Cossatot River’s memorable season came to an end on Wednesday, February 27th as the Lady Eagles dropped a 39-34 decision to the Quitman Lady Bulldogs in the opening round of the Class 2A State Tournament at Carlisle High School.
The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 15-6 lead before Quitman switched to a tenacious full court press. Quitman finished the half on a 14-2 run to take a 20-17 lead at intermission. The Lady Eagles suffered 33 turnovers on the afternoon.
Cossatot River made one final run to cut the Quitman lead to 36-34 with 39.6 seconds to play in the game, and the Lady Eagles had the ball with a chance to tie or take the lead. However, the Lady Eagles turned it over one last time to seal their fate.
Ashlen Gonzalez led the Lady Eagles with 10 points. Kaylin McKee pitched in with eight. Jade Richardson finished with six on a pair of three-pointers.
Cossatot River finishes the year with an outstanding 25-11 record. The Lady Eagles won the 7-2A Conference regular season championship with a 13-1 mark, and the Cossatot River girls also won the conference tournament title.
Coach Tyler Timms will see four seniors graduate. Ashlen Gonzalez, Rhyen Martin, Jade Richardson, and Lauren Driver saw their final high school basketball action in Cossatot River uniforms at the state tournament.