Girls hoop teams hot on Friday night

Granger’s Naya Roettger drives the ball into the key against Warriors Lauryn Hink and Bricky McBride.

Photo by Jennie McGhan
Granger’s Naya Roettger drives the ball into the key against Warriors Lauryn Hink and Bricky McBride.



— The Spartans girls basketball team defeated the Cle Elum-Roslyn Warriors 61-42 on Friday.

Although they had difficulty sinking their shots, the Spartans took a 12-7 lead against the Warriors in the first quarter.

They continued to pressure Cle Elum-Roslyn in the second period and outscored the visitors 12-9 for a 24-16 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, both teams battled. Granger outscored the Warriors 14-12.

The Spartans put the game away with their best quarter, scoring 23 points to Cle Elum-Roslyn’s 14.

Naya Roettger scored a game high 22 points. She had four 3-point baskets and was 6-for-6 from the charity stripe.

Jayleen Vasquez struggled in the first half, but her second half scoring led to 18 points, 15 of which were made beyond the 3-point arc.

Teammate Kaitlyn Roettger scored 10 points, including three 3-point shots.

Sunnyside

The Grizzlies girls basketball team defeated West Valley (Yakima) for the second time this season, winning Friday’s match-up 62-57.

“West Valley made it interesting with a run in the fourth quarter,” Grizzlies coach Rick Puente said.

Sunnyside started the tame with a 20-10 first quarter.

The Rams outscored them by one point (15-14) in the second period, but the Grizzlies left the court with a 34-25 halftime lead.

In the third period, the Grizzlies outscored the host team 15-8, but the Rams rallied for a 24-13 fourth stanza.

“The girls had to dig in and be resilient,” Puente said of the final quarter.

Ashlee Maldonado and Kameron Rodriguez each scored a team high 16 points, with Maldonado providing 6 assists and collecting 7 rebounds.

Rodriguez had 6 boards.

Lexi Skyles tallied 14 points.

Sunnyside Christian

The Knights traveled to Lyle and won, 74-11, Friday.

The leading scorer was Sailor Liefke with 23 points.

Teammate Emily Banks had a double double with 17 points and 20 rebounds, and Alyssa Martin scored 10 points.

“All nine players suited up and all nine scored,” Knights coach Al Smeenk said.

Prosser

Although the Wildcats rallied in the fourth quarter (14-11), they lost Friday’s home game 41-51 to Prosser.

Leading the Mustangs with 14 points was Marissa Cortes.

Brooke Wheeler had 13 rebounds.

Sierra Asbell of the Wildcats also scored 14 points, while Arianna White hauled in 10 rebounds.



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