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Prosser girls win at Mabton Jamboree

Vikings, Knights both go 1-1 in first outing

— The Prosser girls basketball team looked strong Saturday, winning games against Sunnyside Christian and Mabton.

The Mustangs topped the Knights, 14-12, in the jamboree in which games consisted of two, 5-minute periods.

White Swan also posted two wins in the jamboree that included Connell and Yakama Tribal, as well.

Meanwhile, Mabton and Sunnyside Christian each went 1-1 and Yakama Tribal dropped two games.

“We played Prosser and Yakama Tribal,” Mabton Vikings head coach Chris McCallum said. “First game, we lost to Prosser, 27-16, and the second game we won, 19-9, over Yakama Tribal.”

McCallum said he saw a lot of “positives and negatives” about his girls in the two 10-mintue games.

“Effort was really good, what we expect,” he said. “Rotations and communication on defense need to be cleaned up. Offensively, we just need to finish.”

McCallum said he saw just what he expected and now has a couple days with “lots of things to work on” before opening the season at 6 p.m. Friday at Warden.

For Prosser, 5-foot-3 junior Marissa Cortes took command of the court in the Mustang’s games against both the Vikings and the Sunnyside Christian Knights.

Cortes posted 11 points against Mabton.

Against Sunnyside Christian, the Knights held to just 6. In fact, the Knights had an 8-5 lead at the end of the first period.

But the Mustangs bounced back in in the second period for the win.

In addition to Cortes, Prosser had outstanding play from 5-foot-7 junior Cheyann Douglas and 5-foot-7 senior Asia Olivarez.

Douglas posted 5 points against the Knights and 1 against the Vikings.

Olivarez put up 5 points against the Vikings.

In other games at the jamboree, Sunnyside Christian topped the much larger 1A Connell Eagles, 10-9.

The Eagles then lost to the White Swan Cougars, 22-18.

White Swan went on to dunk the Yakama Tribal Eagles, 18-7.

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