Shelton loses to W.F. West, R.A. Long to end season


February 17, 2022

Jordan Nailen / The Daily News

Shelton High School senior center Tyler Ireland shoots over a R.A Long High School player during a District 4 playoff game Saturday in Longview.

The Shelton boys basketball team battled W.F. West in Rochester in a loser-out game in the district tournament and came up short in a 45-42 loss to end the Highclimbers' season.

Mason Goos led Shelton with 11 points and Chuckie Thompson contributed eight points. Dirk Plakinger recorded 12 points to lead the Bearcats.

Shelton took a 19-18, lead into halftime, but struggled in the fourth quarter, scoring just seven points to allow W.F. West to hang on for the win.

The Highclimbers started the district tournament on the road Feb. 10 against Columbia River in Vancouver. Shelton led 36-16 in...

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