Delija Cammon, left, drives by Lynnwood’s Emily Whybark. (Photo by John Fisken)

Delija Cammon, left, drives by Lynnwood’s Emily Whybark. (Photo by John Fisken)

Royal defense stymies Wildcats / Girls basketball

A harassing pressure defense propelled the Lynnwood High School girls basketball team to a 70-25 win at Oak Harbor Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Wildcats’ Wesco opener.

Oak Harbor also lost a non-league game 62-45 to visiting Sedro-Woolley Friday, Dec. 8.

The Wildcats (0-1, 1-5) go to unbeaten Snohomish (1-0, 5-0) for a 7:15 p.m. game Friday, Dec. 15.

Lynnwood 70, Oak Harbor 25

The Royals’ full-court press and half-court trap produced 18 turnovers in the first 11 minutes, resulting in 19 points and a 33-6 lead. Lynnwood then backed off on defense and Oak Harbor made a mini-run, trailing 35-13 at the half.

After Mia Littlejohn scored for Oak Harbor to open the second half, the Royals went back to their press for several minutes, scoring 12 straight points, 8 off Oak Harbor mistakes.

Lynnwood led 59-20 after three quarters.

Jasmine Ford topped Oak Harbor with 8 points, followed by Samantha Hines with 7, Littlejohn with 4, Kia Ceya with 3, Emily Gouge with 2 and Delija Cammon with 1.

Nakia Boston scored 18 and Amayah Kirkman 16 for the Royals.

“They’re a good team,” Oak Harbor coach Jon Atkins said in regard to Lynnwood (1-0, 3-3). “When they press, they give you trouble.”

He added that he wanted his team to be quick but under control, but it “couldn’t handle” Lynnwood’s defense.

Sedro-Woolley 62, Oak Harbor 45

The Cubs’ Christina Norris scored 13 points in the first quarter to offset 4 each from Ford, Hines and Littlejohn to help Sedro-Woolley take a 21-12 lead.

Littlejohn added 9 points in the second period, but the Cubs pushed their advantage to 39-25 at the break.

Sedro-Woolley cemented the game by outscoring Oak Harbor 10-2 in the third period.

Samantha Cox, who scored 15 points in the second half, led the Cubs with 18 points. Norris finished with 16.

Littlejohn scored a season-high 17 for the Wildcats. Ford added 11, Jordan Wood-Pina 6, Hines 4, Olivia Waite 3, Cammon 2 and Mikhaela Cortez 2.

Olivia Waite (11) tries to get by the defense of Lynnwood’s Rachel Walsh.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Olivia Waite (11) tries to get by the defense of Lynnwood’s Rachel Walsh. (Photo by John Fisken)

Jordan Wood-Pina looks for an open teammate in Wednesday’s game with Lynnwood.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Jordan Wood-Pina looks for an open teammate in Wednesday’s game with Lynnwood. (Photo by John Fisken)

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