Tuesday’s Girls Basketball: W.F. West Fends Off Rochester
By The Chronicle
Rochester played well against W.F. West in Chehalis on Tuesday, but the Warriors came up just short in a 58-50 Bearcat victory in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls basketball game.
W.F. West’s Drea Brumfield scored 17 points, including 15 in the second half and Courtney Bennett added 15 points. Annika Waring led the Bearcats with 13 points.
Rochester’s Lexi Jones-Sederberg had a double-double with 11 points and 18 boards. Paige Winter led the Warriors with 16 points and Megan Elkins was also in double figures with 11 points.
Rochester had the better night shooting, converting 42 percent of their 49 attempts while W.F. West made 33 percent of their 65 field goal attempts. W.F. West had the slight edge in rebounding, 47-44.
The first half had 10 lead changes, with W.F. West leading 14-12 after one quarter and 30-27 at intermission.
Rochester was able to take the lead early in the third quarter but W.F. West regained the lead and led 47-39 going into the final frame. The Warriors were able to cut the lead to 50-45 before the Bearcats were able to pull away and hold on for the win.
“We didn’t play that bad, but you win by not so much, you’ve got to give the other team credit. Rochester has gotten better. They’ve improved in a lot of areas and are handling pressure better,” W.F. West coach Tom Kelly said. “Bennett was shooting well. I wish I could have got her more shots. When somebody is hot, you get her the ball. Courtney played great tonight. I give them a lot of credit, Davina is doing a good job with those guys.”
Kelly also complimented the play of Brumfield in the second half.
W.F. West (10-5, 5-1) travels to Aberdeen on Thursday while Rochester (9-7, 2-4) hosts Tumwater on Thursday in an EvCo game.
Winlock Comes Up Short Against Kalama
KALAMA — Winlock scored 29 points in the second half to dig themselves out of a hole, but couldn’t quite complete the comeback as Kalama held on for a 43-38 win in a Central 2B League girls basketball game here on Tuesday.
Addison Hall had 21 points, all in the second half, to lead all scorers and grabbed seven rebounds. Karlie Jones and Makayla Allbritton each scored six points and Jones also had seven rebounds.
Akura Rocha led Kalama with 13 points.
Neither team shot the ball well, but Kalama had 27 offensive rebounds to allow the Chinooks plenty of second chances.
Kalama led 7-3 after one quarter and expanded the lead to 21-9 at halftime. Winlock came out strong in the third quarter and played well in the fourth to cut the lead to three points with nine seconds to go, but Kalama was able to make a bucket and hold on for the win.
‘We came out a little sluggish, We certainly fought but they had 27 offensive rebounds, which hurt us,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said. “We dug a hole but we fought back and the second half much better.”
Winlock (4-12, 1-6) travels to Onalaska on Thursday for a C2BL game.
Tumwater Flys By Centralia
TUMWATER — The Thunderbirds had three players in double figures to lead Tumwater to a 66-29 win over Centralia in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls basketball game here on Tuesday.
Carissa Kaut scored 14 points and had six rebounds to lead the Tigers. Danika Jensen, Hannah Porter and Makayla Erickson each added four points and Madelinn Corwin had six rebounds.
Natalie Sumrok led the Thunderbirds with 16 points. Aubrey Amendala contributed 15 points and Isabella Lund recorded 10 points.
Centralia made just 20 percent of their 45 shots while Tumwater converted 48 percent of their 60 field goal attempts. The Thunderbirds also won the rebounding battle 36-25.
Centralia played well in the first quarter and trailed just 15-12 after one quarter. The Tigers managed just three points in the second quarter to allow the Thunderbirds to open a 30-15 lead at halftime.
It was all Tumwater in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 26-14 to cruise to the win.
“We played really well that first quarter. It’s like they switched onto a different gear and brought some kids off the bench and the next thing you know, they looked pretty polished,” Centralia coach Doug Ashmore said. “They shot well. I loved that the kids played hard, we were just having a tough time of making shots.”
Centralia (3-13, 1-5) hosts Black Hills on Thursday in an EvCo game.
Wahkiakum Too Much for Mossyrock
CATHLAMET — Wahkiakum scored 26 points in the first quarter and never looked back, earning a 76-22 win over Mossyrock in a Central 2B League girls basketball game here on Tuesday.
Andee Nelson recorded nine points and Heather Edgar scored eight points for the Vikings.
Macie Elliott led all scorers with 18 points and Jansi Merz chipped in 16 points. Ellie Leitz tallied 12 points and Charlie Ashe was also in double figures with 11.
