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Pomeroy, Colton girls defeat Bulldogs in basketball season start

 

December 6, 2018

Dakota Patchen

Dakota Patchen of Colton goes to the hoop against Asher Cai of Colfax late in the Tuesday battle at Colfax. Patchen led all scorers with 19 in the battle which pitched schools that won state titles last year.

Pomeroy and Colton, the two SE teams which collided in the state girls B championship game at the Spokane Arena last March, both defeated a young Colfax team to open the new hoop season at Colfax.

The Pirates crunched Colfax 57-28 in the Friday opener, and Colton departed Colfax Tuesday with a 69-58 win after fighting off a Colfax charge early in the second half.

Pomeroy booked a 10-point lead in the first quarter on the way to the 57-28 crunch on the Bulldogs' court Friday in the season opener. The Pirates posted a 27-8 lead after the first half. Maddy Dixon and Heidi Heytvelt each hit 14 against the Bulldogs.

Sophomore Kierstyn York led Colfax with seven points.

The Bulldogs booked 25 fouls in the game as they battled to make up the deficit.

Tuesday night at Colfax, Colton took off for a 17-9 first quarter lead in a game which matched teams that each won a state title last year. Colton posted at 28-21 lead at the half, but Colfax hit a burst of points after the break and actually took a lead for a brief stint.

Wildcat ace Emily Schultheis had to sit down in the third quarter with a four-foul load and went out of the game with five early in the fourth quarter, but the Colton's sharp shooters did not back off. They led most of the way and and pushed the lead back over the double digit mark for the 69-58 win Tuesday.

The Wildcats stacked 12 three-point shots against the Bulldogs with sophomore Rylee Vining hitting four and Maggi Pluid hitting three.

Dakota Patchen, who hit 12-12 off toss line, led Colton with 19 points.

Vining and Pluid each finished with 14.

Colton hit a tidy 21-27 off the toss line to keep the edge.

York led Colfax with 18 points, and freshman Asher Cai finished with 14.

Colfax girls will also travel to Columbia Friday night, and then host St. George's on the home court Saturday.

St. George's will make a stop here for a non-league game. The Dragons last year tracked Colfax into the state title action last year and were derailed by league foe Davenport in the semi-final round.

Colton edged this year's St. George's team 64-53 in Friday's round at Colton.

Pomeroy 57-Colfax 28: 14/4 13/4 13/11 17/9: Heidi Heytvelt 4 (3-3pt) 3-4 14, Nikki Halbert 0 1-3 1, Sydney Watko 1 3-6 5, Deanna Caruso 2 0-4 4, Sydney Smith 4 (2-3pt) 1-2 11, Maddy Dixon 6 2-8 14, Emma Severs 3 0-2 6, Kiley Davis 0 2-4 2. Total: 11 4-11 f-10 57. Colfax; Skylre Sakamoto-Howell 2 (both 3 pt) 0-0 6, Kaitlin Cornish 1 0-2 2, Asher Cai 2 0-1 4, Anni Cox 1 0-2 2, Taylre Sakamoto-Howell 1 3-4 5, Perry Imler 1 0- 0 2, Kierstyn York 3 1-4 7. Total: 11 4-11 f-25 28.

Colton 69-Colfax 58: 17/9 11/12 22/20 19/17: Rylee Vining 4 (all 3pt) 2-2 14, Josie Schultheis 2 (3pt ) 0-0 5, Jordyn Moehrle 3 2-4 9, Maggi Pluid 3 (all 3pt) 5-6 14. Emily Schultheis 3 (2-3pt) 0-2 8, Dakota Patchen 3 12-12 18. Total: 18 21 27 69. Colfax: S. Saccamoto-Howell; 2 (both 3pt) 0-0 6. Cornish 0 2-2 2 , Shyah Antoine 2 (3pt) 0-0 5, Cai 5 5 9 15. Cox 2 0-0 4, T. Sakamoto -Howell 3 1-2 7, York 7 4-5 18. Total: 21 13-22 f-21 58.

 
 

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