Friday’s Girls Basketball: Sisters Help Tenino Over Hoquiam

By The Chronicle

TENINO — A pair of bang up bookend quarters allowed the Beavers to get by Hoquiam 56-36 here on Friday in a 1A Evergreen League girls basketball affair.

Tenino outscored the Grizzlies 16-6 in the first frame and 19-8 down the stretch to seal the deal. The Beavers knocked down 16 of their 47 field goal attempts in the game. However, the difference in the game could be found at the free throw line where Tenino was on target for 21 of 30 shots but Hoquiam hit just 6 of 16 freebies.

Tenino coach Brandi Thomas said her team made a habit of getting to the charity stripe by keeping their defenders off balance with a varied attack.

“It was a combination of both down in the paint with post play as well as driving to the basket,” said Thomas. “The first half we got a lot of looks down in the paint but we just couldn’t finish them. There was a lid on that basket for a while but eventually things started coming around for us in the second half. Defensively, especially, we figured things out in the fourth quarter.”

Tenino’s Ashley Schow notched a game-high 16 points and 15 rebounds while her sister Kaylee Schow tallied 15 points. Sisters Megan Letts and Charlie Letts added six points apiece for the Beavers. Olivia Hunter and Rhian Mathis rounded out the scoring with eight and five points, respectively.

“It’s pretty nice to see some balanced scoring across the board tonight. It shows that we shared the basketball well,” said Thomas.

Kylee Bagwell paced Hoquiam’s offensive output with 13 points. Rylee Vonhoff added nine points for the Grizzlies.

Tenino (12-4, 3-1 league) will play at Forks next Friday.

At Tenino

BEAVERS 56, GRIZZLIES 36

Hoquiam 6 11 11 8 —36

Tenino 16 9 12 19 —56

Hoquiam (36) — J. Cox 4, Carlisle 2, Brydon 8, Bagwell 13, Vonhoff 9

FG: 13 of 42 — .309 FT: 7 of 16 —.437 Reb: N/A

Tenino (56) — M. Letts 6, C. Letts 6, Mathis 5, A. Schow 16, Hunter 8, K. Schow 15

FG: 16 of 47 —.340 FT: 21 of 30 —.700 Reb: 31 (A. Schow 15)

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