DeSales completed a remarkable season with a fourth-place trophy at the Class B girls state championships Saturday at Spokane Arena, topping Morton/White Pass 55-34 for the highest finish in program history. DeSales seniors Ashlyn Lyons and Alison Wujek combined for 34 points and 13 rebounds to help the Irish take control with a strong second half. We played quite possibly our best half of basketball all year. Our execution was just outstanding, DeSales coach Tim Duncan said. (Morton/White Pass) scored the first couple baskets, but once we kind of settled in we gradually started playing better. DeSales lost two key juniors point guard Molly Lesko and post Alyssa James to torn ACLs early in the season, forcing the team to change tactics. We had to regroup. We used to go hard all 90 feet with pressure on offense and defense, but we had to change to a half-court, grind-it-out type team, Duncan said. I dont think I can tell you how proud I really am of them.
DESALES Acock 5, Baumgart 2, Claire Conley, Deal 8, Leahy 8, Ashlyn Lyons 16, Maiuri, Alison Wujek 16. Totals 21-49 10-15 55.
MORTON/WHITE PASS Allen 2, Armstrong, Atkinson, Brooks, W.Elledge 15, Eveland, Hazen 2, A.Kelly 13, Kolb 2, Robbins. Totals 8-41 13-20 34.
DeSales 8 12 16 19 55
Morton/White Pass 8 9 8 9 34
Highlights 3-pointers: D 3 (Lyons 2), MWP 5 (Elledge 3); Rebounds: D 29 (Wujek 7), MWP 28 (Kelly 7); Turnovers: D 8, MWP 12; Lyons 2 steals, 6 rebs.