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Weekend Tournament Results and All-Star Teams

Bellevue Women capture the Pierce Holiday Tournament with 58-43 win over Clackamas.

EUGENE— In a loaded tournament full of ranked teams, Tacoma emerged victorious while simultaneously putting the NWAC on alert to their fierce backcourt tandem. They defeated #1 Spokane and #4 SW Oregon on their way to the finals. Once there, they cruised to a 78-62 win over a defensively robust Umpqua team. Shooting guard Khalil Thompson lead the way with 30 (92 points on the weekend) while tournament MVP Kahliel Wyatt chipped in another 13. The two combined to score 160 of Tacoma’s 260 points in the tournament in impressive fashion.

In the 3rd place game, SW Oregon put up another high-scoring game defeating Grays Harbor 112 -74. Lead by balanced scoring, the Lakers had every eligible player score at least 3 points and had 5 players in double figures.

MVP- Kahliel Wyatt (Tacoma)
Khalil Thompson (Tacoma)
Grant Ellison (Umpqua)
Timmy Thompson (Umpqua)
Garrett Hull (Spokane)
James Walljasper (SW Oregon)

BELLEVUE— In all four tournaments going in this weekend, the Bellevue men were the only hosts to win their own tournament. Even without power forward Jack Walton, Bellevue was able to gut out a win against Highline in a low scoring contest 48-47. Bellevue was lead by MVP Jordan Muir-Keung who scored 18. Taylor Freeman also scored 11 for the Bulldogs. Jamie Orme had 13 with 11 rebounds for the Thunderbirds.

In the 3rd place game, Walla Walla dominated the #8 ranked Shoreline Dolphins 78-61. Caulin Bakalarski did the bulk of the work for the Warriors recording a double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Dalton Thompson also scored 21. For Shoreline, Will Luckett came up one point short of his own double-double scoring 9 and grabbing 10 boards.

MVP- Jordan Muir-Keung (Bellevue)
Taylor Freeman (Bellevue)
Jamie Orme (Highline)
Caulin Bakalarski (Walla Walla)
Tregg Peterson (Chemeketa)

LAKEWOOD— After registering an upset over undefeated and #1 ranked Lane, Bellevue kept the momentum going against the Clackamas Cougars bringing home the championship by a score of 58-43. Tournament MVP Brenda Akoto lead the way for the Bulldogs scoring 18 and grabbing 9 boards. Erin Hamilton and Molly Dixon added 10 and 13 respectively. Bellevue improves to 5-2 with the win while Clackamas drops to 5-3.

In the 3rd place game, top-ranked Lane was able to hold off #4 Walla Walla in a hard fought game 74-72. Jordan Rodriguez lead all Titans with 17 while Amber Lease netted 16. For Walla Walla, Cierra Jo McKeown scored 27 while assisting on 5 and grabbing 4 rebounds.

MVP- Brenda Akoto (Bellevue)
Erin Hamilton (Bellevue)
Anaya Rodisha (Peninsula)
Cierra Jo McKeown (Walla Walla)
Amber Lease (Lane)
Katie Krammerer (Clackamas)

EVERETT— After their 4th place finish in the 2015 Championships on the very same court, a deep sophomore-heavy Lower Columbia squad wanted to make their presence known and after 3 impressive wins, they did just that. After a slow start against #5 Spokane in the opener, LC turned on the jets and powered through SW Oregon and then Linn-Benton for the championship win 78-65. Lead by the sharp shooting of Faye Chartraw who had 27 on 10 of 14 shooting, LC put home ten 3-pointers on their way to the victory. Tournament MVP Madison Hinrichs didn’t have her best night but was able to help on defense and rebounding. She scored 18 and 14 in the two previous games. For Linn-Benton, Courteney Landis had 13 points and 9 rebounds while Jade Bevandich chipped in a team high 15 points. Lower Columbia moves to 7-1 on the year while Linn-Benton drops to 6-3.

In the 3rd place game between SW Oregon and Big Bend, overtime would be needed to settle the score with SW Oregon emerging as the victor 74-71. SW Oregon point guard Jessica Matheson scored 23 while Katelyn Rossback tallied 16 points and 8 rebounds and Savannah Thurman recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Hailey Garrity for Big Bend notched her own double-double with 17 and 14 while Maryah Tipping also had 17 points and 8 rebounds.

MVP - Madison Hinrichs (Lower Columbia)
Faye Chartraw (Lower Columbia)
Jade Bevandich (Linn-Benton)
Molly Aranda (Linn-Benton)
Lily Hilderbrand (Everett)
Bri King (Spokane)
Hailey Garrity (Big Bend)
Jessica Matheson (Southwestern Oregon)

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