Ashley Schow detonated for a game-high 32 points and Tenino used an excellent first quarter to deliver a 49-25 defeat to Quincy at the Wilbur-Ellis SunDome Shootout Tuesday in Yakima.
Tenino raced out to a 22-5 lead in the first quarter thanks to a devastating full-court press that stunned the fellow Class 1A Jackrabbits. It’s a good thing they started out hot as the Beavers’ offense went cold in the final three quarters.
“We took the press off and just went through the motions for three quarters, and relied on Ashley to outscore them,” Tenino coach Scott Ashmore said.
Schow was unstoppable in the first quarter especially, scoring 18 of the Beavers’ 22 points in the opening frame, which included two 3-pointers. She added 12 points in the second half to help preserve the victory.
There wasn’t much help offensively for Schow. Alivia Hunter added seven points, Megan Letts had six and Riley Jones and Sophia Hussey each added two.
“We need three girls to score and we’re still looking for two more,” Ashmore said. “We missed a lot of outside shots. But we’ll take the win. Our intensity level needs to come up. If we played like we did the first quarter for four quarters, we’ll be tough to beat.
Tenino improves to 8-2 overall and will face Zillah in its final game in Yakima at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.