Emily Bailey had 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals to lead No. 4 The Dalles Wahtonka to a 48-33 victory over Sunset in non-league girl’s basketball play Tuesday in Portland.
“We came to Portland, we got the job done and won by 15 points,” said TDW coach Craig Compton. “Other than that, there was nothing really great about the win.”
Compton said the squad got after it in the first half by building a 22-6 lead at one point, with runs of 12-4 and 10-2 through the opening 16 minutes.
In the third quarter, the Apollos dipped into the Tribe lead with a 10-8 output in the third quarter, but then TDW capped the contest with an 18-17 effort for the win.
Shanelle Smith added nine points, Olivia Starks scored eight and Amanda Cimmiyotti muscled home six points to lead the Eagle Indians.
At the point guard position, Anndria North scored two points, dished off nine assists and grabbed three steals.
“She set her teammates up for some easy baskets,” Compton said. “She is handling the ball most of the time and she committed only one turnover, so she is dependable on that end.”
TDW (10-2 overall) puts its five-game home winning streak on the line with a non-league finale against Beaverton.
The Beavers average 58.4 points a game, including a 106-point effort against McKay and 81 versus McMinnville.
It will be up to the Tribe’s No. 3-ranked scoring defense at 39.2 points to shut them down if they are to have a chance.
The Beavers (9-4) are the No. 12-ranked team in the 6A classification, so Compton wants his team to come out firing on all cylinders.
“We have to get refocused for Beaverton,” he said. “They are a solid 6A ballclub and if we want to win Friday’s game, we have to play a lot better than we did tonight.”