Hoquiam sweeps Forks on the road

FORKS — Hoquiam’s girls picked a heck of a time to overcome its shooting woes on the road against Forks on Thursday night.

Down in the fourth quarter, the Grizzlies used their pressure defense to get on a run to force overtime and run off with a 57-54 Evergreen 1A victory at Forks.

Brandi Creviston led Hoquiam (5-1, 9-4) with 17 points. Chelsy Stewart added 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals and Ellie Quercia 13 points, 10 rebounds and six steals.

“Our offensive woes have been giving us problems,” HHS head coach Chad Allan said. “We let them score a little too much. Our conditioning really stood out in the fourth and allowed us to overtake them in overtime.”

Coach Allan cited Quercia for her leadership in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Forks’ Jillian Raben led all scorers with 24 points.

On Tuesday, Hoquiam hits the road again to Rainier.

Hoq 8 7 18 9 14 — 57 Forks 12 12 14 6 11 — 54

Hoquiam (57) — Quercia 13, Rose 4, Creviston 17, C. Stewart 16, Johnson 3, Madison 2, K. Stewart 2, Parker, Bradley. FG — na. FT — 14-17.

Forks (54) — Sheriff-Penn 4, Paul 6, Raben 24, Price 12, Williams 6, Flores 2, Weeks, Henderson. FG — na. FT — 5-5.

JV — Hoquiam won.

BOYS Grizzlies 34, Spartans 31

FORKS —A third-quarter surge allowed Hoquiam to erase a slim halftime deficit and hold on for this Evergreen 1A boys basketball win over Forks on Thursday.

Trailing 16-14 at the half, the Grizzlies (5-1, 12-2) were sparked by three 3-point baskets, two of them by Cody Parker, for a 17-6 frame and a 31-20 lead after three. Parker led the Grizzlies with 12 points, with Cole Smith adding 11 rebounds.

“That surge gave us a comfortable 8-10 point lead until the final three minutes of the game,” HHS head coach Curtis Eccles said. “We’re just happy to come out of here with a win, however it happens.”

Forks’ Braden Decker led all scorers with 18 points, including eight straight points to almost erase a 33-23 lead with three minutes to play. Decker bracketed two 3-point baskets with a field goal, but a David Sandstrom free throw and a Parker rebound off a missed free throw in the final seconds sealed the win.

Sandstrom was cited for his defensive work on Decker, who only had six points in the first half.

On Tuesday, Hoquiam hits the road to take on Rainier.

Hoq 9 5 17 3 — 34 Forks 8 8 6 9 — 31

Hoquiam (34) — Parker 12, Smith 6, Espedal 7, Newton 6, Sandstrom 3, Boulden, Guined, B. Kelly. FG — 13-42 (.310). FT — 3-4.

Forks (31) — Decker 18, Gonzalez 7, Rabin 3, Jacobson 2, Gilmore 1, Harris, Hatch. FG — 13-43 (.302). FT — 2-5.