Girls' basketball: Raiders foil league champion Bear

Lily Clark of Lake Roosevelt, left, and Shantana Pakootas bear down on defense against Walla Walla Valley Academy.

GRAND COULEE — GRANGER – Lake Roosevelt fought back to claim a 54-48 win over Brewster in the second-round of the District 5/6 girls’ basketball tournament Feb. 10.

The No. 5-seeded (in the north) Raiders fell behind 21-10 after the first quarter to the No. 1-seeded Bears, which received a first-round bye.

“Our game with Brewster didn’t start like we wanted,” Lake Roosevelt coach Peewee Pleasants said. “Defensively, we changed what we were doing.”

The Raiders closed the gap, holding the Bears to five points in the second quarter to trail, 26-21, at halftime.

“From there the seniors took over,” Pleasants said. “Outstanding win for the ladies. They’ve worked extremely hard to get to where we are.”

Senior Kayla St. Pierre led the Raiders with 16 points and 11 rebounds to go with seven steals and three assists.

Kelsie Olbricht scored seven of her 10 points in the pivotal second half.

For the Bears, seniors Yvette Sanchez scored 12 points and Maret Miller had 11 points.

Lake Roosevelt takes on White Swan in a semifinal game at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 16 at Granger High School.

Brewster plays DeSales in a loser-out game at 5:45 p.m. in a separate gym.

Lake Roosevelt (54) – St. Pierre 16, Olbricht 10, Reyes 9, Pakootas 7, Priest 6, Edmo 4, Ludwig 2.

Brewster (48) – Garcia 3, Miller 11, Mik. Kelpman 3, Mic. Kelpman 6, Sanchez 12, Martinez 6, Emigh 7.

Cashmere 90, Omak 31

EAST WENATCHEE – Cashmere swamped Omak, 90-31, in the District 6 1A championship Feb. 10.

Hailey Van Lith scored 46 points, a school record for a single game, to lead Cashmere to a fifth-straight league championship.

“Hailey Van Lith is going to get her points,” Omak coach Mike Ables said. “We had a game plan for her. Obviously, that did not work. We gave up too many second-chance points.”

Cashmere got a running clock in the fourth quarter.

“It was a good opportunity for younger girls coming up to see what a championship game is like,” Ables said.

Cashmere goes directly into state regional play, getting a bye from crossover games with Northeast 1A League.

Omak takes on Okanogan at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Eastmont High School.

The winner will be seeded No. 2, and the loser No. 3 into crossover games with NEA teams to be played Feb. 17 at higher-seeded teams’ locations.

Omak (31) — Arciniega 2, Nichols 9, P. Brfahamson 0, Romero 2, Marchand 5, Mendoza 4, R. Abrahamson 4, J. Abrahamson 0, Ka. Vejraska 0, Ke. Vejraska 2.

Okanogan 50, Chelan 41

EAST WENATCHEE – Okanogan came from behind in the fourth quarter to eliminate Chelan, 50-41, in a District 6 1A game Feb. 10.

“We didn’t play very well for the first three quarters, our shots weren’t falling,” Okanogan coach Bryan Boesel said. “But I told the girls to keep fighting and working hard.”

Chelan led 11-9 after the first quarter, 26-21 at halftime and 34-30 after three quarters.

“That all fell into place when we outscored them 20-7 in the fourth quarter,” Boesel said. “I was proud of the girls to keep working hard and not giving up.”

Kendra Sachse scored 14 points and Jada Rasmussen 13 points for Okanogan.

Okanogan plays Omak at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Eastmont High School for seeding to crossover games with Northeast 1A league teams; games will be played Feb. 17 at higher-seeded teams’ locations.

Okanogan (50) — Wood 7, Sachse 14, Smith 2, M. Rasmussen 6, Serles 0, Moses 0, Heindselman 8, J. Rasmussen 13, Perez 0, Hawley 0, Allen 0.

Tri-Cities Prep 66, Tonasket 34

GRANGER – Tri-Cities Prep topped a tired Tonasket squad, 66-34, on the second-day of the District 5/6 tournament Feb. 10.

“Talia Von Delhoffin was a handful,” Tonasket coach Mike Larson said. “She was their offense. Everything ran through her. She is a 6-1 guard that shoots from anywhere. Less than 24 hours removed from a tough game with Kittitas, our girls tried to battle, but just couldn’t stop Von Delhoffin.”

The Jaguars led 17-10 after the first quarter and gradually pulled away, outscoring the Tigers 36-18 over the next two quarters.

Tonasket plays Liberty Bell at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in a loser-out game at Granger High School.

Tonasket (34) — Ramon 7, Clark 9, Cruz 4, Larson 5, Whitmore 0, Bobadilla 3, Richey 0, Wilson 4, Sutton 0, Cory 2.

Mabton 69, Liberty Bell 37

GRANGER – Mabton beat Liberty Bell, 69-37, in the second-round of the District 5/6 2B tournament Feb. 10.

Destiny Ferreira led Liberty Bell with 11 points.

Liberty Bell takes on Tonasket at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 16 at Granger High School in a loser-out game.

Liberty Bell (38) — T. Ochoa 3, Labanauskas 5, M. Surface 0, Ferreira 11, Curtis 7, Treise 2, Paul 0, D. Surface 0, Palm 2, Bakke 0, L. Ochoa 8.

Curlew 49, Selkirk 42

DEER PARK — The Curlew High School girls’ basketball team proved to be the giant killer in the District 7 tournament last week.

The Cougars (14-6 overall, 11-5 league), fresh off a first-round 57-52 win over Valley Christian, took out Selkirk (18-4 overall, 14-1 league), 49-42, in a semifinal game.

