Shoni Schimmel, Renee Montgomery

In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Atlanta Dream guard Shoni Schimmel (23) tries to set up a play against Minnesota Lynx guard Renee Montgomery (21) during a WNBA basketball game in Minneapolis. A court-side confrontation has led the Santa Fe, N.M., Indian School to fire their two basketball coaches, both the parents of Shoni Schimmel. They say racial remarks set off the dispute. The school's varsity head coach Ceci Moses, and her husband and assistant coach Rick Schimmel were let go Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, following a game the previous week against St Michael's High School. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)

YAKIMA, Wash. -- It was hard enough for Yakima Valley College to keep up with Shoni Schimmel, but the WNBA standout had plenty of help as Lady Elite defeated the Yaks 77-44 in Saturday’s YVC Tip-Off Tournament at Sherar Gym.

Trista Takes Enemy, Adriel Willis and Sequoia Wheeler netted 15, 11 and 10 points respectively for YVC, but the Yaks were held to 13 points in the middle two quarters.

Abby Scott tossed in a game-high 19 points for Lady Elite and Schimmel tallied 16.

In earlier action, Granger graduate Alexis Castro scored a game-high 23 points as Columbia Basin rallied past Chemeketa 62-61.

Walla Walla topped the Valley All-Stars 87-48. Andi Blodgett and Sammi Jo Blodgett led the way for the All-Stars with 17 and 14 points, respectively.

In the opening game, Eisenhower graduate Sydney Wammock had a team-high 20 points in Blue Mountain’s 84-74 loss to Grays Harbor. Alexia Thrower had 31 for the Chokers.

Yakima Valley will play the Valley All-Stars at noon after Grays Harbor meets Columbia Basin.

Walla Walla and the Lady Elite will cap the action at 2 p.m. in the title game.

LADY ELITE — Abby Scott 8-22 2-2 19, Shoni Schimmel 8-22 0-0 16, AJ Yarlott 6-19 0-0 12, Tisha Phillips 4-15 2-4 11, Suppah 1-4 0-1 2, Shel. Strom 1-5 0-0 2, Shee. Strom 1-3 2-2 4, Theresa Bell 4-6 2-3 11. Totals 33-96 8-12 77.

YAKIMA VALLEY — Adriel Willis 3-13 5-7 11, Holt 0-4 0-0 0, Sequoia Wheeler 3-18 3-3 10, Trista Takes Enemy 5-17 0-0 15, Kruger 1-7 0-0 2, Layaoen 1-4 0-0 2, Swan 1-4 0-0 2, Andrews 0-4 0-0 0, Lambert 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 15-73 8-10 44.

Lady Elite 13 19 20 25 — 77

Yakima Valley 12 6 7 19 — 44

3-point goals—Lady Elite 3-26 (Scott 1-4, Schimmel 0-11, Yarlott 0-2, Phillips 1-4, Suppah 0-2, Shee. Strom 0-1, Bell 1-2), YVC 6-31 (Willis 0-4, Holt 0-2, Wheeler 1-13, Takes Enemy 5-11, Swan 0-1). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Lady Elite 72 (Schimmel 11), YVC 54 (Kruger 12). Assists—Lady Elite 17 (Schimmel 5), YVC 8 (Willis, Swan 2). Total Fouls—Lady Elite 9, YVC 12. Turnovers—Lady Elite 10, YVC 21.

 

CWU falls to Metro State

GOLDEN, Colo. — Georgia Ohrdorf scored a game-high 18 points to lead five Metro State players in double figures as the Roadrunners defeated Central Washington 76-65 in women’s basketball action Saturday at the Tony Corbetta Classic.

Jasmin Edwards finished with a team-high 14 points for the Wildcats (1-3), while Sadie Mensing and Kaelie Flores each had 13 and Taylor Baird chipped in 10.

Mikala Gordon had 15 points and 17 rebounds for the Denver school, and J’Nae Squires-Horton added 15 points.

The Wildcats host Eastern Oregon on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m.

 

CENTRAL WASHINGTON — Jasmin Edwards 5-15 3-4 14, Sadie Mensing 3-9 7-8 13, Kaelie Flores 3-6 6-6 13, Taylor Baird 4-12 2-4 10, Pana 3-8 1-4 8, Lorentson 1-3 0-0 3, Verduin 1-1 0-1 2, Malcolm 1-2 0-0 2, Shaw 0-4 0-2 0. Totals 21-60 19-29 65.

