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Victory for Skyview girls over Union has bit of it all

Storm spread it around stat sheet in win over Union

The Columbian
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The Skyview girls basketball team lit up the scoreboard in the first quarter and filled up the stat sheet all game Wednesday night.

A double-double here. A double-double there.

More rebounds over there.

A scattering of points. Blocked shots.

The Storm had it going on in their first game in a week, beating Union 53-37 in a Class 4A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball game.

“It’s fun to see everyone have good games,” said Riley Friauf, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds. “Different people are stars every game. We work really well together.”

Ashlee Comastro led Skyview with 13 points. She also had 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Hanna Van Nortwick scored 10 points. Sydney Friauf and Maddie Lord each had nine points. Oh, and Lord led the team with 13 rebounds — giving three Skyview players in double figures in that category.

“It’s a pride thing,” Skyview coach Jennifer Buscher said. “It’s a battle of the boards. One of the little things that does not get a lot of praise or attention but it’s such an important part of the game.”

The Storm needed this effort because the Titans kept within striking distance after rallying from a rough first quarter. Skyview (6-4, 2-0 4A GSHL) jumped out to a 20-4 lead but Union (7-4, 2-2) would eventually pull within seven points in the third quarter.

Abby Forsyth scored eight points in a row for Union to make it 31-24. She would finish with a team-high 12 points.

Skyview also wanted to erase the memory of losing three of four at the Nike Interstate Shootout the week of New Year’s Day. The Storm then had their Monday game cancelled due to weather.

“We learned a lot from that tourney,” Riley Friauf said. “We improved a lot.”

They wanted to showcase that on Monday. Instead, they had to wait until Wednesday. The Storm brought it early, too. All five starters scored in the first four minutes of the game. The Storm made six of their first eight shots.

The Skyview defense was on, as well. Union opened 1 for 14 from the floor and did not make a 2-point field goal for the first 14 minutes.

The Storm expect to get better.

“We want to peak at the end of our year,” Riley Friauf said. “Work hard every game and communicate with each other.”

Do that, and the positive numbers will keep compiling for Skyview.

SKYVIEW 53, UNION 37

SKYVIEW — Devi Dugan 0, Riley Friauf 10, Sydney Friauf 9, Hanna Van Nortwick 10, Remi Riley 0, Nicole Christensen 0, Hannah Hale 0, Kirsten Johnson 2, Ashlee Comastro 13, Maddie Lord 9. Totals 18 (3) 14-21 53.

UNION — Laura Beard 3, Mailia Aguigui 3, Michelle Chin 9, Rebekah Barney 2, Avery Hoyt 2, Emily Takayoshi 2, Kili Anderson 2, Abby Forsyth 12, Sarah Trostle 2, Courtney Cranston 0. Totals 12 (5) 8-14 37.

Skyview 20 8 9 16–53

Union 6 8 14 9–37

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