Kalama 54, Napavine 44
(Napavine, WA) In a crowded run for the top of the Central 2B girls league a match-up between 2 of those teams is always huge and the winner of this showdown would end up with an important win. Both teams came out with solid offenses but it was Napavine with the edge leading 17-15 after the 1st quarter. Parker Esary kept the Chinooks in the game scoring 12 of their 15 points.
The defenses would step up their games in the 2nd quarter but Kalama would edge past the Tigers to take a 1-point halftime lead 26-25. Napavine would limit Esary to just 4 points as she finished with 16 for the half and Melissa Lee topped Napavine’s scoring leaders with 12.
It would be the 3rd quarter that was pivotal in this game as Kalama’s offense heated helped with some long balls as they surged to a 10-point lead after 24-minutes of play. The Tigers Mollie Olson got hot keeping them in the game and finishing with 23 points. Kalama’s Kaelyn Shipley picked up the slack after Napavine limited Esary and the two would combine for 80% of the Nooks total points combining for 40.
Kalama improves to 6-1 and remains in 3rd place a game behind undefeated Adna and Wahkiakum. Napavine falls to 5-2 and is tied with Toutle Lake for 4th place. Our Pacific Sports Spa Players of the Game went to Kalama’s Parker Esary and Napavine’s Mollie Olson.