2A Girls Basketball: Bearcats Blow Out Aberdeen


Bearcats Blow Out Aberdeen

ABERDEEN — Six Bearcats hit double figures here Friday night as W.F. West crushed Aberdeen, 77-33, in Evergreen 2A Conference girls basketball action.

Maggie Vadala led the Bearcats with 12 points. Drea Brumfield and Taya McCallum each scored 11, and Annika Waring, Tehani Henry and Madi Mencke each chipped in 10.

“We had some goals before the game we were really focused on,” Bearcat coach Kyle Karnofski said. “We watched some film and really hit on those goals tonight.”

W.F. West led 23-8 after a quarter and 43-13 by halftime.

“We were trying to make sure that we got back to the basics and played basketball,” Karnofski said. “Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to do this and do that we just wanted to make sure we got back to having fun and loving the game.”

Valada added six assists without a turnover and cracked the 400-point mark for her career, while McCallum hit 300 career points and added four assists and three steals.

“Those were big nights for them and that leaves a legacy,” Karnofski said. “They’ve had a great career so far and they’re not finished yet.”

The Bearcats (7-4, 1-1 league) racked up 25 assists as a team with 18 steals. W.F. West hosts Rochester on Tuesday.

Black Hills Stifles Tigers

Centralia was only able to break double digit scoring in one quarter here on Friday as Black Hills claimed a 59-32 victory in 2A Evergreen Conference girls basketball action.

The Wolves knocked down fifty percent of their 48 shots in the game on the way to victory and they held a 34-13 lead at the intermission. Megan River scored a game-high 15 points in the win.

“We were there in the first quarter and then they went on a little run,” said Centralia coach Doug Ashmore. “We lost the Mia (Flores) girl a couple times late in the second quarter and then (River), one of their top players hit a three to go out ahead and we couldn’t ever catch up from there.”

Madelinn Corwin paced the Tigers with 13 points while battling foul trouble. Kylie Sharp added nine points while Carissa Kaut chipped in five points, six assists and six rebounds.

“The bench came in and played well and I liked the girls’ aggressiveness in getting to the hoop,” said Ashmore. “We had 18 free throw attempts. I’m not happy we only made nine of them but I liked that we were able to get to the line.”

Centralia (3-9. 0-2 league) will play at Tumwater on Tuesday.

Undefeated Tumwater Bounces Rochester

ROCHESTER — Tumwater kept its record pristine here Friday night, starting out hot and rolling past Rochester 70-35 in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls basketball contest.

Aubrey Amendala led the Thunderbirds with 19 points, and Tumwater cashed in eight three-pointers in the win.

“We didn’t take care of the ball particularly well, and they were lights-out tonight,” Rochester coach Davina Serdahl said. “They shot the ball extremely well.”

That hot shooting helped Tumwater lead 19-3 after a quarter.

Lily McCauley added 18 for Tumwater (12-0, 2-0 league, with Natalie Sumrok chipping in 17.

Paige Winter led Rochester with 16 points and seven rebounds, but the Warriors shot just 23% (11 of 48) from the field.

Rochester (7-4, 1-1 league) hosts Eatonville in a non-league game on Saturday.

Montesano Doubles Up Tenino

TENINO — The Bulldogs kept Tenino under wraps for three of the four quarters here Friday, topping the Beavers 65-30 in 1A Evergreen League girls basketball action.

McKynnlie Dalan scored 19 for Montesano, while Zoe Hutchings added 18 and Zoee Lisherness tallied 15.

“They are long, tall, and athletic,” Tenino coach Scott Ashmore said of the Bulldogs (7-6, 2-0 league). “Any three of those girls could have outscored us tonight.”

Ashley Schow led Tenino with 13 points, but the Beavers trailed 36-13 at halftime and managed just two points in the fourth quarter.

Tenino (4-7, 1-1 league) hosts Elma on Tuesday.