Girls state championship roundup

ASSOCIATED PRESS March 4, 2012 

TACOMA -- Sophomore Aubrey Ward-El hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Skyview of Vancouver a 46-43 win over Central Valley and its first Class 4A state basketball championship Saturday.

Fifth-ranked Skyview (25-3) called timeout with 15 seconds left and struggled to find an open shot until Ward-El scored her only points of the game. She missed her previous 10 shots, including four 3s.

Skyview outscored Central Valley 8-0 over the final 1:44 after the Bears had taken a

43-38 lead on a three-point play by Madison Hovren.

Jocelyn Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Skyview. Adams scored eight during a 10-3 second-quarter run. Brooke Bowen added 10 points.

Brooke Gallaway scored 12 to lead Central Valley (25-3), which was aiming for its fourth state title and first since 2002. Hovren contributed nine points and seven rebounds.

CENTRAL VALLEY -- Estey 6, Emory 5, Gallaway 12, Cunningham 5, Fitting 6, Hovren 9, McDonald. Totals 16-48 6-7 43.

SKYVIEW -- McDonagh 2, J. Adams 17, Ward-El 3, Keser 5, H. Adams, Bowen 10, Hamilton 3, Swanson 6. Totals 20-57 3-6 46.

Central Valley 15 3 13 12 -- 43

Skyview 5 10 14 17 -- 46

Prairie 54, Franklin 44: Cori Woodward scored 13 to lead four players in double figures as Prairie beat Franklin to win the Class 3A title at the Tacoma Dome.

Megan Lindsley scored 11 and Jackie Lanz and Andrea Smith had 10 points apiece as top-ranked Prairie (27-1) won its second 3A title and seventh state title overall. The Falcons lost to Holy Names in last year's championship game.

Jadea Brundidge had 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 4 Franklin (24-4), which had won 20 consecutive games. Patrice Toston added 10 points for the Quakers.

Prairie won 27 consecutive games after losing its season opener to Skyview, the Class 4A champion.

FRANKLIN -- Lewis 2, Ivy, Rogers 3, Brundidge 15, Burleson, Norwood 2, Jones-Lee 4, Toston 10, Silas, Horne 8. Totals 15-53 12-18 44.

PRAIRIE -- L. Asplund 1, Woodward 13, Corral 6, K. Asplund 3, Banks, Goecke, Peters, Lindsley 11, Deaton, Smith 10, Walz, Lanz 10. Totals 16-49 19-30 54.

Franklin 9 8 11 16 -- 44

Prairie 13 14 10 17 -- 54

Clarkston 53, East Valley 41: Jamie Weisner took charge in the second half, scoring 27 of her game-high 33 points in the second half as Clarkston beat East Valley for its first Class 2A girls state title.

Weisner, who played her first two years at Walla Walla, erupted in the second half, including 11 consecutive points early in the third quarter that cut East Valley's lead to 27-25 with 3:58 to play in the quarter. The Bantams (25-1) took a 33-32 lead after three quarters, and Weisner scored the first five points of the fourth as Clarkston started to pull away at the SunDome in Yakima.

Weisner converted 13 of 23 field goals and hit 6 of 9 shots from the free-throw line. She also grabbed

12 rebounds and three steals, and added an assist and a blocked shot. The Bantams shot 67 percent (14-of-21) from the field in the second half. EV made just 29 percent (7-of-24) in the same timeframe.

The Red Devils (23-5) led by as many as 12 in the first half.

CLARKSTON -- Zipse 5, McConnell 6, Weisner 33, Gleason 0, Folsom 0, Meyers 4, Higheagle 5, Reeves 0, Thompson 0, Hines 0. Totals 19-46 12-16 53.

EAST VALLEY -- Betancourt 6, Ross 4, Mohsenian 4, Garcia-Stubbs 0, Robertson 0, Merkle 8, Yates 0, Chavis 0, Hodgson 11, Ward 0, Ramynke 0, Zimmer 8. Totals 15-50 6-9 41.

