Lady Sailors short of win over Willamette Valley Christian


Mapleton: 05  02  02  18 — 27

WVC: 22  12  15  10 — 59

Dec. 8, 2018 — The Lady Sailors' highest-scoring quarter of the game came in the final period against Willamette Valley Christian last Tuesday, with Mapleton doubling its total number of points from the first three quarters to post 18 points in the fourth period — where they outscored the Warriors by 8 points.

Unfortunately, it was well short of making up the ground lost during the first three periods.

Mapleton sophomore Briena Jensen scored the Sailors' lone bucket in the second period, after nabbing a steal and fastbreak lay-up. 

In the third period, freshman Eve Spradling added 2 points on a rebound which, combined with 5 points from the first period, gave Mapleton 9 points to the Warriors 49 to start the fourth period.

But the Sailors had an exciting finish, sparked in large part by the team's only senior, Erin Michael, who accounted for 9 of Mapleton's 18 points in the quarter.

Less than 30 seconds into the period, Michael sank a short jumper, with Jensen adding a steal and lay-up. Michael scored on the next possession as well, then found Blake for a quick pass and easy bucket just inside the paint.

The Sailors then went on a 6-0 run with scoring from freshman Opal Burruss, Jensen and Michael before the final buzzer.

The next night, Mapleton was on the road to face 2A Mon roe in a 52-16 loss to the Dragons.

Tuesday, Mapleton will kick off the Mountain West League season on the road at Triangle Lake, beginning at 7 p.m.

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