Thursday’s Girls Basketball: Beavers Overpower Eagles at Home
By The Chronicle
TENINO — The Beavers had no trouble handling an overmatched Three Rivers Christian team at home Saturday, thumping the Eagles 62-17 in non-league action.
Sophomore Ashley Schow pumped in a game-high 26 points for the Beavers, who shot 42 percent from the field as a team and scored double-digits in every quarter but the fourth.
“She’s been really solid for us. We’ve been trying to expand her game outside the key,” Tenino coach Scott Ashmore said of Schow. “We took very few 3s. Most of our shots were from two to four feet from the basket.
But it was Tenino’s defense that excelled.
“We came out and tried to put on some pressure and work on playing good defense,” Ashmore said.
The Beavers held the Eagles to just 19 percent shooting on 8 of 43 shots, including an abysmal 1 of 9 from the free throw line.
Abby Severse added nine points for the Beavers. Rilee Jones and Alivia Hunter each contributed six, and Megan Letts and Grace Vestal scored four each.
Tenino (9-10, 3-4), which currently sits in third place in the 1A Evergreen, is listed on the conference’s website bracket as holding the No. 3 seed and facing the 1A Trico’s No. 2 seed on Feb. 13 in a loser-out district opener. Ashmore isn’t 100 percent positive it’s accurate and said he’ll believe it when he sees it.
For now, the Beavers are focused on preparing for Hoquiam in a regular-season finale makeup game. Tenino beat Hoquiam 43-37 on Tuesday.
“We just have to work on taking care of the basketball,” Ashmore said. “That was the issue against them the last time.”
BEAVERS 62, EAGLES 17
Three Rivers C. 8 5 2 2 —17
Tenino 19 14 25 4 —62
TRC (17) — Player XX, Player XX, etc
FG: 8 of 43 —.186 FT: 1 of 9 —.111 Reb. N/A
Tenino (62) — Schow 26, Severse 7, Hunter 6, Jones 6, Letts 4, Vestal 4
FG: 27 of 65 —.415 FT: x 6 of 9 —.667 Reb. N/A