Basin roundup: Big Bend women celebrate 2018-19 region championship

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Connor Vanderweyst/Columbia Basin Herald | Kelsey Sorenson looks to make a pass through two EWU Club defenders.

MOSES LAKE — The walls of DeVries Activity Center became a little more crowded Friday night.

Big Bend women's basketball celebrated its East Region championship by unveiling its latest banner. The Vikings won the region with a 14-2 record and advanced to the Final Four of the NWAC Tournament for the second consecutive season.

After the celebration concluded, Big Bend showed why it is the reigning region champion by beating Eastern Washington Club 94-32. Big Bend built a 21-point lead after one quarter and was never threatened. EWU Club only scored 10 or more points in one quarter.

Kelsey Sorenson dominated on the interior with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Anna Yarbro pulled down 17 rebounds and Kayla Luke dished 10 assists. Sorenson (21), Kaitlyn Callahan (14), Maelyn Mace (12), Madi Fillmore (10), Savana Stephenson (10) and Emily Gorrell (10) all scored in double figures.

Big Bend finished its two-game home stand with a 90-49 win over Gonzaga University Club. Big Bend led 51-21 at halftime.

Yarbro scored a game-high 18 points with nine rebounds; Sorenson posted her second double-double in as many days with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Big Bend returns to the court Dec. 6 against Lower Columbia at the Everett CC WBB Classic.




Almira/Coulee-Hartline 80, Lummi 30

QUINCY — Brayton Schafer scored nine touchdowns and Almira/Coulee-Hartline beat Lummi 80-30 to advance to the state semifinals.

Schafer had five rushing touchdowns and four receiving. Dane Isaak added five touchdown passes and one 63-yard TD run.

The Warriors led comfortably at half, 58-30, but shut out Lummi in the second half to pull away.

The third-seeded Warriors travel to face Naselle in the state semifinals Saturday at Tumwater High School.

— Staff report

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