Girls basketball: Sunnyside wins first league title in a decade

February 15, 2014 

Sunnyside 74, Eastmont 52: Natalia Bazan had 16 points to lead the Grizzlies to their first league title since at least 2002 thanks to a road victory over the Wildcats on Saturday.

SUNNYSIDE — Selena 5, Herrera 1, Hazard 4, Lua 4, Isquierdo 2, Natalia Bazan 16, Rubalcava 12, Maldonado 5, Mendoza 8, Rodriguez 12, Perez 5.

EASTMONT — unavailable

Sunnyside 22 17 21 14 — 74

Eastmont 5 11 18 18 — 52

COLUMBIA (BURBANK) 49, RIVER VIEW 42: The Coyotes overcame a 25-16 halftime deficit to beat the Panthers in a Class 1A District 5 elimination game at Grandview.

Columbia (Burbank) came out in the third quarter, outscoring River View 20-9 to take the lead for good.

“They ran a Triangle-and-2 (defense) on us, and it caused us some problems early on,” said Columbia coach Jay Aune. “But defensively, we stepped up our intensity in the third quarter.”

Julie Mosqueda led the Coyotes with 17 points.

COLUMBIA-BURBANK — Ricard 4, Aguilar 4, Aune 9, Roberts 2, Magallon 6, Idler 5, Julie Mosqueda 17, Ellis 2. Totals 17-57 11-15 49.

RIVER VIEW — Wilhelm 6, Vasquez 3, Munson 2, McKenzie Smith 12, Ainhoa Portos 12, Dickenson 1, Washington 4, Gallegos 2. Totals 15-47 7-12 42.

Columbia-Burbank 13 3 20 13 — 49

River View 14 11 9 8 — 42

CONNELL 61, KIONA-BENTON 35: The Eagles jumped out to a 14-5 first quarter lead and never looked back in beating the Bears in a Class 1A District elimination game at Sunnyside.

Jessica Hawkins led the way for Connell with 17 points, eight rebounds and three steals.

KIONA-BENTON — Holt 2, M.Calzadillas 9, Acevedo 4, Pendergast 4, Thornton, Rheinschmidt, Todd, Lewis, Brianna Wallis 11, J.Calzadillas, Smith 2.

CONNELL — Jessica Hawkins 17, Hopkins 1, S.Davidson, Booker 4, Clawson, Vickerman 10, Kroontje 8, Zuniga 9, English 2, Boyd, Wallin 10, M.Davidson 7.

Kiona-Benton 5 13 10 7 — 35

Connell 14 16 20 11 — 61

Highlights — Hawkins 8 rebounds and 3 steals; Shelby English 6 assists; Kylie Booker 7 rebounds.

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