Thursday’s 2A Girls Basketball: Bearcats Blast Bobcats Back to the Harbor
By The Chronicle
W.F. West put on a show for their fans here on Thursday as they dispatched Aberdeen 71-25 in a 2A Evergreen Conference girls basketball contest.
The Bearcats held the Bobcats to single digit scoring in each quarter, including just two points in the fourth frame. Aberdeen connected on just 27 percent of their 40 shots from the field and made only two of seven free throw attempts.
“We did some different stuff in the second half just to practice some stuff,” said W.F. West coach Kyle Karnofski. “I thought our seniors did a good job of picking it up in the third quarter a little bit more.”
Drea Brumfield tallied three blocks for the Bearcats to help keep Aberdeen stymied around the hoop.
Even more titillating for the home crowd was the W.F. West offensive output. Annika Waring scored a game-high 15 points in the win while Taya McCallum added 12 points and five rebounds.
“I thought that Anikka played pretty well. She had ten free throw attempts on the night and made nine of them so that was pretty cool,” Karnofski said.
The Bearcats coach added that Maliyah Lockwood, a swing player from the JV squad, made the most of her playing time with eight points in just one quarter of action.
Brumfield chipped in 11 points and Kyla McCallum added four points to go with seven assists. Maggie Vadala led the Bearcats in handouts with eight assists on the night to go with six points.
“I thought that both Maggie and Kyla McCallum did a good job passing tonight,” Karnofski said.
W.F. West (14-4, 7-1 league) will host Tumwater on Wednesday.
T-Birds Too Much for Warriors to Handle
TUMWATER — Rochester ran into hard time here in the third quarter on Thursday and wound up on the wrong end of a 53-42 outcome at the hands of the T-Birds in their 2A Evergreen Conference girls basketball contest.
The Warriors held a 12-9 lead after one quarter but wound up trailing 25-23 at the intermission. However, it was the third quarter, when they were outscored 16-8, that took Rochester out of contention.
“It’s definitely the difference there. We had good shots in the third quarter and we played well we just couldn’t get some to fall,” Rochester coach Davina Serdahl said.
Natalie Sumrok led Tumwater with 18 points while Aubrey Amendala added 15 points.
For the Warriors it was Paige Winter who made the most noise on the way to a 17-point and 10-rebound double-double. Lexie Sederberg-Jones added eight points and eight rebounds while Sadie Knutson dropped in nine points.
“Paige really had a great game with a double-double and Sadie Knutson came up big for us with some shots from outside,” Serdahl said. “I’ve been telling the girls that we want to be playing our best basketball at the end of the season. Hopefully we can get a couple more wins and make the district tournament.”
Rochester (10-8. 3-5 league) will play at Black Hills on Wednesday.
Black Hills Buries Centralia
TUMWATER — The Wolves went wild in the first quarter here on Thursday as they ran away with a 67-16 win over Centralia in a 2A Evergreen Conference girls basketball affair.
Miakei’ Lea Flores scored 13 of her 17 points in that opening frame and Megan River notched eight of her 17 points as the Wolves jumped out to a 27-4 lead.
The Wolves sank 53 percent of their 45 shots in the contest while Centralia sank just five of 41 shots. Subsequently the Tigers offense topped out at five points in any particular quarter.
“Defensively they were just active. They are a good basketball team and our league is so tough they’re a third place team with three losses,” said Centralia coach Dough Ashmore. “We just struggled to get anything accomplished offensively because they were so active.”
Carissa Kaut scored a team-high nine points for Centralia and Madelinn Corwin added four points.
Centralia (4-14, 1-7 league) will host Aberdeen on Wednesday.
BEARCATS 71, BOBCATS 25
Aberdeen 7 9 7 2 —25
W.F. West 18 16 22 15 —71
Aberdeen (25) — Walsh 3, Martinez 4, Chum 4, Tageant 14
FG: 11 of 40 —.275 FT: 2 of 7 —.285 Reb: N/A
W.F. West (71) — Vadala 6, Mak. Mencke 3, Brumfield 11 pts, Madi Mencke 2, Rogerson 4, K. McCallum 4, Lockwood 8, Waring 15, Henry 6, T. McCallum 12
FG: 28 of 60 —.466 FT: 12 of 14 —.857 Reb: N/A
T-BIRDS 53, WARRIORS 42
Rochester 12 11 8 11 —42
Tumwater 9 16 16 12 —53
Rochester (42) — Haury 3, Sederberg-Jones 8, Knutson 9, Winter 17, Kerbaugh 5
FG: 15 of 47 —.319 FT: 7 of 13 —.538 Reb: 30 (Winter 10, Sederberg-Jones 8)
Tumwater (53) — Sumrok 18, Bailon 14, Amendela 15, Little 2, Kaufman 3
FG: N/A FT: 12 of 21 —.571 Reb: N/A
WOLVES 67, TIGERS 16
Centralia 4 5 4 3 —16
Black Hills 27 11 19 10 —67
Centralial (16) — Jenkins 2, Sas 1, Kaut 9, Corwin 4
FG: 5 of 41 —.121 FT: 6 of 18 —.333 Reb: 18 (Corwin 10)
Black Hills (67) — Corbin 9, River 17, Bender 6, Bigler 2, Parker 2, Hisaw 6, Flores 17, Ainsworth 4, Carson 4
FG: 24 of 45 —.533 FT: 8 of 13 —.615 Reb: N/A