T-Birds Shock Falcons in Dominant Win


TUMWATER — With all eyes on the Thunderbirds’ gym Thursday night, as Tumwater went head-to-head against 4A power Woodinville at home, the T-Birds came out and made a statement in a 78-55 win over the perennial state title contender from up north.

“Our goal was to work every single quarter,” T-Birds coach Robin Johnson said. “We prepared two weeks for this game, and we came out and executed really well. I didn’t think we expected to come out this strong.”  

The Thunderbirds (2-0) controlled the pace of the game from start to finish, leading nearly wire-to-wire, led by Natalie Sumrok’s 30 points and Aubrey Amendala’s 24. 

On her first three-pointer made against the Falcons (0-1), Amendala broke the Tumwater school record for career three-pointers made.  The loss is the Falcons' worst in 14 seasons, and its first in the regular season since 2019. 

Tumwater will look to extend its strong start to the season when it heads to Rochester to play the Warriors next Tuesday.