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Highland Christian girls cant solve Lummi zone

Chelsea Graber looks through traffic for a pass during the Lady Knights 62-38 loss to Lummi. -
Chelsea Graber looks through traffic for a pass during the Lady Knights 62-38 loss to Lummi.
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The Lummi Blackhawks girls basketball team came into Haller Gym and shut down the Highland Christian Prep offense. They used a tough 2-3 zone to limit the Knights on offense, and hit their own outside shots to win 62-38.
The game got off to an inauspicious start for the Lady Knights when star forward Chelsea Graber picked up her first foul less than two minutes into the game. Sharaya Burrows made a steal on the next play and went the length of the court for a slick lefty layup over two defenders. But Highland allowed seven unanswered points before Tia Breekveldt hit a pull-up jumper from the foul line. Kylie Burrows then grabbed an offensive rebound and got fouled, sinking two free throws to pull Highland within 7-6. Lummi then went on another burst, tallying six points before Kylie Burrows hit a turn-around jumper for Highland. At the end of the first quarter the Lady Knights held their own, trailing only 13-9 and looking to have no problems on the glass against the stingy Lummi zone defense.
In the second quarter turnovers plagued Highland as they coughed up the ball a number of times in the backcourt. Lummi converted the turnovers into points and quickly built a 10 point lead 22-12. A Graber lay up on a pass from Breekveldt brought the Lady Knights back to within eight but the Blackhawks continually built their lead throughout the quarter. Although Highland kept getting offensive rebounds, they could not get shots to fall over the Blackhawk defense and trailed 30-14 at halftime.
After intermission the game went south for Highland. Lummis guards took control and they went on a 21-11 third quarter run to effectively put things out of reach. The fourth quarter proved to be academic as Highland could not mount a comeback from the large deficit. The loss moves Highland to 5-2 in league, 9-6 overall.

Box Score:
Lummi 62 HCP 38
Lady Knight Scoring: K. Burrows 9, S. Burrows 7, Breekfeldt 7, Graber 6, Hodges 2, Mattson 2, Sandy 2.

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