The Rainier High School (RHS) girls basketball team traded leads with second-in-league Corbett Tuesday, Feb 4, and triumphed 32-29.
The Lady Columbians led 13-12 at the end of the first quarter, but fell behind 17-19 at the half.
By the end of the third, Rainier had a one-point lead at 24-23.
Jenny Westlund scored 10 points and snagged four steals.
Shelby Saylors added eight points and grabbed five rebounds.
Veera Moilanen got six rebounds
With a 9-4 league record, RHS is tied with Portland Adventist Academy for third in the Lewis and Clark League. Corbett holds onto second, while Valley Catholic is first in league and second in state ranking.
Rainier’s league ranking on Feb. 22 will determine whether the Columbians gain a berth in the state playoffs.
Rainier JV 32-28 Over Corbett
With a score of 32-28, the RHS junior varsity (JV) team also defeated Corbett
Julia Taylor scored 10 points and Monica Guisinger added eight. The JV girls have a 10-2 record.
The Columbians were scheduled to play at Oregon Episcopal School Tuesday, Feb. 11, and at Valley Catholic Wednesday, Feb 12. They will host Catlin Gabel on Thursday, Feb. 13, for the last game of the regular season. Play starts at 6 p.m.
by Carole Kelley
Rainier wrestlers defeated Gervais 51-24 and Colton 61-18 on Wednesday, Feb. 5, to remain undefeated in special district one league dual meet action in Gervais.
Winners for the Columbians in the wrestled matches against Gervais were Gunnar Brooks (106, 12-8 decision), Justice Larson (113, 5-3 overtime decision), Ethan Harrel (second round fall), Trevor Lefebvre (138, first round fall), Logan Usher (160, first round fall), Derek Clark (170, third round fall) and Jesse Hutchins (285, 11-8 decision).
Accepting wins by forfeit for Rainier were Emmett Earlywine (120), Garrett Dees (195) and Jason Larson (220).
Wrestled match winners for Rainier in the Colton dual were: Brooks (106, 18-3 third round technical fall), Earlywine (120, 19-1 third round techincal fall), Dillon Lane (126, 23-8 third round technical fall), Lefebvre (138, second round fall), Usher (160, 13-5 major decision), Clark (170, first round fall) and Dees (195, first round fall)
Accepting wins by forfeit for Rainier were Justice Larson (113), Harrel (132), Tyson Lorentson (182) and Hutchins (285).
The Rainier girls’ basketball team defeated De La Salle (DLS) 39-30 Friday, Jan. 31, on the Columbians’ home court.
Rainier took a 14-6 lead in the first quarter. They lost momentum in the second and third, allowing DLS to tie the game 24-24 at the end of the third.
Rainier rallied in the final quarter, scoring 15 points to DLS’s six to win 39-30.
Jenny Westlund scored 16 points and grabbed three steals.
Veera Moilanen made 10 points and snagged five rebounds.
Rainier was scheduled to host Corbett Tuesday, Feb 4. They travel to Valley Catholic on Friday, Feb. 7, and to Oregon Episcopal School on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
SCORING NEAR FALL POINTS to win by 19-1 technical fall in the third round is Rainier’s Emmett Earlywine, during his 120-pound match with Colton on Feb. 5, in Gervais. Earlywine’s win helped lead the Columbians to a 61-18 dual meet win over the Vikings. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley