Bearcats Triumph Over Tigers in 93rd Annual Swamp Cup


W.F. West used a 32-point second quarter to run away from Centralia for good in a 76-19 victory over the Tigers in the 93rd annual girls basketball Swamp Cup game on Monday in Chehalis.

Centralia hung with W.F. West for the first quarter, trailing 14-6 after one frame, as the Bearcats forced too many shots and turned the ball over, W.F. West coach Kyle Karnofski said.

“Kudos to them,” Karnofski said. “They did a good job and I thought they controlled the tempo.”

He then challenged his team to tighten it up and the Bearcats responded by reeling off 32 points in the second quarter, the fourth-most single-quarter points by the team in program history.

W.F. West led 46-15 at half, held Centralia to zero points on eight shots in the third quarter and cruised from there.

“We did a really good job contesting shots and we didn’t foul like we did in the first half,” Karnofski said.

W.F. West junior Drea Brumfield finished with a triple-double and led all scorers with 28 points while hauling in 10 rebounds and blocking 10 shots. Her triple-double was the fifth in program history. She also had five steals and four assists.

“(Drea) is playing at a high level for us,” Karnofski said. 

Lexi Roberts added a career-high 17 points, while Madi Mencke contributed nine points, eight steals and four assists and Morgan Rogerson had nine points. Karnofski praised Mencke and Rogerson for their performances.

Kyla McCallum added six rebounds and five assists and Mak Mencke had five steals.

Centralia was led by Emily Wilkerson’s team-high six points.

W.F. West improves to 5-0 and hosts Black Hills on Wednesday. Centralia falls to 0-4 and travels to Black Hills on Friday.

Warriors Rally in the Fourth Quarter to Beat Aberdeen

Rochester heated up in the fourth quarter to beat the Bobcats, 32-24, in Evergreen 2A Conference girls basketball action at home Monday night.

The Warriors played through a cold shooting night and trailed 22-16 after three quarters before outscoring Aberdeen 16-2 in the final frame.

“It was just kind of an off night,” Rochester coach Davina Serdahl said of the low scoring totals. “I’m really pleased with the defensive effort.”

Sofie Sand posted a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Lauren Rotter and Megan Elkins each added seven points. Elkins hit a pair of fourth-quarter three-pointers to help the Warriors build momentum, and point guard Maddie Bates hit a pair of late free throws and added 12 rebounds.

Rochester (3-1) hosts Tumwater on Wednesday and hosts W.F. West on Friday.