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The Sentinel, Goldendale, WA December 18, 2008 Page 7 ANDREW CHRISTIANSEN Reporter The Lady Timberwolves were as cold as the gym in the early going against Royal, last week. The Knights rolled to a 5-1 lead behind the shooting of Dani Callahan, who was good on a 24 foot shot and put up another long-range bomb a few minutes later. About half-way through the opening quarter, Goldendale began to heat up and slowly gained control. Ashley Barrett operated in the key with impunity and the Timberwolf press creat- ed turnovers. Barrett put the Wolves up for good at 13-12 Andrew Christiansen LETHAL IN THE PAINT: Ashley Barrett scores against Royal. The Timberwolf sophomore is averaging nine points per game. in the second quarter, and Callahan quit shooting. As the half wound down, it looked like the Knights might not hit another basket, as they were stuck on 12 points since late in the first quarter. Sydney Bloom gob- bled up defensive rebounds and had a steal to frustrate the Knights. With 1:48 left in the half, Royal finally got on the board. Goldendale did pay a price for their aggressive defense putting Royal on the line for one-and-one opportunities, but the Knights weren't able to capitalize, missing the front end on each trip to the line. Barrett had a buzzer- beater at the end of the half to make the score 23-14, Goldendale. Royal generated opportu- nities with their press in the third quarter and narrowed the gap to 37-31 at the end of three. But Goldendale still had fewer turnovers in the quarter and kept their lead by having twice the scoring opportunities of Royal. Goldendale regrouped in the final quarter, out- rebounding the Knights 13-8 and out-shooting them to the end. Kylee Bellamy and Lexi Cameron scored off offensive rebounds, and Traci Bailey shot 50 percent from the floor in the second half to seal the win. Friday night's game against Wahluke had a simi- lar score, but the outcome was never in doubt as the Wolves led by 15 points at the half. The Timberwolves were able to get lO players on the scoreboard and valuable experience for reserves. Sadie Shattuck was domi- nant inside with 15 points and seven rebounds. Traeie Bailey led all scorers with 16 points. Royal 12 2 17 5 36 Goldendale 8 15 14 16 53 Royal - Leslie Brown 10, Tawnee Gonzales 9, Janae Anderson 8, Dani Callahan 6, Maggie Leal 3. Goldendale - Barrett 14, Sadie Shattuck 11, Bailey 11, Cameron 9, Bellamy 4, Bloom 2, Hoffman 2. Goldendale 12 19 16 9 56 Wahluke 7 9 6 8 30 Goldendale - Bailey 16, Shattuck 15, Hoffman 6, Cameron 4, Gaston 4, Swift 3, Bloom 2, Barrett 2, Whitmire 2, Counts 2, hi hri II Lyle-Wishram traveled a long way to face their neighbors in the Christmas Valley tournament, played last week- end in the south-central Oregon town. Both of the Cougar teams, boys and girls, played in the championship game with the boys emerging as champions. Klickitat's Michael McConville was on-fire at Christmas Valley and Jeromie Mason was giving out the gifts with six assists, as the Vandals defeated North Lake, Ore., 70-65 in the first round of the tournament. McConville scored 32 points by hitting 8-13 from the three- point line. Mason directed the offense which had production from six players and key rebounding from Wade Ramsey, who pulled down 1o boards. Ron Prominski had 12 points and Mason and Matt Brewer each scored nine. The Vandals lost the championship game to the Lyle-Wishram Cougars, 62- 56. The Cougars made their way to the final game by defeating Prospect 83-45, taking advantage of their size with Mike Murphy scoring 20, Mike Eiesland 13, and Kyle Murphy 11. Adam Snyder poured in 16 with an inside-outside game to set up a Klickitat County final, in a town located southeast of Bend. The same three