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White River girls win subdistrict title | Girls Basketball

The White River girls took the subdistrict title after beating Sumner on the Spartans
The White River girls took the subdistrict title after beating Sumner on the Spartans' court Friday, Feb. 14.
— image credit: Photo by Dennis Box, The Courier-Herald

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.

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