Jamie Abrahamse scored 22 for Waterville and Christopher Ringering scored 22 for Cascade Christian Academy in a close 52-44 win for the Shockers.
The Shockers went into the second half trailing by one against an opponent they had not seen prior to game time. By then they recognized the 3-2 rotation that mirrored a game they lost this season.
Waterville responded to the familiar defense and figured out how to slow down the 6-foot 5-inch Sam Tall for CCA who scored 15 points.
“The game was clean but physical and we didn’t handle that well,” Waterville coach Heath Jordan said. “We haven’t played a close game in a while. We needed this.”
The difference maker in the fourth quarter was that the Shockers started attacking the rim more and got some whistles.
Waterville went 5-7 at the foul line in the fourth while CCA went 1-5.
Brewster 62, Quincy 44
Brewster’s Easton Driessen scored 15 of his game-high 18 points in the Bears’ 27-4 second quarter.
Timbo Taylor added 16 for Brewster, while Quincy was led by Mario Figueroa (16 points) and Jacob Durfee (14 points, 10 rebounds).
Cashmere 70, Omak 30
Dylan Boyd and Coleman McElroy each scored 15 points, and Boyd added eight assists as the Bulldogs improved to 5-2 in CTL play.
Cashmere outrebounded the Pioneers 38-14 in the contest.
Chelan 58, Tonasket 32
Michael Amsel Jr. scored nine points in the second quarter to help Chelan break away early and scored 19 overall.
Grandview 69, Ephrata 56
Grandview hit four threes in the first quarter to start Ephrata (6-6, 4-6 league) in a hole.
“They’re a hard team to play catch up with and they kept us out of rhythm,” said Ephrata coach Brandon Evenson. “We had too many turnovers. They’re quick footed and they kept their hand in the passing lane.”
Cashmere 58, Omak 36
Senior Erica Spanger scored 13 in Cashmere’s home win over Omak.
After the Bulldogs’ explosive 23-6 first quarter they were able to hold a steady lead the rest of the game.
As a team they gathered 48 rebounds and 14 steals with only seven turnovers.
Chelan 64, Tonasket 24
Goats guard Abby Phelps scored 19 points and grabbed 11 total rebounds contributing to Chelan’s 40-point victory at home.
Waterville 53, Cascade Christian Academy 6
Waterville held itself to 11 turnovers, the fewest all year in their landslide victory at home.
Marysville Premier Tournament
Four out of 13 wrestlers from Wenatchee placed in the Marysville Premier Tournament.
At 285 Ignasio Molinero won 1-0 in the championship match over Mosese Fifida of Glacier Peak. The tournament was Molinero’s first of the year after cutting weight all season to be eligible.
“He wrestled outstanding. He had a flawless tournament,” said Wenatchee coach Ed Valdez.
At 220 Isiah VanWeerdhuizen took second to Mario Rojas of Snohomish. VanWeerdhuizen had been wrestling at 195 all season before jumping up a class to 220.
Boys swim and dive
Wenatchee placed 19th out of 32 teams in the annual invite at the King County Aquatic Center, site of the upcoming state championship meet.
Mitchell Thacker was 10th with a score of 169.05 to lead three Panthers in the top 25 of the diving event, while fellow freshman Jared Vargas was ninth in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.85) and 10th in the 500 freestyle (5:03.29).
Alex Baker (5:17.84) was 18th in the 500.