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The Chronicle - Centralia

Trojans Fall in Final Seconds to Eagles

The Pe Ell boys basketball team let victory slip through its fingers down south Tuesday, falling 48-47 to Firm Foundation in the final seconds of a 1B Columbia Valley League game.

The Trojans had the ball by two with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter, but when the Eagles put them at the free throw line, missed the front end of a one-and-one to leave the door open. Coming back down the floor, Firm Foundation found the bucket and drew a foul in the process, converting the old-fashioned three-point play to go ahead by one.

Pe Ell finished a rough 3 for 11 from the stripe. Firm Foundation wasn’t much better itself, but got more chances, going 14 for 26, and hit the one that mattered at the end.

Blake Howard led all scorers with 21 points, but was the only Trojan to finish in double figures.

Pe Ell will get back to the grind Friday at Mossyrock.

Rainier Comes Back to Down MWP

With 19 assists as a team, the Rainier girls basketball team got off to a bit of a cold start before picking things up in the second quarter to defeat Morton-White Pass at home, 71-51, Tuesday night. 

The Timberwolves came out of the gates firing, hitting 3-pointers and getting out into transition to take a 23-12 lead after the first break, before the Mountaineers finally settled down and clamped down defensively. 

“They jumped on us and got out in transition and hit a lot of 3s,” Rainier coach Brandon Eygabroad said. “They cooled down later. We were able to lock down defensively and limit them down the stretch.”

Angelica Askey scored a game-high 25 points, Haleigh Hanson added 19, and Brooklynn Swenson scored 11 with assists being dished out left and right after the first frame, and the Mountaineers held the T-Wolves to 29 points after the 23-point first quarter the rest of the way. 

“The girls played hard tonight,” Eygabroad said. “They played together. I’m looking forward to fine-tuning things before districts start.”

Rainier takes on Onalaska on the road Thursday while MWP hosts Adna in Randle. 

T-Birds Stifle, Run Past Tigers

The Tumwater girls basketball team got all the scoring it would need in the eight minutes immediately following tip-off Tuesday in Centralia, dominating the Tigers 65-17 in a 2A EvCo matchup.

The Thunderbirds led 23-5 after a quarter of play and 39-7 at halftime. Centralia managed two points in both the second and third quarters, and didn’t break into double digits until the fourth.

Kylie Waltermeyer stepped back into the leading role for Tumwater, coming close to a double-double with a team-high 14 points and nine steals; she also dished out three assists and had three rebounds. Sydney Sumrok was right behind her at 13 points, going 3 for 4 from beyond the arc.

Eleven Thunderbirds finished with points on offense, and six had at least three steals on defense. Olivia Ahrens dished out four assists.

Liliana Babka led Centralia with eight points, and Kassandra Ritchey had four.

Tumwater will take the momentum from its win to Chehalis on Thursday for a showdown with W.F. West. The Bearcats beat the T-Birds in Thurston County earlier this season, and another win would give them the 2A EvCo title. Centralia will stay at home Thursday, hosting Black Hills.

Columbian Newspaper

Prep basketball: Mark Morris girls snap Woodland’s 2A GSHL win streak
Author: Columbian staff

Mark Morris girls basketball snapped Woodland’s seven-game 2A Greater St. Helens League win streak, winning 53-45 on Tuesday at Longview in a game that could go a long way to deciding district playoff seeding.


High School Scoreboard, results from Jan. 24
Author: Micah Rice