Author: paulb

Boys Hoops: Bearcats hold off Wolves in EVCO 2A League Opener

1/3/18 WF West 61, Black Hills 52 (Chehalis, WA) Most observers think the Bearcats and Wolves could very well find themselves at the top of the standings at the end of the season. These teams did not disappoint and put on a show battling to the final minute before the hometeam put it away to protect their home court and pick up an important win in the league opener. WF West got off to a fast start jumping out to a 17-9 lead after the 1st quarter. Bailey Cooper and Jordan Thomas combined for 10 of those 17. Then...

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GBB: WF West crushes Black Hills in EVCO 2A League Opener

1/2/18 WF West 70, Black Hills 38 (Chehalis, WA) This was supposed to be the showdown that would give the winner the inside track to the League title and the #1 seed into Districts. The Bearcats and Wolves last met in the Yakima Sundome playing for 3rd place at the 2017 2A State Play-offs and WF West pulled out the win. Both teams returned plenty of players from last year’s tourney and came in as the #5 and 6 ranked RPI teams in the state so a battle was expected. The Bearcats quickly squashed that idea as they jumped...

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Basketball: Capital sweeps Friday night Twin Bill over Steillacoom

12/30/17 (Olympia, WA) The Steilacoom Sentinels visited the Capital Cougars Friday night for a girl/boy double-header and the Cougars swept both games. Both game stories are below with separate photo galleries. Girls: Capital 55, Steilacoom 44 The shorthanded Sents jumped out to a lead in the first half building as much as a 7 point lead late in the 2nd quarter. Capital was having difficulty in getting into rhythm offensively but Angelica Francisco helped jumpstart it off the bench draining the tying bucket with 6 seconds to go in the 1st and then opened the 2nd quarter for back-to-back...

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Hoops: Black Hills sweep girl/boy double-header

12/21/17 The Black Hills Wolves swept a double header on Thursday night with the girls playing first against Chief Sealth and the boys followed against Sammamish. Girls Black Hills 65, Chief Sealth 43 (Tumwater, WA) The Wolves jumped out to a 19-7 1st quarter lead and cruised to the win. Megan River and Lindsay Nurmi led the Wolves with 13, Nurmi scored 9 of the 1st 15 to set the tone. River knocked down a pair of 3’s in the 1st half as Black Hills limited the Seahawks to just 17 points while putting up 37 over the first...

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Girls Hoops: Centralia pulls away with big 4th quarter from Olympic

12/20/17 Centralia 55, Olympic 44 (Centralia, WA) This game began as a game of runs with Centralia jumping out to a 12-0 lead and very early on looked like this was going to be a run-away. But the Trojans had 2nd thoughts and put together their own 12-0 run to tie the game just before the end of the 1st quarter. The Tigers would get a late bucket and took a 14-12 lead but blew the big 12-0 advantage they had early on. In the 2nd quarter once again the Tigers looked like they were ready to again take...

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