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Hermiston's Kirsten Shockman, number 34 in white, defends the key against Emily Bailey of The Dalles Wahtonka. [img_9381]

Hermiston Defeated The Dalles Wahtonka

Hermiston won 66-50

Posted Friday January 14, 2011

HERMISTON - The Hermiston lady Bulldogs defeated The Dalles Wahtonka Eagle Indians 66-50 on Thursday, January 13, 2011. The game was delayed from Tuesday due to a winter storm that swept throught the gorge.

The game started off with the teams exchanging the lead all the way through 3:54. At that point Hermiston began to pull away. The Bulldogs took an 18-11 lead at the end of the first period. Top scorers for the Bulldogs in the first were Courtney Walchli and Heidi Walchli each with 8 points. Maloree Moss had two points.

Scoring slowed for both teams in the second period with Hermiston scoring 13 and TDW 7. Hermiston led at halftime 31-18. Scoring for Hermiston in the second were Saraya Wise with five including a three pointer. Courtney Walchli, Jeni Hoffert and Andrea Waters each scored two points.

The pace of scoring picked up in the third period. Hermiston outscored TDW 17-14 while stretching the lead out to 14 points. Scoring for Hermiston came from Jeni Hoffert with 5, Heidi Walchli with 4, Gracie Flyg with 3 and Maloree Moss with 2. Hermiston led at the end of three 48-32.

Hermiston continued to maintain the lead even though both teams scored 18 points in the fourth period. Scoring for the Dawgs in the fourth were Courtney Walchli with 5, Heidi Walchli with 4, Kirsten Shockman with 3 and three players with two each. Hermiston won 66-50.

Courtney Walchli of Hermiston drives past Leah Wilson of The Dalles Wahtonka. [img_9230]

LEFT - Andrea Waters of Hermiston brings the ball up the court. [img_9253] RIGHT - Courtney Walchli of Hermiston lines up a freethrow. [img_9263]

LEFT - Heidi Walchli, number 42 of Hermiston, looks for an opening. [img_9277] RIGHT - Hermiston's Heidi Walchli gets a shot off over a TDW defender. [img_9279]

LEFT - Hemriston's Kirsten Shockman drives to the basketball. [img_9292] RIGHT - Maloree Moss of Hermiston brings the ball up to the key. [img_9300]

LEFT - Gracie Flyg of Hermiston drives towards the basket. [img_9309] RIGHT - Courtney Walchli of Hermiston drives to the basket. [img_9317]

LEFT - Emily Bailey of TDW, number 5, comes up against Hermiston defender Jeni Hoffert. [img_9333] RIGHT - Emily Bailey of TDW eyes the basket as she prepares to take a shot. [img_9382]

Hermiston's Jeni Hoffert, number 12 in white, forces Kelsey Martinson of TDW to get rid of the the ball. [img_9391]

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