Girls: Black Hills 55, Tumwater 41
(Tumwater, WA) The 2 teams got off to a slow start in the 1st quarter with the Wolves hitting a late 3 to take a 9-6 lead. The offensive woes would continue for the T-Birds as the Black Hills defense locked down holding them to just 5 2nd quarter points and they would go to the break scoring just 11.
Meantime, the Wolves offense heated as they poured in 21. Sammi Payne would nock down a pair of 3’s and lead all scorers at the half with 8. Maisy Williams worked the key hitting 7 of her 10 points and Emma Duff, although struggled to get the ball in the hoop in the 1st came on strong with 7 points. Lindsay Nurmi was dishing the ball like crazy and also scored a pair of hoops and Meghan Reichert added her name to the score book with a bucket off the bench and the Wolves would charge out to a big 30-11 lead.
Black Hills would continue the offensive onslaught led by Duff who would pile on another 11 for a game high 18. Nurmi continued her solid team play while scoring 5 more and the others added to their totals including Kayley Moloney who scored with an amazing 360-sweeping move that also earner our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game.
Tumwater would finally get their act together and knock down 18 in the 4th while hold the Wolves to just 7. Sierra Snyder would find her range from distance with 3 long balls and Mackenzie Bergquist scored 8 of her 13. Ali Smith, Brooke Hare and Carissa Rodriguez all scored but as the old saying goes it was too little, too late.
Black Hills improves to 2-0 in Evco 2A play and tied with the 2-0 WF West Bearcats setting up a showdown between state ranked teams on Tuesday at Black Hills. Tumwater drops to 0-2 tied with the 0-2 Centralia Tigers those two will break that tie on Tuesday as well at Centralia. Our Tommy Lowe of the Greene Realty Group Players of the Game goes to Emma Duff for the Wolves and for the T-Birds Mackenzie Bergquist.
Black Hills: Duff 18, Williams 10, Payne 10, Nurmi 9, LaBelle 2, Rollman 2, Reichert 2, Moloney 2
Tumwater: Snyder 16, Bergquist 13, Smith 6, Hare 2, Cunningham 2, Rodriguez 2
Boys Tumwater 64, Black Hills 55
(Tumwater, WA) In the 2nd game of the cross-town rivalry double header the game played out virtually the same but opposite teams. Tumwater did get their offense rolling early led by Jacob Gibbons who knocked down 8 points with 2 long balls on his way to 11 1st half points. Ty Gentry paced the offensive at the point handing out assists while scoring 6 1st half points. Cade Otton added 4, Tyler Dowell 3 and Brian Marty 5 with a 3-pointer off the bench and an amazing last second shot at the halftime buzzer which would earn our Proactive Physical Therapy Play of the Game.
The Wolves could only muster 6 1st quarter points and 7 in the 2nd and trailed 31-13. Noah Brewer scored the more than half of the points with 7 and heading into the 2nd half were looking for someone to step up and try to make a run.
In the 3rd quarter the Wolves came out strong scoring 19 points. Jewell Day made his way into the key several times in the 1st half but could not find the bottom of the hoop, he continued to attack but in the 2nd half started hitting his shots scoring 13 in the 2nd half. Brewer continued his offense as well on his way to a team high 17. TJ Mickelson was held in check scoring only 10 points in the game but 7 of those in the 2nd half. Despite the 19 3rd quarter points they only gained 2 points on the T-Birds who nearly matched them to maintain a big lead 16-point lead into the 4th.
The Wolves would make a run in the final 8 minutes and actually cut the lead to 8 with about 1:20 to play but the T-Bird lead was too much and Birds had enough offense left to keep the Wolves at arms length. Tumwater improves to 2-0 league play and will host Centralia on Tuesday who are also 2-0. Black Hills drops to 0-2 and will travel on Tuesday to Chehalis to face the other 0-2 Evco 2A team.
Our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Players of the Game went to Jacob Gibbons for the T-Birds and Noah Brewer for Black Hills.
Tumwater: Gibbons 19, Gentry 16, Otton 10, Marty 7, Dowers 7, Dowell 5
Black Hills: Brewer 17, Day 13, Mickelson 10, Crumley 9, Glenn 6