COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD
MOSES LAKE — Miranda Johnson could have held the ball and waited to be fouled by any Wenatchee Valley player on the court.
But playing conservative isn't her style.
Johnson collected a defensive rebound as time winded down in the fourth quarter and, instead of waiting for a trip to the free throw line, fired a pass to a streaking Abby Broadbent for a lay-up. Broadbent's bucket gave Big Bend (12-2, 23-4) a seven-point lead with 28 seconds left. Johnson added one more late free throw and Big Bend beat Wenatchee Valley (10-3, 21-5) 74-66 to remain first in the NWAC East.
"In the situation, you always want to be able to get to the open person and make the easy pass so I trust my teammates way more than I trust me making free throws," Johnson said. "I trust Abby fully so I knew that she would just lay it in with an easy bucket."
For a time, the Vikings did make it look easy against the NWAC's No. 1 defense.
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