Friday sports roundup


BOYS BASKETBALL

Wildcats 62, Elks 57

WESTPORT — Ocosta led throughout this non-league contest with Lake Quinault on Friday night, but the Wildcats needed to run the Elks out of the gym to do so.

Pushing the pace of the game faster, the Wildcats (1-1) answered every challenge the Elks (0-1) put up in a frantic second half of play.

Alex Campos, who led Ocosta with 16 points, knocked down four 3-point baskets in the second half to help starve off the visitors.

“All of them came at a time when Quinault was making a run,” Ocosta head coach Jason Quinby said. “We really wore them down by continuing to push. I encouraged our kids to push and they responded well.”

“They ran us ragged in the second half,” Quinualt head coach Dave Hinchen said. “Every time we had something, they countered. Our guys were tired. They were making their shots, so you have to tip your hat to them. I’m happy with the kids; they didn’t have any quit in them.”

Caleb Tackett added 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Ocosta.

Santos Venegas led all scorers with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Quinault. Christian Garcia dished out eight assists and Dalton Lines had 10 steals, seven rebounds and five assists.

On Monday, Ocosta travels to Mary M. Knight. On Tuesday, Quinault travels to Willapa Valley.

Oco 10 10 20 22 — 62 LQ 4 14 18 21 — 57

Ocosta (62) — Campos 16, Tackett 11, Sobrera 6, Herrera 5, Bambauer 4, Krigbaum 7, Wright 4, Benn 11, Alegria, Rindlisbacher. FG - na. FT - 5-10.

Lake Quinault (57) — Garcia 11, Carlisle 6, Da. Lines 8, Kalama 6, Dy. Lines 4, Colton 4, Venegas 18. FG - na. FT - 4-12.

JV - Ocosta 50, Lake Quinault 41.

Owls 45, Eagles 42

MATLOCK — Despite a low-scoring fourth quarter, Mary M. Knight held on to top Three Rivers Christian in non-league play on Friday.

Nick Dierkop was the leading scorer with 14 points for the Owls (1-0) and he swiped five steals. Cory O’Neil was the leading rebounder with 11. Kyle Willie, O’Neil and Cody Thompson dished up three assists apiece.

Josh Caudill led all scorers with 15 points for the Eagles. He scored 30 points in the previous meeting between the two teams last season.

“We’re in football shape, not basketball shape,” Mary M. Knight head coach Tim Diggle said. “We ran out of gas in the fourth quarter. Both teams missed shots at the end in what was a high-tempo game.”

On Monday, Mary M. Knight travels to Ocosta.

TRC 7 6 12 17 — 42 MMK 14 12 14 5 — 45

Three Rivers Christian (42) — Martinez 7, Caudill 15, Rentner 2, Hoffman 6, Carns 5, Moore 2, Hull 5. FG — 16-47 (.340). FT — 8-11.

Mary M. Knight (45) — O’Neil 4, Willie 4, C. Thompson, Jimenez 6, M. Thompson, Roebecker 6, Dierkop 16, Adsero 9. FG — 21-52 (.404). FT — 3-9.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Elks 36, Wildcats 18

AMANDA PARK — Romenita Begay scored 20 points to drive Lake Quinault’s offense over Ocosta in non-league play on Friday.

Begay was two steals away from a triple-double, adding 18 rebounds, eight steals and two blocked shots for the Elks (1-0). Annber Neeland pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out five asssists.

Senior Kayt Jones was the leading scorer for the Wildcats with eight points. Becca Wingate pulled down nine rebounds.

“I’m proud of the team’s all-around hustle,” Quinault head coach Dennis Hinchen said. “It was a good team effort on defense.”

“We need to score more than two points in a half to win the game,” Ocosta head coach Rachel Wenzel said. “We dug ourselves in too deep of a hole. We shot more than they (the Elks) did, but the shots were not dropping in.”

Neeland was cited for her play in the low post and Hannah Allen was cited for her floor leadership.

Wenzel cited Lexi Schmelling for good overall defensive play.

On Monday, Ocosta (0-2) will host Mary M. Knight. The Elks will hit the road to Willapa Valley on Tuesday.

OCO 0 2 9 7 — 18 LQ 9 13 4 10 — 36

Ocosta (18) — Schmelling 1, Sunde 5, Phillips 4, Wingate, Jones 8, Saul, Rutzer, Poulsen, Christiansen. FG — 7-44 (.160). FT — 4-8.

Lake Quinault (36) — Begay 20, S.Thomas 4, Neeland 7, Erdman, Gerard, Silva, Garcia, Allen 5, B. Thomas. FG — 14-43 (.326). FT — 9-16.