2A Girls Hoops: Bearcats Extend Win Streak to 12

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W.F. West had no trouble with visiting Mark Morris, dispatching the visiting Monarchs, 77-30, in a non-league matchup here Tuesday.

Drea Brumfield hit five 3-pointers to lead all scorers with 24 points to go with eight rebounds and five blocks. Lexi Roberts added 12 points and six steals, and Morgan Rogerson and Carlie Deskins each chipped in eight.

It was senior night for the Bearcats with Madi Mencke and Maliyah Lockwood each being honored before the game. Lockwood got her first career varsity start and finished with six points and 10 rebounds.

“It was the best I’ve seen (Maliyah) play in the two years I’ve known her,” W.F. West coach Kyle Karnofski said.

The Bearcats held just a 17-7 lead after the first quarter then cruised the rest of the way, fueled by 10-of-27 shooting from beyond the arc.

“(Mark Morris) is really young and an up-and-coming team,” Karnofski said. “The numbers don’t look great but they shot the ball well. That was a good non-league game to see how the south league looks.”

Kyla McCallum added seven points, nine rebounds and six assists and Madi Mencke tallied six steals and four assists.

“Everyone contributed in some aspect,” Karnofski said. “It was a lot of fun.

W.F. West (12-0, 8-0 league) heads to the Hub City to take on rival Centralia (0-9, 0-9 league) in round two of the 2021 Swamp Cup at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tigers Edged in OT

Centralia reeled off a 29-point third quarter to recover from a double-digit deficit but couldn’t fend off Shelton, losing 53-51 in overtime on the road Tuesday.

The Tigers trailed by 10 at the half then busted off a huge third quarter to take a nine-point lead heading into the final frame before ultimately falling in the extra period.

“I’m pretty impressed with how the girls responded,” Centralia coach Doug Ashmore said. “It was good to see that. The girls are doing a lot of great things. I’m loving the defense.”

Freshman Emily Wilkerson pulled down a team-high 13 boards to go with nine points. Maddie Corwin led the Tigers with 13 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Jadyn Hawley added nine points.

Centralia (0-9, 0-9 league) hosts W.F. West at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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