Shooting woes hurt Nooksack Valley girls in loss

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 17, 2014 

Nooksack Valley couldn't find an offensive rhythm and fell to Burlington-Edison 64-31 in a Northwest Conference matchup Friday, Jan. 17, at Nooksack Valley.

The Pioneers' Arlissa Oettel, Taryn Tenkley and Mariah Perry led the team with seven points each.

"Burlington just shot the lights out. They were 8 for 8 from 3(-point range) in the second half," Nooksack Valley coach Shane Wichers said in a phone interview. "We struggled to hit shots. Arlissa came in and hit some shots for in the fourth."

Nooksack Valley shot just 13 of 50 from the floor, compared to the Tigers' 28-51.

Tyra Lopez led Burlington-Edison with 23 points.

Brianna Turner added six points for the Pioneers.

Nooksack Valley will look to bounce back on Jan. 21, at Squalicum.

BURLINGTON-EDISON 64, NOOKSACK VALLEY 31

Burlington-Edison 16 14 14 20 - 64

Nooksack Valley 9 4 11 7 - 31

Burlington-Edison: Tyra Lopez 23, Ali Heyntsen 8, Jacki Smith 0, Katie Rodriguez 9, Olivia Capron 10, Delaney Watson 2, Rylee Gunderson 2, Emily Agen 10. Team totals: 28-51 5-12 64.

Nooksack Valley: Arlissa Oettel 7, Taryn Tenkley 7, Lindsay Hayes 2, Mariah Perry 7, Emilia Gimmaka 0, Cheyanna Maxwell 0, Fiona Chapman 2, Brianna Turner 6, Lacey Johnson 0. Team totals: 13-50 2-7 31.

3-ptg: Burlington-Edison 11 (Lopez 6), Nooksack Valley 3 (Oettel, Tenkley, Perry 1). Rebounds: Burlington-Edison 30 (n/a), Nooksack Valley 17 (Maxwell 5). Assists: Burlington-Edison n/a (Leader xx), Nooksack Valley 6 (Perry 4). Fouls: Burlington-Edison 9 (Fouled out: none), Nooksack Valley 9 (Fouled out: none). Turnovers: Burlington-Edison 10, Nooksack Valley 18.

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