Hanford girls fall to Shadle Park

By the Tri-City Herald February 22, 2012 

SPOKANE -- Three players scored in double figures, but it wasn't enough as the Hanford girls basketball team lost 55-40 to Shadle Park in a Class 3A regional play-in game Tuesday in Spokane.

Ashley Stewart scored 11 points, and Colette Gall and Savanna Steele added 10 points each.

"I was really proud of the team for playing so well at the end of the season," Hanford coach Evan Woodward said. "They put up a great effort in this game. My young group has nothing to hang their head about, they fought very well tonight."

Aleisha Hathaway had a double double of 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Highlanders, whose 38-21 rebound advantage over the Falcons was a difference-maker.

"All those extra chances took a toll on the team," Woodward said.

While Hanford's season comes to an end with the loss, Shadle Park will play University High at 4 p.m. Saturday at Richland High in the Eastern Washington Regional tournament.

HANFORD -- Ashley Stewart 11, Gall 10, Steele 10, Rutherford 4, Roueche 3, Shintaffer 2, Hall, Winsor, Foraker, Heiman. Totals 15-45 7-12 40.

SHADLE PARK -- Aleisha Hathaway 15, Hurt 13, Reidt 7, Orcutt 6, Hayes 6, Williams 4, Grier 2, Carney 2, Devon, Winchester. Totals 24-55 4-11 55.

Hanford 10 9 11 10 -- 40

Shadle Park 12 11 15 17 -- 55

Highlights -- Colette Gall 9 rbs; Hathaway 11 rbs.

University High 59, Eastmont 43

The Titans were too much for the Wildcats in a Class 3A state play-in game in East Wenatchee.

Kayleigh Valley scored 21 points to lead University, which will face Shadle Park at 4 p.m. Saturday at Richland High in the Eastern Washington Regional tournament.

Nikki Gilbert's 15 points led Eastmont, which had its season ended by the loss.

UNIVERSITY -- Clark 3, Berdar 10, Valley 21, Gennett 7, Shillam 4, Hawley, Clutter, Thornton, Rotchford 6, Peterson, Woods 2, Collins 6. Totals 21 12-12 59.

EASTMONT -- Waterhouse 4, Gilstrap 8, Gilbert 15, Keane 2, Degman 8, Jones 4, Jackson 2, Whitefoot. Totals 14 8-15 43.

University 17 11 13 18 -- 59

Eastmont 7 7 10 19 -- 43

Central Valley 57, Wenatchee 21

The Panthers wilted under the pressure of facing the team ranked No. 1 most of the season, getting outscored 31-11 in the first half.

The victory gives Central Valley the District 5/6/8 No. 3 seed and sends Greater Spokane League foe Gonzaga Prep (17-5) to the No. 1 seed.

Chiawana, meanwhile, is the No. 2 seed.

The Riverhawks (17-3) will face the Bears (22-2) at 4 p.m. Saturday at Spokane Falls Community College in the Eastern Washington Regional tournament. Gonzaga Prep will play Olympia at 6 p.m.

Madison Hovren's 14 points and 16 rebounds led the Bears.

Wenatchee's season came to an end with the loss. Michaela George led the Panthers with six points.

CENTRAL VALLEY -- Lofton, Lee-Nauta 2, Estey 5, Emory 5, Simpson 3, Barnhart, Galloway 13, Cunningham 8, Fitting 5, Madison Hovren 14, McDonald 2.

WENATCHEE -- Kansky 4, Parker, Miller, Stone, Schroeder 2, Weigel, Buterbaugh, Holzerland 3, Sealby 2, Michaela George 6, Chandler 3.

Central Valley 13 18 19 7 -- 57

Wenatchee 3 8 5 5 -- 21

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