The Bruins (12-8) beat Castle Rock at home last Friday for their fifth league win while the Bulldogs (11-9) defeated Seton Prep, 67-49.
CHS lost at home to Stevenson, 56-43, on Jan. 7. The Bruins avenged that setback with a 61-59 overtime win at Stevenson on Jan. 24.
“It’s been a remarkable season for a team with one senior and five freshmen,” said Bruins Coach Don Struck.
The winner of Tuesday’s district play-in game (result too late for this week’s issue) will travel to Montesano on Thursday to play those Bulldogs in a loser-out game. A win at Evergreen League No. 2 Montesano would propel either Columbia or Steven-son into another loser-out game against Trico No. 1 La Center there on Saturday.
The Top Two teams in the six-team district tourney will qualify for the Regional Playoffs the weekend of Feb. 28-29.
The Southwest District Tournament moves to Rochester High School of Feb. 19 for the championship game and a consolation game to determine who will play the championship game loser on Feb. 21 for the district’s No. 2 Regional berth. That game is scheduled to be played at W.F. West HS in Chehalis.
Maggie Bryan followed with 14 points and Sydney Aman scored 12. Keri Hylton, still hobbled by an ankle sprain but able to play, “had her best game” with 8 points and 6 rebounds, Bruins Coach Don Struck said.
Chloe Clifford added 8 points and played her usual solid defense.