Cortes reaches 1,000 career points

Mustangs play Selah tonight

— Saturday’s Central Washington Athletic Conference playoff between the Prosser and East Valley (Yakima) girls basketball team was marked with a momentous moment for Marissa Cortes of the Mustangs.

She scored her 1,000th career point and led the team with a game high 25 points.

Cortes joins eight former Mustangs — Tamara Jones, Jordan Brown, Kelly Blair, Cassid Baddeley, Claire Rapp, Katie Hoefer, Chrissy Reade and Sydney Mercer — in meeting the scoring milestone.

In spite of the accomplishment by Cortes, the Mustangs ended the game with a 74-76 loss in triple overtime to the Red Devils.

The season doesn’t end for Prosser just yet. Tonight, at Eisenhower High School, the Mustangs face Selah at 6 p.m. in a loser-out game. The winner of that game advances to a crossover game against a team from the Great Northern League.

Prosser led Saturday’s playoff 11-6 at the end of the first quarter, but the Red Devils fought back to outscore the Mustangs 19-12 in the second period.

They ended the first half with a 25-23 in favor of East Valley.

In the third period, Prosser retook the lead with an 18-15 scoring run, but the Red Devils tied the game at the end of regulation at 49-49 after outscoring the Mustangs 9-8.

In the first overtime, each of the teams added 10 points to the scoreboard. They repeated the scoring (10 points apiece) in the second overtime, forcing a third overtime period.

The Red Devils came out on top with a 7-5 period.

Also scoring double digits for the Mustangs was Madison Golden with 12 points. Teammate Brandi Groeneveld tallied another 11 points for the team.

Brooke Wheeler led the team on the boards with 13 rebounds.

Kiley Willet led the Red Devils with 17 points.


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