Consolation Bracket (Loser out Winner’s will play-off on Saturday in a Winner to Regionals, loser out contest)
Washougal 82, W F West 78 (OT)
(Centralia, WA) This game is one that won’t be forgotten for some time. The Washougal Panthers came out on fire against the Bearcats building a big early lead 11-2 but the Bearcats would claw their way back in it to trail 15-9 at the end of 1.
In the 2nd quarter the Cats would make a big run outscoring the Panthers 21-15 capped with a buzzer beating lay-in by Shasta Lofgren and it was a 30-30 tie after the first 16-minutes. Lexie Strasser would be the key to the comeback knocking down 11 of her 25 points. Alyssa Blankenship paced Washougal also with 11 points while Frosh sensation Beyounce Bea was held to just 8, but that would be short lived.
As the 3rd quarter began the Bearcats would crank things up with a big inside attack from Strasser and the Bearcats own Freshman sensation Erika Brumfield who scored 10 of her 14 points in the 2nd half while Strasser added 14 to finish with 25. Freshmen Sarah Haakenson and Madi Haakenson put in strong minutes and combining for 13.
It looked like the Bearcats had all but wrapped up then win with an 8-point lead and less than a minute to play but the Panthers would not give in. Playing without Blankenship who fouled out with about 3-minutes to play began an unbelievable comeback.
With 16-seconds to go the Panthers trailed 72-69 but the Bearcats had the ball. After getting it in Kiara Cross would foul Carly Noble sending Noble to the line for 2 shots with 12-seconds on the clock. If she could hit either one it would make it a 2-possession game and very likely would have clinched it for Chehalis. Noble missed both and the ball went to Bea. Bea quickly brought it up the floor squared up to the right of the top of the key and drained a long 3-pointer as time expired and sent it to overtime.
Bea would get the Panthers up first with a 3-point play in the paint and with time running out Lindsey Thomas would put the game away hitting 2 free throws with just seconds remaining pushing the score to 82-78 and making it a 2 possession game. This would also earn our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game as she finished with 4 points all from the line.
Bea would finish with 33 points while Blankenship had 19 and Allen 15 for Washougal. W F West had 3 in double figures including Strasser’s 25, Brumfield with 14 and Shasta Lofgren’s 11.
Washougal will now face Hockinson on Saturday in a winner to Regionals, loser out game while the Bearcats had their season come to a stunning end. Our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Players of the Game went to Beyounce Bea for the Panthers and for W F West Lexie Strasser.
Washougal: Bea 33, Blankenship 19, Allen 15, Maggie Hungerdford 4, Thomas 4, Kiara Cross 4, Kaitlyn Reijonen 3
W F West: Strasser 25, Brumfield 14, Lofgren 11, Julia Johnson 8, M Haakenson 7, S Haakenson 6, Kiara Steen 4, Carly Noble 3
Hockinson 54, Centralia 43
(Chehalis, WA) The Hawks took care of the Tigers to move on to face Washougal on Saturday in a loser out, winner to Regionals showdown.
Winner’s Bracket (Winner’s to District Championship and To State Regionals, losers drop into Consolation Bracket.)
Mark Morris 55, Hockinson 50
(Longview, WA) In game 1 of our double header nothing changed between these two league rivals. The Monarchs had beaten the Hawks twice this season in close game and once again they withstood several Hockinson runs and were victorious.
In the 1st quarter Mark Morris jumped out to a 13-8 lead only to see a 7-0 Hawks run in the final 90-seconds to give Hockinson a 15-13 lead. The Monarch defense then limited Hockinsion to just 8 2nd quarter points and knocked down 16 of their own for a 29-23 halftime lead.
The Hawks would fly again in the 3rd outscoring the Monarchs 18-11 to take a 41-40 lead into the 4th but once again could not maintain that surge and Mark Morris came back again to pull away for the 5 point win and advance to the District Championship and State Regionals. The Hawks drop into the consolation bracket and will face Centralia on Wednesday at WF West High school in a loser out contest.
The Monarchs had 3 in double figures led by Brooke Walling with 17, Libby Bartleson with 11 along with 15 rebounds and Zsaleh Parvas had 10. For the Hawks, Hannah Neibauer hit for 14 and likely would have been more but she fouled out with 3:00 to go and Brittany McGuire had 12.
Our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Players of the Game were Libby Bartleson for Mark Morris and Hannah Neibauer for Hockinson. Our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game went to Alexis Troy for nailing the clinching free throw with 24-seconds to go in the game.
Mark Morris: Walling 17, Bartleson 11, Parvas 10, Madison Mosier 8, Troy 5, Kaylee Johnson 4
Hockinson: Neibauer 14, McGuire 12, Payton Wangler 9, Elle Tilkin 7, Emma Dietell 4, Keeley Nordberg 3, Lauren Ellensohn 1
Black Hills 49, Washougal 44
(Longview, WA) This was a crazy, chaotic game that the officials allowed a very physical game and they never changed their style of calling the game. This is NOT a criticism but rather an observation because many times we will see an officiating crew tighten up after allowing a lot of contact but this crew was consistent from the opening whistle to the end.
