Lady Vikings steamroll Eastern Washington, drop contest to Clackamas

Lady Vikings steamroll Eastern Washington, drop contest to Clackamas

By Rodney Harwood

MOSES LAKE — There's a reason why they play a bunch of these games.

To borrow a John Prine line, "... One day you're up, the next you're down, half an inch of water, that's the way the world goes round."

Clackamas Community College coach Jim Martineau said his bigs didn't do much the night before in an 80-71 loss to Yakima Valley. But it was a different story in the Cougars 95-76 victory over previously unbeaten Big Bend Saturday night at DeVries Activity Center.

"(Yakima) has a bunch of little guards. They shoot pretty good and they work well together," he said. "Our bigs never did get into it. I thought we had whole lot more energy tonight."

Six-foot Cougars freshman Landy Williams was 10 of 15 from the floor and finished with 21 points and five rebounds in taking over the inside game. Combined with CJ Buckley, a 5-7 sophomore from Hillsboro, Ore., who scored 13 of her game-high 25 points in the second half. The Vikings just seemed a step slow all night.

"We need to take better care of the ball. Every time we turned the ball over, that's one more point we lose," said Preston Wilks, who's the winningest coach in women's program history. "We have to sit down and focus as a coaching staff and see how we can better do that.

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For a photo gallery from Friday's win over EWU, CLICK HERE.