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PREP GIRLS HOOPS: Port Angeles 36, Renton 32

February 14th, 2013 - 9:42pm

(Tacoma) -- Shayla Northern scored 7 of her 12 points in the final period as the Port Angeles Roughriders beat the Renton Indians 36-32 in 2A West Central District girls action at Foss High School.

The come-from-behind win propelled the Lady Riders into the regionals next week.

Port Angeles plays White River in the district semifinals Saturday afternoon at Foss High School.

Newsradio KONP airtime Saturday will be at 2 o'clock with the tipoff at 2:20 p.m.

Port Angeles (15-5) trailed early, struggling against Renton's full court pressure and physical man-to-man defense.

The Riders closed within a point at 16-15 on Krista Johnson buzzer-beating trey at intermission.

Renton's defense caused 4 Port Angeles turnovers in the first 2 minutes of the second half and the Riders added to their misery by missing 6 free throws in the third quarter.

The Riders kept it close though, gaining a 21-20 advantage at the end of the period on a running shot by Maddie Hinrichs.

Renton's Taylor Farris, the game-high scorer with 18 tallies, tied the game at 25 early in the final frame.

Macy Walker's basket gave the Riders the lead for good inside 5 minutes to play at 27-25.

Hoops by Northern and free throws by Hinrichs and Walker were instrumental for PA in the closing minutes.

Other district girls scores include White River throttling Bremerton 64-33, Olympic downed Washington 41-33 and Sumner beat North Kitsap 45-35

Renton (19-3) will play Bremerton Saturday at 2:30 p.m at Stadium High in Tacoma for another shot at the regionals.

Scoring by Quarters:

Ren - 08 08 04 12 - 32

P.A.- 05 10 06 15 - 36

Renton (32) -- Kelly Fahie 4, Kiera Houston, Mariah Perry-Jimerson, Justice Perry, Jordan Armstrong 4, Natajia McMillan 6, Ashtine Stowers, Taylor Farris 18, Alisha Stowers.

Port Angeles (36) -- Mariah Frazier 2, Maddy Hinrichs 6, Shayla Northern 12, Macy Walker 6, Krista Johnson 6, Hayley Baxley 2, Bailee Jones 2.

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