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Reardan girls fall in crossover

ScrEagles' season ends against Tonasket

SPOKANE VALLEY - One team made their 3-pointers, and the other couldn't make a layup. Unfortunately for the Reardan girls, they fell into the latter category in a District 6/7 Crossover game with a state berth on the line against Tonasket Friday, Feb. 16.

The end result was a 54-41 victory for the Tigers that ended the Screaming Eagles' season.

"Against Tonasket, we just couldn't make easy buckets and allowed them to put the ball through the net," Reardan head coach Bob Swannack said. "We missed 23 shots around the rim and were able to get the shots we wanted, just couldn't finish."

Reardan kept the game close in the first quarter behind two baskets from Tenice Waters, but Tonasket still built a 13-10 lead. But the Screaming Eagle offense went cold in the second quarter, while the Tigers remained consistent on the offensive end.

Jaylo Bello poured in 12 points as Tonasket took a 26-15 lead into halftime.

Reardan went shot-for-shot with the Tigers in the second half, but that didn't lead to a comeback. Bello responded with long distance treys every time Reardan made a push, including after threes from Waters and Lillie Whitman in the third quarter. She finished with 27 of the Tigers' 54 points.

Waters led the Reardan offense with 13 points and five rebounds. Mackenzie Bjornberg was the next highest scorer with nine points and 10 rebounds, while RyLynn Green had seven points and five rebounds.

Reardan finished its season 18-7 overall, including 3-2 in postseason play.

"I'm overall pretty content with our season," Swannack said. "Getting one game away from playing in a foreign place to this group is a massive step in the right direction."

The freshman-laden Screaming Eagles will return almost their entire roster next season, aside from senior Kassidy Koch.

"Her positive attitude, good work ethic, strong commitment, and loyalty are going to be tough to replace," Swannack said.

Tonasket, meanwhile, received the No. 9 seed at State and has a first round loser-out game against Friday Harbor Friday, Feb. 23.

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Drew Lawson, Editor

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Drew Lawson is the editor of the Davenport Times. He is a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

 

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