Boesch Breaks Tourney 3-Point Record as Rainier Romps


CASTLE ROCK — Rainier senior Faith Boesch knew she had reset her own single-game 3-point record when she looked over at coach Brandon Eygabroad after hitting a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter and he was holding up one finger on each hand signifying “11.”

Boesch, who’s 11 treys broke her previous school record of nine, also broke the 2B District IV record on a night where Rainier rocketed past Forks for a 67-45 victory in a loser-out match Tuesday at Castle Rock High School.

The previous district tournament record of 10 was set by Breanna Moody of White Pass in 2008.

“I don’t count and I can’t take all the credit,” said Boesch, who shot 50% from the field and finished with a game-high 35 points. “My teammates find me when I'm open and they did a really good job of that tonight. I owe it all to them; breaking that record.”

With the win, Rainier moves on to face Wahkiakum in a winner-to-regional game on Thursday at Castle Rock High School. The loser still has a chance of qualifying for regionals.

“I know they’ve been working so hard for this,” Eygabroad said. “I’ve got a group of seniors who’ve put in the time since they were sixth-seventh graders. It’s nice to continue and get another game, for sure.”

Rainier was in control from start to finish, building a 37-14 lead at the half and cruising to victory in the second half.

Senior Isabella Holmes added 16 points for the Mountaineers, while Bryn Beckman scored nine.

Now the Mountaineers have a chance to outright clinch a regional playoff spot in a matchup against league foe Wahkiakum on Thursday.

“We’ll just keep improving on the same things: better on the boards, taking care of the ball and being more efficient and working together,” Eygabroad said.