The Yelm girls basketball team clinched an away victory Wednesday, Dec. 19 against the Timberline Blazers, increasing their conference record of 3-2 so far this season. 

The Tornados kept a strong offense against the Blazers and found opportunity through numerous defensive rebounds, ultimately bringing the win home for Yelm, 48-43. 

Sophomore Maddie Plevyak scored the most 3-pointers for Yelm, with four made and eight attempts. Senior Kaitlin Jewell brought home two 2-pointers for the Tornados. Junior Imani Tustison lead in free throws, scoring six free throws for the Tornados out of a total 13. Plevyak lead the Tornados in points with a total of 20. 

Offensive rebounds were few and far between for Yelm, but the girls shined when it came to rebounding defensively, with a total of 30 opportunities. Plevyak lead the Tornados in defensive rebounds with nine, Sophomore Bayleigh Harder came in second for Yelm with eight and Tustison brought home five. 

The girls are to play the River Ridge Hawks next Wednesday, Jan. 2 at an away non-conference game. 

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