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WBB: Wenatchee Valley edges Lane 84-81 to advance to NWAC Championship

2019-03-16 17:31:30

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In game two of the NWAC Women’s Final Four, the Lane Community College Titans battled the Wenatchee Valley College Knights.  The winner of this match up takes on the Umpqua Riverhawks in the championship game tomorrow at 2pm. 

The first quarter was a see saw battle as both teams took turns taking the lead.  Lane went on a 11-4 run to take a 23-17 lead at the end of the first quarter.

To start the second quarter the Titans built their lead to 11 points on multiple three-point baskets by Mya India Thomas and multiple back door baskets.  Ashlynn Burgess kept the Knights close with 14 first half points. 

At the 3:10 mark of the second period an unsportsmanlike foul was called on the Titan’s Meagan Briggs.  Since that call the Knights cut into the lead with Lane leading 46-39 at the half.

Ashlynn Burgess led WVC’s attack with 16 points and Lane was led by Kylie Guelsdorf’s 10 points and Megan Stills with 8.

The second half saw the Knights attacking the basket on penetration, hunting down offensive rebounds, and stepping up their pressure defense.  Chastity Spady with her penetration scored 8 points over a 1:30 span to help WVC cut the lead to 3 trailing 59-56 at the two-minute mark of the third quarter.  At the end of three quarters Lane held a 63-60.

WVC took the lead with a three-point basket 70-69 by Ashley Peralta.  After the teams traded leads WVC at the 4:40 mark took a three-point lead and never looked back.  WVC continued to win the battle of the loose balls and never looked back.  

The Knights were led by Ashlynn Burgess 24 points, Chastity Spady, 23 points, and Ashley Peralta with 16 points.  The Titans were led by Guelsdorf’s 16 points, Kalina Rojas, and Megan Still, each with 13 points, and Meagan Briggs with 10 points. 

Wenatchee Valley College plays tomorrow Umpqua Community College at 2pm.

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