WV beats Pullman to earn top seed

Aaliyah Ashley-Meek made four of her five 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 20 points and six assists to lead West Valley to a 62-56 win over Pullman in the District 7 2A girls basketball title game Friday night at West Valley.

Ashley-Meek’s hot shooting helped the Eagles build an 11-point halftime lead.

The win gave WV (17-5) the top seed to the subregional tournament. Pullman (16-4) will host East Valley today at 2 for the other subregional spot.

Jenae Martin also scored 20 points for West Valley. Erin Higbie added eight points and 12 rebounds and Natalie Noble chipped in 12 points – nine coming in the fourth quarter.

Emily Drake led Pullman with 28 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

East Valley 61, Cheney 42: Alex Rankin had 15 points and three steals and Erin Wallman added 14 points and eight rebounds as the Knights (15-8) eliminated the visiting Blackhawks (8-14). Coreen Labish and Darien Brophy scored 11 points apiece for Cheney.

1A Bi-District

Cashmere 48, Lakeside 44: Lauren Johnson and Angela Knishka scored 13 points apiece and the Bulldogs ousted the Eagles (18-6) in Okanogan. Jocelyn Cook-Cox erupted for 28 points for Lakeside, but the Eagles couldn’t keep pace in the second half.

2B subregional

Reardan 49, Colfax 39: Kelsey Moos scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to guide the Indians (24-1) past the Bulldogs (21-5) at Walla Walla Community College. Chantel Heath added eight points for Reardan, which outscored Colfax 17-10 in the second quarter to take an eight-point halftime lead. Nicole Sheer tallied a team-high 11 points for Colfax.

Reardan faces Northwest Christian, a 40-30 winner over DeSales, at 6 tonight at Whitman College with a trip to state at stake.

St. George’s 55, Dayton 29: Alex Wert scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds as the Dragons (13-14) got out to a quick start and eliminated the Bulldogs at Whitman. Brenna Russell added 10 points for St. George’s, which made 14 of 22 shots in the first half and led 34-12 at halftime. St. George’s faces DeSales in a loser-out game at 11 a.m. at Whitman.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 50, Asotin 47: Dalyn Killian scored 13 of her game-high 15 points in the first half and the Broncos (10-16) ousted the Panthers at WWCC. Mallory Kessler added 14 for LRS, including 10 in the second half.

LRS plays Colfax in a loser-out game today at 2:30 at Whitman.

District 9 1B

Colton 78, Tekoa-Oakesdale 31: Jenna Moser led four players in double figures with 19 points as the Wildcats (21-1) walloped the Nighthawks (17-5) in the title game in Colfax. Paige Vincent added 16 points for Colton, which gets the top seed to state. T-O is the second seed.

St. John-Endicott 48, Garfield-Palouse 35: Gretchan Van Lith scored 17 points and Devan Bafus added 11 as the Eagles (18-6) claimed the final seed to state by beating the Vikings (7-16) in Colfax. Alexis Rodriguez scored 17 points for Garfield-Palouse.

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