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Lady Indians make it three wins in a row

Scappoose downs Astoria, Tillamook to stay third in league


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Jenny Vardanega drives to the hoop during last Friday's game with Tillamook. The Lady Indians topped the 'Mooks, 33-21.The Scappoose Lady Indians solidified third place in the Cowapa League last week with wins over Tillamook and Astoria.

Despite Tillamook having a large height advantage, the Lady Indians burst out to a quick lead over the visiting Cheesemakers. Lacey Updike had the first of three threes on the night in the first period, and Abby Kessi had four of her 12 points. Both would lead the game in scoring with 12 apiece.

The Lady Indians held their lead after a somewhat embarrassing second period—they didn’t score. The girls got back on track in the third with 13 points, and led 24-13 going into the fourth period. They had a 9-8 advantage in the fourth.

Earlier in the week, Scappoose took an early lead against Astoria and went on to a solid 41-34 win. The Tribe led 14-8 after one period, and was up 30-20 going into the fourth period. Kessi led Scappoose with 14 points and Updike had 12.

The Lady Indians are 4-2 in league play and three games ahead of the bottom three teams with just four games to play.

They were at league-leading Banks on Tuesday and this Friday travel to Seaside. The girls host Yamhill-Carlton on Tuesday, and finish the regular season at Astoria on Friday, Feb. 15.

Scoring:

Scappoose 33, Tillamook 21

Tillamook 4 5 4 8—21

Scappoose 11 0 13 9—33

Tillamook (21)—Keleigh Hoopes 10, Woods 3, B. Main 2, Martin 2, Kotre 2, K. Main 2, Hammond, Hayes.

Scappoose (33)—Abby Kessi 12, Lacey Updike 12, Vardanega 5, MacInnis 2, Hoglund 2, Keierleber, Courtney, Bailey.

Scappoose 41, Astoria 34

Astoria 8 8 4 14—34

Scappoose 14 7 9 11—41

Astoria (34)—Chloee Hunt 16, Mickle 4, Oman 4, Olson 4, Moore 3, Gohl 3, England.

Scappoose (41)—Abby Kessi 14, Updike 12, MacInnis 5, Vardanega 4, Hoglund 4, Keierleber 2, Courtney, Bailey.

Previous week:

Scappoose 46, Yamhill-Carlton 40

Scappoose 6 8 17 15—46

Yamhill 7 10 14 9—40

Scappoose (46)—Lacey Updike 17, Abby Kessi 12, Hoglund 7, Keierleber 5, Vardanega 2, MacInnis 2, Bailey, Tinning, Courtney.

Yamhill (40)—Cheyenne O’Laughlin 12, Kaylie Boschma 8, Frank 2, Beshears 6, Challinor, Ready, Chitwood, Davis.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Astoria 34, Scappoose 41

Yamhill 40, Seaside 58

Banks 53, Tillamook 32

Friday, Feb. 1

Tillamook 21, Scappoose 33

Yamhill 26, Banks 65

Seaside 64, Astoria 44

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Scappoose at Banks

Seaside at Tillamook

Astoria at Yamhill-Carlton

Friday, Feb. 8

Banks at Astoria

Scappoose at Seaside

Yamhill at Tillamook

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Yamhill-Carlton at Scappoose

Banks at Seaside

Astoria at Tillamook

Friday, Feb. 15

Scappoose at Astoria

Tillamook at Banks

Seaside at Yamhill-Carlton