GIRLS BASKETBALL | Jan. 13: Sumner drops first SPSL 3A game to White River

Sumner's Ashley Delaney blocks a shot of a White River player during the Spartans' 64-58 loss at home Jan. 12.
— image credit: C-H PHOTO | Dannie Oliveaux

Four White River players scored in double figures as the Hornets handed the Sumner girls their first loss in South Puget Sound League 3A play, 64-58, at home Jan. 12 before a packed crowd.

With the win, the Hornets sit in first place in the league with Sumner in second.

Sumner's Erika Olson drilled a 3-pointer to open the scoring, but WR answered with a couple of baskets.

Olsen hit another 3-pointer and Angie Wagar-Sanchez added another for an 11-8 lead with 3:55 to go in the first period.

Tyeanne Lubking's short jumper gave the Spartans a 17-12 lead – their largest in the game.

Early in the second period, the Hornets cut the Sumner margin in one, 19-18, with a pair of free throws. WR fought back to regain the lead before halftime, 32-31, thanks to a 3-point play and a pair of free throws by Brooke Paulson.

Paulson finished the game with 19 points.

Sumner started the second half regain the advantage on a bucket off a Wagar-Sanchez steal. Both teams traded the lead back-and-forth in the third.

Kendell Theden and Laree Rommell each scored a basket as Sumner took a 43-42 lead into the final quarter.

Paulson's 3-pointer early in the final stanza help WR regain the advantage, 47-45, but the Spartans once again regain the margin on a layup by Kaitlin King and Lubking's 3-pointer with 5 minutes to play.

Wagar-Sanchez hit a running jumper and Lubking hit a long jumper to add to the Sumner lead, 54-51, before WR called a timeout with 3:44 to go.

Seconds later, Paulson hit another 3-pointer to tie the game at 54-all.

The Hornets closed the quarter with a 10-4 run to seal the win.

Wagar-Sanchez led Sumner with 19 and Lubking tossed in 13.

Carley McCutchen hit 15, Sabra Sproul had 14 and Megan McKune added 12 for the Hornets.

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