Effenberger sets NWAACC women's scoring mark in win

By the Tri-City HeraldMarch 3, 2014 

Laci Effenberger scored a career-high 42 points — a Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges women's tournament record — to lift Clackamas to a 90-58 win over Skagit Valley Monday in the NWAACC championship women's basketball tournament at the Toyota Center in Kennewick and into today’s trophy round.

Effenberger converted 14 of 23 field goal attempts — including 8-of-14 from 3-point range — and also chipped in five assists. She broke the previous single-game points record of 41, set in 2011 by Chelsey Christianson of Umpqua.

Clackamas (21-7) will play Bellevue (22-8) at 10 a.m. for seventh-eighth place.

The Cougars outrebounded the Cardinals 49-36, getting 12 boards from Rebekah Jamerson and held Skagit Valley to just 27 percent (17-for-63) shooting.

Sydney Brown led the Cardinals with 17 points.

CLACKAMAS — Cassidy Edwards 5-11 7-7 19, Laci Effenberger 14-23 4-6 42, Jamerson 1-6 3-4 5, Em.Pengelly 1-4 0-1 2, Wilkinson 2-5 0-0 5, Martine 0-2 4-6 4, Buswell 0-2 0-0 0, Lauren Lindley 3-6 7-8 13. Totals 26-59 27-34 90.
SKAGIT VALLEY — Wood 2-6 0-0 4, Sydney Brown 5-15 4-5 17, Samantha Kelleigh 4-7 0-0 10, Wilson 0-6 2-2 2, Arie Boyd 3-11 5-6 11, Turrieta 0-1 2-2 2, Fitz 0-3 0-0 0, Duncan 0-1 1-2 1, Graham 2-5 1-2 6, Poradun 0-3 1-2 1, Stadt 1-5 2-2 4. Totals 17-63 18-23 58.
Halftime— Clackamas 41-28. 3-point goals—C 11-28 (Edwards 2-6, Effenberger 8-14, Jameron 0-1, Em.Pengely 0-2, Wilkinson 1-4, Martine 0-1), SV 6-17 (Brown 3-10, Kelleigh 2-4, Graham 1-2, Fitz 0-1). Rebounds—C 49 (Jamerson 12), SV 36 (Stadt 8). Assists—C 11 (Effenberger 5), SV 8 (Wood 3). Turnovers—C 18, SV 15. Fouls—C 20, SV 25. Fouled out—Lindley.

Bellevue 61, Chemeketa 53: Tayler Flemming went 4-for-4 from 3-point range and finished with 16 points to help the Bulldogs fight off the Storm for a spot in today’s seventh-eighth place game against Clackamas.

Bellevue led 38-20 at the half and held on to the lead despite shooting just 21.4 percent (6-for-28) in the second half.

Chemeketa, led by Irma Savoy’s 21 points and 14 rebounds, shot just 28.8 percent (19-for-66) from the floor.

CHEMEKETA — Stillings 0-1 0-0 0, Tulee 2-7 0-0 4, Munson 0-10 4-4 4, Benedict 1-11 2-4 4, Irma Savoy 8-19 5-8 21, Parra 2-3 1-1 6, Downs 0-0 0-0 0, Shull 0-5 0-0 0, Varney 0-0 0-0 0, Darras 3-4 0-0 7, Mitchell 3-6 1-2 7. Totals ... same fornat as individual scoring.
BELLEVUE — Tayler Flemming 4-7 4-5 16, Airashay Rogers 5-15 3-8 13, Hopkins 3-11 1-2 8, Berrysmith 1-3 3-6 5, Hall 2-7 1-2 5, Antioquia 0-1 0-0 0, Bunger 3-8 0-0 8, Rankin 2-6 1-2 6, Jackson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-58 13-25 61.
Halftime— Bellevue 38-20. 3-point goals—C 2-14 (Tulee 0-4, Munson 0-5, Benedict 0-3, Parra 1-1, Darras 1-1), B 8-23 (Flemming 4-4, Rogers 0-3, Hopkins 1-5, Hall 0-1, Antioquia 0-1, Bunger 2-5). Rebounds—C 48 (Savoy 14), B 46 (Berrysmith 11). Assists—C 12 (Benedict 3, Shull 3), B 12 (Rogers 4). Turnovers—C 20, B 19. Fouls—C 22, B 17.

Clark 64, Walla Walla 56: Nicolette Bond led all scorers with 23 points and added eight rebounds to lift the Penguins past the Warriors and into today’s trophy round.

Clark (25-4) will meet Lower Columbia (23-7) at noon for fifth-sixth place.

Walla Walla struggled from the floor, shooting just 26.7 percent (8-for-30) in the first half before righting itself in the second half. The Warriors also outrebounded the Penguins 49-39.

Karli McHone led Walla Walla with 18 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and Amy DeLong added 14 points.

