By Jeremy McDonald
STAYTON, Ore.– The 13th-ranked Stayton Eagles found themselves with a 13-11 lead over Yamhill-Carlton after the first quarter in a outright dogfight before using a 17-2 second quarter to break the game the game open by halftime with a 30-13 lead.
The Tigers (4-17, 0-7 OWC) would challenge the Lady Eagles however in the second half, cutting the Stayton lead down to 37-28 entering the fourth as defense became a vocal point in the final eight, but Yamhill-Carlton couldn’t complete the comeback.
Tess Hendricks and Yamhill-Carlton’s Sadie Horne had game-high 13 points apiece. Mariah Hollenebck and Sami Sheppard both had two assists. Maliah Cates and Alexa Bender lead the Stayton Eagles with four steals each.