Freshmen Carry Beavers to Crucial League Win


A quartet of Tenino freshmen combined for 47 points and the Beavers stymied visiting Hoquiam for a 55-44 victory on senior night in 1A Evergreen League action Tuesday.

The Beavers were led by freshman Noah Schow’s game-high 21 points, while fellow freshmen Auston Gonia added 13, Will Feltus chipped in eight and Jack Burkhardt finished with five points and 12 boards.

“Those freshmen carried us,” Tenino coach Joe Chirhart said.

The Beavers pulled a switcheroo on the Grizzlies, who were expecting the Beavers to come out and run like they did the last time the two squads met. Chirhart decided to switch it up this time.

“We threw them for a loop and slowed the game down a bit and took care of the ball,” Chirhart said. “That’s a scrappy Hoquiam team.”

It was also senior night, with Takari Hickle and Toby Suess each honored before the game. Hickle finished with eight points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

Tenno (6-7, 2-3 1A Evergreen) heads to Eatonville on Monday.