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WRESTLING Continued from page B-1 "Gill wrestled an ex- cellent tournament," Lacy said. "We are hop- ing for a rematch of the finals next weekend. Some tactical adjust- ments will make a big difference." Lacy said Salisbury was excited to reach the championship bout for the first time in his ca- reer. "Chase was dominant in all of his matches, in- cluding the final," Lacy added. "A little more technical focus in the finals w. ould have. led to Chase's first league championship." This was Olivas' first tournament after near- ly a monthlong break because of a back in- jury. "Benny wrestled great in the neutral position," Lacy said. "Several small adjustments in his mat wrestling will lead to big wins over the next two weekends." Finally, Lacy said Gaspar came back to the team with a vengeance after being out of compe- tition since the middle of December. "Every match he wrestled was close and tough," Lacy said. "He had opportunities to win in the finals but came,up just a little short." Gaspar competed in three matches. His op- ponents of those match- es took first, third and fourth. "It was a-great tour- nament for Hector," Lacy said. The top four wrestlers will advance to Mat Clas- sic XXVI, the WIAA State Championship wrestling tournament Feb. 21 and 22 at the Tacoma Dome. SIDELINE Continued from page B-2 Shelton may have lost senior night to Lincoln 52-31, but the Lady Highclimbers won the physical physical element of the game, according to what the Lincoln coach told Leth after the game. The second half was particularly well played. Shelton was out- scored 15-10 in the third quarter and only 10-9 in the fourth. This may seem like a moot point now that basketball season is over, but spring sports start in just a few weeks. I'd like to see more fans out to sup- port the efforts of their classmates. And here's some- thing to keep in mind: At the beginning of this football season, Russell Wilson asked the Seattle Seahawks: "Why not us?" Perhaps if Shelton fans asked themselves that about their own teams, those teams could find more success. LADY OWLS Continued from page B-1 Lauren Dierkop added seven points and had 13 re- bounds. Sowle scored six points and Snyder contributed three points. The Lady Owls ended their week with a 50-48 victory Fri- day at Lake Quinault. "We started out the game a little sluggish on offense and very timid," Valley said. "Lake Quinault came out in a very ag- gressive man-to-man defense and we were a little shocked." He said Mary M. Knight's defense kept the team in the game in the first half. At halftime, the game was tied at 18 points. "In the second half, we start- ed being more aggressive with the ball and attacking the bas- ket," Valley said. "Our offense woke up the second half, but our defense had a little let- down. We have to be more con- sistent with our play on offense and defense." He said Lake Quinault killed the Lady Owls on rebounds. Kiliz made two free throws to seal the victory for Mary M. Knight. Snyder led the team with 13 points, six rebounds and three steals. Sowle added 11 points and had seven rebounds, eight steals and six assists. Adsero and Kiliz scored nine points each. Journal photos by Emily Hanson North Mason head girls' basketball coach Dave Hawkins talks to the team Friday night during its senior night home game against Klahowya. North Mason freshman Lacey Stark guards Klahowya senior Marina Hartford on Friday during the Lady Bulldogs' senior night home game. LADY BULLDOGS Continued from page B-1 "Klahowya got down a couple points in the fourth quarter and the more we slowed the game down, the more we were able to get buckets and the more Klahowya struggled," Hawkins said. A driving force of the Lady Bulldogs' victory came from ju- nior Mikaela Shumaker. She led the team with 16 points and eight steals. She scored at least six points off of steals. "They had nobody who could cover Mikaela. We've been try- ing to get Mikaela to finish on steals," Hawkins said. "It was really nice to see her get blasted, score the layup and then get the foul shot and realize she wasn't hurt." The biggest moment of the game, Hawkins said, came from junior Quincy Satran late in the game. "I thought Quincy Satran re- ally came out on top," Hawkins said. "She hit a big 3 in the fourth to put us up by seven. That really broke Klahowya's backs." Satran netted 10 points. The victory came three Mason County Journal - nights after Kingston defeated the Lady Bulldogs 61-29. "We started the game a bit depleted with three or four girls being ill and we were unable to get things going," Hawkins said. "Kingston is one of the top teams in the 2A Olympic League and we couldn't play anything but our best to be in the game and we didn't." Shumaker led with "10 points while Satran scored nine. Friday night, Hawkins said he spoke with Shumaker after the loss to Kingston. "One of the things she said was that she was really look- ing forward to next season," Hawkins said. "She said she couldn't see the team improve over time last season, but that she sees it this year." He called Shumaker and Sa- tran the backbone of the Lady Bulldogs' team, adding that freshman Lacey Stark, Jaden Left and Sydney Garrett play like older athletes. "I'm really proud of these girls," Hawkins said. "It's a long, hard year when you're not win- ning, but they played hard and practiced hard right up to the last minute." The Lady Bulldogs finished their season with a 2-17 record. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 - Page B-7