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Bickleton girls struggle against LaSalle, lost to Trout Lake/Glenwood

YAKIMA - The Bickleton girls basketball team traveled to Yakima last Friday night to take on LaSalle and lost in a blow-out, 60-4.

"Our girls worked hard. LaSalle was just very quick," Bickleton Coach Tom Whitmore said. "Even though we were getting beat bad our girls just kept playing."

Play they did and get beat badly they also did as LaSalle turned a 27-2 first quarter lead into a 45-2 halftime lead.

In the second half LaSalle rested its starters and played most of its bench so the score didn't get out of hand. Still, LaSalle outscored Bickleton 11-0 in the third quarter and 4-2 in the final quarter.

Morgan McBride and Yesenia Macias each scored two points to account for all of Bickleton's points.

Saturday night's game was a little different but had the same outcome as the Lady Pirates lost to Trout Lake/Glenwood 36-27.

"We had a good first quarter and hung with them," Bickleton Assistant Coach Chris Venema said. "The game kind of slipped from us in the second quarter."

The Pirates trailed 9-7 after one quarter but were outscored 14-5 in the second. Trout Lake/Glenwood's Dave'y Lumley scored 7 of her 16 points in the second quarter which proved to be the difference.

"I felt like we were really in the game going into the second half," Venema said.

Corryn Raschko had 9 points for the Pirates and Kirstin Slater had 7 points and 8 rebounds. McBride added 7 points also for the Pirates.

"I was really happy with the way the girls played," Venema said. "We played great defense but our buckets weren't falling."

Bickleton (1-5, 2-11) travels to Goldendale to play their 'C' squad tomorrow night, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m.

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