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Girls basketball: Warrenton tops Harrisburg to win tournament

The Daily Astorian

Published on December 31, 2017 7:36PM


LINCOLN CITY — The Warrenton Lady Warriors did not face much opposition on their way to the girls’ team championship of the Kiwanis Holiday Tournament.

The three-day tournament held at Taft High School in Lincoln City was a walk in the park for the Warriors, who won three games in three days, all by large margins.

After victories over Taft (76-21) and Waldport (49-20) Thursday and Friday, Warrenton wrapped up the title Saturday with a 58-34 win over Harrisburg.

“To hold teams to 21, 20 and 34 points … we played great defense all three days,” said Warrenton coach Robert Hoepfl. “Tyla Little averaged over 20 and was the MVP, and we were obviously able to score well in every game. We’re finally at full strength, so it was nice to see everybody contributing for us.”

Little had 25 in Saturday’s win.

Fernanda Alvarez added 11 points, with Rachel Dyer and Morgan Blodgett scoring seven apiece. Maria Heyen had a breakout tournament, and finished with six points and 10 rebounds.

In Thursday’s 55-point win over Taft, Little tied a school record with seven 3-pointers (Brooklyn Campbell made seven vs. Portland Adventist in 2007), on her way to a 31-point night. Dyer added 12 points for the Warriors, who led 42-11 at halftime.

Friday’s game against Waldport was much closer than last year’s meeting between the two teams, won by Warrenton, 83-6.

In the boys’ half of the tournament, Warrenton was 0-3, with losses to Taft (41-35), La Pine (56-31) and Harrisburg (39-24).



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