Big Bend Uses Balance to Blow Out North Idaho, 78-62

Big Bend Uses Balance to Blow Out North Idaho, 78-62

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD
Connor Vanderweyst

MOSES LAKE — Big Bend appeared a little lethargic to begin its East region opener.

The team wasn't talkative and North Idaho took advantage with an 8-0 spurt to start the game.

"It was a weird little beginning," head coach Preston Wilks said. "We hadn't had a beginning like that the whole season, where we've been down that far."

However, a quick timeout calmed the nerves and Big Bend rattled off 13 straight points to take the lead for good and beat North Idaho 78-62. It was an early test as both teams accumulated double-digit wins prior to region play.

And the Vikings passed with flying colors.

Miranda Johnson's team-high 17 led a starting five that all scored 10 or more points.

"That's my favorite type of games, is when everyone is scoring," sophomore Leah Dougherty said. "I think it just helps us become a better team because if someone's having an off night it doesn't matter because someone else will just score.

"I think those are the teams that are the hardest to beat when everyone can just make a difference on the floor."

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