Turnovers hurt Lummi girls in loss

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 11, 2014 

Despite 15 points from Treena Humphreys, Lummi girls basketball lost 64-19 to Neah Bay on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Lummi High School.

"Neah Bay is another good team we can learn from," Lummi coach Randy Kaui said in a phone interview. "We played really hard, but their 3s took the wind out of the sails. We worked hard defensively."

Neah Bay hit nine 3-pointers in the game to just one from Lummi.

Issabella James added four points as the Blackhawks only other scorer.

"I thought Thelma Wall played a great defensive game," Kaui said. "She held (Neah Bay's) McCaulley to just five points in the second half and had eight rebounds."

Despite the frustrations of losing, Lummi kept its cool and only committed nine fouls.

Turnovers were the Blackhawks' downfall, though, as they had 36 to Neah Bay's 14.

"We're a young, inexperienced team," Kaui said. "(Neah Bay) is a classy program and something to aspire to be. Seven of our 10 players have never played before, so this was a good example for them. Losing is tough, but you have to take something from it."

Lummi's next game is at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, at home against Grace Academy.

NEAH BAY 64, LUMMI 19

Neah Bay 18 16 18 12 - 64

Lummi 2 7 5 7 - 19

Neah Bay: Hulltunen 0, Hailey Greene 3, Neah Corpuz 0, Aguire 2, Holly Greene 8, Jessica Greene 8, McCaulley 16, Chartraw 0, Garcia-Jimmicum 0, Moss 23, Hill 4. Team totals: FT: 5-9 64.

Lummi: Issabella James 4, Kylee Tomma 0, Thelma Wall 0, Marleneh Jefferson 0, Alexa Jefferson 0, Cherisse Sulkanum 0, Sarah Burke 0, Treena Humphreys 15, Jane Jefferson 0, Carla Lawrence 0. Team totals: FT: 3-6 19.

3-ptg: Neah Bay 9 (McCaulley 4), Lummi 1 (James 1). Rebounds: Neah Bay n/a (Leader xx), Lummi n/a (Leader xx). Assists: Neah Bay n/a (Leader xx), Lummi n/a (Leader xx). Fouls: Neah Bay 8 (Fouled out: none), Lummi 9 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Neah Bay 14, Lummi 36.

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