Avalon Renninger, right. (Photo by John Fisken)

Avalon Renninger, right. (Photo by John Fisken)

Pioneers’ pressure sinks Wolves / Girls basketball

A ball-hawking full-court press proved fruitful for the Nooksack Valley High School girls basketball team as the Pioneers won 52-30 at Coupeville Saturday, Dec. 21.

“They’re really good and made us pay for every turnover we committed,” Coupeville coach Scott Fox said. “Tough, aggressive full-court man defense was too much to overcome.”

The loss dropped the Wolves’ record to 6-2. Nooksack Valley is 5-2.

Coupeville plays another non-league game at Chimacum at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3.

Nooksack Valley, spurred by its defense, led 16-8, 34-14 and 43-24 at the quarters.

Scout Smith topped the Wolves in scoring with 12 points. Chelsea Prescott had 7, Avalon Renninger 6 and Izzy Wells 5.

Tehya Moore scored 15 points for the Pioneers.

Scout Smith.(Photo by John Fisken)

Scout Smith. (Photo by John Fisken)

Izzy Wells.(Photo by John Fisken)

Izzy Wells. (Photo by John Fisken)

Hannah Davidson, right.(Photo by John Fisken)

Hannah Davidson, right. (Photo by John Fisken)

Maddie Georges, front.(Photo by John Fisken)

Maddie Georges, front. (Photo by John Fisken)

Chelsea Prescott.(Photo by John Fisken)

Chelsea Prescott. (Photo by John Fisken)

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