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White River girls win subdistrict title | Girls Basketball
Like the Hornet boys, the White River girls won a trio of subdistrict games in four nights, thus earning a first-round bye into districts. Victories over Fife and Renton set the stage for a third showdown with league champion Sumner; having dropped the first two, the Hornets salvaged sweet revenge with a victory in the subdistrict title game.
White River’s girls open district play at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, at Bellermine Prep in Tacoma. They will take on either Fife or Evergreen, who squared off Monday in a loser-out contest.
If the White River girls win, they will next play at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Curtis High. A Friday victory would send the Hornets to the district title game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Pacific Lutheran University. A Friday loss would bring an 8 p.m. game Saturday at Foss High.
If White River were to lose tonight, the Hornets would have to survive a pair of loser-out contests Friday and Saturday to grab the district’s No. 5 seed into regionals. The Friday game would begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Tacoma’s Wilson High.
The Hornets’ Friday night, 56-54 victory over Sumner was close most of the way, as White River led 13-7 after the first quarter and 29-26 at intermission. Sumner pulled to within a point after three quarters of play, but the Hornets held firm for the two-point decision.
Amanda Lance and Kristin Sturdivan did most of the damage for White River. Lance scored a game-high 19 points and Sturdivan added 17.