Loggers survive Cougars’ final shot; South Bend edges North Beach


Boys basketball

Loggers 51, Cougars 49

ELMA — Wishkah’s fourth-quarter comeback held up when a last-second lay-up by Lyle-Wishram went awry in a District IV-V loser-out contest on Tuesday.

The Loggers (14-7), who got a game-high 20 points from Brady Anderson, won their first district game in recent memory and will take on Columbia Adventist in a winner-to-regionals, loser-out game Saturday at 8 p.m. at Montesano.

“We survived, but at the same time, we found a way to get a win,” Wishkah head coach Matt Ferrier said. “It was a great game between two pretty equal teams. It was a fun, competitive game and fun to get our first district win in many, many years.”

Wishkah trailed by five with two minutes to play before Anderson, Robert Rodriguez and Gavin Baltzell hit 3-point baskets to grab the momentum and the lead. The Loggers missed a few free throws that could have iced the game before the Cougars got a full-court sprint and lay-up at the buzzer that hit the iron too hard.

Baltzell pulled down six rebounds to help the Loggers. Chris Thein was cited for his play off the bench.

L-W 12 13 13 11 — 49 Wish 15 8 12 16 — 51

Lyle-Wishram (49) — Mills 4, J. Armour, Luke 12, Stephens 2, T. Armour, Bon Ahn 10, Montoya 15, Carse 6. FG — 15-50 (.300). FT — 18-23.

Wishkah (51) — B. Anderson 20, Rodriguez 8, Gardiner 2, Thein 2, J. Anderson, Arnold, Baltzell 13, Berge 6. FG — 18-48 (.375). FT — 5-9.

Girls basketball

Indians 52, Hyaks 50

MONTESANO — Myranda Curtis hit a baseline jumper with 12 seconds left for South Bend and the Tribe watched as North Beach’s final shot at the buzzer hit the front iron from 3-point territory in a District IV 2B loser-out game on Tuesday.

Curtis knocked down 19 of her game-high 23 points in a shootout fourth quarter for the Tribe (12-10). Wakeena DeLaCruz led the Hyaks, who saw their season end at 10-12, with 18 points, five rebounds, three steals and three blocks.

On Thursday, South Bend will take on Toutle Lake in a winner-to-regionals, loser-out contest at Rochester.

“The win keeps us moving on,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson said. “Toutle Lake is a good ball club. We’ll have to refocus. The point is to advance and we did. It was a good old-fashioned shootout in the fourth.”

“That was one of the most complete games we’ve played all year,” North Beach head coach Peter Fry said. “I hope the girls can take this game to heart and know that the best is yet to come for us.”

Coach Fry also credited South Bend’s coaches for a fourth-quarter adjustment that got Curtis going offensively in the paint. Coach Wilson noted that they ran a play that opened up the inside, but credited Curtis for being a “senior who was trying to take over the game and she did.”

North Beach led 32-27 after three quarters before Curtis took over for South Bend. Scoring from the low post, as well as hitting mid-range jumpers, the Tribe cut the deficit to a tie, 50-50, with just under a minute left on free throws from Curtis.

DeLaCruz scored nine of her team-high total in the fourth quarter, hitting two pivotal field goals and five free throws for the Hyaks.

The Indians got the ball back with 26 seconds left and found Curtis on the baseline, where she drained a 15-foot jumper with 12 seconds left. The Hyaks, with a timeout available, went downcourt to get one last shot.

DeLaCruz was triple-teamed, according to Fry. The ball was reversed to Marya Pope, whose 3-point shot hit the front of the iron and went over the backboard to end the contest.

Makenzie Russell added 15 points and 14 rebounds for South Bend. Coach Fry cited seniors DeLaCruz and Koral Frost for their hard work and dedication to the North Beach program.

NB 9 10 13 18 — 50 SB 12 6 9 26 — 52

North Beach (50) — Sotomish 5, Garman 1, M. Pope 4, DeLaCruz 18, Grossi, Frost 5, Shale 16, C. Pope, Takagi 1. FG — 15-43 (.349). FT — 16-23.

South Bend (52) — Cearns 6, Sanchez 2, Funkhouser, Russell 15, Sawyer 5, Curtis 23, Wilson 1. FG — 19-55. (.345). FT — 12-16.

