SULTAN — Three players scored in double-figures to lead Cascade to a 56-35 win over the Sultan Turks in the team’s opening contest of the girls basketball season.
The Kodiaks rushed out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter against the Turks, who had the added benefit of playing in their third game of the year.
“We played great defense and held them to 25-percent shooting,” Cascade coach Todd Fraker said. “We did a great job of contesting shots, and down the stretch we out-executed them and finished really strong.”
Sydney Coffin led the Kodiaks with 15 points, while Johanna Rieke scored 11 and Gabby Brulotte scored 10.
Hannah Cowan chipped in seven points and nine rebounds for Cascade, which won the battle of the boards 46-44.
Okanogan 66, Medical Lake 16
Okanogan’s Kara Staggs scored 25 in their win in Medical Lake and Caitlin Behymer scored 12.
Bulldogs coach Bryan Boesel said they focused on playing solid defense and keeping pressure on by playing all 10 of the roster.
Chelan 42, East Valley 20
Chelan kept East Valley’s scoring to a minimum and shut it out all together in the fourth quarter in the Goats’ win in Yakima.
Chelan forward Courtney Dietrich scored 12 and guard Abby Phelps scored 10 with 11 rebounds.
ACH 47, Omak 34
Omak led by two points after the first quarter, but the Warriors held the Pioneers scoreless in the fourth quarter to get the win.
Brewster 68, Ephrata 46
Chandler Smith of Brewster scored 31 points in the Bears’ home opener win over Ephrata.
By half time Brewster led 26-22 and coach Roger Boesel said they came out moving the ball better and cut down on turnovers to take a stronger lead.
East Valley 57, Chelan 40
Chelan turned the ball over 28 times to East Valley’s 16 during the Goats’ season opener in Yakima.
East Valley’s Blake Ward scored 19 and guard Zach Janis scored 16.
Sultan 51, Cascade 38
The Kodiaks shot just 34 percent from the floor while the Turks hits 51 percent of their shots in Sultan.
Santos Lopez led Cascade with 23 points and eight rebounds in the loss.
Okanogan 70, Medical Lake 46
Justin Rivas dropped 27 points, Jim Townsend chipped in another 17 and Okanogan dominated Medical Lake on the road Saturday to pick up their second win of the season.
“That feels good,” coach Mike Carlquist said. “It’s good to come and leave at 10:30 in the morning and play at 6 at night and show up.”
ACH 53, Omak 35
The Warriors held Omak to just seven points in each of the first three quarters to build a commanding lead.
Ephrata 65, Brewster 47
Ephrata won in Brewster on account of shooting well and caitalizing on the Bears’ costly turnovers according to Brewster coach Tim Taylor.
Three players from Ephrata scored in the double digits hurting Brewster on the inside mainly.
Wenatchee at Bob Mars Invite
Wenatchee wrestling coach Ed Valdez took some of his younger wrestlers to the Bob Mars Invitational in Kennewick to give them more experience and to rest the varsity for the gaunlet of matches coming in the next week.
“It was nice to see some young guys get some varsity experience,” Valdez said. “We have a pretty big week coming up.”
Kyle Lesmeister finished first at 285 pounds, while Isaiah Van Weerdhuizen (220) and David Marquez (132) both finished fourth.