players led the Cougars against the Vandals, who Coach Joe Bales described as lacking energy from the previous night's tough game. The half-time rest allowed Klickitat to outscore Lyle-Wishram, 16- 8 for a tie at the end of three quarters. Mason led Kliekitat's offense, dishing out eight assists and pulling down seven rebounds. McConville had 19 points. Brewer and Prominski added nine points each. Mike Murphy's 19 points and 15 rebounds led the way for the Cougars. Klickitat 11 21 19 19 70 North Lake 21 1 5 15 14 65 Klickitat- McConville 32, Prominski 12, Mason 9, Brewer 9, Seth Davis 4, Caleb Keys 4. N.Lake - Dakota Gordon 34, Dacodi Martin 14, McCord 6, Halsey 4, Boriak 3, Sprague 2, Fivecoat 2. Klickitat 15 12 16 13 56 Lyle-Wishram 16 19 8 19 62 Klickitat- McConville 19, Brewer 9, Prominski 9, Mason 8, Ramsey 7, Keys 4. Lyle-Wishram - M. Murphy 19, Eiesland 14, Snyder 12, Ty Freemantle 8, Henry Matai 5, K. Murphy 2, Alan Matai 2. Lyle-Wishram 19 19 25 20 83 Prospect 12 12 10 11 45 Lyle-Wishram - M. Murphy 20, Snyder 16, Eiesland 13, K. Murphy 11, A. Matai 9, Jeremy Lamarr 5, Nolan Smith 2, Dillon Huffman 2. Prospect - Linsin 10, Kelly 10, Denollo 10, Walton 7, Roe 6, Ryan 2. Girls The Lyle-Wishram girls' basketball team earned a shot at the champi- onship of the tournament at Christmas Valley, with a 33-19 win over Prospect on Friday. The Lady Cougars fell behind 5-0 before recovering from a five-hour bus trip, and took the first quarter lead 13-5. Teaera Churchwell lead a balanced Cougar offense with six points. Taylor Freemantle scored five and five girls scored four points each. Lexi Becker and Jennifer Benash con- trolled the boards with seven and five rebounds, respectively. The championship game was played against North Lake, who knocked off Klickitat in the opening round, 62-41. The Cougars were intent on working their defense to shut down North Lake's big gun, Coleen Hunt, who was score- less in the first quarter. Trailing by 12 at the end of three quarters, the Cougars ran out of gas and the Cowboys forced them into a gambling, man defense. Andrew Christiansen STEP AROUND: Austin Ross drives the baseline against Royal's Marc Albertson for a two-point lay in. Timberwolf boys Goldendale's boys had to settle for a split last week, defeating Royal 40-22 and losing a close game to Wahluke, 54-48. The split leaves the Timberwolves 2-2 on the year with their final preseason game at Columbia-Burbank, last Tuesday. League play opens with Mabton visiting Goldendale on Dec. 19. The Knights probably sensed it would be a long night, as the Timberwolves opened the game with five, three-point shots to post a 15-8 first quarter lead. Kaden Milliren, Austin Ross, Chase Wing, and Kane Thiele all hit from beyond the three-point line. The second quarter had different results, as :Goldendale was 0-4 from beyond the line. Cole Cameron added spark to the Timberwolf defense after the guns had cooled, and Goldendale beat Royal 6-5 in a low-scoring second quar- ter. Rebounds were nearly even for the quarter, and the teams combined for just three turnovers. The third quarter was more defense, as the Knights scored just three points. Ross scored seven of Goldendale's eight points and pulled down five rebounds in the quarter. Ross continued to score in the final quarter, putting up six points to lead the Wolves with 18 points. Wing had seven points and Milliren had six from two first quar- ter, three-pointers. The game at Wahluke was played evenly through the first 28 minutes, as both teams shot well from the floor. Goldendale was 52 percent through three quar- ters and the Warriors were 42 percent on the game. Reed Lindhe was 2-3 and had three rebounds, Aaron Cochran was 2-2 from the See WOLVES Page 14 North Lake pulled away in the end, winning 47-26. Karlee