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2B Tournament: Colfax girls take out DeSales

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Defending champions, Colfax advanced to the quarterfinals by deating DeSales 65-48. (Photo: SWX) Defending champions, Colfax advanced to the quarterfinals by deating DeSales 65-48. (Photo: SWX)

DeSales 48, Colfax 65: Kayla Johnson's 17 points carried Colfax to a 65-48 victory over DeSales in the first round of the Class 2B girls state tournament on Wednesday, offsetting a 31-point effort from the Irish's Caitlin Duncan.

The defending champion Bulldogs (18-3) will face Wahkiakum in a quarterfinal game on Thursday. DeSales (16-5) plays Orcas Island in a loser-out game.

Despite holding Colfax without a field goal until the final seconds of the first quarter, DeSales still trailed 11-7. Kayleigh Maltone sank all six of her free throws for Colfax, which was 9 of 10 from the line in the first. From there, Colfax steadily pulled away. Johnson's inside bucket with 4:43 left in the second quarter gave the Bulldogs a 22-13 lead.

Maltone finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for Colfax, which outrebounded DeSales 45-24.

Duncan finished 7 of 16 from the floor and 15-of-17 from the foul line for the Irish.

(from Associated Press)

Reardan 59, Entiat 37: Reardan beat Entiat 59-37 at Spokane Arena on Wednesday in the opening round of the boys 2B State Tournament. They advanced to the quarterfinals and will play Napavine on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Soap Lake 51, White Swan 74: The first game to go final in this year's 2B State Tournament was a heartbreaker for Soap Lake.  The Eagles went down in defeat 74-51 to White Swan at Spokane Arena.  White Swan is scheduled to meet Pe Ell, who beat Bear Creek 65-59, on Thursdsay.

On the girls side, Napavine advanced to the second round by beating Darrington 55-51.  Napavine gets to play the winner between Reardan and Entiat on Thursdsay.

Wednesday's 2B Boys Games: Wednesday's 2B Girls Games:

Soap Lake 51, White Swan 74 F

Pe Ell 65, Bear Creek 59 F

Waitsburg-Prescott 36, Napavine 44 F

Life Christian 54, Davenport 61 F

LaConner 51, Toutle Lake 35 F

Asotin 62, Entiat 65 F

Willapa Valley 50, Chief Leschi 54 F

Colfax 42, Liberty Christian 45 F

Napavine 55, Darrington 51 F

Reardan 59, Entiat 37 F

Liberty Christian 32, NW Christian (Lacey) 45 F

Evergreen Lutheran 42,  La Salle 55 F

Orcas Island 45, Wahkiakum 63 F

DeSales 48, Colfax 65 F

Toutle Lake 46, Tacoma Baptist 40 F

Liberty Bell vs. Asotin – 9:00 p.m.