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.
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