2A/1A Girls Hoops: Thunderbirds Rout Tigers, 56-20


Freshman Makayla Chavez scored 12 points, but the Tumwater Thunderbirds overran the Centralia Tigers, 56-20, in a 2A Evergreen Conference girls basketball game on Friday at home.

Centralia coach Doug Ashmore made an offensive adjustment coming out of the break, and it worked initially, leading to three of Chavez’s four 3-pointers and a quick Centralia run. But the T-Birds themselves adjusted just as quickly, as good teams tend to do.

“I think at times I’ve seen really good things from our man-to-man defense,” Ashmore added. “It’s good to see.”

Centralia (0-8) visits Shelton on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Bearcats Blow Out Beavers

Ten Bearcats in all scored and W.F. West had no trouble handling Tenino, 62-14, in a non-league matchup on Friday in the Stone City.

Senior Madi Mencke scored a game-high 14 points while also reaching the 400-career point milestone and junior Drea Brumfield knocked in five points to eclipse the 800-career point mark.

The Bearcats started out hot, scoring 25 points in the first quarter as six girls scored points.

“We shared the ball a lot and I liked our defensive pressure along the way,” W.F. West coach Kyle Karnofski said.

Lexi Roberts and Morgan Rogerson each added eight, Olivia Remund and Kyla McCallum each had seven and Mak Mencke contributed six in the win.

Tenino was led by Alivia Hunter’s four points, while Grace Vestal, Megan Letts, Rilee Jones and Kayla Feltus all scored two. 

“We took a while to figure out what to do,” Tenino coach Scott Ashmore said. “We played hard. Four games in five nights.”

W.F. West (10-0, 6-0 league) hosts Aberdeen on Monday. Tenino (8-4, 6-2 league) finishes out its regular season at Elma on Monday.