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Weekend Roundup: Van Lith Pushes Cashmere Past W.F. West

By The Chronicle

CASHMERE — Hailey Van Lith scored 30 points to lead Cashmere to a 65-55 win over W.F. West in a non-league girls basketball game here on Saturday night.

Van Lith was one rebound shy of a double-double with nine rebounds. Grace Hammond added 12 points and Grace Erdmann chipped in 11 points for the Bulldogs.

“You’d think it’s not good, it isn’t bad. She’s that good, better than any girls I’ve ever had to coach against,” W.F. West coach Tom Kelly said. “She’s pretty much unstoppable with that step back move. I can’t explain it, she’s very good.”

W.F. West was led by the double-double of Madi Haakenson, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Annika Waring tallied 12 points and Drea Brumfield added eight points and grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds.

Sarah Haakenson, in her first game of the season, scored nine points for the Bearcats.

Cashmere shot 44 percent from the field compared to W.F. West’s 40 percent shooting, but the Bearcats won the rebounding battle, 42-26. The biggest key was turnovers, with W.F. West turning the ball over 17 times.

“It was a real good game for our girls in a packed gym. They really come out and see Van Lith,” Kelly said. “I would liked to have won it but right now, we’re just trying to find our way here. It was a good trip.”

W.F. West (3-3) will compete next in the Top of the Peak Tournament, facing Lewis and Clark at 6:15 p.m. at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on Thursday.

Defense Propels Raymond Past Napavine

RAYMOND — The Seagulls held the Tigers to just one point in the first quarter to lead Raymond to a 59-40 win in a non-league girls basketball game here on Saturday.

Rae Sisson led the Tigers with 14 points and Natalya Marcial added 10 points.

Kyra Gardner led all scorers with 26 points and Ana Silva added 12 points for Raymond.

Napavine had trouble shooting on Saturday, shooting just 27 percent from the field and 39 percent from the charity stripe while Raymond shot 51 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free throw line.

Raymond led 15-1 after one quarter and each team scored nine points for a 24-10 lead at halftime. It was all Seagulls in the second half, outscoring Napavine 35-30 to cruise to the win.

Napavine (3-8, 1-1) is off until Jan. 4, taking on Battle Ground at home in a non-league game.

Friday’s Games

Big Third Quarter Helps Bearcats Past Panthers

CASHMERE — W.F. West held Snohomish to two points in the third quarter to take the lead and never looked back, with the Bearcats earning a 47-34 win in a non-league girls basketball game here on Friday.

Drea Brumfield had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds and Madi Haakenson added 10 points.

Maya DuChesne scored 14 points to lead Snohomish.

W.F. West shot 44 percent from the field while Snohomish shot just 23 percent. The Bearcats crashed the boards, winning the rebound battle 40-24.

Each team scored nine points in the opening quarter and it was Snohomish that took a 22-19 into halftime. W.F. West held Snohomish to two points to gain a 33-24 lead after three quarters and held on in the fourth quarter for the win.


Centralia Finishes Third at Hoquiam Tournament

HOQUIAM — The Centralia girls wrestling team had another strong showing here on Saturday, finishing third in the Hoquiam Stocking Stuffer Tournament.

Taryn Salazar (100 pounds) reached the finals once again for Centralia, pinning Shelton’s Julia Ragsdale in the finals to capture the tournament title. The Tigers had another champion in Olvia Delaney (110), winning her second straight tournament title.

Analeese McAllister (130) finished second and Kalyssa Conway (105) placed third. Jakayla Shipe (170) placed fourth and teammate Anna Stinkeoway (170) finished fifth.

Centralia competes next at a tournament in Washougal on Friday.

At Raymond


Napavine 1 9 17 13 —40

Raymond 15 9 16 19 —59

Napavine (40) — Beeson 2, Sisson 14, Fagerness 5, Doughty 2, Stewart 2, Marcial 10, Purvis 5

FG: 13 of 48 —.270 FT: 9 of 23 —.391 Reb: N/A

Raymond (59) — Silvernail 8, Stigar 2, Gardner 26, Warnstadt 2, Silva 12, Miller 9

FG: 24 of 47 —.510 FT: 8 of 16 —.500 Reb: N/A

At Cashmere


W.F. West X X X X —55

Cashmere X X X X —65

W.F. West (55) — Akins 2, Bennett 8, Brumfield 8, S. Haakenson 9, M. Haakenson 14, Vadala 2, Waring 12

FG: 23 of 57 —.404 FT: 7 of 12 —.583 Reb: 42 (Brumfield 12, M. Haakenson 10)

Cashmere (65) — Alberts 4, Erdmann 11, Hammond 12, High 2, Johnson 6, Van Lith 30

FG: 24 of 54 —.444 FT: 12 of 18 —.666 Reb: 26 (Van Lith 9)

At Cashmere


W.F. West 9 10 14 14 —47

Snohomish 9 13 2 10 —34

W.F. West (47) — Akins 6, Bennett 5, Brumfield 12, Haakenson 10, Henry 2, Vadala 7, Waring 5

FG: 19 of 43 —.442 FT: 7 of 18 —.389 Reb: 40 (Brumfield 13)

Snohomish (34) — Beckman 5, DuChesne 14, K. Gallatin 2, Perry 6, Soderstrom 7

FG: 11 of 46 —.239 FT: 8 of 17 —.471 Reb: 24 (Perry 10)

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