PASCO — In a season of confidence-rattling defeats, Yakima Valley added another to the list Saturday as it was unable to close out what would’ve been an impressive road victory at Columbia Basin on Saturday.

After building a six-point halftime lead, Yakima Valley went cold in the second half and CBC rallied for a 75-73 overtime victory in the NWAACC East Region women’s college basketball game.

“It’s frustrating because we had the lead (at halftime) and then got cold and just couldn’t make shots,” YVCC coach Greg Oldham said, noting this is the team’s third region loss by either one or two points, with a fourth defeat by five points after the Yaks led with about a minute to play.

Despite the close losses, Yakima Valley (6-6 region, 13-12 overall) is still in a good position to reach the postseason, Oldham said.

“We’re still not in a bad spot to get into the (NWAACC) tournment,” he said. “This wouldn’t have punched our ticket but it would’ve got us close.”

Instead, the Yaks must regroup after making just six goals and shooting 19 percent (6 of 31) in the second half.

A prime example of the Yaks going cold was leading scorer Angelique Williams, who had a game-best 29 points, but she was 8 of 8 from the field in the first half before making just 2 of 9 second-half shots.

Sammi Jo Blodgett added 15 points but was 5 of 14 from the field, and Jami Cox had 12 points for the Yaks.

Sierra Higheagle had 20 points to lead CBC (9-3, 13-11), which shot 48 percent in the second half (11 of 23). Hannah Depew added 15 points and eight rebounds, and Alicia Jones had 13 points and seven rebounds.

YAKIMA VALLEY — Albrecht 2-8 3-3 7, Cox 5-12 2-2 12, Williams 10-17 5-9 29, Gonzales 1-8 0-2 2, Bakerr 0-0 0-0 0, Lekson 1-7 0-0 2, Dixon 2-5 0-0 4, Blodgett 5-14 5-5 14, Zimmer 1-1 0-0 2, Phillips 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 27-76 15-21 73.

COLUMBIA BASIN — Jones 6-12 1-5 13, Ross 2-5 2-2 8, Yenney 1-3 2-2 4, Wenstrom 1-3 0-0 2, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Avery-Winchester 4-5 3-7 11, Higheagle 7-14 6-6 20, Bingham 1-1 0-0 2, Depew 5-13 5-6 15, Harrod 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-56 19-28 75.

Halftime—Yakima Valley 41, Columbia Basin 35. 3-Point goals—YVCC 4-18 (Williams 4-7, Albrecht 0-1, Dixon 0-1, Blodgett 0-1, Lekson 0-2, Cox 0-2, Gonzales 0-4), CBC 2-10 (Ross 2-4, Jones 0-1, Yenney 0-1, Wenstrom 0-2, Higheagle 0-2). Total fouls—YVCC 25, CBC 17. Fouled out—Cox. Rebounds—YVCC 43 (Albrecht 7, Lekson 6), CBC 46 (Depew 8, Jones 7, Ross 7). Assists—YVCC 10 (Blodgett 5), CBC 10 (Depew 4). Steals—YVCC 10 (Gonzales 3, Blodgett 3), CBC 5 (Yenney 2). Turnovers—YVCC 13, CBC 17.