Westview scrums past Willamette, 48-39

In a physical game, the Wildcats keep the Wolverines in check
Dec. 27, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

LAKE OSWEGO - In one of the most physical girls basketball games played on any court, Westview beat Willamette to advance to the quarterfinals and a meeting with Norcross, Ga., Thursday in the opening round of the Nike Interstate Shootout.

Sarah Curl had 19 points and Delanie Parry added 15 for Westview, which led 29-21 at the half and fought through a vicious second half in which players regularly were tossed around from contact with opposing players or simply dove onto the ground for loose balls which then turned into a pile of players akin to a football fumble.

"That was as rough a game as I've coached in," Westview coach Lindsay Strothers said.

"It was very physical, but we were hoping for that out of this tournament, to get more physical," Curl said. "The Metro League is very physical, so this is getting us ready for that."

Lexi Bando finished with 12 points and Brittany Glasson added 11 to lead Willamette, which entered the tournament as the No. 2 team in Class 5A. The Wolverines will play Springfield Friday in a rematch of the Class 5A title game from last season, which the Millers won.

 

 

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