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Cold fourth quarter stops King’s Way girls against Montesano

Knights season ends with 43-29 loss in 1A district playoffs

By , Columbian Sports Editor

ROCHESTER – For three quarters, the King’s Way Christian girls basketball team held its own.

But a cold fourth quarter doomed the Knights in a 43-29 loss to Montesano on Wednesday in the 1A district tournament.

Montesano scored 24 of the game’s last 26 points, holding King’s Way to just two points in the fourth quarter.

The loss at Rochester High ends the season at 11-10 for the young Knights, who have just one senior.

Montesano (14-9) advances to face the loser of Wednesday’s championship game between La Center and Elma for the district’s final berth to state.

Abby Cummins led King’s Way with 12 points. Her third 3-pointer of the game gave the Knights a 27-19 lead with 3:40 left in the third quarter.

It was all Montesano from there. The Bulldogs dominated the glass, grabbing seven offensive rebounds in the third quarter to take a 28-27 lead headed into the fourth.

King’s Way then went 1 for 8 from the field in the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs pulled away.

Six-foot-3 post Zoe Hutchings scored nine of her game-high 13 points in the second half for Montesano.


KING’S WAY (11-10) – Avery Hsu 0, Kinsey Tindol 2, Camille Vaughan 0, Riley Philbrook 4, Annabelle Atwood 4, Savanna Woody 0, Laurel Quinn 7, Piper Meek 0, Abby Cummins 12, Izzy Hill 0. Totals 10 (4) 5-13 29.

MONTESANO (14-9) – Olivia Young 0, Cassadie Golding 3, Jaiden King 6, Jordan Karr 5, Maia Young 0, Vanna Prom 7, Zoe Lisherness 2, Paige Lisherness 7, Hannah Bruland 0, Zoe Hutchings 13. Totals 16 (3) 8-21 43.

King’s Way 6 11 10 2—29

Montesano 4 12 12 15—43

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