Tumwater enters the 2A District IV boys basketball tournament on Saturday as winner of three of its past four games, including a 78-69 2A Evergreen Conference victory over River Ridge on Tuesday night to conclude the regular season. David Cooper led the Thunderbirds with a game-high 28 points. Tumwater (9-11), which held the Hawks without a field goal in the first quarter, open district play at 2A Greater St. Helens League’s No. 1 seed, which had not been determined as of Tuesday night. River Ridge is the No. 2 seed and will host the 2A GSHL’s No. 3 team Saturday. The 2A GSHL’s regular season ends Wednesday.
W.F. West’s 71-64 overtime victory over Capital in boys basketball Tuesday places the Cougars as the No. 5 seed to open the 2A District IV tournament Saturday. Capital will play at Centralia, the 2A EvCo regular-season champ, at 7 p.m. With the win, the Bearcats are the No. 3 seed and travel to the 2A GSHL’s No. 2 seed Saturday.
Colby Coker and Zach Froembling combined for 29 of Rainier’s 40 points in a 55-40 loss to Castle Rock in a 1A District IV play-in boys basketball game at Montesano. The loss ends Rainier’s season at 8-12 overall while Castle Rock advances to the first round of the district tournament to face Woodland at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Kelso.
River Ridge had three players score in double figures, led by Jazzlynn Brewster’s game-high 20, a 67-39 2A EvCo win over Tumwater. The victory pushed the Hawks’ winning streak to five entering Friday’s 2A District IV girls basketball tournament, where they will host the No. 3 seed from the 2A GSHL at 7 p.m. The Thunderbirds, led by Ashley Christoffer’s nine points, ended its season with a 5-15 email@example.com