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Holiday Tournament Results and All-Tournament Teams

LONGVIEW— The Red Devil Holiday Classic made good on its promise and delivered a showcase to its fans. There was 16 point comebacks, 30+ point performances and one high profile championship game between number 1 ranked Umpqua and number 4 Lower Columbia.

Umpqua set the pace early inside with its bigs Stotler and Powell. However, LCC was able to stay in range and would use a hassling full-court press to fuel its comeback.

In the 4th quarter, they would get over the top with 2 minutes to go in the ball game and then force 2 turnovers on key Umpqua possessions to turn in a 72-69 upset of number 1.

The Devils were led by tournament MVP Madison Hinrichs who scored 15 and had 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals. Keahi-lele Roy added 14 including a late free throw to stretch the margin of victory to 3.

LCC shot 10-33 from 3-point range. For Umpqua, Stotler posted a double-double with 14 and 14. Taisa Bilbrew lead all scorers with 16 points and Bria Thames added 15. Lower Columbia moves to 12-2 on the year while Umpqua drops to 11-2.

In the consolation game, Yakima Valley ran away from Highline early off of forced turnovers and would not look back finishing the game off by a score of 73-54. The Yaks recorded 28 steals in the contest with Carly Davis grabbing 11 of them. Sammi Blodgett scored 21 and Wiwnu Mills added 13. Highline was led by the 17 of Talisha Snyder.

All-Tournament Team
MVP: Madison Hinrichs (Lower Columbia)
Madison Lord (Lower Columbia)
Keahi-Lele Roy (Lower Columbia)
Jordan Stotler (Umpqua)
Bria Thames (Umpqua)
Sammi Blodgett (Yakima Valley)
Lana Berg (North Idaho)

MOUNT VERNON— It was the weekend of the host team and Skagit Valley did not let their fans down. After two quality wins, The Cardinals put the hammer down on number 3 ranked Spokane beating the Bigfoot 57-41.

Cardinal post Emily Yost controlled the paint from start to finish with 16 points and 7 rebounds on her way to an MVP award. Spokane point guard Bri King could not get hot as Spokane only shot 25% from the field.

Katlyn Ward was the only Spokane player in double figures with 13 points and also grabbed 8 rebounds. Neither team shot well from outside but the Cardinals were 11-15 from the free throw line will Spokane was only 10-17. Skagit becomes the first North team with 10 wins (10-2) while Spokane suffers only their 2nd loss (9-2).

In the 3rd place game, Bellevue eked out a victory over Big Bend 54-53. The Bulldogs were led by power forward Brenda Akoto who recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Molly Dixon also had 13 for the Bulldogs. For Big Bend, Sunnie Martinez and Kelsey Foster scored 11 and 10.

All-Tournament Team
MVP:   Emily Yost (Skagit Valley)
Breanna Chau (Skagit Valley)
Madison Wilcox (Big Bend)
Molly Dixon (Bellevue)
Bri King (Spokane)
Shaye Swannack (Spokane)
Uju Chibuogwu (Everett)

OREGON CITY— Only one men’s tournament this weekend and it featured plenty of high scoring affairs from some of the NWAC’s best.

Host Clackamas was able to grind their way into a championship game against arguably the NWAC’s best shooting team- Walla Walla. The Warriors, who routinely put up 30+ 3-point attempts per game, were not short on points scoring over 100 to beat the Cougars 104-86.

Tournament MVP Landon Radliff lead all scorers with 22 points (2-6 3pt) and Gabe Porter added 21 (3-8 3pt). For the game, Walla Walla was 9-37 from downtown.

Isaiah Gentry had 17 points and 6 rebounds for Clackamas while Simon Stringer added 14 points. Walla Walla improves to 9-3 while Clackamas moves to 7-5 going into league play.

In the 3rd place game, Everett was able to outlast Yakima Valley 92-90. Brevin Brown scored 28 for the Trojans while DeAndre Kambala netted 23 for the Yaks.

All-Tournament Team
MVP: Landon Radliff (Walla Walla)
Gabe Porter (Walla Walla)
Dalton Thompson (Walla Walla)
Nygil Carr (Clackamas)
Isaiah Gentry (Clackamas)
Brevin Brown (Everett)
Gio Jackson (Everett)
Max Jones (Yakima Valley)
Kendrick Abraham (Linn-Benton)
Kaj Bansen (Linn-Benton)
Pepe Hernandez (Edmonds)

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