The Vernonia Lady Loggers lost in the first round of the State Tournament in Pendleton on Thursday March 5, falling to Burns 64-36. The Lady Loggers continue play on Friday in the consolation bracket at 10:45 AM against Regis.
Senior Julia Fletcher led the Lady Loggers with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Senior Meghan Sullivan added 9 rebounds. TheLady Loggers shot 28% from the field and only attempted 9 free throws.
Vernonia stayed close early in the game and led 15-12 at the end of the first quarter. Burns ended the second quarter with 13-0 run to grab a 27-20 half time lead and never looked back in the second half.
The Lady Loggers had no answer for Burns’ six foot sophomore Catherine Clemens who scored 26 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. Junior Madison Carson added 9 points and 12 rebounds for Burns. Burns shot 42% from the field and attempted 29 free throws.