Mossyrock made just seven field goals while Wahkiakum made 49 percent of their 69 field goal attempts. The Mules also won the rebounding battle, 45-19.
The Mules led 26-6 after one quarter and expanded the lead to 48-16 at intermission. Mossyrock scored six points in the second half to allow Wahkiakum to cruise to victory.
“They’re just a great team. They always come out ready to play and jumped out on us early,” Mossyrock coach Autumn Moorcroft said. “We weren’t very aggressive as you can tell from our rebounds. We gave them way too many offensive rebounds for putbacks. We just need to be a little more aggressive defensively.”
Mossyrock (6-10, 4-3) travels to Napavine on Thursday for a C2BL game.
Bulldogs Bite Beavers
TENINO – Montesano got the best of the Beavers by a score of 51-37 here Tuesday night in a 1A Evergreen League girls basketball match.
The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 14-7 lead on Tenino but were only able to expand that margin by two points over the next couple of quarters. In the fourth quarter, though, Montesano outpaced Tenino 18-13 to calcify their final advantage.
Zoee Lisherness led Montesano with 17 points. Zoe Hutchings added 15 points and Katie Granstrom chipped in 12 points for the winners.
Each team attempted 54 field goals with the Bulldogs making 15 compared to the Beavers 14. However, Montesano knocked down 15 of 25 free throws while Tenino connected on just nine of 16 free throws.
“I think there was just a lid on the basket at times but that happens. Everyone has games like that. We’ve just got to find another way and get it back on defense,” said Tenino coach Brandi Thomas.
Aside from those stats Thomas said that a rebounding deficiency and a bout of the turnover bug conspired to seal her team’s fate. Thomas noted that her Beavers coughed the ball up 20 times during the game.
“They definitely did a great job on the boards tonight with second and third opportunities and converting those as well as our turnovers into points,” said Thomas.
Kaylee Schow led Tenino with 17 points while Ashley Schow added eight points. Both sisters grabbed nine rebounds.
Tenino (13-5, 4-2 league) will host Elma on Thursday for their Senior Night game.
Toledo Rolls Past Morton-White Pass
RANDLE — Toledo had 10 players get on the scoresheet to lead the Indians to a 58-20 win over Morton-White Pass in a Central 2B League girls basketball game here on Tuesday.
Toledo’s Kal Schaplow led all scorers with 15 points and added six rebounds. Kyleigh Holmes chipped in nine points and six rebounds and Stacie Spahr tallied eight points.
Hannah Smathers scored 11 points and had nine rebounds and Jacie Dunlap totaled eight points for MWP.
MWP made just seven field goals while Toledo made 22 of their 63 field goal attempts.
Toledo jumped ahead 11-7 after the first quarter, but the Indians held MWP to four points in the second quarter to build a 24-11 lead at halftime.
It was all Toledo in the second half, outscoring the T-Wolves 34-9 to cruise to victory.
“Toledo’s a tough matchup for us. They’re bigger, stronger than we are. We can’t match up with Spahr, Schaplow. Their size and strength and power gets to you sometimes,” MWP coach Tom Griffith said. “We played hard in the first quarter. It was a good tight quarter and then they stretched it out to 13 by halftime. Their size and strength takes over and they dominated in third and fourth quarter.”
Toledo (12-5, 5-2) hosts Wahkiakum on Thursday while MWP (1-16, 0-7) hosts Adna on Thursday in Morton in a C2BL game.
Pirates Take Out Tigers Early
ADNA — The Pirates were able to overcome a different defensive look here Tuesday night in order to best Napavine 65-35 in Central 2B League girls basketball play.
Adna held the Tigers below ten points in each of the first three quarters and took a 32-13 lead into the intermission before running out to a 53-23 lead after the third frame. Adna’s Ellie Sliva led all scorers with 16 points while Ruby Bower added 13 points. Makaela Meister was all over the scorebook with 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
The Pirates’ primary scorer on most nights, Payton Aselton, was held to just two points on the night but managed to dish eight assists while the Tigers kept an extra eye on her.
“Shane (Schutz) went into a box and one so they dogged her all over the floor,” said Chris Bannish. “Payton didn’t try to force anything. She made all the right decisions.”
Bannish said he was pleased with the way that his team reacted to the special defensive assignment from Napavine.
“They kind of tried to take Payton way, which we knew was coming down the road, and the other ones really responded. Bower and Sliva have really picked it up shooting during the last few games so if we can keep doing that then I think we’ll be alright,” said Bannish.
The Adna coach added that his team dished 20 assists while forcing 16 turnovers.
“I think it’s the best overall game that we’ve played,” said Bannish.
