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Tribe girls in playoff for play-ins

With players out Scappoose struggles on offensive side


The Scappoose Lady Indians had some startersby: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Abby Kessi goes up for two points during last week's game with YC. missing due to illness or injury on Friday, and fell to Astoria, 46-20.

The girls had lost a close game to Yamhill-Carlton on Tuesday, 38-35.

Despite the pair of losses, Scappoose was still solidly entrenched in third place in the Cowapa League. That left them with a league playoff game on Tuesday to see if they will advance to the play-in round of the 4A state playoffs.

Yamhill-Carlton and Astoria played on Monday night in Scappoose to see which team would play Scappoose. YC won that round, 37-32. The Lady Indians were to host Yamhill on Tuesday. Banks and Seaside finished first and second in league play.

Against YC a week earlier on Tuesday night the Lady Indians didn’t have quite the performance they needed in the three-point loss. The squad used a number of jayvee players on both nights.

Both Scappoose and YC teams had numerous unforced turnovers, and both had problems getting to the bucket at times. By the end of the first period, YC had a slim 7-6 lead. Both squads scored a bit more in the second period, but little changed as both hit 10. Scappoose led for a short period, but YC came back to take a one-point lead. The Lady Indians tied with a free throw, and Yamhill took the lead back with another.

The offenses were lackluster in the third. The Lady Indians had just four and YC just seven.

In the final period, the Lady Indians took a two-point lead with 3:29 left. YC answered and then forged ahead on an unassisted basket off a steal. Lacey Updike twice put Scappoose in front, but some Tribe turnovers, and two YC free throws gave them the win.

Kaylie Boschma of YC led all scorers with 16. Laceyby: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Lacey Updike goes up for a shot against Yamhill-Carlton's Chelse Frank during Tuesday's game last week. Updike had nine for Scappoose.

The winner of this week’s match between the two will advance to the play-in round, based on their rankings by the OSAA. Both teams are low in the rankings and will be on the road if they advance.

Scoring:

YC 38, Scappoose 35

Yamhill 7 10 7 14—38

Scappoose 6 10 4 15—35

Yamhill-Carlton (38)—Kaylie Boschma 16, Cheyenne O’Loughlin 11, Frank 5, Beshears 2, Chitwood 2, Ogden 2, Ready Adams.

Scappoose (35)—Lacey Updike 9, Kessi 8, Keierleber 6, Hoglund 6, MacInnis 2, Tinning 2, Vardanega 2, Courtney.

Astoria 46, Scappoose 20

Scappoose 3 9 2 6—20

Astoria 10 13 10 13—46

Scappoose (20)—Bella Sykes 8, Hoglund 6, Vardanega 3, Baily 2, Updike 1, Dykes, Tinning, Keierleber, Courtney, M. MacInnis, A. MacInnis.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Yamhill-Carlton 38, Scappoose 35

Banks 46, Seaside 33

Astoria 48, Tillamook 42

Friday, Feb. 15

Scappoose 20, Astoria 48

Tillamook 22, Banks 40

Seaside 59, Yamhill-Carlton 46

Monday, Feb. 18

Yamhill-Carlton 37, Astoria 32

(in playoff at Scappoose)