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Athletes of the Week: Tyla Little and Eli Takalo

Published on March 1, 2018 11:33AM

Last changed on March 1, 2018 12:06PM

Tyla Little, Warrenton

The Daily Astorian

Tyla Little, Warrenton

Eli Takalo, Knappa

Krissy Barendse-Goodman/For The Daily Astorian

Eli Takalo, Knappa


Tyla Little, Warrenton

In her final game as a Warrior, Little made six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points in Warrenton’s loss at Coquille Feb. 23. In the process, she surpassed 1,000 points for her career. Little finished with 1,004, placing her fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list, behind Brooklyn Campbell (1,983), DeeDee Arnall, Meredith Claterbos and Staci Hanna. Little is also the career leader in 3-point attempts (615) and second in made 3-pointers (156). She attempted a school record 262 3-pointers this season, making 73, one short of the school record (Claterbos was 74-for-224 in 2002-03).


Eli Takalo, Knappa

The sophomore scored 20 points and sparked an early rally for the Loggers in Knappa’s 81-35 win Feb. 23 over Reedsport. After falling behind 4-0, Takalo scored on an offensive rebound, made a 3-pointer on the next possession and later scored off a steal in a 12-0 run. Then, in a 19-4 run to start the second half, he made two 3-pointers as Knappa’s lead reached 59-28. The week before, Takalo was one of seven players named to the Northwest League’s first team all-league squad.


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