Long-range attack stops Wildcats | Girls basketball
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
December 13, 2011 · 8:20 AM
Lynnwood buried the visiting Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team with a flurry of three-pointers in the Royals 62-32 win Monday, Dec. 12.
The Royals (4-0, 6-1) bombed in eight three-point buckets in the first half as they raced to leads of 27-7 and 40-15 after the first two quarters.
Lynnwood sank just two threes in the second half as Oak Harbor slowed the Royal attack and was only outscored 22-17 after the break.
Wildcat coach Trisha Clayville said, "We struggled to cover three-point shooters. Lynnwood passed the ball very well until we didn't quite make it to one of their shooters."
Oak Harbor also had trouble taking care of the ball, committing 30 turnovers.
Clayville said, "Our inexperience at the guard positions caused us to struggle quite a bit."
One bright spot was the boards where Oak Harbor out rebounded the Royals 25-17.
Annie Leete scored nine points for the Wildcats, Marissa Lewis had five, Kelsey Rankin four, Ciera Wiser three, Lia Pantoleon three, Tatiana Cumming two, Rayan Russell two, Dominique Jackson two and Morgan Young two.
Lizzy Maza hit four threes to lead the Royals with 12 points.
Oak Harbor (0-2, 1-3) hosts Shorewood (1-1, 1-4) Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:15 p.m.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.