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Sami Webb reacts as the ball bounces away from a team mate in the closing minutes of the game Tuesday.

Lady Bulldogs Open Season With Loss To WaHi

Dawgs have lead in the second and third quarters but let it slip away.

Posted Wednesday December 3, 2008

HERMISTON - The Hermiston Lady Bulldogs lost to the Walla Walla Blue Devils 54-47 on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. The non-conference game was the first home game for the Lady Bulldogs in the basketball season.

Hermiston took an early 4-0 lead in the opening moments of the game. By 5:34 WaHi had taken the 5-4 lead. Hermiston was able to take the lead at 4:53 by a score of 9-7. From that point WaHi kept the lead and ended the quarter leading Hermiston 15-13.

WhHi took the lead to 19-14 in the opening minute of the second quarter. Then Brook Davis hit a two pointer and Marie Pedro hit a free throw closing the gap to 19-17. Hannah Whitsett then tied it up moments later with a layup that made the score 21-21. Then at 2:55 Whitsett hit a three pointer to give Hermiston the 24-21 lead. The Bulldogs kept on the roll pushing their lead to ten points 31-21. WaHi comes back to score six points in the closing thirty seconds of the half. The half ended with Hermiston leading 31-27.

Hermiston maintained the lead through most of the third quarter. WaHi tied it up 36-36 with 1:04 to go in the third.

Hermiston missed some freethrows and WaHi pressed in the closing minute to take the lead. WaHi closed out the quarter with a 44-39 lead.

WaHi controlled the game in the fourth quarter. Hermiston closed to 46-49 at the four minute mark. Hermiston scored only one freethrow in the remainder of the game. WaHi controled the ball by scoring five points and running off the clock for a 54-47 win.

LEFT - The ball gets away from Mikaela Rivard of WaHi and Mary Shae Hayes of Hermiston during the first half of the game on Tuesday. RIGHT - A Hermiston player threads her way through WaHi defenders.

LEFT - Mary Shae Hayes takes a shot from the corner. RIGHT - Hermiston cheerleaders perform a lift during a time out during the game.

LEFT - Hermiston cheerleaders perform a lift during a time out during the game. RIGHT - Jade Crossley battles a WaHi player to control a loose ball that was flying out of bounds.

LEFT - Mary Teresa Barnett takes a shot. RIGHT - Hannah Whitsett takes a shot while being closely guarded by two WaHi defenders.

LEFT - Kathryn Barritz drives to the basket being defended by Mikaela Rivard of WaHi. RIGHT - Hermiston post Mary Shae Hayes sets up for a pass.

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