BREWSTER — The Brewster girls basketball team lost to Reardan in last year’s 2B state championship game.
The Bears had an opportunity Friday to avenge the loss, and they were able to do just that, even without the services of one of their best players.
Brewster, playing without point guard Becky Mae Taylor, held on for a 69-66 victory.
Bears coach Roger Boesel said the team wasn’t focused too much on the revenge factor, though.
“I think they realized that things were a little different,” he said. “(Reardan) had lost some girls (from last year) and we had lost some girls. I think we just looked forward to the challenge of playing a good team.”
Brewster took a 35-28 halftime lead and held on to the advantage in the second half by “playing good team basketball,” according to Boesel.
“We passed the ball well and saw the floor well and played together as a team,” he said.
Bears star Chandler Smith was held to 13 points, but Brette Boesel scored 20, Monica Landdeck had 16 and Jessie Hammons added 10.
“I was happy to see (the balanced scoring),” Boesel said. “Chandler had a tough shooting night, but the other girls stepped up and picked up the slack.”
Reardan’s Kelsey Moos tallied 37 points in the loss.
Grandview 80, Ephrata 58
Payton Parrish had a double-double of 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Greyhounds to the win over Ephrata.
Brewster 60, Reardan 40
Brewster’s freshmen had a big night in the Bears’ home win against Reardan.
Freshman guard Timbo Taylor scored 17 points in the second half, sinking three 3-pointers and going 6-for-6 from the foul line.
Freshman guard Parker Landdeck added 14, hitting four 3-pointers.
Grandview 73, Ephrata 63
Isaiah Ruiz was 16 for 18 on free throws and led Grandview with 23 points in its home win over Ephrata.
Tyler Clark had 26 points for the Tigers, who trailed after being outscored 27-13 in the second quarter.
ACH 44, Omak 24
Omak didn’t match up against Almira-Coulee/Hartline’s senior-stacked roster, as the Warriors pressed and forced turnovers.
Drew Isaak scored 15 points for ACH.
Bridgeport 61, Mansfield 38
Bailey Morris-Evenson had 17 points to lead the Mustangs, who took over with a 19-4 third quarter.
Quincy 52, Warden 29 (boys); Warden 53, Quincy 12 (girls)
Quincy held a dual meet of boys and girls wrestling for the first time.
The Jacks pulled off the boys’ win by winning in 10 of the 14 weight classes, while the Warden girls won by taking four matches by pin.