Farrell scrambles for possession

Rainier guard Hannah Farrell dives to grab a loose ball from Warrenton's Adriana Dejesus, in early first half action. 

The Rainier varsity girls are down two in league with a split overall record this season. Starting strong with three non-league wins against Portland Adventist 41-25, Kalama 49-44, and Catlin Gabel 30-22.

On the road at Amity, the Columbians fell 53-30 in non-league play. Starting league games, Rainier had hard luck against Willamina in a 53-41 loss, followed by a 61-36 defeat on the road at Warrenton. The girls have three non-league tournament games coming in Gladstone and Astoria, then will host Taft at 6 p.m. on Jan. 2.

Rainier, currently ranked No. 15 in the 3A division, meets No. 3-ranked Clatskanie on Lady Tigers turf at 6 p.m. on Jan. 8. Clatskanie won its first league game against Willamina 77-28 on the road Dec. 19.

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Biddix scores with jumper
Columbian senior Hannah Biddix, scores with this jump shot in the second quarter against Warrenton on Wednesday night.
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Schimmel cuts through

Rainier sophomore Reese Schimmel tries to make her way through Warrenton's aggressive man-to-man defense late in the first half.

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