Bearcats Capture Fifth Undefeated League Title in Program History


W.F. West held off Black Hills for a 47-25 road victory to claim its fifth undefeated league title season in program history Friday night in Tumwater.

This is the Bearcats ninth overall league title in school history and their first since the 2018-19 season.

Madi Mencke scored a team-high 17 points as the senior was deadly from long-range, sinking four 3-pointers to help the Bearcats snatch and maintain momentum throughout.

W.F. West broke off a 14-4 run to start the game and held a 25-11 cushion heading into the break before holding the Wolves to 14 points in the second half

“It was a really good game, up and down,” W.F. West coach Kyle Karnofski said.

Junior Drea Brumfield added 11 pints, Morgan Rogerson had six, Kyla McCallum four and Olivia Remind and Carlie Deskins each had three.

“Madi was great defensively,” Karnofski said. “Morgan, at the start of the game, played well and set the tempo. Shoutout to Kyla. She runs our offense and is a great defensive leader.”

The Bearcats’ junior varsity also capped off an undefeated season, finishing 14-0.

W.F. West earns a first-round bye in the district tournament and will host a second-round game on Tuesday night.

“We’re really looking forward to districts and blessed to play 14 games,” Karnofski said.

T-Birds Blast Warriors

Tumwater had three players in double-figure scoring as the Thunderbirds had no trouble handling Rochester, 56-20, at home on senior night.

Natalie Sumrok led the T-Birds with a team-high 14 points, while Aubrey Amendala added 13 and Isabella Lund had 10.

Also scoring for Tumwater was Ashlyn Brewer with five and Aly Waltermeter and Regan Brewer each had four.

Tumwater (12-2) and Rochester (6-6) next head to the district tournament on Monday.