Walla Walla Community College
Women’s Basketball

Wenatchee drops Warrior women

Visiting Wenatchee Valley extended its winning streak to six games and pulled within one game of Northwest Athletic Conference Eastern Region-leading Walla Walla Community College Saturday afternoon with a 74-63 victory in women’s college basketball action at the Dietrich Dome.

Both the Knights and Columbia Basin — who edged Yakima Valley, 78-76, on Saturday — are now 7-3 in the East. The Warriors stand at 8-2.

Wenatchee’s Darian Gasseling scored a game-high 22 points. Teammate Lauren Johnson had 15 and Lacie Kamper added 14 for the Knights, who made 12-of-23 shots from 3-point range, including an 8-of-13 mark in the first half.

“They shot the lights out and we didn’t have an answer for it,” WWCC coach Bobbi Hazeltine said. “It was a good game for 30 minutes, then they stretched the lead out and we had to go to a different defense.

“Wenatchee was better than us,” Hazeltine said.

Kennedy Corrigan paced WWCC with 16 points, all of them in the first half. Paige Vincent and Bailey Nygaard scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Walla Walla.

“Kennedy played really well,” Hazeltine said. “They did a nice job of taking her out of the game in the second half.”

The Warriors’ next game is Wednesday at Spokane.

“Games like this will happen,” Hazeltine said. “We’re still one game up and control our own destiny.”

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