WARDEN — Offense didn’t come easy, it never does against Royal, but Warden did enough to win 1-0.
The game’s lone score came in the 58th minute when Bailey Whitney finished a through ball from Melanie Cazares.
“The entire first half it was boot ball,” Warden head coach Hannah Mohs said. “They worked really hard at winning balls out of the air.”
Royal packs bodies in defensively, so the typical high-scoring Cougars had to make the most of their chances. Whitney did her best to cut her defender, locate the pass from Cazares and fire a shot over the keeper’s head.
Moses Lake 7, Eisenhower 0
MOSES LAKE — Morgan Skone tallied four goals and Moses Lake routed Eisenhower 7-0.
Claire Hopkins, Gabi Avalos and Shaylee Miacolo scored once each for the Chiefs.
Other Basin scores
Wahluke 3, College Place 1
Othello 3, Wapato 1
Warden 3, Royal 2
WARDEN — Warden avoided a letdown in the middle of its match with Royal to win in five sets 25-21, 25-20, 18-25, 13-25, 15-13.
Defensively, Viri Gutierrez and Alissa Martinez totaled 17 and 13 digs, respectively, for the Cougars.
Natalie Cole had a team-high 11 kills to go with five blocks. Jaryn Madsen added six kills and seven digs.
Moses Lake 24-14, Pasco 4-4
MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake swept Pasco 24-4 and 14-4 to complete an undefeated regular season, finishing 14-0 overall.
The Chiefs will host a district tournament on Oct. 23 with the winner advancing to play at a state tournament in Richland on Oct. 27.
SCAC meet at Highland
1. Connell 19
2. Wahluke 48
3. Riverside Christian 74
Individual winner: Nolan Chase, Connell, 16:18.90. Top local: 3, Yerik Arellano, Wahluke, 16:39.70.
1. Connell 24
2. Wahluke 35
Individual winner: Claudia Olivares, Wahluke, 21:12.8.
CWAC meet at Prosser
1. Grandview 31
2. Prosser 33
3. Ephrata 65
Individual winner: Bryce DeLaRosa, Grandview, 17:40. Top local: 3, Kolby Tune, Ephrata, 18:11.
1. Prosser 30
2. Ephrata 48
3. Grandview 56
Individual winner: Nati VerMulm, Prosser, 21:17. Top local: 2, Adrianna Redstar, Ephrata, 21:54.
— Staff report