Jasmine McDonald had a triple-double as she scored 19 points, 13 steals and 11 rebounds, leading River Ridge to a 74-39 victory at Black Hills on Thursday in girls 2A Evergreen Conference basketball to remain unbeaten in league.
“Jasmine had as good a game as you can have,” River Ridge coach Tom Kelly said. “She didn’t even feel good before the game. For her to come and play as hard as she did was unreal.”
River Ridge led at halftime, 41-21.
“River Ridge’s strength is everything they do,” Black Hills coach Robin Johnson said. “They run the floor well. They defend well. We couldn’t get the ball over halfcourt. They’re well rounded.”
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Izzy Campbell led Black Hills with 14 points.
“I loved our defense,” Kelly said. “We haven’t been playing with a lot of energy. We’ve been short handed. Now Jen Cole is getting back. Everyone played hard tonight.”
Cole has been sidelined because of a back injury from volleyball season.
Rainier 47, Hoquiam 28: Senior Kristen Schoenherr scored a game-high 21 points to keep the Mountaineers undefeated in the Southwest Washington League.
Rainier held Hoquiam to five points in both the first and second quarters to take a 21-10 halftime lead.
Schoenherr matched her season average.
“Kristen’s game has been evolving,” Rainier coach Jim Kindle said. “She’s been wanting to get everyone involved. She wants to average (double figures) in scoring and assists.
“She was close to that tonight.”
Rainier outscored the Grizzlies in the third quarter, 24-8, to ice the game.
“Our pressure defense carried us,” Kindle said. “We jumped on them in the third quarter. That allowed us to rest our starters.”
Sophomore Kelsey Eygabroad added 10 points for Rainier (15-2 overall, 11-0 in league).
Rainier next plays at Montesano at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Tumwater 61, North Thurston 45: Tayler Weiks poured in 17 points and Mackenzie Cooper added 14, leading the Thunderbirds over the Rams.
Tumwater led after the first quarter, 18-10, and at halftime, 34-21.
Eleven of the 12 T-Birds who played scored.
Tumwater 64, Black Hills 9: Tumwater won 12 of the 14 matches – five by pin – to beat the Wolves.
Daniel Page won his match at 112 pounds by a pin to get Tumwater rolling.
Shelton 52, Olympia 21: The Highclimbers won 10 straight matches beginning at 112 pounds.
Olympia won the top three weight classes.