Wednesday, December 7, 2005
MABTON - Despite committing 25 turnovers, 19 in the second half, Mabton cruised to a 54-19 win over Riverview Tuesday night.
The win improves Mabton's record to 2-1 on the season.
The Vikings held Riverview to single-digit scoring in all four quarters.
A swarming Mabton defense forced 39 Riverview turnovers, and freshman Ana Jimenez, who led Mabton in scoring with 19 points, also swiped four steals.
Alida Mendoza also chipped in with 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. She also had three blocks.
Trishi Williams was the third player in double figures in scoring, dropping in 11.
"I was really pleased with Alida Mendoza and Trishi Williams," Mabton Coach Mike Roettger said.
The freshmen trio of Jimenez, Jessica Mendoza and Williams combined to score 34 points for the Vikings, something Roettger said he was quite happy with.
"They played well for as young as they are," he said.
Despite the lopsided score, Roettger said his team only played well for about the first 18 minutes of the game.
"Our intensity dropped off," he said. "No matter what the score is you work at 110 percent."
Erica Sanchez also got into the scoring column for the Vikings with five points. She also had five assists.
Roettger said most of his team's points came inside. That's something his team has struggled with due to a lack of height.
"It was nice to see my kids inside step up and get points," he said.
Mabton travels to Klickitat to open league play Friday night, and visits Wahluke Saturday night.
Riverview 6 3 4 3 - 16
Mabton 10 18 15 11 - 54
Mabton - A. Mendoza 15, J. Mendoza 4, Jimenez 19, Sanchez 5, Williams 11.