Beavers lose in Toutle despite big night for Schow


The Tenino boys basketball team led late but couldn’t close things out down the stretch on the road, losing to 2B Toutle Lake 54-49.

The Beavers (1-3) led 49-48 with 90 seconds left in the fourth quarter, but missed a layup that would have given them a bit of insurance. Toutle Lake star Zach Swanson scored on the other end to give the hosts a one-point lead of their own, and the Ducks sealed the win at the free-throw line.

Tenino junior Noah Schow had a game-high 30 points on 12-of-24 shooting, and also had nine rebounds. Austin Gonia added a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double, but the rest of the Tenino lineup pitched in just seven points. Ashton Moore came down with six boards and also had a pair of steals.

Swanson put in 26 points of his own for the Ducks.

Tenino will play at Black Hills on Friday.