Grays Harbor finds opening round troubles in NWAACC Crossover tournaments


ONTARIO, Ore. — A little home-area familiarity shined through for Southwest Oregon in its 101-68 opening-round win over Grays Harbor College in the Treasure Valley Men’s Crossover Tournament on Friday.

The Lakers rained 3-point baskets over the Chokers, hitting 14 treys in the contest out of 26 attempts — a 54 percent conversion rate that accounted for just over 40 percent of their scoring.

GHC (2-6) only hit two 3-pointers in the contest and trailed 51-26 at halftime. Sophomore post Nolan Wyatt led the Chokers with 14 points and Riley Alvord and Barry Smith added 11 points each. Jeff Harris pulled in 10 rebounds to aid in the cause.

LaDarrell Mongkholtham led all scorers with 20 points, including three treys, and Anthony Heintzman added 17 points, with a 5-of-6 conversion rate behind the 3-point arc, for the Lakers.

Today, Grays Harbor will take on Skagit Valley at 2 p.m. in a loser-out contest.

Grays Harbor College (68) — Eubanks, Alvord 11, Davis 2, Harrod 2, Harris 9, Smith 11, Richters, Wyatt 14, Nelson 9, Erholm 10. FG — 27-76 (.355). FT — 15-23.

Southwest Oregon (101) — Miller 3, Grandinetti 7, Heintzman 17, Sampson 6, Racoma 10, Cozad 6, Mongkholtham 20, Allen 2, Williams 15, Scott 10, Boswell 5. FG — 35-75 (.467). FT — 21-27.

Halftime: Southwest Oregon 51, Grays Harbor College 26.

WOMEN Warriors 62, Chokers 42

DES MOINES — Perennial power Walla Walla trimmed cold-shooting Grays Harbor College in the opening round of the Highline Crossover Women’s Tournament on Friday.

The Chokers (2-3) will face either Everett or Chemeketa in a loser-out contest today at 1 p.m.

Led by Hailey Felgenhauser’s 19 points, the Warriors led throughout. The Chokers shot 26 percent from the field.

Despite the loss, GHC coach Christine Nelson saw some positives, particularly defensively.

“Walla Walla’s a good team, they had a nice little inside-out game going on,” Nelson said. “We defended them pretty well and made them take tough shots. They made them. They’re a top team from one of the tough divisions in the east.”

Bobbi Britt led the Chokers with 12 points and nine rebounds. Wenda Poleo had eight rebounds, while Bianca Russell was cited for all-around play.

Walla Walla (62) — Sietz 10, Hawkins 4, Jordan 2, Giardana, DeLong 4, Duncan 5, Rad 4, Felgenhauser 19, Kelsey 2, Siler 4, Stefanki 5, Anderson 3. FG — 28-64 (.438). FT — 4-11.

Grays Harbor (42) — Maneman 1, Rydman, Carmody 7, Britt 12, Starr 3, Swisher 2, Poleo 4, Patterson 2, Scott 7, Russell 2, Dotson, Giles 2. FG — 16-61 (.262). FT — 8-11.

Halftime: Walla Walla 35, Grays Harbor 19.