(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
MOVING ON: Northwest Christian downs higher-seeded Waterville/Manfield and will take on No. 6-seeded Adna on Wednesday…
Northwest Christian busted the bracket on Saturday at Wenatchee High School. Going into the regional round of the State 2B Girls Basketball Tournament, the Crusaders were seeded No. 14, while their opponent, Waterville/Mansfield had a virtual home game and a No. 11 seed.
Northwest Christian jumped out to a 15-8 lead after one quarter and had an 22-18 advantage at the half.
Waterville/Mansfield pulled to within 31-29, but NWC held onto the lead in the fourth quarter for the 45-40 victory.
The Crusaders improved to 17-10 on the year and have won four of their last five games. They will face No. 6 seeded Adna on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Spokane Arena.