Tanner Gueller’s putback with 19.8 seconds left gave W.F. West the lead for good in an 81-78 triple-overtime win over visiting Tumwater to move to 2-0 in 2A Evergreen Conference play. Tumwater’s Josiah Warner hit buzzer-beating shots at the end of the first overtime, tying the score at 68-all, and the second overtime, which knotted up the score at 76. Warner finished with a game-high 31 points, followed by 16 from David Cooper and 11 from Cole Hastie. Warner topped his previous season-high of 29 points in a season-opening win over Yelm. Nathan Sherfey and Gueller finished with 27 and 21 points, respectively, along with two other Bearcats players that scored in double figures.
Zach Froembling’s season-high of 29 points lifted Rainier to a 51-45 win over Rochester in 1A Southwest Washington Evergreen Division play.
A 22-10 third-quarter run helped Olympia to a 69-52 nonleague win over North Thurston behind Khalil Matheney’s team-high 19 and Mitch Fettig’s 17 points. Steven Stone paced the Rams with a game-high 23 points.
Patrick Neely’s 17 points led Centralia to a 59-48 win over Black Hills.
Hayley Niles scored 11 points, pushing North Thurston’s winning streak to three games with a 38-30 nonleague win over Olympia.
McKaila Tyler’s 19 points wasn’t enough for Yelm in its 68-56 loss to Central Kitsap in 4A Narrows League action.
At Saint Martin’s 69, South Dakota School of Mines 42: The Saints scored 10 3-pointers to improve to 8-3 and their fifth straight win in a non-league victory over the Hardrocker (3-9). The win also closes out 2013 with a 5-0 mark at Marcus Pavilion, each time holding their opponents to fewer than 60 points. SMU got a game-high 18 points from guard Angela Gelhar on 5 of 7 shooting, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range. The Saints got 30 points off the bench, including 11 from Megan Wiedeman.
At Saint Martin’s 66, South Dakota School of Mines 61: Three Saints scored in double figures, led by Evan Coulter’s 15 points, as Saint Martin’s (4-6) notched its third straight win in a nonleague showdown against the Hardrockers (4-7). Ryan Rogers (12 points) and Riley Carel (11) also scored in double figures for the Saints, whose largest lead was seven points in the second half at 60-53 on Isaac Bianchini’s 3-pointer with 2:04 remaining.