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Lady Pirates rout Yakama Tribal

BICKLETON - Lady Pirates Coach Emily Barnhart was looking for an opportunity to play her entire team and it presented itself last night against Yakama Tribal.

Bickleton opened the game by scoring 12 points in the first quarter. The Eagles were held to two.

On their way to a 58-25 victory, the Lady Pirates tossed in another 17 points in the second quarter to broaden the lead to 29-11 going into the half.

"We were excited to be able to play all the girls all four quarters this game," said Barnhart.

"This was the first time this season that everyone on the team was able to score during the game," she continued.

Barnhart said her team took control early in the game and had a good night from the free throw line, sinking 10 of 15 shots.

In spite of the progress, she said Bickleton still has "room for improvement."

In the third and fourth quarters the Lady Pirates scored another 29 points, keeping the Eagles to just seven points in each of the final quarters.

Bickleton's Katelynn Clinton scored 20 points and had 17 boards. She also provided seven assists.

Teammate Jamie Venema scored 10 points and added five steals to her stats. Aymie Osborne hauled in 11 boards for her best rebounding game this season. She also scored eight points.

For Yakama Tribal the leading shooter was Latoya Sampson, who scored nine points.

Bickleton (3-1, 7-3) will this coming Friday visit the Sunnyside Christian High School gym for another league match-up. Saturday, the Lady Pirates will travel to Trout Lake-Glenwood.

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