T-Birds Get Started With Rout Over Hockinson


The Tumwater girls basketball team hit the ground running Thursday to open the 2022-23 season, rolling past Hockinson 56-13 in a non-league matchup.

“The girls played well tonight,” Tumwater coach Nathan Buchheit said. “We got some first-game jitters out of the way. Defensively we played well, but we have to improve.”

Senior Kylie Waltermeyer kicked off her season with a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double, going 9 for 18 from the field and 2 for 4 from beyond the arc. She also dished out four assists, and had three steals.

Rhylee Beebe added nine points and three assists, with Sydney Sumrok scoring eight points and bringing in six rebounds; both hit a pair of 3-pointers.

Regan Brewer filled out her statsheet with a bit of everything, scoring six points while also logging six rebounds, seven steals, and two assists.

Tumwater (1-0) will get its second matchup against a 2A Greater St. Helens League squad in as many days when it travels south to face Washougal on Friday.