Photo by John Fannin
Sunnyside Christian’s Brennan rip looks to pass the ball with Glenwood Klickitat players defending on the play.
As of Monday, January 18, 2016
SUNNYSIDE A second quarter run helped the Knights boys basketball team to a 75-32 win Saturday over Glenwood Klickitat.
The host Knights led just 22-14 early in the second, then pulled away with a 19-6 run to close out the half.
“From then on we turned it on,” coach Dean Wagenaar said. “We found out who their best scorer was and had to help defend him a little.”
The Vandals were led by Dalton Jones’ 13 points. “He’s a big kid with a good shot,” Wagenaar said.
The Knights removed all doubt in the third by outscoring the Vandals 18-7.
Luke Wagenaar’s 23 points paced the Knights, while Cade Bosma added 10. Chance Marsh, Lucas Dykstra and Justin Faber all scored nine points for the Knights.
Bosma hauled down seven rebounds. Faber and Conner Duim added six boards apiece for the Knights, who improved to 6-3 on the season.
The Knights girls team had an equally easy time of things Saturday, dispatching Glenwood-Klickitat 62-22.
Sunnyside Christian jumped out to a 23-4 lead and was never challenged in improving its record to 9-0.
“All 10 girls got to play,” coach Al Smeenk said. “It was a game in which we ran every set.”
Smeenk also said he eased up on pressuring Klickitat Glenwood, which calls its girls team the Eagles. “We just went with a man-to-man defense,” he said.
Aydan Harrington’s 16 points led the Knights, who also received a boost from Katelyn Banks’ nine points and eight rebounds.
With key league games approaching tomorrow, at home against Bickleton, and Friday at Yakama Tribal, Smeenk said his team will crank up the intensity in practice.
“”We will go hard on the fundamentals, do some shooting, different things to get ready,” he said.
Tomorrow’s girls game between the Knights and Bickleton tips off at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m.