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Rainier's Kaeley Shultz (12) rises for a pass in the paint against Napavine defenders during districts on Wednesday.

Chehalis — Kaeley Shultz dropped a game-high 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 steals and Rainier pummeled Napavine 54-14 in the Mountaineers’ 2B District 4 playoff opener Wednesday.

The Mountaineers shot a blazing 57 percent from the field on 20 of 36 shooting to easily down the Tigers, holding Napavine to just 8 percent shooting on 4 of 50 from the floor. Faith Boesch added 15 points for Rainier.

“[We] struggled tonight from the field,” Napavine coach Shane Shutz said. “Rainier was well prepared. They shot extremely well. Shultz and Boesch hit big shots.”

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Rainier's Sophie Beadle tries to split Napavine defenders during a district opener on Wednesday.

Third-seeded Rainier (17-4) moves on to the quarterfinals to face Pacific 2B League’s second-seeded Raymond (18-2) at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Montesano High School. The Seagulls have a sophomore star of their own, Pacific 2B MVP Kyra Gardner, to counter Rainier’s sophomore standout Shultz.

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Napavine (8-13) heads to the consolation bracket to take on the loser of Adna and Ilwaco on Monday at a time and location to be determined.

“We have to bounce back and get ready to play Monday,” Shutz said.

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Rainier's Hazel Busic goes up for a breakaway layup against Napavine at districts Wednesday.

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