Roth led the Cougars with nine points. Klickitat, playing without point guard, Kali Fargher, was slow out of the gate against North Lake, falling behind by 13 in the first quarter. Samantha Brewer led the team in scoring with 24 points. Zoe Lindner had 11 points and three steals in the losing cause. Klickitat finished out the tournament on a high point, winning the consola- tion game against Prospect, 45-42, but it wasn't easy. The Vandals let Prospect back into the game after leading by 11 at the end of three quarters. The Cougars took a two-point lead with 1:24 left in the game. Lara Parsons tied it at 40 on two free-throws and Tia Spino slammed the door shut with a big, three-point shot. Parsons led the team in rebounds with 14 and Brewer blocked five shots. Lyle-Wishram 13 8 8 4 33 Prospect 5 5 1 8 19 Lyle-Wishram - Churchwell 6, Freemantle 5, Roth 4, Becker 4, Brittany Price 4, Benash 4, Tosha Cloud 4, Lisha Risley 2. Prospect - King 6, Anderson 5, Zeller 4, Zelnar 2, Peters 2. Lyle-Wishram 8 7 8 3 26 North Lake 15 8 12 12 47 Lyle-Wishram - Roth 9, Price 6, Cloud 6, Bella Newton 3, Churchwell 2. North Lake - Hunt 14, A. Dark 13, Hand 8, L. Dark 8, Effingham 4. Klickitat 5 11 11 14 41 North Lake 18 13 9 22 62 Klickitat - Brewer 24, Lindner 11, Spino 6. North Lake - Hunt 20, A. Dark 17, L. Dark 13, Hand 6, Effingham 2, Ward 2, Yarbrough 2. Klickitat 16 7 13 9 45 Prospect 7 10 8 18 42 Klickitat - Spino 11, Lindner 11, Brewer 10, Charice McConville 9, Parsons 2, Chelci Curls 2. Prospect - King 20, Mahoney 9, Anderson 7, Seller 4, Reynolds 2. Bickleton teams sta.y unbeaten ,n preseason Bickleton's boys and girls teams were each 4-o after last week's games against non- league opponents, Liberty Christian JV and Kahlotus. The Pirate boys had to come from behind against Liberty Christian, trailing 33- 24 at the end of three quar- ters. "Junior (Hernandez) clamped down on their point guard, and that's what really got us going," said Coach John densen. The brother team of Nie and Andrew Venema came through at the end with Nic tieing the game and Andrew knocking down the game win- ner, 43-41. Kahlotus was a walk in the park, by comparison, as the Koyotes lacked the depth to stay with Biekieton's pressing defense. Bickieton won 50- 28. The game was tight in the early going, but the Pirates outseored Kahlotus 12-1 over the final minutes of the sec- ond quarter. The wide margin allowed the Pirates to clear the bench, giving the young team much needed experience. Eddie Molina scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds and seven steals. Andrew Venema scored 13 and had 17 rebounds. The Lady Pirates were big winners against Liberty Christian, 56-39, and they rolled up Kahlotus 48-28. Katelynn Clinton scored 32 against the Patriots and 23 against the Koyotes. Star Kibby scored 13 against See PIRATES Page 14 Andrew Christiansen BREAK-AWAY: Kali Fargher took it to the hoop on a pair of third quarter fast breaks that helped keep Stevenson at bay, in Klickitat's 43-37 win. a Samantha Brewer and Kali Fargher combined for 30 points as Klickitat defeated Stevenson 43-37, last Thursday on the Vandal's home court. The Bruins launched a barrage of three-point shots in the opening period, connecting on just two, as they fell behind 15- 11. A pair of fast breaks converted by Fargher gave the Vandals a 34-26 lead with two minutes left in the third quarter. Brewer controlled the boards with 19 rebounds. Charice McConville had eight boards and six points. The Bruins were led by Chelsey Zibolksi's 11 points and Mandi Stump with lo. Stevenson 11 8 11 7 37 Klickitat 15 9 10 9 43 Stevenson - Zibolski 11, Stump 10, Kelsey Penner 6, den Rothgeber 6, Amanda Picklesirner 4. Klickitat - Brewer 16, Fargher 14, McConville 6, Tia Spino 5, Zoe Linclner 2. 4 J