The Lummi girls' basketball team couldn't maintain its high level of play in the final two quarters against Cedar Park Christian, inevitably losing 53-33 on Thursday, Dec. 19.
Treena Humphreys led all scorers in the game with 21 points, but not even her effort could prevent Cedar Park from out scoring the Blackhawks 32-15 over the final two quarters.
"Our turnovers killed us in the third quarter and in the beginning of the fourth quarter," Lummi coach Woody Bakke said in a phone interview. "We had a lot of turnovers."
Despite the loss, Lummi did have plenty of bright spots, the main one being an eight-block performance by Sarah Burke.
"She's learning how to meet the ball and follow the trajectory and block it," Bakke said. "She did a great job playing defense."
Burke's presence in the paint forced Cedar Park to take more perimeter shots, and come the third and fourth quarter, shots that weren't falling in the first half began to drop.
"They started to shoot form the outside and they made a lot of shots," Bakke said.
CEDAR PARK CHRISTIAN 53, LUMMI 33
Cedar Park Christian 14 7 11 21 - 53
Lummi 10 8 8 7- 33
Cedar Park Christian: Maddie Hill 18, Leanna Mapel 6, Sarah Dresler 15, Carolina Jiminez 6, Alesha Teel 0, Brianna Joki 2, Salone Yosef 4, Jamie Copeland 2. Team totals: NA NA 53.
Lummi: Issabella James 0, Harley Ellenwood 6, Sabryn Tom 0, Thelma Wall 0, Marleneh Jefferson 0, Alexa Jefferson 0, Cherisse Sulkanum 2, Sarah Burke 4, Treena Humphreys 21, Jane Jefferson 0, Carla Lawrence 0 . Team totals: NA NA 33.
3-ptg: Cedar Park Christian 7 (Hill 4), Lummi 0. Rebounds: Cedar Park Christian NA, Lummi NA. Assists: Cedar Park Christian NA, Lummi NA. Fouls: Cedar Park Christian 11, Lummi 12 (Ellenwood). Turnovers: Cedar Park Christian 16, Lummi 24.