Elma wins wrestling title at the Rock


WRESTLING

Vashon Island Rock Tourney

VASHON — Elma placed four wrestlers in championship matches, came away with one Rock trophy and finished fourth overall at the Vashon Island Rock Tournament on Friday.

Ryan Wilson, at 106 pounds, won the bracket with a 4-2 victory over Forks’ Sebastian Morales in the championship match.

Matt Gamino (113), Tyson Dick (138) and Austin Cristelli (145) lost their championship matches in their respective divisions for the Eagles. Gamino lost to Quincy’s Christian Alejandes, 7-4. Dick was pinned by Everett’s Jesse Lopez at 5:04. Cristelli fell to Rochester’s Lucas Eastman by technical foul, 18-3.

“I thought we came out there and competed well; the finalists really stepped up,” Elma head coach Jason Dick said. “Ryan wrestled really well, like I expected him to. We knew coming in this would be a test and the boys came out and wrestle well.”

Brek McGaughy, at heavyweight, took fourth and four Elma wrestlers — Layne Sutten, 170; Jayden Olson, 120; Nate Raffelson, 152; Jacob Nelson, 132 — finished fifth.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Eagles 65, Spudders 39

ELMA — Dominating the transition game, well-balanced Elma raced past Ridgefield in a non-league game Friday at Elma.

Both teams pressed during the fast-paced affair, but the Eagles (7-3) were able to break the Spudder press for layins while giving the visitors fits with their own pressure defense.

“About midway through the first (quarter), our press started clicking and it just took off,” Elma coach Lisa Johnson said. “We pushed the ball harder and we really got into transition. It was a great balanced team effort, I really liked it.”

Megan Finger and Brooke Goldsmith shared Elma scoring honors with 13 points. Freshman Maddie Thompson, working her way into a more regular role, scored 12 points in two quarters (the second and fourth).

In all, 10 Eagles divided the pointmaking.

Elma will host a touring team for Mornington, Australia at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31.

Rid 6 5 13 15 — 39 Elma 13 22 16 14 — 65

Ridgefield (39) — Pickett 4, Estes 2, Bremer 2, Cates, Smetzler 11, Boyle 13, Hooghkirk 1, Shaffer 6. FG — 16-47 (.340).FT — 6-17.

Elma (65) — Farrar 2, Wollen, Malmstrom, Goldsmith 13, Cristelli 3, McDonald 5, Smythe 5, Finger 13, Pacheco 3, M. Thompson 12, Cooper 4, A. Thompson 5. FG — 23-63 (.365). FT — 16-26.

JV — Elma won.

Braves 37, Indians 35

MENLO — Katie Novak scored 15 points and hit two 3-pointers in the third quarter as La Conner edged South Bend on Friday night at the Jack Q. Pearson Classic Tournament at Menlo.

Makenzie Russell was the leading scorer for the Indians (4-6) with 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Katlyn Sawyer had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Myranda Curtis grabbed 10 rebounds to go with her eight points. Sierra Cearns handed out five assists.

“It would have been even through the whole game without (Katie) Novak’s 3-pointers in the third,” said South Bend head coach Gary Wilson. “We held her for most of the rest of the game, but she got loose in the third quarter. We’ve improved in some areas, but still need to work on others.”

Wilson praised Russell for good overall play and Sawyer and Curtis for solid performances.

The Tribe will travel to Naselle on Jan. 2.

SB 9 5 9 12 — 35 LA 7 3 17 10 — 37

South Bend (35) — Cearns 1, Sanchez, Funkhouser, Patterson, Russell 12, Sawyer 10, Curtis 8, Myers, Wilson 4. FG — 13-47 (.277). FT — 9-14.

LaConner (37) — Novak 15, Christensen 1, McClung 1, Anderson, Reynolds 4, Bob, McKnight 7, Stewart 3, James 6, McCormick. FG — 14-48 (.292). FT — 5-14.

Trojans 62, Vikings 39

MENLO — Pe Ell capitalized on a 4 1/2-minute Willapa Valley drought in the second half to beat the Vikings on Friday night in the girls portion of the Jack Q. Pearson Classic Tournament at Menlo.

Valley (6-5) had remained close at halftime, down by only four points. But the dry spell at the outset of the third quarter sealed their fate and they were outscored 20-8 in the final period.

Karli Friese led the Viking scorers with 19 points. Morgan Walker grabbed five rebounds to go with her eight points.

Alissa Brooks-Johnson was the leading scorer for the Trojans with 22 points.

“We came out strong in the first half with a good pace,” said Valley head coach Melissa Aust. “We also had good defensive effort when our shots cooled off in the second half. During that time, they (the Trojans) had nine 3-pointers. Our fouls hurt us, giving them 26 free throws.”

Aust cited Karli Friese and Walker for fine offensive effort.

The Vikings return to Pacific League action on Jan. 2, by hosting Raymond.

PE 12 19 11 20 — 62 WV 20 7 4 8 — 39

Pe Ell( 62) — Robinson 10, A. Alden, Ratke 11, Skein 2, Brooks-Johnson 22, M. Alden, Capps 16, Miller 1. FG — 19-50 (.380). FT — 15-26.

Willapa Valley (39) — L. Friese, Bannish, Huber 4, K. Friese 19, Walker 8, Abby Smarciarz 5, Alicia Smarciarz, Fluke, Wilkison, Harden 3. FG — 11-49 (.224). FT — 3-6.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Vikings 54, Trojans 46

MENLO — Matt Konigsberger jumped out with 22 points to lead Willapa Valley past Pe Ell on Friday night in the Jack Q. Pearson Classic Tournament at Menlo.

