District 4 2A Girls Hoops: Black Hills, Washougal head to Districts as #1 Seeds

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2/7/17

The 8-team District 4 girls basketball tournament is set and will tip-off Friday night. The final pieces fell into place Tuesday night for both leagues. Below are the scores, stories or links to stories and pictures as we head into the Post-Season.

District 4 Girls Tournament Bracket

Evco 2A

Centralia 52, Rochester 37

(Rochester, WA) The Tigers finished 5-5 in league play tying Tumwater for 3rd place but the Tigers get the 3rd seed due to tie-breaking criteria. Tumwater will travel to Mark Morris on Friday, the Warriors had their season come to an end with a 1-9 league mark.

Game re-cap on Lewis County Sports Blog Click Here

Tumwater 63, Aberdeen 24

(Tumwater, WA) Tumwater also finished 5-5 in league play and again will advance with the 4th seed into Districts and will get the GSHL 1 seed Washougal on Friday night. Aberdeen’s season is over with a 1-9 league record.

Black Hills 55, WF West 44

(Chehalis, WA) This was to be a battle of epic proportions with the #1 and #2 State ranked teams facing off for the 2nd time this season. The Black Hills Wolves not in a sharing mood and wanted to claim sole possession of the Evco League title and clinching the #1 District seed. The Bearcats ready to erase the 22 point loss at Black Hills, claim a share of the Championship and snatch away the #1 seed which they could do with a win by 8 or more points.

As the game began it eerily started just like their 1st match-up with Wolves leading scorer Emma Duff hitting a 3-ball just seconds into the game. The Bearcats hung in there taking their 1st lead at the 4:07 mark when Kiara Steen hit a 2-point bucket giving WFW a 7-5 lead. By the end of the quarter the Wolves the lead back albeit a narrow 14-12 advantage.

In the 2nd quarter the Cats defense was stingy and held Black Hills to just 9 points the only problem was the Wolves were stingier giving up 1 field goal and 2 free throws for a total of 4 points scored by Erika Brumfield. As the teams headed for the break it was Black Hills up by 7 23-16.

The 3rd quarter would end up being the pivotal quarter of the game as the Bearcats came storming back with a 7-2 run to pull within 2 at the 5:44 mark. Lexi Strasser hit 2 shots for 4 points and Steen drained a long 3 from the top of the key. After a time-out the Wolves settled down and survived the onslaught then answered with 8 straight of their own. Megan River hit 1 of 2 at the free throw line and was followed by Taylor Patti’s 1st basket of the game to push their lead to 28-23.

The ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game came next when Lindsay Nurmi made a fantastic steal and fed Patti for her 2nd straight bucket and the Wolves were up by 7. Kayley Maloney then dropped a huge 3-ball giving the Wolves a 10-point 33-23 lead. Courtney Bennett would knock down a 3 of her own with 1:52 to play but the Bearcats would go ice-cold again and not score for the rest of the 3rd. Black Hills was able to add 4 points for an 11 point lead after 3 with River hitting 2 free throws and a basket from Meghan Reichert.

The Bearcats offense would finally get rolling in the 4th quarter as they put in 18 but the Wolves counter punched every step of the way also hitting for 18. Maisy Williams was solid for the Wolves throughout scoring 11 points but adding plenty of rebounds and played great defense with key blocks. Williams would get our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Player of the Game for the Wolves while Erika Brumfield who led the Cats with 14 and also was tough in the paint got the honor for WF West.

With the win the Wolves were undisputed Champs and finished with a perfect 10-0 league mark and winning back-to-back league titles. The Bearcats suffered only 2 league losses, both to the Wolves and settled for 2nd place. Black Hills will host Columbia River in the opening round of the District Tournament on Friday while the Bearcats are also at home against Woodland.

Black Hills vs WF West Photo Gallery

GSHL 2A

Washougal 63, Woodland 44 (Mon)

The Panthers had already wrapped up the League Title and #1 seed going into this game but finished with authority handling the Beavers. Washougal will host Tumwater on Friday night in the opening round of the District Tournament. Woodland dropped to 7-5 but had clinched the 3 seed regardless of the outcome prior to the game.

Game Story in the Columbian click here

Mark Morris 51, Ridgefield 35

The Monarchs were locked into the 2 seed and finished 10-2 in league play while the Spudders played their final game of the season ending with a 2-10 mark

Game Story in the Columbian click here

Hockinson 49, RA Long 38

Both teams had been eliminated from play-off action prior to this game. The Hawks finished 5-7 and the Jacks 1-11 in league play.

Game Story in the Columbian click here

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