WALLA WALLA — Corbett 0-1 0-0 0, Amy DeLong 6-9 2-2 14, Nygaard 0-11 0-0 0, MeShel Rad 3-13 4-8 10, Jessica Siler 5-10 0-0 10, Karli McHone 5-14 3-4 18, Jordan 0-1 2-2 2, Vincent 0-1 0-0 0, Stefanski 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 20-64 11-16 56.
CLARK — Taylor Howlett 5-14 0-0 11, Bowen 1-11 0-2 2, Shantell Jackson 5-9 2-5 14, Nicolette Bond 7-10 5-5 23, McKee 0-1 0-0 0, Battle 1-5 0-0 2, Bitanga 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 2-3 0-2 4. Totals 25-60 7-16 64.
Halftime— Clark 29-26. 3-point goals—WW 5-19 (Nygaard 0-6, McHone 5-13), C 7-19 (Howlett 1-5, Bowen 0-1, Jackson 2-4, Bond 4-6, McKee 0-1, Battle 0-1, Bitanga 0-1). Rebounds—WW 49 (Rad 11), C 39 (Bond 8). Assists—WW 14 (Corbett 5), C 12 (Howlett 6). Turnovers—WW 15, C 12. Fouls—WW 16, C 17. Fouled out—Siler.

Lower Columbia 67, Spokane 66: The Red Devils used a 12-3 run over the final 3:12 to overcome a seven-point deficit and eliminate the Bigfoot.

Lower Columbia will face Clark at noon for fifth place.

Though they were outrebounded 58-41, the Red Devils shut down Spokane’s top scorer Riley Holsinger, who scored just six points on 1-of-6 shooting. It was the first time the star guard has been held in double-digit scoring all season.

Arinesha Smith led LC with 16 points, including five in the Devils’ stretch run.

LOWER COLUMBIA — Hibbs 2-9 4-6 9, Donniesha Webber 3-9 3-4 11, Christian Carlson 4-13 3-4 13, Arinesha Smith 5-12 5-7 16, Richards 2-9 0-0 4, Seleva 1-2 0-0 2, Hanna 0-2 0-0 0, Knox 1-9 2-2 5, Vandenhazel 0-2 0-0 0, Cranston 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 21-72 17-23 67.
SPOKANE — Martin 0-7 2-2 2, Holsinger 1-6 4-4 6, Morgan Freeman 13-22 4-5 30, Schramm 2-5 3-4 9, Briana Anderson 4-11 2-2 10, Overton 3-5 0-0 8, Guske 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Christiansen 0-5 1-2 1, Torres 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-65 16-19 66.
Halftime— Spokane 33-32. 3-point goals—LC 8-21 (Hibbs 1-4, Webber 2-2, Carlson 2-4, Smith 1-3, Moorcroft 1-1, Seleva 0-1, Hanna 0-1, Knox 1-5), S 4-16 (Martin 0-3, Holsinger 0-3, Freeman 0-1, Schramm 2-3, Anderson 0-2, Overton 2-2, Guske 0-1, Christiansen 0-1). Rebounds—LC 41 (Carlson 9), S 58 Schramm 10, Anderson 10). Assists—LC 9 (Carlson 2, Smith 2, Hanna 2), S 14 (Holsinger 5). Turnovers—LC 7, S 17. Fouls—LC 17, S 17. Fouled out—Webber.

Late Sunday
Chemeketa 53, Peninsula 51
: Irma Savoy led the Storm with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a sloppy game where both teams combined for 52 turnovers Sunday night.

Peninsula, which was led by Gabi Fenumiai’s 16 points, shot just 30 percent for the game.

CHEMEKETA — Stillings 1-1 0-0 2, Angel Tulee 4-12 0-1 10, Taylor Munson 6-12 1-4 17, Benedict 3-6 1-2 8, Irma Savoy 7-11 2-4 16, Downs 0-0 0-0 0, Parra 0-3 0-0 0, Varney 0-0 0-0 0, Darras 0-0 0-0 0, Mitchell 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-47 4-11 53.
PENINSULA — Henderson 1-8 3-4 6, Madison Pilster 4-17 3-4 12, Gabi Fenumiai 7-14 2-3 16, Knowles 3-9 0-0 8, Brumbaugh 1-3 0-0 2, Staveland 1-5 0-0 3, Schmillen 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 18-60 10-13 51.
Halftime— Peninsula 30-28. 3-point goals—C 7-22 (Tulee 2-10, Munson 4-8, Benedict 1-2, Parra 0-2), P 5-15 (Henderson 1-3, Pilster 1-5, Knowles 2-5, Brumbaugh 0-1, Staveland 1-1). Rebounds—C 37 (Savoy 10), P 36 (Fenumiai 11). Assists—C 15 (Stillings 7), P 7 (Knowles 3). Turnovers—C 28, P 24. Fouls—C 18, P 11. Fouled out—Brumbaugh.

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