MABTON - Junior Courtney Rice spearheaded a 21-8 second quarter surge by the Sunnyside Christian JV girls basketball team, which ended with the Lady Knights taking a 64-20 decision against Mabton's junior varsity last week.
The victory boosted the JV Lady Knights' overall record on the season to 13-0.
Sunnyside Christian was clinging to an 8-6 lead after the first period, but with Rice inserted into the line-up in the second quarter the JV Lady Knights took control.
"We only had Courtney (Rice) for one quarter, but when she came in she created some turnovers for us and some scoring opportunities," said Sunnyside Christian JV Coach Steve Martin.
In just one quarter of play, Rice tossed in 6 points.
Andrea Schutt, Emma Newhouse and Brittany denHoed ended up as the JV Lady Knights' top scorers with 17, 16 and 12 points, respectively. Also contributing were Chelsea Jones with 7 points, Jacqui Roberts with 4 and Jenna Van Beek with 2 points.
Mabton's top scorer in the game was Talisa Sotelo with 10 points.