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Girls basketball: Warrenton sprints past Naselle Comets, 68-25

The Daily Astorian

Published on December 5, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on December 5, 2017 11:36PM

Colin Murphey/The Daily AstorianMelia Kapua leaps out of bounds to keep the ball in play for the Warrenton Warriors during Tuesday’s game against Naselle.

Colin Murphey/The Daily AstorianMelia Kapua leaps out of bounds to keep the ball in play for the Warrenton Warriors during Tuesday’s game against Naselle.

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Colin Murphey/The Daily AstorianTyla Little lays the ball in after a fast break for the Warriors during Tuesday’s game against Naselle.

Colin Murphey/The Daily AstorianTyla Little lays the ball in after a fast break for the Warriors during Tuesday’s game against Naselle.

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WARRENTON — The Warrenton girls basketball team cruised through another nonleague tune-up before their league opener next week, racing past visiting Naselle Tuesday night, 68-25.

It’s only the second week of the season, but the Lady Warriors are rated seventh in the OSAA rankings, and they will likely be undefeated when they take on Rainier next Tuesday in what could be an eventual showdown for the Lewis & Clark League title.

Warrenton had four starters in double figures in Tuesday’s victory, as Claire Bussert led the way with 18 points. Fernanda Alvarez added 16, followed by Tyla Little with 14 and Morgan Blodgett with 10.

The game started promising enough for the Comets, who led 2-0.

But from there, the Warriors went on a 40-2 run, which included a 21-0 rally that pushed their 19-4 lead to 40-4 just before halftime.

Warrenton dominated the inside — mostly Alvarez, who scored all 16 of her points in the first half; and the Warriors knocked down 7-of-18 3-pointers from the outside.

Defensively, the Warriors forced 36 turnovers, and spent most of the night scoring in transition off steals.

Taylor Gudmundsen scored 10 points to lead the Comets, who were missing two regular starters from the lineup.



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