By News-Register staff • 

Amity's girls overtake Umatilla in the first round

AMITY - Amity overcame an eight-point halftime deficit and outscored visiting Umatilla, 9-1, in the closing minutes to defeat the Vikings, 57-52, in a first round OSAA Class 3A Girls' Basketball Tournament game Saturday night.

Head coach Reg McShane's West Valley League co-champion Warriors, 21-5 and seeded No. 5, will play Pac-West Conference member Salem Academy, 22-3 and seeded No. 4, in a quarterfinal round game at 3:15 p.m. Thursday at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay.

Amity heads to the south Oregon coast having won six of their last seven games and 15 of their last 17, the only two losses coming to rival Dayton.

Victoria Howard led the Warriors in scoring with 16 points. Allie Steele finished with 10, including seven in the fourth quarer, thanks in part to two three-point field goals. Lindsay McShane had nine points and Caitlan Dumler eight, and both came off the bench.

Maddie Worthington pulled down nine rebounds for Amity and McShane collected eight.

Sidney Webb, the Umatilla point guard who head coach Scott Bow said was averaging about 10 points a game coming into the contest, led all scorers with 26 points on 6-of-12 three-point field goal shooting. The Warriors held her to seven second-half points following a 19-point first half output.

The Eastern Oregon League Vikings, seeded No. 12, finished the season with a 19-8 record.

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