21/1A Girls Hoops: Bearcats Cruise Past Bobcats


W.F. West started off a four-game week with a 78-29 blasting of visiting Aberdeen on Monday in 2A Evergreen Conference play.

Junior Drea Brumfield led the Bearcats with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Kyle McCallum added 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. Olivia Remund and Morgan Rogerson each had 11 points.

The Bearcats started off a little slow then went on a big run to lead 21-4 after one quarter. They then busted off a 29-4 third quarter, which included five 3-pointers, to put the game out of reach for the Bobcats.

“We talked about coming out hot,” W.F. West coach Kyle Karnofski said.

Karnofski gave shoutouts to McCallum, Remund and Rogerson for their performances.

“Kyla did a good job pushing the tempo and the guards did a good job distributing,” Karnofski said. “Olivia and Morgan brought good energy on both sides of the court.”

Madi Mencke chipped in six teals and four assists, while Mak Mecnke had four steals and Maliyah Lockwood hauled in five boards.

W.F. West (11-0, 8-0 league) hosts Mark Morris in a non-league match Tuesday for senior night.

Rochester Sneaks Past Black Hills

Sofie Sand scored 12 points, Madison Bates added 11 and Megan Elkins had 10 as the Rochester Warriors held off the Black Hills Wolves 44-41 on Senior Night in Rochester on Monday.

Sand was the centerpiece, adding 15 rebounds for another double-double and hit two key free throws down the stretch to put the game on ice. Elkins was 4-of-4 from the free throw line, as well.

Roisin Stull added eight points and seven rebounds.

Rochester (6-3) visits Aberdeen on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Beavers Drop Third in a Row

Grace Vestal scored 11 points, with nine coming in the second half, but the Tenino Beavers couldn’t generate enough offense and fell to the Elma Eagles 30-25 on Monday in Elma.

Beavers coach Scott Ashmore lamented his squad’s lack of offense, but noted that Vestal and Alivia Hunter, who scored eight points, did their utmost to carry the Beavers after the break.

“We just didn’t get enough shots and had too many turnovers,” Ashmore said.

Tenino (8-5) visits King’s Way Christian on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the 1A District 4 Tournament.