YELM - There was more history for the Timberline girls basketball team Wednesday night.
With their 61-42 3A Narrows League victory over Yelm, the third-ranked Blazers capped off their first undefeated regular season in school history, as they look ahead to the West Central District III tournament, starting next week.
Timberline (20-0), which clinched its first league title last week, will be the No. 1 seed at district. The Blazers earned a first-round bye and open tournament play at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, at Clover Park High School against a soon-to-be-determined opponent.
Timberline coach Zandrea Edenstrom said her players were pushing for the unbeaten record in their final two games, after already having earned the league title and a district berth.
“The next thing was to get that perfect record,” Edenstrom said. “It was huge for them. That was their goal, and it was really awesome to see.”
The Blazers had little trouble with the host Tornados. A 28-17 halftime lead quickly turned into a 27-point advantage going into the fourth quarter. The Blazers outscored Yelm, 24-8, in the third and took a 52-25 lead into the fourth.
Junior guard Sasha Weber had a game-high 19 points to lead the Blazers, while Cymone Martin had 11.
Sophomore Anushka Maldonado had 15 points to lead the Tornados (11-9), whose season is over.
Olympia 50, Shelton 17: The Bears forced a tiebreaker for the Narrows League’s fourth and final district tournament berth with their victory over winless Shelton.
Olympia’s win, combined with Bellarmine Prep’s 72-54 victory over Central Kitsap, gives Olympia and Central Kitsap 7-7 records in league play. A playoff game to determine the final playoff seed will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Foss High School.
Olivia Rethwill led the Bears (9-10) with nine points, as Olympia jumped out to a 27-2 halftime lead.
Northwest Christian 47, Mossyrock 34: Kami Bates scored 32 points for Northwest Christian to help the Navigators beat Mossyrock in the opening round of the 2B district tournament.
Northwest Christian advances in the winner’s bracket and faces Napavine, the top-seeded team from the Central 2B League, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Rochester.
Bates hit five 3-point shots, and had 19 of her team’s 24 first-half points, as Northwest Christian built a 24-19 lead.
Aberdeen 55, Black Hills 45: The Wolves’ season ended on the road at Aberdeen in a district play-in tiebreaker game.
Aberdeen earned the fifth and final seed to the District IV tournament and travels to play Woodland at 7 p.m. Friday. Black Hills’ season ended at 4-17.
Black Hills trailed by two, 33-31, going into the final quarter, but Aberdeen used hot shooting and clutch baskets to fuel a 13-6 run to take a 46-37 lead with 2:53 remaining. Black Hills got cut its deficit to six before Aberdeen pushed the lead back up to nine in the final 30 seconds.
Capital 52, Foss 30: The Cougars earned the third and final spot into district, and will play the fourth seed from the SPSL/Seamount/ Bremerton at 8 p.m. next Wednesday at Stadium.
All 10 Cougars who played against Foss scored. Kendel Wilkerson and Aria Goodman paced Capital with nine and eight points, respectively.
Olympia 64, Shelton 45: The Bears capped off Senior Night with their 12th Narrows League victory and ended the regular season with an 18-2 record. Senior Marcus Raschkow had a breakout game for the Bears, scoring 24 points.
Olympia held Shelton to 10 first-half points, and led 36-10 at halftime. Olympia will host the No. 9 seed from the South Puget Sound League next Wednesday.
Timberline 61, Yelm 42: The Blazers finished their season on a high note, snapping a four-game skid and earning their sixth victory. Timberline finished at 6-14.
Austin Kleinhans led the Blazers with a game-high 19 points.