In its first game since Jan. 10, Tenino used staunch defense to offset tired legs in a 49-28 victory over visiting Eatonville in 1A Evergreen League play on Friday.
Tenino built a 20-8 lead in the first quarter with Beaver star Ashley Schow scoring just two of those 20 points, giving the Beavers the balanced scoring they’ve been seeking all season.
“We were very excited about that,” Tenino coach Scott Ashmore said. “That means other girls are scoring and that's what we’re looking for.”
Schow would go on to finish with a game-high 19 points, while Abby Severse added 13 and Alivia Hunter tacked on eight points.
It was a solid defensive showing for the Beavers, who held the Cruisers to double-digit scoring in all four quarters.
“We’ve been really successful on defense,” Ashmore said. “We were solid all four quarters. The girls played hard and worked hard.”
Tenino (10-3, 2-0 1A Evergreen) heads to Hoquiam for another league matchup on Wednesday.