Clarkston 9 5 19 20 -- 53

East Valley 11 12 9 9 -- 41

Okanogan 44, Freeman 36: Tournament MVP Kara Staggs scored a game-high 21 points, leading Okanogan to an upset victory over Freeman to claim the Class 1A state basketball championship in Yakima.

Caitlyn Behymer added eight points and Tyler Schreckengost seven for the Bulldogs (23-5), who earned their first title while denying the Scotties (27-2) their third title in a row.

Okanogan took the lead for good late in the first quarter but could never fully shake Freeman. The Bulldogs led by as many as 10 in the first half, but the Scotties managed to stay within six points until Staggs' two free throws with 6 seconds left.

Okanogan shot 38 percent (16-of-42) in the game, but Freeman made just 28 percent (12-of-43) of its shots. Staggs made 6 of 14 field goal attempts.

FREEMAN -- Pilant 0, Vold 5, Maine 15, McIntyre 2, Paukert 2, Sorensen 2, McGarity 10, Barnes 0, Cossey 0. Totals 12-43 10-15 36.

OKANOGAN-- Moses 6, Staggs 21, Parks 0, Chiles 0, Finely 0, Schreckengost 7, Harris 0, VanderWeide 2, Behymer 8. Totals 16-42 8-18 44.

Freeman 4 13 10 9 -- 36

Okanogan 10 13 10 11 -- 44

Reardan 65, Brewster 57: Chantel Heath scored 22 points and Kelsey Moos sparked a late run that carried Reardan past Brewster 65-57 for its second consecutive Class 2B girls state title in Spokane.

Moos finished with 13 points,

11 rebounds and four steals and Lauren Schulz added 10 points for the Indians (27-0). Chandler Smith poured in 35 points for the Bears (24-3).

Trailing 57-54, Reardan closed the game on an 11-0 run, including Katy Burge's go-ahead basket with 3 minutes left.

Moos followed with two foul shots and a short jumper to give Reardan a 62-57 lead. On Brewster's next possession, Moos blocked Smith's 3-point attempt, then assisted another Burge basket with 1:45 left and Reardan up 64-57.

Smith had 23 points by halftime and finished with 12 rebounds and four blocked shots.

REARDAN -- Moos 13, Schulz 10, Gray 0, Heath 22, Roberts 0, Wynecoop 6, Lillengreen 3, Burge 7, Reeves 4. Totals 22-58 12-16 65.

BREWSTER -- Boesel 4, Hammons 10, Taylor 3, Smith 35, Bayha 0, Brammer 0, Gebbers 5. Totals 16-53 21-28 57.

Reardan 22 14 18 11 -- 65

Brewster 16 24 12 5 -- 57

COLTON 55, Columbia (Hunters) 47: The Wildcats won their fourth consecutive Class 1B state title, rolling past the Lions at Spokane Arena.

Haley Moser scored 21 points, hitting four 3-pointers for Colton (26-0). Jenna Moser added 15 points, making 3-of-4 3-pointers. It marked the 30th consecutive victory for Colton, dating back to the first round of last year's state regionals when the Wildcats lost to Almira/Coulee-Hartline.

Colton jumped out to a 35-19 halftime lead.

Lindsay Loe's 21 points and five rebounds led the Lions, while Mackenzie Parrow added 17 points.

COLUMBIA (HUNTERS) -- K. Colvin 5, Lindsay Loe 21, Larrew 4, Parrow 17, Flett, Bondo. Totals 15-39 14-16 47.

COLTON -- J. Moser 15, Haley Moser 21, Mayer 5, Dahmen, G. Druffel, Vincent 9, K. Druffel, Chadwick, Weber 5, Warner, Smith. Totals 16-43 14-16 55.

Columbia (Hunters) 9 10 13 15 -- 47

Colton 15 20 11 9 -- 55

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 61, Sunnyside Christian 50: Kodi Noggles scored 17 points to lead the Warriors past the Knights for third place at the Class 1B girls tournament in Spokane.

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