GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL
1B District IV Tournament
Lake Quinault 34, WA School for the Deaf 24
Lake Quinault’s Christin Saavedra scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Lady Elks to a 34-24 victory over the Washington School for the Deaf in the opening round of the 1B District IV Tournament on Monday at Lake Quinault High School.
The Lady Elks (6-8 overall), which entered the game with just five players in uniform, had to play short-handed for the final two-plus minutes of the game after Liz Guadarrama fouled out in the fourth quarter.
“We played pretty good. It’s tough with only five girls, but we stuck through it,” Lake Quinault head coach TJ Carstensen said. “We buckled down and played well to get the win.”
Before fouling out, Guadarrama had five points and a game-best 15 rebounds.
Kat Neeland added four points and 13 rebounds for Lake Quinault, which faces Columbia Adventist in the second round at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Three Rivers Christian 30, Wishkah Valley 26
Wishkah Valley’s season ended with a 30-26 loss to Three Rivers Christian in the first round of the 1B District IV playoffs on Monday in Kelso.
Wishkah led by six points in the fourth quarter, but foul trouble caught up with the Loggerettes as they were outscored 12-2 over the final eight minutes.
Erica Bomhoff led Wishkah with 13 points on a night where the Loggerettes made just 11-of-63 shots from the field.
While Wishkah head coach Dave Brusz was pleased with his team’s rebounding edge (41-39), he said it wasn’t enough to overcome the cold-shooting night.
“We rebounded the ball well, we just couldn’t score enough points,” he said.