The District 4 2A Boys Basketball Tournament 1st round was played Saturday night after the loser out pigtail game was played last Thursday that saw Hockinson beat Shelton 60-43. The GSHL nearly swept the opening round with only the EVCO’s WF West getting a win. Below are the scores of each game, links to other coverage, our coverage of games we live stream, link to the bracket and link to the NFHS Network to watch any games on the NFHS Network replays.

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Round 3 Feb 15

WF West 58, Tumwater 51 (Winner to State)
RA Long 51, Ridgefield 36 (Winner to State)

ESN Game Re-Cap

WF West   17 25 39 58
Tumwater  7  21 39 51

(Chehalis, WA) With a trip to Yakima on the line WF West defended their home turf with a 58-51 win over Tumwater. The Bearcats took an early lead behind the scoring of Parker Eiswald and Lucas Hoff. Tumwater struggled to get their offense going and trailed 17-7 after the first quarter. The T-Bird got a quick barrage of scoring in the 2nd quarter with Clay Morgan and Jake Dillon finding a rhythm. WF West went into halftime with a 25-21 lead.

Tumwater took a brief lead in the 3rd quarter and would go into the 4th quarter tied at 39. Clay Morgan scored 9 of the Birds 12 point in the fourth quarter but the Bearcat trio of Eiswald, Hoff, and Klatush combined for 18 and sent WF West to the State Tournament. Tumwater finishes the season 14-9.

Our Thorbeckes MVP went to WF West’s Parker Eiswald who had 18 points and 6 rebounds.

WF West Lucas Hoff 21, Parker Eiswald 18, Tyler Klatush 14, Weston Potter 3, Gage Brumfield 2
Tumwater Clay Morgan 21, Jake Dillon 10, Bryce Morgan 8, Henry Wilson 7, Sahara Anthony 3, Malijah Tucker 2

ESN Post Game Show

Tumwater’s Bryce Morgan with the Nice Finish

Bearcats Lucas Hoff with the Dime to Parker Eiswald NW Home Team Takin it to the House Play of the Game

Round 2 Feb 13

Columbia River 68, WF West 50
Mark Morris 56, Ridgefield 41
RA Long 55, Black Hills 47 (Loser Out)
Tumwater 73, Hockinson 54 (Loser Out)

Round 1 Feb 10

WF West 53, RA Long 46 (Our Coverage Below)
Columbia River 74, Black Hills 67 (By Tim Martinez in The Columbian)
Ridgefield 59, Tumwater 56 
Mark Morris 80, Hockinson 58 (By Jordan Nailon The Daily News)

ESN Game Re-Cap

WF West   14   22   34   53
RA Long      9   23   39   46

(Chehalis, WA) This game was definately one of runs with WF West controlling the 1st and 4th while the Lumberjacks held sway in the middle quarters. In the opening half the Jacks kept the Bearcats leading scorer Tyler Klatush under wraps for the first 16 minutes limiting him to just 4 1st half points. Lucas Hoff got WFW rolling with a 3 pointer to take the lead 3-2 and they would hold that advantage through the 1st quarter up by 5, 14-9.

RAL began to find their groove in the 2nd led by Landon Irwin who would score 10 and a nice boost off the bench from Jeffrey Rooklidge with 5 including a 3 ball. The Jacks returned the favor to the Bearcats outscoring them 14-8 in the 2nd and took a 1-point, 23-22 lead to the break.

RA Long threatened to blow open the game in the 3rd and they made a concerted effort to get the ball inside to 6’9 sophomore Rhet Young who scored all 7 of his points in the 3rd quarter and was 1-1 at the free throw line on an old-fashioned 3-point play. Hoff would play solid defense for the Bearcats and keep the Cats close scoring 5 of his 12 points but Klatush was shut out and the Lumberjacks outscored WFW 16-12 and led by 5 after 3 quarters, 39-34.

In the 4th quarter one thing becme very clear, whatever the Lumberjacks had done to keep Klatush in check, no longer was working as he exploded for 14 points in the 4th and fnished with 18 to lead all scorers. Klatush hit for a pair of deep 3’s and scored by driving the lane and came up with some great defensive plays including our NW Hometeam Takin’ it to the House play of the game where he came up with a huge block as time was running out, stole the ball and dribbled out the time to secure the win.

RA Long was led by Landon Irwin with 17, Rooklidge off thye bench and Lonnie Brown Jr who handled the ball and provided much of the defense on Klatush. WF West also got solids games from Grady Westlund and Parker Eiswald but Lucas Hoff was the one who brought the energy on both offense and defense with several defensive stops and a critical 12 points scored when no one else could get the ball through the hoop keeping the Bearcats in the game. Hoff was named our Thorbeckes MVP for his performance.

WF West will now face Columbia River at Mark Morris on Tuesday in the semi-finals at 6pm with the winner advancing to the District Championship and the State Tournament. RA Long will take on Black Hills also on February 13 at RA Long in a loser out game.

WF West: Tyler Klatush 18, Lucas Hoff 12, Grady Westlund 8, Parker Eiswald 6, Gage Brumfield 5, Braden Jones 4
RA long: Landon Irwin 17, Jeffrey Rooklidge 9, Rhet Young 7, Lonnie Brown Jr 6, TraMayne Jenkins 4, Payton Thill 3

ESN Post Game Show


RA Long begins with a 2 and WF West answers with a 3


RA Long re-takes the lead in the 4th quarter


WF West responds and takes the lead for the final time


WF West’s Tyler Klatush with the NW Hometeam Takin it to the House Play of the Game


Pig Tail Game Feb 8 (Loser Out)

Hockinson 60, Shelton 43 (By Will Denner in The Columbian)


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