METRO STATE — Georgia Ohrdorf 6-9 6-6 18, J’Nae Squires-Horton 6-13 0-0 15, Jaelynn Smith 2-8 9-10 13, Emily Hartegan 5-10 1-2 11, Wittwer 0-7 0-0 0, Mikala Gordon 6-9 2-4 15, Wellington 0-3 2-2 2, Schroeder 1-1 0-0 2, Gonzales 0-0 0-0 0, Erica Correa 0-0 0-0 0, Clarie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-60 20-24 76.

CWU 15 15 12 23 — 65

Metro State 14 21 21 20 — 76

3-Point Goals—CWU 4-16 (Edwards 1-5, Mensing 0-1, Flores 1-3, Pana 1-3, Lorenston 1-2, Shaw 0-2), Metro State 4-17 (Suires-Horton 3-14, Smith 0-2, Hartegan 0-1, Wittwer 0-6, Gordon 1-1). Fouled Out—Mensing, Ohrdorf, Wellington. Rebounds—CWU 39 (Flores 11), Metro State 40 (Gordon 17). Assists—CWU 7 (Pana 4), Metro State 16 (Smith 8). Total Fouls—CWU 26, Metro State 28. Turnovers—CWU 22, Metro State 16.

 

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

Concordia tops Central

SEATTLE — Jawan Stepney connected on 8 of 12 field goals, including three 3-pointers, and scored a team-high 21 points, but Central Washington couldn’t overcome 23 turnovers and fell to Concordia 65-60 in the Sodexo Tip-Off Classic at Seattle Pacific on Saturday.

Fuquan Niles grabbed 14 rebounds and Khalil Shabazz had 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Wildcats, who trailed 36-24 at halftime.

Central (2-2) hosts Walla Walla next Saturday.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON — Jawan Stepney 8-12 2-2 21, Khalil Shabazz 4-13 2-2 11, Niles 3-5 2-2 8, Rodgers 2-7 0-0 5, Rademachere 1-2 0-0 3, Montoya 2-6 0-1 4, Bryant 2-4 0-0 4, Sparling 1-2 0-0 2, Williams 1-2 0-0 2, Woodruff 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 24-58 6-7 60.

CONCORDIA — Brian Chambers 8-18 6-7 25, JT Roach 5-16 2-2 15, Tad Dufelmeier 3-9 3-4 10, Gerlach 1-2 0-0 2, Mellinger 0-0 0-0 0, Holt 3-6 0-0 6, Lacour-Brown 2-7 1-1 5, English 0-4 2-5 2, Vos-Otin 0-3 0-0 0, Adam Turner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-65 14-19 65.

Halftime—Concordia 36, CWU 24.

3-point Goals—CWU 6-17 (Stepney 3-4, Shabazz 1-2, Rodgers 1-2, Rademacher 1-2), Concordia 7-21 (Chambers 3-9, Roach 3-8, Dufelmeier 1-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—CWU 44 (Niles 14), Concordia 35 (Dufelmeier 7). Assists—CWU 11 (Rodgers 4), Concordia 13 (Dufelmeier 8). Total Fouls—CWU 14, Concordia 16. Turnovers—CWU 23, Concordia 12.

 

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Wildcats fall to Western

BELLINGHAM — Fifth-ranked Western Washington closed out the regular season with its 18th straight victory, sweeping Central Washington 25-17, 26-24, 25-20 in GNAC play Saturday at Carver Gym.

Maggie McTaggart had a team-high 13 kills and 10 digs for the Wildcats. Sophomore Gabrielle Aihara dished out a team-high 20 assists and junior Shelby Mauritson led CWU with 24 digs.

Central finished 14-6 in GNAC play and is 19-9 overall.

The Wildcats are hoping to make the program’s sixth straight regional appearance. The NCAA will release the regional lineup on Monday.

 

CWU highlights: Maggie McTaggart 13 kills, 10 digs; Bridgette Webb 8 kills; Madison Weg 7 kills; Sabrina Wheelhouse 5 blocks; Sara Joffs 2 blocks; Shelby Mauritson 2 blocks, 24 digs; Gabrielle Aihara 2 aces, 20 assists; Niki Cook 15 assists; Kyla Morgan 16 digs.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Central opponent set

Texas A&M-Commerce will come to Ellensburg next Saturday to face Central Washington in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

With the top seed in Region 4, the Wildcats (11-0) received a first-round bye.

Texas A&M-Commerce (10-1), seeded No. 5, defeated No. 4 Winona State 20-6 on Saturday.

Kickoff for Saturday’s game at Tomlinson Stadium is noon.