Trojans Pick Up Speed to Beat Terriers


The Pe Ell girls basketball team got better as the night went on Wednesday in Vancouver, speeding up from a slow start to beat the Washington School for the Deaf 54-31 in a 1B CVL matchup.

The Trojans managed just four points in the first quarter and 16 in the first half, keeping the Terriers close despite a solid defensive performance.

“I challenged the girls at the half to come out with more intensity on both ends of the floor and they responded,” Pe Ell coach Dave Tuengel said. “Just great energy in the second half.”

Out of the break, Pe Ell more than doubled its total with 18 points in the third quarter, then scored 20 more in the fourth to run away with things.

Charlie Carper put down a triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 steals. Brookelynn King added nine points, and Karli Phelps scored six points and dished out four assists.

Pe Ell will get its third game in as many days Friday, back at home against Three Rivers Christian.