Prep Roundup: Aberdeen girls comeback falls barely short


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Tigerts 60, Bobcats 57

CENTRALIA — After building a huge halftime lead, Centralia withstood a furious Aberdeen comeback to prevail in an Evergreen 2A Conference finalé on Tuesday night at Centralia.

With both teams guaranteed district berths, this contest was a pick-your-poison type of encounter. Finishing fourth in the league, Centralia (5-6, 10-8) visits top-ranked Mark Morris in its district opener.

The Bobcats (4-8, 9-11) travel to second-rated Chehalis for a district contest scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday.

The Tigers led 44-21 at the half. Sparked by Emily Fisher’s 27 points, the Bobcats stormed back, but were never able to come closer than the final margin.

“It was a tale of two halves,” Aberdeen coach Aaron Roiko confirmed. “Defensively, we were a step slow (in the first half). We didn’t step off the bus until the second half. At halftime, we kind of regrouped and showed the fans we can play.”

Fisher made 13-of-15 free throws in her game-high total. Kiana Dixon added 12 points, while Makenna Roiko came off the bench to hit a couple of 3-pointers and finish with 10 points.

Madi Crews paced Centralia with 20 points.

Aberdeen 7 14 20 16 — 57

Centralia 28 16 10 6 — 60

Aberdeen (57) — Fisher 27, Timmons 2, Dixon 12, Roiko 10, Kuhn 6, Johnson, Blackburn. FG — 17-63 (.270). FT — 15-18.

Centralia (60) — M. Crews 20, Gilmore, Cline 10, Hall 15, Blaser 2, Pocklington, Nugent 13. FG — 23-56 (.411). FT — 7-14.

JV — Aberdeen 58, Centralia 36. Mari Rabung 13 points for Aberdeen.

C squad — Aberdeen 56, Centralia 32. Emily Wharton 17 for Aberdeen.

Kings 62, Owls 43

AUBURN — Olivia Ho scored 32 points as Muckleshoot Tribal trounced Mary M. Knight in a non-league contest Tuesday at Auburn.

Playing without point guard Jaycee Valley, who is nursing a shoulder injury, the Owls committed 34 turnovers. Muckleshoot’s perimeter shooting was also formidable.

“They hit eight threes,” Knight coach Lance Valley noted. “When you don’t defend a three very well, you’re more than likely going to lose.”

Carlie Adsero barely missed a double-double for Knight with 15 points and nine rebounds. Melodie Snyder had 13 points, five rebounds and three steals, while Miranda Sowls had nine points, eight assists, five rebounds and three blocked shots.

Drawing a first-round district bye, the Owls (14-4) will face either Oakville or Columbia Adventist in a district 1B contest Monday at Castle Rock.

Knight 11 16 10 6 — 43

Muckleshoot 17 14 17 14 — 62

Knight (43) — Haury, Bearden, Sowle 9, K. Kilez, A. Kilez 2, Snyder 13, Adsero 15, Dierkop 4. FG — 16-46 (.348). FT — 8-14.

Muckleshoot (62) — Givens 3, Nelson 8, Olivia Ho 32, Hicks, Hunter, Esparza 3, Starr 16. FG — 25-70 (.357). FT — 4-7.

 

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