SHORELINE — Ferndale missed what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Thunderbirds move on to the consolation final of the 3A District 1 Tournament. Masha Shtikel and Angel Tulee led on offense for Shorewood, scoring 20 and 15 points respectively and combining for six 3s. That offensive power helped the Thunderbirds to an 11-point lead at the end of three quarters. A lead that had dwindled to one with 19 seconds to go.
At that point, Ferndale had the ball, but the Thundrebirds forced a turnover. Gabby Hagar came up with the ball and Ferndale fouled her with nine seconds left. Hagar hit one-of-two. Ferndale came down to shoot, but missed the final 3-pointer at the buzzer and surrendered the loser-out contest.
The Thunderbirds’ final hurdle to advance to regionals is Stanwood and the two teams meet 6 p.m. Friday at Lynnwood H.S.
At Shorewood H.S.
Ferndale—Kendra Bodger 4, Koral Weidkamp 0, Taylor Knutson 0, Taylor Reid 10, Taryn Knutson 9, Hannah Carlson 6, Brooke Benson 10, Linsey Honeycutt 13. Shorewood—Masha Shtikel 20, Lauren Thompson 0, Kayla Bradley 2, Gabby Hager 5, Salyna McDonald 0, Lily Gustafson 8, Abby Gustafson 4, Karrin Leazer 0, Angel Tulee 15. 3-point goals—Taryn Knutson 1, Benson 2, Shtikel 2, Tulee 4. Records—Ferndale 19-2 overall. Shorewood 16-7.