With two games left in an eight-game league season, the Astoria girls locked up a Cowapa League championship Tuesday night, with an easy 50-31 win at Banks.

The Lady Fishermen overcame another slow start and some foul trouble along the way, but had the game well in hand with a big 17-8 lead at halftime.

Astoria continues to look unbeatable as it approaches the post-season, improving to 6-0 in league following its ninth straight win (13th against Oregon competition).

Astoria's Brooklynn Hankwitz spent nearly half the game on the bench in foul trouble, but still scored a game-high 14 points before fouling out early in the fourth quarter.

Kelsey Fausett finished with 12 points and Hailey O'brien added 11 for the Lady Fishermen, who turned a 6-4 deficit into a 12-6 lead, and were never seriously threatened after that.

With a 19-2 overall record and ranked third in the latest OSAA rankings, the Lady Fishermen finish the regular season with home games against Tillamook (0-5) and Valley Catholic (3-2).

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or ghenley@dailyastorian.com.

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