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Girls basketball: Tribe freshman Lea Brodala explodes for 17 in win

Scappoose tops Tillamook 42-32 behind 17 from Lea Brodala


Freshman Lea Brodala scored a career-high 17 points as the Scappoose girls went in to Tillamook and emerged with a 41-32 victory over the Cheesemakers on Friday night.

Seven of those points came in the fourth quarter, where Scappoose (9-8, 2-2 Cowapa) outscored Tillamook 13-9 to extend a five-point lead at the end of the third period.

The Indians actually trailed 9-6 at the end of a sluggish first quarter, but scored in double digits in the final three quarters and battled for a 32-30 rebound edge despite playing without junior post Kendal Bailey, who has been averaging 4.6 boards per game through the first 16 contests and sat out with a sprained right ankle. In her place stood freshman Hannah Galey, who grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in the win.

Scappoose also got a near double-double from sophomore Alyssa Spang with eight points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Kaylie Kopra was two-for-three from the floor for six points and five boards. Seniors Bella Sykes and Sara Tinning each had three points.

The win puts Scappoose into a tie for second place in the Cowapa League standings. Scappoose had just two road wins against league opponents last season, coming at Astoria and at Yamhill-Carlton.

SUMMARY

Scappoose 41, Tillamook 32

SCAP 6 11 11 13 — 41

TILL 9 7 7 9 — 32

Scoring: Spang 8, Sykes 3, Tinning 3, Brodala 17, Galey 4, Kopra 6

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