Scappoose demolishes YC 60-7, season bests in opponent score and winning margin

by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Senior Abby Kessi finished with 13 points in the blowout for Scappoose.When first-year head coach David Spirlin took over the Scappoose program, he brought with him a few basic principles: smart, patient offense, and tough defense.

And as strongly as Spirlin has emphasized defense, few could have seen Friday's game coming.

Scappoose (8-9, 2-2 Cowapa) stomped Yamhill-Carlton (0-18, 0-4 Cowapa) on Friday night, holding the Tigers to an opponent season low. The 60-7 walloping is also the widest margin of victory for the Indians all season long as they look to make the playoffs after struggling for the last several years.

As ridiculous as it sounds, it was another “slow start” for Scappoose, at least relative to the final three quarters. Yamhill-Carlton took a brief lead at 2-1 in the opening minutes of the game before the Indians went on a 19-2 run capped by a fast break bucket from senior Abby Kessi.

The Tigers hit a three pointer a few minutes later, and wouldn't score for the rest of the contest, giving up 41 consecutive points to the Indians, who finished with 16 steals, 17 assists and 12 offensive boards.

Kessi led Scappoose in the blowout, netting 13 points on perfect shooting from the field. Freshman Alyssa Spang, who started the game, finished with 12 points, nine boards, five assists and just one turnover. Senior Lacey Updike, who came off the bench, ended the contest with 10 points.

The Indians will be on the road for their next two games, traveling to Astoria on Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m., and visiting Tillamook on Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m.


Scappoose 60, Yamhill-Carlton 7

Scappoose (60): Spang 12, Wight 8, Kessi 13, Tinning 5, Courtney, Updike 10, Vardanega 4, Bailey, Kopra 8

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