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.
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
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.
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
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.
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