TACOMA -- Before Saturday's game against Woodinville, Chiawana coach Steve Davis met with Hayley Hodgins and Shelby Ellsworth.
Both Hodgins and Ellsworth had played for Davis for four years, and the coach went over the list of accomplishments the two had in their careers.
There was just one thing missing: Win on the Saturday of the state tournament.
Ellsworth and Hodgins can now check that off as well.
The Riverhawks (23-4) were hot from the start and dominated Woodinville 46-34 to take third place in the Class 4A state tournament at the Tacoma Dome.
"It's awesome," Ellsworth said. "It's the best I've ever done. It was not our ultimate goal, but we still accomplished something."
Ellsworth and Hodgins had a game-high 12 points, while Mikaela Rivard added 10 points and Sadie Sparks had six.
"We liked to see our scorers near the same level," Davis said. "That's huge when you are playing in a game like this."
Chiawana was hot from the start, opening up a 16-8 lead after the first quarter. The Riverhawks' big three kept it going in the second quarter as Ellsworth and Hodgins sandwiched 3-pointers around a Rivard jumper to put Chiawana ahead 26-18 with 1 minute left in the first half.
"(Friday) was hard, but if you dwell on it too long, you will have two losses," Hodgins said. "We wanted to leave on a high note. Ultimately we wanted to win the state title and we could have, but third in state isn't bad.
"We accomplished quite a bit in two years."
The Riverhawks finished seventh in the school's first year, making girls basketball the only program to go to the state tournament both years the school has been open.
The victory also ends the high school careers of Hodgins, Ellsworth, Rivard, Melanie Valdez and Kendyl Reynolds.
"This showed the guts these kids have," Davis said. "After that tough loss, we wanted to send the seniors out on a high note."
The Riverhawks played strong defense for the third consecutive game in Tacoma, holding the Falcons to 34.3 percent shooting from the field.
"I went out to have fun and leave no doubt about how we tried," Ellsworth said. "I didn't want to end on having any regrets."
The Riverhawks shot 42 percent from the field in the second half to help sew up the victory.
"It was really devastating to lose Friday," Ellsworth said. "We wanted to be in the 5 p.m. (title) game, but the season wasn't over and it is a better feeling than leaving on a loss."