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Girls basketball: Rainier runs past Astoria, 46-27

The Daily Astorian

Published on December 31, 2017 7:35PM

Last changed on December 31, 2017 11:34PM

Rainier senior Desirae Hansen — bound for Portland State University next year — scored 16 of her game-high 22 points in the second half Saturday in a 46-27 win over Astoria.

The Columbians pulled away from the Lady Fishermen in the second half, outscoring Astoria 11-2 in a decisive third quarter run.

The victory helped Rainier finish with a 2-1 record in the Vince Dulcich Memorial tournament, which wrapped up Saturday night at Astoria High School.

Banks defeated Mazama 45-24 in the girls’ title game.

Sam Hemsley scored 13 points to lead Astoria, which finished the tourney 1-2.

While Hansen dropped in four 3-pointers to lead the Columbians, the Lady Fishermen struggled to score from the field (3-for-17 in the second half) and at the free throw line, where they finished 9-of-24.

A jump shot by Hemsley had Astoria within 20-19 in the opening minute of the third quarter, but the Columbians answered with 13 straight points, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers from Hansen, for a 33-19 lead.

Astoria returns to action Friday at home vs. Corbett.


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