70s kind of night


Keanu Cantu of the Spartans soars above the key for a 2-point shot.

— Several Lower Yakima Valley teams scored in the 70s last night, earning victories.

The Spartans weren’t among them as the girls lost to Columbia (Burbank) 31-37 and the boys defeated the Coyotes 64-42.

Winning its girls game 78-58 and boys game 78-55 over Grandview was Sunnyside; Prosser girls claimed a 74-46 victory and the boys won 74-57 against Pasco; and the Sunnyside Christian girls defeated Trout Lake 75-20, while the boys won 95-38.


The Spartans girls were led by Kaitlyn Roettger and Sophie Blodgett, who each scored 8 points in the low-scoring game against the Coyotes.

Statistics from the boys game were not reported as of press time.


The Grizzlies girls had two players in double digits — Ashlee Maldonado with 24 points and Brielle Newhouse with 16.

Maldonado collected 7 rebounds, while Abby Zavala and Kameran Rodrigues each had 4 rebounds.

Grandview coach Glen Braman said, “Sunnyside shot the lights out.”

Grace Meza of the Greyhounds scored 23 points, teammate Karina Fajardo had 13 and 8 boards, and Michelle Ruiz scored 12 points, collected 4 steals and 4 assists.

“Offensively, we need to share the ball,” Braman said, noting his team has some growth to achieve its goals.

“The girls have to trust one another and the coaching staff,” he said.

In the boys game, the Greyhounds were led by Gabe Esqeda’s 19 points and 9 rebounds. Teammate Reese Ramos tallied 15 points.

Statistics for the Grizzlies boys game were not reported as of press time.


The Mustangs girls had three in double digits.

Marissa Cortes scored a game high 26 points, while Brooke Wheeler tallied 12 and Madi Stallcop added 10.

The boys were led by Andre VanGuardia with 10 points and 6 boards.

“We played at a good pace,” Mustangs coach Toby Cox said, adding he feels the team is coming together.

Sunnyside Christian

The Knights girls were led by four players in double digits.

Emily Banks scored 17 points, Alyssa Martin tallied 15, Sailor Liefke added 13 and Abby Bravo had a double double with 12 points and 12 boards.

They also won 57-9 Monday at Kiona-Benton.

Statistics from the boys game were not reported.


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