mwochnick@theolympian.comJanuary 22, 2014 

A 20-4 third-quarter run helped Tumwater pull away from Capital for a 54-32 victory in 2A Evergreen Conference girls basketball. The T-Birds got a game-high 22 points from Ashley Christoffer and 10 from Mackenzie Bergquist.

Four Black Hills players scored in double figures – Shayla Smothers (18 points), Sarah McGee (15), Taylor Sauls (13) and Sydney Sauls (13) – in the Wolves’ 80-52 win over Aberdeen. Black Hills scored 20 points in the opening quarter.

Capital’s 55-49 win over Tumwater in 2A EvCo boys basketball – sparked by Travis Miller’s 14 points – pulled the Cougars into a fourth-place tie with the T-Birds at 3-4 in league play.

Austin Koukal’s game-high 20 points helped Northwest Christian to a 52-44 Pacific 2B win over South Bend.

W.F. West’s 60-53 win over River Ridge snapped the Hawks’ two-game winning streak.


Timberline boys basketball coach Allen Thomas said Donaven Dorsey, the Blazers’ senior wing and Washington signee, is expected to return to the court in two to three weeks, just in time for the end of the regular season.

Dorsey injured his left ankle during Friday’s 65-38 loss to Lincoln. Originally it was feared to be broken after it was revealed Dorsey had a chip in the ankle. The diagnosis changed after Dorsey saw doctors Tuesday. “Nothing came back broken, so that’s great news,” Thomas said. The Blazers (7-7) will play host to Foss at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a 3A Narrows League game.

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