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Trista Takes Enemy & Sequoia Wheeler lead Yaks through NWAC East

Yakima Valley College women's basketball team plays Chemeketa Community College Nov. 17, 2017 in Yakima, Wash. (GORDON KING/Gordon King Photography)

After dropping their first two NWAC East Region games, Yakima Valley’s women won their next two contests last week before falling Monday at Walla Walla.  The Yaks claimed a 70-57 road win over Blue Mountain, followed with a 60-50 home triumph Saturday over Spokane, and then dropped a 93-83 decision to perennial power Walla Walla.

YVC, 2-3 in the region and 12-5 overall, will host Wenatchee Valley at 6 p.m. tonight.

Trista Takes Enemy (Yakama) led the Yaks at Blue Mountain with 26 points while Sequoia Wheeler (Nez Perce) totaled 15 points and nine rebounds and Kamri Von Oelhoffen added 11 points.  Defensively, YVC held the Timberwolves to fewer than 20 points in all four quarters.

Against Spokane, Von Oelhoffen scored 20 points, Kali Kruger posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Wheeler had 11 points.

Walla Walla, ranked second in the NWAC, rolled up a 55-38 halftime lead in a game featuring two of the NWAC’s top scorers.  Von Oelhoffen, ranked eighth at 19.2 points per game, produced a game-high 31 points while Wheeler had 19 and Shiniah Holt (Nez Perce) added 15.  Warrior sophomore Cierra Jo McKeown, fifth in the NWAC at 20.6 points per game, led her team with 20 points.

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