White Honored, Bearcats Hold on to Beat Highclimbers


On the night Chris White was honored for picking up his 100th career win as a head coach, the W.F. West boys basketball team made sure he didn’t stay on that mark very long, beating Shelton 50-47 in a 2A EvCo showdown in Chehalis on Tuesday.

White became the third coach in WFW history to reach the century mark over the weekend on the road, in the Bearcats’ non-league win at White River on Saturday.

Tipping off Tuesday, W.F. West came out strong on the defensive end, limiting Shelton to 14 points in the first half to lead by 10 at the break. The Highclimbers never went away, though, and nearly came all the way back after chipping away at a 12-point Bearcat lead at the end of the third quarter.

Soren Dalan did the heavy lifting for W.F. West on offense, totalling 24 points. Without Tyler Klatush in the lineup, Lucas Hoff took over the top-scoring role on the perimeter with eight points, and Parker Eiswald added seven.

W.F. West is slated to get the rest of the week off, and will host 3A River Ridge next Wednesday.