ILWACO — Estella Sheldon scored 14 points to lead Ilwaco to a 60-17 win over Ocosta Wednesday, Feb. 5. Ilwaco finished the regular season 19-1, including 18-0 in league play. Ocosta finished 1-19 and 1-17.

Erika Glenn sat out the second and fourth quarters after hurting herself on drives at the end of the first and third quarters. Glenn was down for a long time on the second injury but was back practicing by Friday and has recovered according to coach Ned Bittner.

Sheldon’s three-pointer 1:48 into the game opened scoring, starting Ilwaco on a stretch of 21 straight points over a span of just over five minutes. Ilwaco led 25-3 after one quarter.

Sheldon carried the team with Glenn hurt during the second quarter. She hit another three from the corner, then pried away an offensive rebound and sank a pair of free throws. Sheldon added another offensive rebound and put-back for a 35-5 lead and followed by blocking two shots on one possession. Sheldon then scored on a Jaymi Kemmer steal to give her a nine-point quarter. Kemmer made a tough three-pointer near halftime for a 40-7 lead.

Pacific League number one seed Ilwaco gets byes through to quarterfinals of the District tournament. Their quarterfinal will be Saturday, Feb. 15 at a time and place to be determined against either Adna, Pe Ell or Onalaska.

Aaron Mead is a sports writer for the Chinook Observer. Contact him at 360-642-8181 or aaroncmead@gmail.com.

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