Local Sports Roundup 12/2


GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wolves 64, Eagles 56

TUMWATER — Black Hills used a massive rebounding advantage to turn back Elma in a non-league girls basketball contest Saturday at Tumwater.

The Class 2A Wolves outboarded the Eagles (who graduated all-state post Carly Meister), 51-21. The Eagles otherwise performed well in their season opener, trailing by only two with a couple of minutes remaining.

“They played hard,” Elma coach Lisa Johnson said of her troops. “It was a great game. I saw a lot of great things on the court. We’ve got lots of things to work on, but that’s a good sign.”

Brooke Goldsmith led the Eagles with 16 points and six steals. Kayla Pacheco, who knocked down four 3-pointers, finished with 15 points.

Elma’s Miranda McDonald canned six of seven free throws.

The Eagles (0-1) host Aberdeen on Tuesday.

E 14 14 15 13 — 56 BH 12 23 12 17 — 64

Elma (56) — Farrar, Wollen 2, Malmstrom, Goldsmith 16, McDonald 9, Cristelli, Smythe, Finger 12, Pacheco 15, Cooper 2. FG — 21-51 (.412).FT — 6-12.

Black Hills (64) — S. Sauls 4, T. Sauls 12, Smothers 7, Furu 6, Tarrow 2, Nurmi 4, Mortensen 16, McGee 13. FG — 29-69 (.420). FT — 3-14.

JV — Black Hills 51, Elma 31.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Loggers 54, Bruins 35

CLALLAM BAY — Brady Anderson scored 25 points as Wishkah trounced Clallam Bay in a non-league contest Saturday at Clallam Bay.

The Loggers (2-0) used pressure defense to force numerous Bruin turnovers.

“We’ve come out two games in a row and dictated the tempo, which is absolutely fantastic,” Wishkah coach Matt Ferrier said. “Kudos to the boys for going out on a long road trip and controlling a team like that.”

Anderson also dished out five assists. Gavin Baltzell contributed nine points and 10 rebounds, while Chris Thein was cited for his play off the bench.

The Loggers travel to Pe Ell on Tuesday.

Wish 13 13 15 13 — 54 CB 6 10 12 7 — 35

Wishkah (54) — B. Anderson 25, Rodriguez, Thein 7, J. Anderson 6, Arnold 3, Baltzell 9, Berge 4. FG — 18-41 (.439). FT — 12-17.

Clallam Bay (35) — Welever, Checka 3, Gaplen 2, Gregory 13, Randall 2, Willis 5, Ritter 4, Mohn 6. FG — n/a. FT — 3-12.

Pirates 74, Eagles 25

ELMA — Playing on back-to-back nights, Elma struggled early and never found a way to get back on track in this non-league loss to Adna on Saturday.

The Pirates took a 29-16 first-quarter lead, then outscored the hosts, 45-9, for the remainder of the contest.

“We played the way we practiced over the last two weeks,” Elma head coach Marvin Prince said. “Last night, we played well. Tonight, we turned the ball over more than we scored. They played like a team and we played like individuals.”

Ryan Collin led Elma (0-2) with eight points.

On Wednesday, Elma hosts Aberdeen in another non-league game.

Adna 29 10 23 12 — 74 Elma 16 2 2 5 — 25

Adna (74) — Zurfluh 9, Wasson 19, Houen 6, Coleman 21, Moon 5, Keach 7, Richardson 4, Laddimer, Webster 3. FG — na. FT — na.

Elma (25) — Collin 8, Farr, Nauman, Sayler, Stark 5, Horton 2, Bremer 6, Stevens, Wilson 2. FG — na. FT — na.

JV — Adna 45, Elma 43.

C.C. MENS BASKETBALL

Chokers fall twice

SPOKANE — Grays Harbor College bowed out of the Spokane Bigfoot Cardinal Classic tournament with a pair of losses.

The Chokers fell to host Spokane, 93-75, on Friday and were eliminated by Umpqua, 75-66, on Saturday.

Jared Knox scored 21 points and Cole Gatewood added 17 as Umpqua led most of the way. The Southern Oregon team was up 39-23 at the half and survived a Choker mini-rally that reduced the margin to eight late in the contest.

“I think we’re still struggling to understand the speed and tempo we need to run,” GHC coach Jordan Altman said. “We got down early and couldn’t dig ourselves out of the hole.”

Barry Smith tallied 15 points and Riley Alvord 12 to lead the Chokers. Elma’s Nolan Wyatt pulled down nine rebounds.

Altman cited the play of his reserves. The Chokers (1-3) will host their own tourney next Saturday and Sunday.

Grays Harbor (66) — Hunt, Bowman 9, Eubanks 3, Alvord 12, Davis, Richters 5, Harrod 8, Harris 2, Smith 15, Wyatt 6, Nelson, Erholm 6. FG — 25-64 (.391). FT — 10-17.

Umpqua (75) — Corpening 4, Bolston 3, Mock 2, Gatewood 17, Tornall Thomas 4, Smith 9, Drake 3, Knox 21, Bray 1, Luckett 2, Ginter 9. FG — 24-57 (.421). FT — 21-35.

Halftime: Umpqua 39, Grays Harbor 23.