COLLEGE HOOPS: Peninsula’s Anaya Rodisha scores 35 in win

Anaya Rodisha

Anaya Rodisha

STEILACOOM — The Peninsula women won two out of three games at the Pierce Holiday Invitational, getting 35 points from Anaya Rodish and coming from behind to beat Columbia Basin Sunday 84-73.

On Saturday, the Pirates crushed Pierce College 64-41. The women lost their tournament opener Friday 63-51 to Clackamas.

“I think we played better. Overall, it was a good weekend for us,” said coach Allison Crumb.

Crumb gave credit to her team for storming back from a 10-point first-half deficit.

“We made plays at the right time and had a solid three quarters. I saw a lot of fight in them today,” Crumb said.

The Pirates were behind Columbia Basin 41-31 at the half, but outscored the Hawks 22-12 in the third quarter and 31-20 in the fourth.

Rodisha shot 11-for-19 from the floor, making 2-of-6 3-pointers and she shot 11-for-12 from the free-throw line for her huge game,

Alicia Dugan added 12 points and three steals, giving her 16 steals over her past four games. Jenise McKnight and Taisha Thomas each had 10 points, Yamelei Rodriguez added 10 rebounds.

Crumb said Sephora Yayouss had a great overall game with nine points, 12 rebounds and six assists and just two turnovers.

The Pirates were strong on the boards again, outrebounding the Hawks 56-45.

In Saturday’s game, Pierce took 66 shots in the game, 45 of them 3-pointers, shooting 8-for-45 from beyond the arc. Crumb said the Pirates packed in their defense on the Raiders, not allowing them any inside offense.

“We forced them to take outside shots,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Pirates went to the line 30 times, making 25 free throws (83 percent). Smith led the Pirates with 15 points and shot 2-for-4 on her 3-pointers, while Dugan had 12 points and four steals.

Thomas had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Kayla Alvarez and Milan Barnes each had six points as 10 different Pirates scored.

Peninsula (5-4) next plays Columbia Basin again at 6 p.m. Friday at the Green River Crossover Tournament.

Peninsula 84, Columbia Basin 73

Peninsula 17 14 22 31— 84

Columbia Basin 17 24 12 20— 73

Peninsula (84) — Rodisha 35, Dugan 12, McKnight 10, Thomas 10, Yayouss 9, Smith 5, Rodriguez 3.

Columbia Basin (73) — Higginbotham 19, Keo 16, Botkin 14, Sage 10, Fangonilo 9, Fiander 5.

Peninsula 64, Pierce 41

Peninsula 15 13 20 16— 64

Pierce 3 11 11 16— 41

Peninsula (64) — Smith 15, Dugan 12, Thomas 10, Alvarez 6, Barnes 6, Rodriguez 5, Rodisha 4, McKnight 3, Butler 2, Yayouss 1.

Pierce (41) — Navarro 12, Mukisa 6, Tafia 6, Lambert-Butler 5, Williams-Mack 5, Brooks 3, Failauga 3, Palu-Thompson 1.

Men’s Basketball

Peninsula 88, Wenatchee Valley 65

EDMONDS — The Peninsula men got double figures from five players, easily beating Wenatchee Valley 88-65 in the Triton-Pirate Classic at Edmonds College.

It was the third straight game that the Pirates cracked 80 points and their third straight win.

An efficient Kevin Baker led the Pirates with 21 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the floor. Alex Baham added five 3-pointers — his second five 3-pointer game of the year — on seven shots for 15 points. Darrion Daniels had 15 points, while Trent Warren and Cole Rabedeaux each scored 12. Warren also had eight rebounds, while Jalon McCullough dished out six assists.

The men shot 52 percent from the gloor and 10-for-24 from 3-point range, with Baham doing much of that damage from outside.

Peninsula’s Sunday game at the Triton-Pirate Classic against Blue Mountain was canceled due to icy road conditions in eastern Oregon and Washington.

Peninsula (5-2) will next play Highline at 8 p.m. Friday at the Highline Crossover Tournament.

Peninsula 88, Wenatchee Valley 65

Peninsula 43 45— 88

Wenatchee Valley 33 32— 65

Peninsula (88) — Baker 21, Baham 15, Daniels 15, Warren 12, Rabedeaux 12, Lo 7, McCullough 4, Cosgrove 2.

Wenatchee Valley (65) — Martin 18, Widner 14, Bell 13, Dowdy 7, Silver 5, Shurtiff 3, Solovey 3, Williams 2.

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