Pioneers pick up huge win over Granite Falls


Nooksack Valley's girls' basketball team picked up a 66-14 win over Granite Falls on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Nooksack Valley High School.

The Pioneers pulled out to an early 26-2 lead after one quarter and never let off the pedal.

Lindsay Hayes and Taryn Tenkley each had 14 points in the victory.

"I thought we started off strong," coach Shane Wichers said in a phone interview. "We found the open player and did a nice job moving the ball around."

The Pioneers were equally strong on defense, forcing 30 Granite Falls turnovers.

"We talk every day about being the best we can be," Wichers said. "We need to keep improving and not be satisfied.

Nooksack Valley stays at home to play Sehome on Friday, Dec 6.


Granite Falls 2 6 2 4- 14

Nooksack Valley 26 14 20 6- 66

Granite Falls: Martinez 4, Rice 0, Teter 0, Woolman-Morgan 0, Bashour 0, Laboda 0, Hart 0, McLoughlin 2, Lewis 0, Hansen 6, Chavez 2. Team totals: 7-28 0-1 14.

Nooksack Valley: Arlissa Oettel 1, Taryn Tenkley 14, Lindsay Hayes 14, Julie Campos 2, Mariah Perry 6, Emilia Gimmaka 12, Cheyanna Maxwell 7, Fiona Chapman 2, Brianna Turner 6, Lacey Johnson 2. Team totals: 22-49 3-6 66.

3-ptg: Granite Falls 0, Nooksack Valley 4 (Taryn Tenkley 2). Rebounds: Granite Falls 11, Nooksack Valley 32 (Mariah Perry 6). Assists: Granite Falls n/a, Nooksack Valley 16 (Lindsay Hayes, Mariah Perry 4). Fouls: Granite Falls 7, Nooksack Valley 7. Turnovers: Granite Falls 30, Nooksack Valley 11.

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