Korin Baker scored 24 points for Curlew, which takes on Almira/Coulee-Hartline (20-2, 13-1) in the district championship at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Deer Park High School.

ACH topped Inchelium, 55-33, in the other semifinal Feb. 10.

Curlew (49) — A. Beedle 0, Baker 24, Calhoun 0, Kjolseth 3, LaDue 0, M. Beedle 9, McIrvin 7, N. Ringstad 0, Thomas 0, T. Ringstad 6.

Lake Roosevelt 48, Walla Walla VA 45 2OT

GRANGER – Lake Roosevelt, the No. 5 seed from District 6, edged the No. 4 seed from District 4 Walla Walla Academy, 48-45, in a loser-out game Feb. 9.

Raider coach Peewee Pleasants said the game was height versus speed.

“They sported three six-footers along the baseline,” Pleasants said, whose team trailed 15-14 at halftime.

“We decided to change our defense up, which didn’t seem to work until the last two minutes of the fourth when we were able to force the first overtime,” Pleasants said.

Lake Roosevelt outscored Walla Walla 6-3 in the second overtime for the victory.

“Very good win for the girls,” Pleasants said. “They played unbelievably well with the distractions we had in the last week of the regular season. Our seniors played very well for us.”

Senior Kayla St. Pierre led the way with 17 points, six rebounds, six steals and five assists.

“(Junior) Olivia Ludwig did a wonderful job on the boards with 15 rebounds,” Pleasants said.

Lake Roosevelt (48) — St Pierre with 17, Olbricht 6, Priest 6, Clark 6, Reyes 4, Ludwig 4, Pakootas 3, Edmo 2.

Tonasket 47, Kittitas-Thorp 44

ZILLAH – Tonasket substitutes wore down Kittitas-Thorp for a 47-44 win in a loser-out game Feb. 9 in the first-round district.

“Friday night was a battle,” Tonasket coach Mike Larson said. “Our girls came to play. We were down early (16-10 after one quarter), but rallied back in the second to go into half with a five-point lead (28-23).

“Our defensive effort is what won the game. Kittitas had a great size advantage with 6-2 (Piper) Williams, who played inside and out.”

Larson said he used the combination of Camille Wilson (5-7), Grace Cory (5-6), Emma Sutton 5-7) and Kaylee Bobadilla (5-7) to guard Williams.

Tonasket (47) — Ramon 7, Clark 13, Cruz 5, Larson 8, Whitmore 0, Bobadilla 0, Richey 0, Wilson 8, Sutton 0, Cory 6.

District 6 1A at Eastmont High School

Feb. 10

Game 1: Cashmere 90, Omak 31, winner No. 1 to crossover

Game 2: Okanogan 50, Chelan 41, loser out

Feb. 14

Game 3: Okanogan vs. Omak, 5 p.m., winner No. 2, loser No. 3 to crossover

District 6/7 crossover games

Feb. 17 at top seeded sites

Game 1: NEA No. 3 at CTL No. 2, time to be determined; winner to regionals, loser out

Game 2: CTL No. 3 at NEA No. 2, time to be determined; winner to regionals, loser out.

Cashmere (CTL No. 1) and Lakeside/Medical Lake winner (NEA No. 1) receive crossover byes, go right to regional play.

District 7 championship to be played Feb. 14: Lakeside (16-5) vs. Medical Lake (20-0), No. 1, No. 2 seeds.

District 5/6 2B tournament

Feb. 9

Game 1: DeSales 50, Waterville-Mansfield 32, loser out

Game 2: Lake Roosevelt 48, Walla Walla Valley Academy 45, loser out

Game 3: Mabton 51, Manson 18, loser out

Game 4: Tonasket 47, Kittitas-Thorp 41, loser out

Feb. 10

Game 5: White Swan 51, DeSales 42

Game 6: Lake Roosevelt 54, Brewster 48

Game 7: Mabton 69, Liberty Bell 37

Game 8: Tri-Cities Prep 66, Tonasket 34

Feb. 16 at Granger

Game 9: DeSales vs. Brewster, 5:45 p.m., loser out

Game 10: Liberty Bell vs. Tonasket, 2:15 p.m., loser out

Semifinals

Game 11: White Swan vs. Lake Roosevelt, 5:45 p.m.

Game 12: Mabton vs. Tri-Cities Prep, 2:15 p.m.

Feb. 17 at Granger

Game 13: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 2:15 p.m., winner fifth, loser out.

Game 14: Loser Game 11 vs. Loser Game 12, 2:15 p.m., winner No. 3, loser No. 4

Championship

Game 15: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12, 4 p.m., winner No. 1, loser No. 2

Central Washington 1B League

(Final regular season)

Entiat 12 0 18 2

Pateros 9 3 11 9

Riverside Chr. 9 3 9 8

Wilson Creek 5 7 9 7

MLCA 5 7 6 10

Cascade Chr. 1 11 5 14

Easton 1 11 2 12

District 6 1B

Feb. 12

Moses Lake Christian Academy plays Wilson Creek to decide the No. 4 seed to district. Game was in Mansfield.

Feb. 14

Game 1: Pateros (CWB 3) at Riverside Christian (CWB 2), 6 p.m.

Game 2: MLCA/Wilson Creek (CWB 4) at Entiat (CWB 1), 6 p.m.

Feb. 15 at Eastmont Junior High

Game 3: Winner Game 1 v. Winner Game 2, 6 p.m., Winner No. 1, loser to Game 5.

Game 4: Loser Game 1 v. Loser Game 2, 3 p.m., Winner to Game 5, loser out.

Feb. 16 at Eastmont Junior High

Game 5: Loser Game 3 v. Winner Game 4, 6 p.m., Winner No. 2, loser out.

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