Basin roundup: Big Bend women improve to 3-0 in NWAC East

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PASCO — Big Bend women’s basketball pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Columbia Basin 84-73.

The Vikings outscored the Hawks 25-13 in the final frame.

Hannah Wilson missed just three shots from the field, shooting 14-for-17, to score a game-high 32 points to go with eight rebounds.

Columbia Basin held a narrow 60-59 lead after three quarters.

A 5-0 spurt to start the fourth quarter pulled the Vikings (3-0, 14-2) ahead 64-60. Leah Dougherty made two free throws and Miranda Johnson sunk a 3-pointer.

Big Bend held a 70-67 lead with about five minutes to play. The Vikings methodically grew their lead with an 8-2 run and 5-0 run to close the game.

Kelsey Sorenson and Johnson added 12 points each. Dougherty had 10 points and a team-high five assists.

Men’s basketball

Big Bend 93, Columbia Basin 67

PASCO — Big Bend held Columbia Basin to 22 second-half points and won 93-67.

The Runnin’ Vikes (1-2, 12-3) outscored the Hawks 42-22 in the second half to increase a six-point lead at intermission.

All five Viking starters scored in double figures, led by Joey Andrews’ 29. Mauricio Smith posted a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds.

Girls basketball

Soap Lake 39, Bridgeport 29

SOAP LAKE — Soap Lake used a balanced scoring output to beat Bridgeport 39-29.

Bella Peregrino led the Eagles with 12 points and Sophie Janikowski had 10

— Staff report

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