Gulls 51, Vikings 36

ROCHESTER — Courtney Hagain hit all four of her 3-point attempts in helping Raymond stay alive in the District IV Class 2B tournament with a rout of Mossyrock on Tuesday night at Rochester.

The Gulls (20-2) will face Wahkiakum in a winner-to-regionals, loser-out game scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday at Rochester.

Hagain enjoyed a perfect shooting night — 5-of-5 from the field and 2-of-2 from the foul line — in pacing the Gulls with 16 points. She also handed out three assists. The Gulls went 7-of-12 from beyond the arc.

Abby Maneman added 15 points and six rebounds for Raymond, while Shylo Boyes had nine rebounds and Aiysha Garcia three steals and three assists.

“We reworked the offense to give Courtney Hagain more looks. It worked well,” Raymond coach Jon Schray said. “Abby kept banging down low and provided steady leadership for us.”

Raymond was in control throughout, leading 17-2 after one quarter and 29-5 at the half.

Mossyrock’s Autumn Moorcroft led all scorers with 26 points — 13 coming in the fourth quarter.

Mossy 2 3 11 19 — 36 Ray 17 12 12 10 — 51

Mossyrock (36) — Brown, Quinlan, Blackburn, A. Moorcroft 26, Nelson 7, Blackburn, K. Moorcroft 1, McCoy 2. FG — 15-39 (.385). FT — 2-9.

Raymond (51) — Williams 4, Gilbert 2, Koski 4, Boyes 6, Heckard, Donovan, Garcia 2, Hagain 16, Maneman 15, Karlsvik 2, Silva, Oatfield. FG — 19-42 (.452). FT — 6-9.

Ducks 67, Vikings 40

MONTESANO — Torrid shooting by Samantha Woodley sparked Toutle Lake past Willapa Valley on Tuesday, eliminating the Vikings from the District IV Class 2B tournament.

Woodley, only a freshman, canned five 3-point baskets in the first quarter in helping the Ducks build a 39-19 halftime lead. She finished with 20 points, two fewer than teammate Bailey Hockett.

“They shot the lights out in the first half,” Valley coach Melissa Aust reported. “They missed, but it didn’t seem like it.”

Karli Friese scored 16 points and Michaela Huber had four rebounds for Valley.

The Vikings finished the season with a 12-10 record.

WV 10 9 13 8 — 40 TL 19 20 17 11 — 67

Willapa Valley (40) — L. Friese 2, Bannish 3, Huber 5, K. Friese 16, Walker 2, Cook, Abby Smaciarz 3, Fluke 6, Alicia Smaciarz, Wilkeson, Harden 3. FG — 13-54 (.241). FT — 9-13.

Toutle Lake (67) — Woodley 20, Breezy Hockett 3, Halverson 7, Kent, Deffenbaugh, Bailey Hockett 22, Gardner 4, Mann, Lidorikiotis 2, Gardner 3, Adams 6. FG — 23-57 (.404). FT — 14-19.

Eagles 65, Loggerettes 22

ELMA — A rough beginning put Wishkah into a deficit it could not overcome in a District IV-V loser-out contest loss to Yakama Tribal on Tuesday.

Ryan Anderson knocked down 11 points and pulled in 16 rebounds for a double-double to lead the Loggerettes (1-16), who trailed 50-7 at halftime. Lyndel Watsheli scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Eagles, who’ll take on Columbia Adventist in a winner-to-regionals, loser-out contest on Saturday at Montesano.

“We just couldn’t find a rhythm and we couldn’t stop theirs,” Wishkah head coach Crystal Lawton said.

Lawton cited her seniors — Erin Anderson, Dani Zembal and Aaryn Marbut — for their effort.

Yak 29 21 5 13 — 65 Wish 4 3 8 7 — 22

Yakama Tribal (65) — Selam 2, Wahtomy 2, L. Watsheli 26, A. Watsheli 15, Heath 5, Marques 4, Belly 6, Tupuola 4. FG — na. FT — 4-8.

Wishkah (22) — West 5, Rurup 2, Ryan Anderson 11, Zimbal 4, Warren, E. Anderson, Ancich, Sorensen. FG — na. FT — 2-6.