Holding Lincoln to four points in the third quarter, Capital pulled out a 52-44 come-from-behind victory Wednesday in Narrows League 3A girls basketball.
“Our defense was incredible,” Capital coach Colleen Wells said. “They shot 52 percent in the first half. But they shot like 36 percent for the game.”
Capital trailed after the first quarter, 18-16, and at halftime, 31-28. But the Cougars outscored Lincoln in the third quarter, 11-4, to open a 39-35 lead.
Kelsey Antles and Aria Goodman led Capital with 11 points each and Kristyn Ross added 10.
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“Our offense was very balanced,” Wells said. “They moved the ball well. They saw the open person. They pushed it up the court.”
It’s Goodman’s third game since joining the team at midseason.
Capital had a 41-14 rebounding edge. The Cougars pulled down 17 offensive boards.
“We rebounded like monsters,” Wells said.
Capital improved to 7-7 overall and 1-3 in league.
Yelm 75, Foss 15: Yelm’s hustling defense held Foss to six points in the first half and the Tornados led 40-6 at halftime.
Yelm held Foss to two points in both the second and fourth quarters.
Sophomore center Anushka Maldonado led Yelm with 14 points. Jaedyn Enlow, Sydney Anderson and Jaynani Cababat added 10 points each for Yelm.
Shelton 53, Central Kitsap 49: Berry Peterson poured in 19 points and Tre’ Fisher added 15 for Shelton.
The Highclimbers outscored Central Kitsap 18-9 in the third quarter to open a 43-35 lead.
Wilson 55, Timberline 53: The Blazers led 37-35 going into the fourth quarter before the Rams rallied.
Senior forward Tyler Brown led Timberline with 16 points and senior guard Austin Kleinhans added 13.
Foss 54, Yelm 36: Held to four points in the third quarter, the Tornados trailed 38-20 going into the fourth quarter. Brandt Hetland led Yelm with 13 points.
North Thurston 132, River Ridge 48: Junior Cameron Peterson and sophomore Scott Harn were double winners as the Rams won 11 of 12 events.
Peterson won the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 13.4 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:01.1. Harn won the 200 individual medley in 2:24.5 and the 100 freestyle in 54.1.