Content with launching just 3-point shots and rarely trekking into the paint to fight for a rebound, the Yakama Tribal High School girls basketball team paid the price last night. Sunnyside Christian, despite substituting freely, lambasted the Eagles, 87-14.
Tuesday's South Central 'B' League victory improved the Lady Knights' conference record to 5-1, 8-4 overall. It was also Sunnyside Christian's seventh consecutive victory.
Sunnyside Christian scored 32 of its 87 points from the free throw line, attempting 43 foul shots in all. The Lady Knights outboarded the visiting Eagles by a 49 to 20 margin. Amy Mensonides and Tyssyna Van Wingerden led the way on the glass with 13 and 11 rebounds, respectively.
Scoring-wise, Van Wingerden and Emma Hernandez shared game high honors with 13 points apiece. Also in double figures for Sunnyside Christian were Carly DeGroot and Courtney Rice with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Sunnyside Christian is scheduled to play a pair of road games this coming weekend-Friday at Klickitat and Saturday at LaSalle.