 percent) and frequently enough from the foul line (23-for-34) to advance to the semifinals.

Hannah Fredrick had 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Chemeketa (18-11), which will face second-ranked Lane (28-2) at 6 p.m. today. Haley Guest and Briana Stacona each had 15 points as six Storm players scored in double figures.

Chanel Cambronero had a big day for Bellevue (20-9) with 18 pointsm, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

CHEMEKETA — Stacona 5-12 4-6 15, Fredrick 3-9 7-10 14, Munson 1-1 9-10 11, Tillery 4-8 1-2 10, Klebaum 4-15 0-0 10, Shull 0-2 0-0 0, Guest 7-11 1-4 15, Kastrava 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 25-59 23-34 78.
BELLEVUE — Cambronero 8-18 1-3 18, Bunger 4-5 2-2 11, Caples 4-11 3-4 11, Rankin 1-3 0-0 2, Hall 5-8 1-3 11, Fleming 0-0 0-0 0, Rogers 2-8 3-4 7, Anderson 2-2 2-3 7, Berrysmith 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 29-60 12-19 73.
Halftime—CHCC 49, BC 34. 3-point goals—CHCC 5-22 (Klebaum 2-9, Stacona 1-5, Fredrick 1-3, Tillery 1-3, Shull 0-2), BC 3-16 (Cambronero 1-7, Bunger 1-2, Anderson 1-1, Rogers 0-1, Caples 0-4, Rankin 0-1). Rebounds—CHCC 30 (Fredrick 9), BC 25 (Cambronero 7). Assists—CHCC 13 (Fredrick 6), BC 11 (Cambranero 7). Turnovers—CHCC 17, BC 17. Total fouls—CHCC 16, BC 22. Fouled out—Bunger.

Lane 66, Centralia 60: Renee Lucero came off the bench to drill 6 of 7 3-pointers and score 20 points, and the Titans used a late 9-1 run to finally put away the Blazers (22-6).

Hermiston’s Courtney Walchli added 10 points and eight rebounds for Lane. Italia Mengarelli had a big game for Centralia with 25 points (10-for-13 at the line) and five steals before fouling out.

LANE — K. Wilcox 3-7 5-8 11, Hannifan 0-1 0-0 0, Walchli 4-10 1-2 10, Shields 2-8 5-8 9, Mahaffie 0-8 1-5 1, Lucero 7-9 0-0 20, Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 1-6 0-0 3, J. Wilcox 0-2 0-0 0, Schmidt 3-10 5-7 12. Totals 20-61 17-30 66.
CENTRALIA — Sauls 0-2 0-1 0, Mengarelli 6-13 10-13 25, Adams 0-4 2-2 2, Schoenherr 3-7 4-4 10, Sproul 0-8 1-2 1, Tanaka 0-1 2-2 2, Gee 2-6 0-0 4, Davis 1-3 0-0 2, Brossard 3-7 0-0 7, Wiegand 3-5 1-2 7. Totals 18-56 20-25 60.
Halftime—CC 27, LCC 25. 3-point goals—LCC 9-27 (Lucero 6-7, Thompson 1-6, Walchli 1-4, Schmidt 1-5, J. Wilcox 0-2, Mahaffie 0-3), CC 4-13 (Mengarelli 3-4, Brossard 1-2, Sauls 0-1, Tanaka 0-1, Gee 0-2, Adams 0-1, Schoenherr 0-1, Sproul 0-1). Rebounds—LCC 41 (Shields 9, Mahaffie 9), CC 33 (Adams 6, Schoenherr 6, Wiegand 6). Assist—LCC 10 (K. Wilcox 4), CC 11 (Adams 3). Turnovers—LCC 19, CC 15. Total fouls—LCC 23, CC 26. Fouled out—Shields, Mengarelli, Wiegand.

Clackamas 68, Clark 39: Sade Elliot came off the bench to score 18 points and Laci Effenbergber added 14, and the top-ranked Cougars rolled into the semifinals.

Elliot and Effenberger each canned four 3-pointers as Clackamas (25-4) hit 11-for-31 (35 percent) compared to 1-for-15 (7 percent) for the Penguins (16-12).

Clark finished without a single player in double figures. Toni Doroha nad Chelsea Karvia each scored eight points.

CLARK — Ngyuen 1-2 3-4 5, Smith 0-5 0-4 0, Toni Doroha 3-13 1-2 8, Johnson 2-11 1-2 5, Martin 2-7 0-2 2, Bowie 0-2 0-0 0, Bond 0-2 2-2 2, Jackson 0-1 0-0 0, Crossley 0-3 0-0 0, Schroeder 2-2 0-0 4, Heller 0-2 1-3 1, Karvia 4-5 0-0 8. Totals 14-55 10-19 39.
CLACKAMAS — Effenberger 5-10 0-0 14, M. Feldman 1-1 2-2 4, Anderson 2-6 2-2 8, Wilkinson 2-8 1-2 5, Johnson 2-11 2-2 6, Elliot 6-13 2-2 18, Bilen 0-0 0-0 0, Howe 2-3 2-2 7, Jamerson 1-3 1-1 3, J. Feldman 1-2 1-4 3. Totals 22-57 13-17 68.
Halftime— CLCC 23, Clrk 15. 3-point goals—Clrk 1-15 (Doroha 1-6, Bowie 0-1, Bond 0-2, Johnson 0-3, Crossley 0-1, Martin 0-2), CLCC 11-31 (Elliot 4-9, Effenberger 4-8, Anderson 2-6, Howe 1-1, Wilkinson 0-3, Johnson 0-4). Rebounds—Clrk 33 (Nguyen 7), CLCC 37 (Johnson 9). Assists—Clrk 10 (Jackson 2), CLCC 14 (three with 3). Turnovers—Clrk 23, CLCC 20. Total fouls—Clrk 17, CLCC 18. Fouled out—Nguyen, M. Feldman.

