FORKS — Jumping out to a quick lead behind the scoring of Jordan Spradlin and Megan Choate, Montesano’as unbeaten girls topped Forks, 59-30, to clinch a share of the Evergreen 1A League title on Friday at Forks.
Spradlin scored 19 points and Choate added 13 as the Bulldogs clinched no worse than a tie for the league title — their first since 1997.
The Bulldogs (10-0, 18-1) led 38-16 at halftime and 52-20 at the end of the third quarter.
Spradlin had a double-double with 13 rebounds to go with her 19 points. Cortney Miller grabbed seven rebounds and Hannah Jensen pulled down six.
Choate swiped six steals and Miranda Floch swiped four. Kasie Kloempken dished up three assists.
The Spartans did not have any players score in double figures.
“We got off to a great start in the first quarter,” said MHS head coach Julie Graves. “It continued throughout the game.”
On Monday, the Bulldogs will host Hoquiam at Bo Griffith Memorial Gymnasium.
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Montesano (59) — M. Floch 4, Schurr 2, Choate 13, Howard 2, Miller 6, S. Floch 6, Kloempken 5, Spradlin 19, Jensen 2, Bartlett. FG — 24-62 (.387). FT — 10-17.
Forks (30) — Gematties 4, Palmer 6, Klahn 2, Paul 6, Banks 2, Smith 2, Henderson 2, Collins 2, Flores 2, Leons 2, Weekes. FG — 14-37 (.378). FT — 2-4.
JV — Montesano 49, Forks 21. Cheyann Bartlett scored 12 points.
Grizzlies 48, Beavers 34
TENINO — Unbeaten Hoquiam used good defense in the first half and better defense in the second half to top Tenino and clinch no worse than a tie for the Evergreen 1A League title on Friday at Tenino.
Grizzly Devin Kelly had some big plays and steals in the third quarter to ignite the offense. He came up with 10 points and Evan Newton led the Grizzlies (10-0, 13-5) with 18 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Blake Kelly and Camden Anderson grabbed eight rebounds as well. Blake Kelly swiped five steals to go with his eight points.
Hoquiam was up 27-17 at halftime.
Tenino only had one player score in double figures.
“We didn’t shoot well in the first half,” said HHS coach Curtis Eccles. “Our defense was OK in the first half, but was even better in the second half. We shot a lot more in the second half, had good ball movement and good looks.”
Eccles praised the whole team for their effort and Devin Kelly for his overall play in the third quarter.
On Tuesday, Hoquiam will hit the road to Bo Griffith Memorial Gymnasium in Montesano.
Hoquiam (48) — Newton 18, D. Kelly 10, B. Kelly 8, Steen 8, Adams 4, Oliver, Varner, Andersen, Brydon. FG — 21-55 (.382). FT — 4-6.
Tenino (34) — Peterson 10, Englebrecht 9, Guzman 2, Pier 5, Davido 5, Caldwell 3. FG — 12-41 (.293). FT — 6-14.
JV — Hoquiam 62, Tenino 34.