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Girls basketball: Scappoose thumps Yamhill-Carlton for third straight win

Sara Tinning leads with 17 points


Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Senior Sara Tinning shoots over the Yamhill-Carlton defense for three of her game-high 17 points.Though their competition on Friday night isn't likely to win more than a thin handful of games this season, the Indians' win and three-game streak are bound to do massive things for the young Tribe's confidence.

Even stepping on to the floor for warm ups, the team's newfound swagger was obvious. They got off to a 14-0 lead, led 16-2 after one quarter and rolled to a 59-13 blowout of Yamhill-Carlton.

Last season, when the Tigers were a member of the Cowapa League, Scappoose won 65-35 and 60-7.

The hot start for the Indians, as is the design for second-year head coach David Spirlin, started at the rim. Sophomore post Kaylie Kopra scored the first four points for Scappoose, followed by a fast break layup from fellow sophomore Alyssa Spang. The pair combined for 14 of the Indians first-quarter points, and played big roles on defense as Yamhill-Carlton struggled to break down the Indian zone defense.

Three-pointers came thick and fast from the visiting Tigers, either clanging off the rim or missing the iron entirely as shots became more hurried. They found themselves down 23-2 before scoring their first points of the second period, but watched as Scappoose ended the half on a 7-0 run.

The second half was equally as dominant. Scappoose outscored Yamhill-Carlton 18-4 in the third period, and ended the game with a bucket from senior Bella Sykes for their largest lead at 46 points.

Tinning led the Indians in scoring with a season-high 17 points on three-for-seven shooting from beyond the arc — all three of which came in the decisive third quarter. Tinning's three-point shooting could play a big role in opening things up for the post players, as it forces defenses to respect the outside shot instead of crowding the middle of the paint. Tinning was also a perfect six-of-six from the charity stripe.

Scappoose got 13 points each from Spang and Kopra, who pulled down eight rebounds and hit six of her eight shots from the field and had five offensive boards. Junior Kendal Bailey had six points and a team-high nine rebounds.

The Indians will host No. 13 Philomath (5-5) on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Warriors will enter the contest on a three-game skid.

SUMMARY

Scappoose 59, Yamhill-Carlton 13

YAMH 2 2 4 5 — 13

SCAP 16 14 18 11 — 59

Scappoose: Spang 13, Sykes 2, Tinning 17, Bailey 6, Brodala 1, Galey 1, Kopra 13

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