WASHOUGAL — Brad Wallace hit the winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds to go to give River Ridge a 54-51 victory over Washougal in the opening round of the 2A District IV boys basketball tournament Saturday night.
It was Wallace’s fifth 3-pointer of the second half, when the senior guard had 25 of his game-high 30 points. The Hawks (15-6) will face Evergreen Conference champion W.F. West, a 78-60 winner over Tumwater, at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Centralia in the district semifinals with a winner-to-regional berth on the line.
W.F. West 78, Tumwater 60: Despite David Cooper’s game-high 22 points, the Thunderbirds (6-14) fell into the consolation bracket of the 2A District IV tournament and will face Washougal at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Centralia. Brock Wade paced the Bearcats with 21 points and Tanner Gueller had 20.
Yelm finishes second at 4A regional: The Yelm Tornados, in their first year in Class 4A, finished as runners-up to Lake Stevens in the team race at the 4A Region III wrestling tournament at Snohomish High School.
Yelm’s 182.5 team points was paced by nine state-bound wrestlers, led by Anthony Allred’s 160-pound regional title.
Allred pinned Logan Johnson of Lake Stevens in 2 minutes, 39 seconds.
Four other Tornados – Darren Harris (113), Brian Rochester (126) and Dillon Harris (138) — advanced to the regional finals and took second place.
Also advancing for Yelm were Victor Munoz (120), Brandon Rochester (152), James Rodeman (152), Jeff Leuth (195) and Tristan Glaser (285).
Olympia, which finished seventh in the team race with 62.5 points, will send three wrestlers to state – Logan Pine (132, fourth), Josh Newbill (182, second) and Tanner Hartsoch, who won the 195-pound title with a 8-6 win over Snohomish’s Tristan Baus.
2A District IV meet: Capital placed fourth in the team standings with 199.5 points and River Ridge placed fifth with 112 points in the conclusion of the 2A District IV meet in Longview.
The top three finishers in each event qualify for next weekend’s state swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center.
River Ridge will send two swimmers – Logan Field (200 freestyle, 2:02.83) and Eric Sundberg (500 free, 5:39.33) – to state. Field and Sundberg each finished second in their events. Capital qualified Phillip Reece (50 free, 100 butterfly) and its 200 freestyle relay team. preps.theolympian.com