Adna (13-4, 6-1 league) will play at Morton-White Pass in Morton on Thursday. Napavine (5-12, 2-5) hosts Mossyrock on Thursday in a league contest.
BEARCATS 57, WARRIORS 50
Rochester 12 15 12 11 —50
W.F. West 14 16 17 11 —58
Rochester (50) — Bates 1, E. Elkins 3, M. Elkins 11, Jones-Sederberg 11, Sand 8, Winter 16
FG: 21 of 49 —.429 FT: 4 of 15 —.267 Reb: 44 (Jones-Sederberg 18)
W.F. West (58) — Akins 5, Bennett 15, Brumfield 17, M. Haakenson 2, S. Haakenson 4, Mencke 3, Vadala 5, Waring 7
FG: 22 of 65 —.338 FT: 7 of 18 —.389 Reb: 47 (Waring 13)
CHINOOKS 43, CARDINALS 38
Winlock 3 6 11 18 —38
Kalama 7 14 10 12 —43
Winlock (38) — K. Jones 6, Allbritton 6, Lofberg 1, Hall 21, J. Jones 4
FG: 14 of 49 —.285 FT: 8 of 12 —.667 Reb: 33 (K. Jones, Hall 7)
Kalama (43) — Settles 6, Tabor 6, Given 5, Stemkoski 8, Olson 3, Rocha 13, Tinoco 2
FG: 20 of 72 —.277 FT: 2 of 6 —.333 Reb: 45
T-BIRDS 66, TIGERS 29
Centralia 12 3 7 7 —29
Tumwater 15 15 18 8 —66
Centralia (29) — Sharp 2, Jensen 4, Porter 4, Kaut 14, Erickson 4, Strophy 1
FG: 9 of 45 —.200 FT: 8 of 9 —.888 Reb: 25 (Corwin, Kaut 6)
Tumwater (66) — Koelsch 8, Cunningham 2, Sumrok 16, Bailon 7, Amendala 15, Lund 10, Kaufman 8
FG: 29 of 60 —.483 FT: 4 of 7 —.571 Reb: 36
MULES 76, VIKINGS 22
Mossyrock 6 10 3 3 —22
Wahkiakum 26 22 16 12 —76
Mossyrock (22) — Loven 3, Nelson 9, Vigre 2, H. Edgar 8
FG: 7 of 36 —.194 FT: 4 of 6 —.666 Reb: 19
Wahkiakum (76) — Fluckiger 3, Ashe 11, Mace 8, Elliott 18, Merz 16, E. Leitz 12, A. Watkins 6, Niemeyer 2
FG: 34 of 69 —.492 FT: 0 of 0 —.000 Reb: 45
BULLDOGS 51, BEAVERS 37
Montesano 14 14 5 18 —51
Tenino 7 13 4 13 —37
Montesano (51) — Hutchings 15, Lovell 5, P. Lisherness 2, Z. Lisherness 17, Granstrom 12
FG: 15 of 54 —.277 FT: 15 of 25 —.600 Reb: N/A
Tenino (37) — M. Letts 2, C. Letts 2, Mathis 3, A. Schow 8, Hunter 5, K. Schow 17
FG: 14 of 54 —.259 FT: 9 of 16 —.473 Reb: N/A (A. Schow 9, K. Schow 9)
INDIANS 58, T-WOLVES 20
Toledo 11 13 13 21 —58
Morton-WP 7 4 2 7 —20
Toledo (58) — K. Holmes 9, Cline-Maier 4, Tauscher 3, H. Holmes 6, Clark 3, Smith 6, Schaplow 15, Spahr 8, Rodriguez 2, Langhaim 2
FG: 22 of 63 —.349 FT: 13 of 19 —.684 Reb: 35 (Schaplow, K. Holmes 6)
Morton-White Pass (20) — Dunlap 8, Em. Hampton 1, Smathers 11
FG: 7 of 41 —.171 FT: 5 of 11 —.455 Reb: 28 (Smathers 9)
PIRATES 65, TIGERS 34
Napavine 5 8 9 12 —34
Adna 18 14 21 12 —65
Napavine (65) — Beeson 7, Sisson 7, Fagerness 2, Doughty 4, Marcial 4, Purvis 5, Stewart 5
FG: 13 of 43 —.302 FT: 4 of 10 —.400 Reb: N/A
Adna (65) — Bower 13, Sliva 16, Todd 4, Aselton 2, VonMoos 6, Meister 12, Smith 2, Trotter 10
FG: 28 of 54 —.518 FT: 2 of 2 —1.000 Reb: 35 (Meister 10)