Holiday Tournament Recaps and All-Tourney Teams
Clackamas Holiday Invite
OREGON CITY, ORE. -- Edmonds used 26 2nd-chance points and a +10 rebound differential to top Walla Walla 90-79 in the championship game at the Clackamas Holiday Invite. Charlie Smith led all scorers with 27. MVP Zach Pederson added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Clackamas topped Tacoma 82-68 for 3rd place. Everett holds off Linn-Benton 80-76 for 4th.
All Tournament Team
MVP: Zach Peterson- Edmonds
Derek Brown JR- Everett
Dustine Kawaka- Edmonds
Tra’Von McCray- Tacoma
Nate Richard- Walla Walla
Satchel Shetzel- Walla Walla
Charley Smith- Edmonds
Adam Moore- Linn-Benton
Shayne Rixie- Clackamas
Big Bend Holiday Classic
MOSES LAKE, WASH. -- Columbia Basin shot 52% from the field and 11/22 from the arc to top Big Bend 91-78 in the Big Bend Holiday Tournament championship. Brandon Oswalt led the Hawks with 27 and 5 steals. James Lopez added 16. Michael Joseph chipped in 11 and 8 assists.
MVP: James Lopez-Columbia Basin
Mogga Lado-Big Bend
Brandon Oswalt-Columbia Basin
Aaron Ward-Wentachee Valley
Easton Driessen-Wenatchee Valley
KC Harrison-Grays Harbor
Chemeketa Holiday Classic
SALEM, ORE. -- Wenatchee Valley goes 3-0 at the Chemeketa Holiday Classic, defeating Lane 96-77 in the battle of the unbeatens. Lauren Johnson finished with 21 points and 6 assists.
Lauren Johnson – MVP - Wenatchee Valley
Darian Gasseling - Wenatchee Valley
Marikah Wright - Lane
Bre Dubois - Lane
Lyndsay Oswalt - Columbia Basin
Justina Laney - Highline
Skagit Holiday Tournament
MOUNT VERNON, WASH. -- Spokane led the whole way, taking a 6-point half point lead all the way to defeat Big Bend 63-53 to win the Skagit Holiday Tournament. The Sasquatch’s Rayla Lohman went 4-5 from the arc for 14 to lead all scorers.
Bellevue tops Kwantlen 66-57 for 3rd. The host Cardinals top the NW Indian College 73-58 for 4th.
MVP- Khadija Neumeyer - Spokane
Christina Brown - Kwantlen
Krista Colvin - Northwest Indian College
Karlee Martin - Spokane
Shelby Kassuba - Bellevue
Jordyn Turner - Skagit Valley
Aubrie Vale - Big Bend
Lady Devil Holiday Classic
LONGVIEW, WASH. -- Snow College led by as many as 9 in the 2nd half but poor shooting (18%) down the stretch allowed a late Centralia comeback. Blazer Courtney Kaupu tied the game at 2 minutes. Jamika Parker blocked a Badger shot with 31 seconds left leading to a Blazer offense set that saw Parker with an offensive board and putback with 5 seconds left. Blazers win the Lady Devil Holiday Classic 52-50. Snow is ranked #16 in the latest NJCAA poll.
Umpqua holds off a 2nd half North Idaho rally to win 3rd 75-71. Blue Mountain holds off a 2nd half Lower Columbia surge to win 4th 83-78.
(Note: North Idaho qualified for the championship game against Snow, but the tournament was set to not have teams from the same conference play each other on the final day.)
Courtney Kaupu – Centralia
Kaylea Knox – Lower Columbia
Mar’Shay Moore – Blue Mountain
Anna Mumm – Umpqua
Whitney Saunders – Snow
Mariah Swanson – North Idaho