Tenkley's threes boost Pioneers to win

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDDecember 10, 2013 

Nooksack Valley girls' basketball overcame a rebounding deficiency and topped La Conner 55-44 on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Nooksack Valley. The Pioneers were led by Taryn Tenkley's 15 points in the game.

Tenkley's points all came off of 3-pointers, including three in the fourth quarter. She also led the Pioneers with six assists.

"Taryn had a career-high for points tonight. It was a back-and-forth game until she hit those threes," Nooksack Valley coach Shane Wichers said in a phone interview.

The Pioneers' Emilia Gimmaka added 11 points and led the team with five rebounds. Anna Cook was La Conner's top scorer with 17 points.

Wichers also gave credit to his team's accurate free throw shooting for the win. Nooksack Valley was 14 for 18 to La Conner's 8 for 23.

Nooksack Valley plays next at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Bellingham.

NOOKSACK VALLEY 55, LA CONNER 44

La Conner 12 13 15 4 - 44

Nooksack Valley 11 17 13 14 - 55

La Conner: Novak 12, Edwards 0, Henriksen 2, Reynolds 1, Cook 17, McKnight 6, Stewart 4, Watkins 2. Team totals: 15-54 8-23 44.

Nooksack Valley: Arlissa Oettel 0, Taryn Tenkley 15, Lindsay Hayes 9, Julie Campos 5, Emilia Gimmaka 11, Cheyanna Maxwell 10, Fiona Chapman 0, Brianna Turner 5. Team totals: 17-52 14-18 55.

3-ptg: La Conner 6 (Novak 4), Nooksack Valley 7 (Tinkley 5). Rebounds: La Conner 35 (n/a), Nooksack Valley 17 (Gimmaka 5). Assists: La Conner n/a (n/a), Nooksack Valley 10 (Tinkley 6). Fouls: La Conner 13 (Fouled out), Nooksack Valley 20 (Fouled out: Turner). Turnovers: La Conner 13, Nooksack Valley 7.

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