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Renton takes third on Farris' late basket | Saturday's girls roundup
By Yakima Herald-Republic and Spokesman-Review
YAKIMA — Taylor Farris drove for the go-ahead layup with 2.9 seconds left, giving Renton a 34-33 victory over River Ridge on Saturday for third place in the Class 2A state girls basketball tournament.
River Ridge had taken a 33-32 lead with 10 seconds left on a basket by Jazzlynn Brewster. After a timeout, Farris took the inbounds pass, drove the length of the court and scored.
Farris finished with 18 points, 15 rebounds and four steals, and Justice Perry grabbed 11 rebounds for Renton (23-4).
Brewster scored 17 for River Ridge (20-7).
Other 2A girls
Mark Morris 56, W.F. West 44, OT (1st-2nd)
Identical twins Kourtney and Karley Eaton each scored five points in overtime as the Monarchs from Longview pulled away to beat the Bearcats from Chehalis in overtime.
Mark Morris (25-2) outscored the W.F. West (22-5) in overtime, 12-0. Karley Eaton sent the game to overtime with a tying putback with 25 seconds left in regulation.
Both Eatons finished with 13 points, and Breanna DuBois added 12 for Mark Morris. Olivia Erskine and Katie Hankins led the Bearcats with 13 points each, and Jamika Parker pulled down 15 rebounds.
Wapato 43, West Valley (Spokane) 37 (4th-6th)
Myleah Nason's basket with 2:28 to play snapped a tie and started a 7-0 run by the Wolves (23-3), who claimed their first state trophy since 1985. Erin Higbie had 12 points and 17 rebounds for West Valley (20-7).
Brewster 72, Castle Rock 41 (1st-2nd)
At the Yakima SunDome, tournament MVP Chandler Smith poured in 26 points and hit four three-pointers — a 1A girls record for a championship game — as the Bears (26-1) cruised to the title. Smith also had 10 rebounds, eight assists, five steals and two blocked shots. Maddi Seidl led the previously unbeaten Rockets (26-1) with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Chelan 45, King's 32 (3rd-5th)
Abby Phelps had 16 points and 15 rebounds, leading the Goats (21-6) past the Knights for third place. Phelps' three-point play in the third quarter ignited a 10-2 run, and King's (18-10) never got closer than four points the rest of the way.
Lynden Christian 60, Cascade Christian 43 (4th-6th)
Courtney Hollander and Sally Vlas each scored 15 points for Lynden Christian (25-4), which overcame a slow start with a 16-0 run in the second quarter. Kaycee Creech scored 13 — all from the free-throw line — and Katie Rozumny added 12 for the Cougars (22-3) from Puyallup.
Reardan 67, NW Christian (Colbert) 52 (1st-2nd)
At Spokane Arena, Kelsey Moos, the daughter of Washington State athletic director Bill Moos, had 28 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Indians to their third straight title. Courtney Gray scored 25 for Northwest Christian.
Pe Ell 52, Morton-White Pass 48 (3rd-5th)
Sami Robinson had 18 points and went 7 for 7 at the foul line to help Pe Ell withstand a late charge by the Timberwolves. Whitney Elledge's 14 points led Morton-White Pass.
Napavine 38, DeSales 33 (4th-6th)
Demi Sahlinger had 21 points for Napavine, which outscored DeSales 21-11 in the second half to overcome a five-point halftime deficit.
Colton 55, Sunnyside Christian 40 (1st-2nd)
At Spokane Arena, Colton survived an early 10-0 deficit and came alive after halftime to capture its fifth consecutive championship. Jenna Moser finished with 20 points and seven rebounds and Paige Vincent added 19 points for Colton, including three three-pointers. Stormee Van Belle, who was averaging 16.5 points for the Knights, was held to six.
Wilbur-Creston 35, Pateros 27 (3rd-5th)
The Wildcats got 15 points at the free-throw line to win a low-scoring game. Alex Potts had nine points and 10 rebounds for Wilbur-Creston.
St. John-Endicott 43, Shoreline Christian 36 (4th-6th)
Gretchen Van Lith's 25 points and nine rebounds led the Eagles past the Crusaders. Bella Hermesch led Shoreline Christian with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Shoreline Christian shot just 4 of 20 in the first half and was unable to overcome the slow start.
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