Prep roundup: Ephrata ousted from district tournament by Ellensburg

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ELLENSBURG — Ephrata was outscored in the third and fourth quarter, falling on the road to Ellensburg 78-70.

The loss knocked the Tigers out of the postseason.

Hunter James scored a team-high 21 points and Jakob Oxos added 19.

Ephrata rallied from a six-point deficit after the first quarter to tie the game 37-37 at halftime.

The Bulldogs led by as much as seven points before Oxos and Caden Blankenship scored consecutive baskets to close the third quarter. Ellensburg opened up a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter and Ephrata could not recover.

CWAC all-league

Coach of the Year: Roman Pruneda, Othello

MVP: Elijah Pepper, Selah

First team: Elijah Pepper, Selah; Isiah Perez, Toppenish; Steele Venters, Ellensburg; Zakery Donato, Selah; DaMarius Brown, Wapato; Adonis Shaul, Toppenish; Gabe Esqueda, Grandview

Second team: Jakob Oxos, Ephrata; Kyler Villarreal, Othello; Calvin Herting, Selah; Teegan Cox, Prosser; Anders Ott, Ellensburg; Isaac Perez, Toppenish; Haley Harrington, East Valley

Honorable mention: Noah Pepper, Selah; Manuel Delgadillo, Wapato; Caden Blankenship, Ephrata; Sahil Randhawa, East Valley; Chase Courtney, Prosser; Gates Petersen, Quincy; Marckos Carrillo, East Valley

Sportsmanship: Quincy

Girls basketball

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 65, Cusick 43

COULEE CITY — Almira/Coulee-Hartline led 19-6 after one quarter and cruised past Cusick 65-43.

Tiffany Boutain led all scorers with 18 points and Sarah Bradshaw had 16.

ACH advanced to the district semifinals Saturday at Deer Park High School.

CWAC all-league

Coach of the Year: Joe Blodgett, Wapato

MVP: Marissa Cortes, Prosser

First team: Marissa Cortes, Prosser; Janealle Sutterlict, Wapato; Kylie Wilkey, Selah; Chehalis Aleck, Wapato; Katelyn Ostrowski, Ephrata; Jennifer Johnson, Toppenish; Kalli Willett, East Valley

Second team: Grace Meza, Grandview; Kalli Fahey, Ellensburg; Michelle Ruiz, Grandview; Brooke Wheeler, Prosser; Jade Garza, Wapato; Ashlynn Sylve, East Valley; Madison Martin, Ephrata

Honorable mention: Ashley Shurtleff, Selah; Ariana White, Toppenish; Sierra Asbell, Toppenish; Macy Hampton, Othello; Natalie Andreas, East Valley; Asia Olivarez, Prosser; Ivania Chavez, Quincy

Honorary all-league: Tarryn Hart, Wapato

Sportsmanship: Quincy

Boys soccer

Royal’s Rojas signs with Huskies

ROYAL CITY — Royal soccer player Michael Rojas signed his national letter of intent to the University of Washington Wednesday at Royal High School.

Royal reached the first round of the state tournament in 2017, losing to Cascade of Leavenworth 1-0.

Washington finished the 2017 season 12-7-1.

Girls bowling

CBBN all-league team

Bowler of the Year: Alicia Hastings, Eastmont

Coach of the Year: Christy Benge, Eastmont

First team: Emma Montoya, Eastmont; Hannah Johnson, Wenatchee; Becca Mains, Eastmont; Baylee Summers, Eisenhower; Lexy Santiago, Eisenhower

Second team: Jessica Holbrook, Wenatchee; Sam Hugill, Eisenhower; Taylor Bitterman, Wenatchee; Rylee Cox, Eastmont; Kylah Hankins, Wenatchee

Honorable mention: Haley Rogers, Moses Lake; Emilee Groth, Wenatchee; Sadie Summers, Eisenhower; Sadie Summers, Eisenhower; Jordan Duffield, Eisenhower; Cassidy Nelson, Moses Lake; Jovanna Horn, West Valley

— Staff report

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