YAKIMA – The Big Bend Lady Vikings couldn’t hold onto a slim halftime lead and fell to Yakima Valley 71-59 Wednesday night.
Hailey Garrity led Big Bend with 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the loss.
The Vikings trailed 23-15 after the first scored but outscored the Yaks 17-6 in the second to take a 32-29 lead into half.
Yakima Valley pulled way in the second half, putting up back-to-back 21-point quarters and outscoring the Vikings 42-27.
Big Bend turned the ball over 18 times in the game, leading to 19 points off turnovers for the Yaks.
Yakima Valley’s Sequoia Swan and Sammi Blodgett each scored 16 points in the win.
The Vikings have lost their last five games and fall to 2-5 in the Northwest Athletic Conference and 10-10 overall.
Big Bend hosts Treasure Valley on Monday. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.