Consolation

Yakima Valley 82, Peninsula 71 (OT): Sammi Jo Blodgett had a monster game with 35 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Yaks (17-12).

PENINSULA — Jones 5-11 0-0 10, Brakes 1-7 0-0 2, Ellis 8-9 2-2 18, Yarde 9-20 0-0 21, Larson 3-7 0-0 6, Henderson 2-3 0-0 4, Hale 0-0 0-0 0, Durbin 2-5 1-1 5, Roland 0-0 0-0 0, Knowles 2-6 0-0 5, Brumbaugh 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-69 3-3 71.
YAKIMA VALLEY — Blodgett 14-22 4-4 35, Cox 3-10 0-0 6, Gonzales 6-14 1-2 15, Lekson 4-10 2-4 10, Phillips 2-2 0-0 4, Albrecht 0-8 3-6 3, Williams 0-11 1-2 1, Baker 1-2 0-0 0, Dixon 0-0 0-0 0, Zimmer 3-9 0-0 6. Totals 33-88 11-18 82.
Halftime—PEC 41, YVC 26. 3-point goals—PEC 4-17 (Yarde 3-7, Knowles 1-4, Jones 0-1, Brakes 0-5), YVC 5-20 (Blodgett 3-5, Gonzales 2-5, Albrecht 0-1, Cox 0-2, Williams 0-6, Lekson 0-1). Rebounds—PEC 35 (Ellis 8), YVC 42 (Blodgett 8). Assists—PEC 13 (Brakes 4, Yarde 4), YVC 12 (Blodgett 5). Turnovers—PEC 23, YVC 11. Total fouls—PEC 18, YVC 11. Fouled out—Ellis.

SWOregon 75, Lower Columbia 65
SOUTHWESTERN OREGON
— Aguilera 5-12 1-2 14, Bembry 2-5 0-0 4, Laird 4-7 0-0 12, Dexter 4-11 0-0 9, Eharis 10-15 9-13 29, Siri 2-3 3-5 7, Desantos 0-0 0-0 0, Toti 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-53 13-20 75.
LOWER COLUMBIA — Hibbs 5-12 0-0 14, Marith 3-10 2-4 9, Smith 2-5 0-2 6, Vaver 4-11 4-4 12, Teeters 3-8 3-4 9, Farmer 1-4 0-2 2, Pritchett 2-6 1-2 5, T. Pritchett 2-6 0-1 4, Kary 2-12 0-0 4, Locke 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-74 10-19 65.
Halftime—SWOCC 39, LCC 29. 3-point goals—SWOCC 8-17 (Laird 4-6, Aguilera 3-8, Dexter 1-3), LCC 7-24 (Hibbs 4-11, Smtih 2-3, Marith 1-5, Farmer 0-3, T. Pritchett 0-2). Rebounds—SWOCC 32 (Eharis 12), LCC 36 (Teeters 7). Assists—SWOCC 17 (Aguilera 5), LCC 7 (Marith 4). Turnovers—SWOCC 18, LCC 12. Total fouls—SWOCC 14, LCC 15. Fouled out—Eharis.

Late Friday

Clark 84, Whatcom 68: Dominique Johnson had 22 points and six assists, and the Penguins played about as clean as a team can in a first-round game.

Clark made 52 percent from the floor, 50 percent on 16 3-point attempts and turned the ball over just seven times.

Cambie Edwards had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Orcas

WHATCOM — Tapia 1-9 1-1 3, Gruber 4-11 0-0 8, Locker 3-10 2-2 10, Edwards 6-13 9-9 21, Park 7-21 1-2 20, Schmidt 0-0 0-0 0, Redelinghuis 1-4 1-2 3, Korthuis 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 23-73 14-16 68.
CLARK — Nguyen 2-4 0-3, 5, Smith 7-12 4-4 18, Doroha 5-12 2-3 13, Johnson 10-15 0-0 22, Martin 3-7 2-2 9, Bond 3-8 0-0 9, Jackson 1-2 0-0 2, Heller 3-5 0-0 6, Karvia 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-65 8-12 84.
Halftime— CC 44, WCC 36. 3-point goals—WCC 8-30 (Park 5-15, Locker 2-7, Korthuis 1-2, Tapia 0-5, Redelinghuis 0-1), CC 8-16 (Bond 3-6, Johnson 2-3, Nguyen 1-2, Doroha 1-3, Martin 1-2). Rebounds—WCC 41 (Edwards 11), CC 34 (Martin 11). Assists—WCC 11 (Korthuis 6), CC 15 (Johnson 6). Turnovers—WCC 10, CC 7. Fouls—WCC 13, CC 13.

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