Tenino held a four-point lead at the half then fell apart in the second half and took a 62-44 defeat to Class 2B power Raymond on the road Saturday.
The Beavers surrendered a 13-2 run to the Seagulls in the third quarter, then an 18-7 run in the fourth as Raymond ran away with the game in the second half.
It was Tenino’s third game in five days and it showed as the Beavers lost their legs in the second half trying to defend the Seagull’s offensive attack.
“Three games in five nights caught up to us,” Tenino coach Scott Ashmore said. “We seemed to have tired legs.”
It didn’t help that the Beavers drew just two foul shots to the Seagulls’ 18.
“I don’t think it would have changed the outcome of the game but we didn’t get to the free-throw line,” Ashmore said.
Tenino senior Ashley Schow finished with a team-high 21 points, all in the first half, while Abby Severse added eight and Alivia Hunter tallied seven.
Raymond senior Kyra Gardner, a Washington State University commit, tied the Seagulls’ single-game scoring record with 38 points.
“(Raymond) is one of those opponents you want to play to get better,” Ashmore said.
Tenino (5-2) hosts Cascade Christian at 6:30 p.m. Monday in a non-league contest.