Another win for Sunnyside Christian girls


There are just five games left in the regular season for the Lady Knights.

If they keep playing as they have, a return to the 1B State tourney is likely to happen.

With a non-league 73-33 win over Liberty Christian of Richland last night, Sunnyside Christian looks as if it is nearly unstoppable.

That’s especially true with performances from players like Katelyn Banks, Kristen Broersma, Annie Brouwer and Sailor Liefke, who all scored in double digits against the Patriots.

Banks and Broersma each earned a double-double. On top of scoring 26 points, Banks collected 24 rebounds.

“The school record is 26 rebounds,” noted Sunnyside Christian Coach Al Smeenk.

“Katelyn was an animal. She’s just very physical and has a real eye for the ball,” he said.

Broersma chipped in 13 points and 14 boards, which also impressed the coach.

Adding another 11 points to the score was Brouwer.

Liefke, who collected 10 points for the Lady Knights, provided seven assists.

Defensively, Liefke kept the visiting Patriots on their toes, recording 10 steals.

“She was close to the school record of 11 steals,” Smeenk noted.

He said he couldn’t be more pleased with the overall effort of the Lady Knights, who are 13-2 on the season.

“Defensively, we were perfect…we tried a couple of different defense strategies to challenge ourselves and to get different looks,” Smeenk said.

He said changing strategies helps determine where his team needs to improve.

Sunnyside Christian returns to league play at home tonight (Friday) against Trout Lake. Tomorrow (Saturday) the Lady Knights travel to Riverside Christian for a game against Kittitas.


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