This led to a crazy scramble in the 1st half and it was Washougal who took advantage and thrived in the chaos pulling away to a 30-21 halftime lead. The scoring was spread out with 6 Panthers scoring led by RaeAnn Allen’s 7 while Beyonce Bea and Alyssa Blankenship each had 6.
The Wolves finally got their offense rolling a little bit in the 2nd half but they locked down the Panther offense limiting them to 14 2nd half points with just 4 in the final quarter. Emma Duff caught fire scoring 13 of her game high 19 points in the 2nd half. Lindsey Nurmi chipped in 11 with some down and dirty defense while Maisy Williams finished with 8 points but had 8 rebounds and 6 blocked shots.
Two big differences seemed to turn the game around, Washougal went away from the mad scramble and chaos of the 1st half that led to 30 points to a more deliberate approach. Black Hills made a huge change offensively, in the 1st half they would get the ball inside to Williams where she would go to the hoop but struggled getting the ball to go in and there were few fouls called.
In the 2nd half they would still get the ball in to Williams and others but then they would kick the ball back out to Duff or Nurmi who then hit shots from the outside or it opened as lane to the bucket. This strategy opened the door to the Wolves comeback.
Duff led the Wolves with 19, Nurmi had 11 as the only to in double figures, for Washougal Allen finished with 11 and Bea had 10. The Wolves advance to the District Championship on Friday against Mark Morris at St Martins College and have advanced to the State Regionals. Washougal falls into a must win consolation game on Wednesday at Centralia High School against W F West.
Our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Players of the Game went to Emma Duff of Black Hills and RaeAnn Allen for Washougal. Our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game went to Maisy Williams for her several key defensive blocks.
Black Hills: Duff 19, Nurmi 11, Williams 8, Kayley Moloney 6, Sammi Payne 3, Rachel LaBelle 2
Washougal: Allen 11, Bea 10, Alissa Lenczowski 8, Alyssa Blankenship 8, Maggie Hunderdford 5, Kaitlyn Reijonen 2
Consolation Bracket (Loser Out)
W F West 58, Tumwater 46
(Centralia, WA) The Bearcats stayed alive pulling away from a determined T-Bird squad to end Tumwater’s season. The Cats now face Washougal on Wednesday at Centralia High School in a loser out game tipping off at 6pm.
Centralia 55, Woodland 37
(Longview, WA) The Tigers ended the Beavers season and now will face Hockinson at WF West High School on Wednesday in a loser out game, 6p tyip-off.
Black Hills 65, Woodland 37
(Tumwater, WA) The Wolves got off to a bit of a slow start but found their groove about midway through the 1st especially Lindsey Nurmi who would go off with 4 3-point shots in the 1st half and a total of 14 points. The Wolves would edge away to an 18-8 lead after the 1st.
The Beavers would make a run early in the 2nd quarter pulling within 5 a couple of times thanks to Dana Glovick’s work inside a pair of 3’s from Jessica Flanagan and some heady work off the bench from Audrey Adams. But Woodland would never really catch fire offensively and Nurmi and company would finish with a flourish to extend their lead to 39-22 at the break.
Nurmi would remain hot in the 3rd hitting 2 more 3’s, she would end up with 7 shots from behind the arc and finish with a game high 25 points. Nurmi had help as well from the always consistent Emma Duff who had 14. Taylor Patti stepped up huge off the bench as she filled in for Maisy Williams who got into foul trouble early and hit for 6 points. Williams would do her scoring at the free throw line going 5-6 with a field goal for a total of 7.
The Beavers cold shooting continued and never did heat up and the further they fell behind the more they had to shoot from the outside and simply could never get back in the game. The Wolves will move on in the Winner’s Bracket and will face Washougal on Monday at RA Long at 7:45pm. Woodland drops into the consolation bracket and will take on Centralia at 6p at Mark Morris in a loser out contest.
Our Tommy Lowe of the Greene Realty Group Players of the Game were Lindsey Nurmi for Black Hills and Dana Glovick for Woodland. Our ProActive Play of the Game went to the Wolves Taylor Patti for her strong work off the bench.
Black Hills: Nurmi 25, Duff 14, Williams 7, Patti 6, Moloney 5, Ball 3
Woodland: J Flanagan 12, Glovick 7, Fredricks 6, A Adams 4, M Flanagan 4, Malik 2, Daugherty 2
Washougal 69, Centralia 51
(Washougal, WA) The Panthers pulled away and handled the Tigers. Washougal now faces Black Hills on Monday at RA Long at 7:45. The winner of that game will move on to the District Championship and earn a Regional birth. The Tigers will battle Woodland in a loser out consolation bracket game on Monday at 6 at Mark Morris.
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Mark Morris 58, Tumwater 55
(Longview, WA) The Monarchs finally turned away a pesky T-Bird squad and advances to the Semi-Finals against Hockinson. The Hawks and Monarchs play at 6pm at RA Long on Monday while the T-Birds get Woodland in a loser out consolation game.
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Hockinson 63, WF West 44
(Chehalis, WA) The Hawks rolled over the Bearcats and now have a date with Mark Morris on Monday at 6pm with a trip to Regionals and the District tournament on the line. The Bearcats will face Tumwater in a loser out consolation braket match-up.
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Photo Gallery (Black Hills vs Woodland)