Riverside Christian 45, Bear Creek 35
The Crusaders scored all their fourth-quarter points from the foul line until a last-minute three-point play to hold off the Grizzlies.
While Riverside Christian was making 16 of 27 free throws, including 8 of 14 in the fourth quarter, Bear Creek made just 8 of 26. That included a number of crucial misses in the final period after it had rallied from 11 down in the third quarter to trail by three with more than 5 minutes to play.
Kendra Staymates led the Crusaders with 12 points and Lexi Carpenter added 10.
Riverside Christian shot just 28.6 percent from the field but will pick up its third state trophy in three appearances.
Bear Creek, which has yet to receive a trophy in three state trips, got nine points from Madelyn Magee and Kendall Engelstone.
|Bear Creek||13||7||8||7||- 35|
|Riverside Christian||16||11||8||10||- 45|
Bear Creek (18-7) Engelstone 4, McRae 0, Peterson 3, Rial 3, Jenson 3, Magee 9, Buchanan 0, Fernandez 4, Engelstone 9, Gomulkiewicz 0, Beighle 0.
Riverside Christian (20-7) Conradi 0, St. Hilaire 2, Lenz 1, Roberts 2, Lenderman 0 Carpenter 10, Carpenter 9, Bjur 0, Carpenter 3, Byrne 6, Staymates 12, Kinder 0.
Pe Ell 45, Tacoma Baptist 25
The Trojans held the Crusaders to 24.4 percent shooting, including 17.4 percent during the first half, and forced 18 turnovers to move into the trophy round for the first time.
Pe Ell, which made its other appearance at the State B tournament in 1999, never trailed.
Kayla Capps came off the bench to hit 4 of 7 shots, including both her 3-point attempts, for 10 points in support of Ashley Shepherd, who had 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Those two carried a big load as the Trojans shot just 33 percent.
Tacoma Baptist was outrebounded 37-26, including 7-5 on the offensive glass.
The Crusaders didn’t have anyone score more than seven points.
|Pe Ell||10||10||13||12||- 45|
|Tacoma Baptist||4||7||5||9||- 25|
Pe Ell (21-6) Robinson 8, Alden 0, Ratkie 5, Skeen 0, Arrington 7, Brooks-Johnson 3, Hoke 0, Capps 10, Duncan 0, Miller 0, Shepherd 12.
Tacoma Baptist (17-8) Zeitler 2, McDonald 2, Narayan 7, Ausmus 5, Van Eycke 2, Talen 7, Neufeld 0, Kliewer 0, Cerka 0, Cameron 0, Morris 0, Amadeo 0.
Reardan 74, Adna 37
Kelsey Moos had 19 points and five rebounds as the Indians secured a return trip to the 2B title game with a rout of the Pirates.
Reardan grabbed control early and led 38-14 at halftime.
The Indians shot a 62.5 percent from the floor in the first half and forced the Pirates into 20 total turnovers.
Tori Wynecoop had 11 points and Chantel Heath added 10 for Reardan.
Adna’s Dani Grosshans and Taylor Wood, who combine for 25 points a game, had one basket at halftime, with Grosshans picking up her third foul in the first minute of the second quarter.
Grosshans finished with 13, but Wood never scored.
Reardan (26-0) Johnson 0, Ward 6, Moos 19, Schulz 4, Gray 1, Heath 10, Roberts 4, Wynecoop 11, Lillengreen 7, Burge 8, Nix 0, Reeves 4.
Adna (23-3) Beasley 6, Minkoff 2, Sandrini 5, Gaffney 3, Gilbertson 2, VonBargen 0, Elliott 2, Lemos 2, Grosshans 13, Woods 0, Callahan 0, Diaz de Leon 2.
Brewster 62, White Swan 58 (OT)
Brette Boesel hit a desperation 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with just less than a minute remaining in overtime, and the Bears then hit their free throws to advance to the title game.
Boesel’s 3-pointer gave Brewster a 57-56 lead. Becky Mae Taylor hit three free throws in the final minute to preserve the win.
Boesel had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Taylor had 19 points and nine rebounds.
Chandler Smith added 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Cougars were led by Amber Jones’ 25 points.
Brewster will take on Reardan in tonight’s final.
In their last meeting, the Bears beat the Indians 46-41 in the regional tournament last year.
Boesel’s father, Mike Boesel, hit a last-second shot in 1985 to lift Brewster over Naselle in the boys State B championship game.
|White Swan||20||14||11||7||6||- 58|
White Swan (21-4) Hawk 12, Clark 0, Swan 5, Scabbyroe 3, Spencer 2, C. Jones 9, Shappard 0, A. Jones 25, Botkins 2.
Brewster (24-2) Boesel 22, Hammons 5, Taylor 19, Smith 14, Bayha 1, Brammer 1, Gebbers 0.
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