The Hawks gave Black Hills a run for its money before falling short in the first round of the 2A district touranment at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey.
Hockinson coach Damon Roche said the different was the first quarter when Black Hills finished with an 18-12 lead. The Hawks trailed by as many as 15 points in the second quarter before making a run.
“We just got beat down the stretch,” Roche said. “My girls played them super tough. Obviously we would have liked to have won, but we left there giving (Black Hills) a challenge and earned a lot of respect.”
Payton Wangler became the first Hockinson player with 1,000 career points when she made a game-tying 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. She finished with 14 points in the game.
Now the Hawks face a loser-out game against Washougal at 6 p.m. Monday at R.A. Long High School.
BLACK HILLS 59, HOCKINSON 51
HOCKINSON (13-8) — Emma Dietel 9, Payton Wangler 14, Grace Russell 10, Adyson Dyer 2, Jasmine Shigeno 9, Meggie Kistler, Mackie Kelly 0, Lillie Mueller 1, Ellie Kistler 6. Totals 5+9 14-19 51.
BLACK HILLS (17-4) — Maisy Williams 12, Megan River 8, Jordyn Bender 6, Saleen Lee 0, Lindsey Nurmi 6, Lauren Sayhod 4, Kennedi Greenfield 12, Natania Serhan 1, Alexa Bovenkamp 10. Totals 17+4 13-22 59.
Hockinson 12 13 13 13–51
Black Hills 18 14 13 14–59