Girls Hoops Roundup: Bearcats Successful on Long Road Trip


Led by another strong outing from sophomore post Julia Dalan, the W.F. West girls basketball team defeated Port Angeles on the road Saturday afternoon, 56-28. 

Dalan scored a game-high 29 points, and was joined in double figure scoring by Morgan Rogerson, who had 12 points for the Bearcats. 

“We started out well and had a good first half,” Bearcats coach Kyle Karnofski said. “We did a good job of getting the ball where it needed to go, which was one of our keys before the game.”

Up against a scrappy Roughrider lineup, Karnofski also praised the efforts of his defense for limiting what Port Angeles was trying to do, and Dalan for a second-straight strong performance. 

“She did a much better job asserting herself and did a good job of finishing through contact,” Karnofski said of Dalan, who scored 16 of her points in the second half. 

W.F. West takes on Rochester next in a league matchup on Wednesday on the road. 

Riverhawks Stymied by Vikings

Having a hard time getting the lid off the basket at home, the Toledo girls basketball team fell to Willapa Valley at home Saturday, 42-22. 

The Riverhawks shot under 30% as a team, but rebounded well with 16 offensive rebounds and 32 total boards. 

“We had too many turnovers, but I was happy with the offensive rebounding tonight,” Riverhawks coach Randy Wood said. 

Bethany Bowen and Ryah Stanley led Toledo with five points a piece, and the Riverhawks will look to rebound against Onalaska on Wednesday. 


Trojans Earn First Win Against Oakville

For the first time this season, the Pe Ell girls basketball team was victorious, defeating Oakville at home Saturday, 45-32. 

Led by Charlie Carper, who recorded a monster triple-double of 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 17 steals, the Trojans separated in the second quarter and didn’t ever look back after a tough first frame. 

“We struggled out of the gate in the first quarter,” Trojans coach Dave Tuengel said. “We just couldn’t find any separation from Oakville. It was a good program win, we will learn from this and get better.”

In her first varsity action, freshman Peyton Zock gave the Trojans six points and 11 boards to help out Carper on the glass. 

Pe Ell takes on Three Rivers Christian next on Tuesday. 

MWP Girls Open Up Year With Win Over Rockets

In its first girls basketball contest of the season, Morton-White Pass got off to a winning start against 1A Castle Rock on Saturday, 60-33. 

Led by a 20-5 second quarter that helped them separate, the Timberwolves got 15 points a piece from Malia Armstrong and Keira Miller to lead the way, with Miller also adding eight rebounds. Natalia Armstrong had 14 points, and McKenzee Mays added 10 points and six boards. 

“The girls played really great tonight,” coach Curt Atkinson said. “We moved the ball extremely well, it was really tight. We struggled early with their size but we pressed them and it was extremely effective, that’s how we built our lead up. It was a lot of fun coaching the girls and seeing them matchup against a team that tall and big.” 

The T-Wolves take on Winlock next on Wednesday. 

Beavers Win First Game Over Bear Creek

After dropping its first contest of the season to Centralia, the Tenino girls basketball team won a defensive-minded battle on the road against Bear Creek, 31-18, Saturday afternoon. 

Post Rilee Jones led the Beavers with a game-high 18 points as the only player in double figures for either team. 

“We had a tough time getting going, energy was low,” coach Scott Ashmore said. “We missed a lot of two-foot shots in the key to start off. Found our groove in the second half, looked inside to Rilee Jones and she scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half.”

Ashmore also praised Brianna Asay for setting up Jones for points and hauling in rebounds, and Brynn Williams and Savannah Brantley for setting the tone defensively. 

The Beavers take on Seton Catholic on the road on Tuesday for their next game.