Black Hills’ Aarts on to state: Black Hills senior Ashley Aarts was the lone South Sound bowler to qualify individually for next weekend’s state bowling tournament after being one of six individuals to qualify for state from teams that failed to qualify during Friday’s District IV 3A/2A bowling meet at Tumwater Lanes in Tumwater. No team or individual scores were available at press time.
R.A. Long was the overall team champion, followed by Mark Morris and Mountain View in second and third, respectively.
The top three teams, in addition to the top six individuals on non-state qualifying teams, advance to state Feb. 1-2 at Narrows Plaza Bowl.
Tumwater’s Liz Smith earned one of the two alternate spots.
Kesean Coleman’s 20 points and Brad Wallace’s 19 kept River Ridge in the hunt for a league title in the 2A Evergreen Conference, leading the Hawks to a 63-52 win over Black Hills. It was the Hawks’ ninth consecutive win and at 7-3 in league play, the team remains tied for second in the league with Capital.
With a game-high 23 points from Donaven Dorsey and 20 from Elijah Sanders, Timberline kept pace in the race for a playoff spot in the 3A Narrows League with a 69-62 home victory over Wilson.
Olympia’s defense held Yelm scoreless the first six minutes of the game en route to a 58-37 victory over the Tornados in 4A Narrows League action to win for the third time in four games. Michael Naipo paced the Bears with 14 points. Alex Johnson had 12 points and Lewis Faller had 11.
Kenton Boogard’s 14 points led Northwest Christian in its 68-32 loss to Raymond in Pacific 2B action.
Tru Hicks had 12 points in North Thurston’s 84-60 loss to Foss, which was led by Dezmyn Trent’s game-high 31 points.
In a battle of the 3A Narrows’ top two girls basketball teams, Wilson ended Timberline’s five-game winning streak in league play with a 72-26 victory over the Blazers. Becky Clayton led the Blazers with eight points.Compiled by Olympian staff