The Vikings (9-3) outrebounded the Trojans 39-26. Stephen Camenzind was the leading rebounder with nine and he added two blocked shots. Cody Buchanan swiped three steals to go with his 10 points. Randy Heckard pulled down seven rebounds to go with his seven points.

Freshman Dustin Lusk was the leading scorer for the Trojans with 13 points.

“We came out flat after a tough loss last night,” said Valley coach John Peterson. “Their guys played hard, especially (Dustin) Lusk. We played good defense in the first three quarters.”

Peterson praised Buchanan’s reserve performance off the bench and Heckard for his best game of the year so far.

Valley will travel to Raymond on Jan. 3.

WV 9 12 13 20 — 54 PE 2 7 13 24 — 46

Willapa Valley (54) — Sagen 5, Konigsberger 22, Buchanan 10, Friese 2, Rockett 6, Camenzind, Heckard 7, Pearson 2. FG — 16-49 (.326). FT — 22-32.

Pe Ell (46) — Aiden Arrington 8, Austin Arrington 9, Smith 2, Bailey, Russell, Lusk 13, Toepelt 11, Speck 3. FG — 17-53 (.321). FT — 7-19.

Loggers 59, Navigators 48

TENINO — Brady Anderson scored 24 points and handed out four assists as Wishkah topped Northwest Christian in the boys portion of the Tenino Christmas Tournament on Friday at Tenino.

Austin Koukal was the leading scorer for the Navigators with 26 points. In the first half, he hit five 3-pointers in scoring 21 prior to intermission.

Logger defenders Ethen Arnold and Keigan Gardiner were able to hold him to just five points in the second half.

Gavin Baltzell and Trey Berge grabbed eight rebounds apiece for the Loggers (7-2).

The teams were tied at 27 points at the half.

“We re-evaluated our defensive plan in the second half,” said Logger head coach Matt Ferrier. “We were able to hold Koukal to just five points with the change in defensive strategy. We also shot well in the fourth quarter (scoring 19 points).”

Ferrier praised Arnold and Gardiner for their fine defensive effort and Josiah Olson for fine play in reserve in the first half.

Wishkah will host North River on Jan. 4.

WISH 13 14 13 19 — 59 NWC 13 14 10 11 — 48

Wishkah (59) — Olson 1, B. Anderson 24, Rodriguez 2, Gardiner 2, Thein 6, J. Anderson 4, Arnold 3, Baltzell 11, Berge 8. FG — 17-41 (.415). FT — 11-14.

Northwest Christian (48) — Koukal 26, Thomas 6, Wooldridge 2, Bodine 2, Kierz, Griffin 4, Boogerd 4, Johnson 4. FG — 15-38 (.395). FT — 8-12.

Braves 62, Indians 39

MENLO — At the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Tournament, South Bend stayed close to LaConner for the first half until the Braves hit a 13-0 third-quarter run to pull away on Friday.

Miles Davis led all scorers with 25 points, his second big scoring night in a row. Davis scored a team-high 13 points against Pe Ell on Thursday night.

“Miles had a nice game and he is someone we’ve relied upon to score points,” South Bend head coach Tom Betrozoff said. “You could see in practice lately that his scoring touch was beginning to return to him. LaConner is a good team and we’re still making strides in the right direction. We’re starting to get there.”

The Tribe trailed 35-24 early in the third quarter before LaConner hit the game-clinching run. Mitch Edwards added five rebounds and three steals for South Bend (0-11).

On Jan. 3, South Bend returns to action at home against Naselle.

SB 11 10 10 8 — 39 LaC 21 12 23 6 — 62

South Bend (39) — Diaz 2, Z. Johnson 5, Davis 25, Lewis 5, T. Johnson 2, Edwards, Hoerr, Elliott. FG — 12-48 (.250) FT — 8-10.

LaConner (62) — Hanson, Swanson 2, Finley, Kruger 8, Novak 12, Holburt 1, Zavala 4, James 10, Ebersol, Williams, Howlette 8, Reinstra, Sherman 4, Cook 13. FG — 26-70 (.371). FT — 5-12.

Acorns 50, Mustangs 49

SEATTLE — Oakville switched up defenses to top Rainier Christian in the Bush Tournament on Friday in Seattle.

The Acorns (2-5) had lost to Bush High School in the same tournament on Thursday, 50-26.

Geo Jack led all Acorn scorers with 17 points. Gary Ortivez and Ray Lopez added 10 points apiece. Shawn Youckton and TJ Trout each pulled down 10 rebounds. Marcus Youckton handed out eight assists to go with his nine points.

Noah Baldwin led the Mustangs with 20 points.

“We came out and played well tonight,” said Oakville coach Cliff Harris. “Our shots went in and we played with more tenacity than last night. We switched up our defense and handled their press well. It was a great team effort.”

Harris praised Ortivez for defending their best player, Baldwin. “He made him earn those 20 points,” said Harris.

Oakville will travel to Mary M. Knight on Friday.

OAK 12 18 11 17 — 58 RC 13 12 15 9 — 49

Oakville (58) — M. Youckton 9, Ortivez 10, Trout 2, Tinney 4, Broman 6, Lopez 10, Jack 17, S. Youckton. FG — n.a. FT — 10-15.

Rainier Christian (49) — Archer 4, Hu 11, Shultole 4, Flynn, Baldwin 20, Nelson 8, Luster 2, Kay 2. FG — n.a. FT — 7-11.