Monte, Grizzly girls win, but boys get swept


GIRLS BASKETBALL Bulldogs 45, Spartans 31

FORKS — Opening the second half with an 11-0 run, Montesano went on to down Forks in an Evergreen 1A League contest Wednesday night at Forks.

Five different Bulldogs scored in the decisive spree and the visitors limited the Spartans to three points in the third quarter.

“Defensively, we kind of stepped it up,” Monte coach Julie Graves said. “We worked on getting better defensive position in the post and we were able to knock down some shots.”

Andrea Ostwald scored a career-high 11 points to pace the Bulldog attack. Megan Choate collected nine points, eight rebounds and three assists, while Mackinzie Malizia had nine points, six rebounds and three steals.

Montesano’s Bobbi Fry missed the contest due to a prior commitment.

The Bulldogs (2-2, 7-4) host Hoquiam on Friday.

Monte 9 11 14 11 — 45 Forks 8 7 3 13 — 31

Montesano (45) — Floch 8, Nuckols 7, Choate 9, Ostwald 11, Malizia 9, Miller 1, Kloempken, Schurr, Howard. FG — 16-54 (.296). FT — 11-14.

Forks (31) — Paul 3, Raben 5, Price 8, Weekes 6, Williams 7, Flores 2, Sheriff. FG — 14-44 (.259). FT — 1-4.

JV — Montesano 24, Forks 9. Two-quarter game.

Grizzlies 47, Beavers 14

TENINO — Energetic, well-balanced Hoquiam started the new year by routing Tenino in Evergreen 1A League play on Wednesday at Tenino.

Chelsy Stewart led the Grizzlies (3-0, 7-3), with 15 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. Ellie Quercia swiped nine steals and dished out six assists to go with her six points. Carli Mode pulled down seven rebounds.

The Grizzlies led 23-4 at halftime.

“We came out with great energy and everyone contributed in this first game of the new year,” said Grizzly head coach Chad Allan.

On Friday, the Grizzlies will hit the road to Montesano.

HOQ 16 7 14 9 — 47 TEN 2 2 2 8 — 14

Hoquiam (47) — Quercia 6, Parker 2, Mode 3, Rose 4, Dhooghe 2, Creviston 2, C. Stewart 15, Johnson 2, Bradley 2, Doyle 4, Madison 1, K. Stewart 4. FG — 21-62 (.339). FT — 3-8.

Tenino (14) — Bens 3, Richardson 1, Blosl 2, Huber 3, Burnham 2, Richards 2, Tibbetts 1. FG — n.a. FT — 6-19.

JV — Hoquiam won.

BOYS BASKETBALL Beavers 65, Grizzlies 52

TENINO — Capitalizing on turnovers and a huge advantage from the foul line, Tenino upended Hoquiam in Evergreen 1A League play on Wednesday at Tenino.

Devante Harris was the leading scorer for the Beavers with 17 points.

Ronnie Espedal led the Grizzlies (2-1, 9-2), with 17 points and seven rebounds. David Sandstrom scored 11 points and swiped five steals.

Cole Smith was in foul trouble early on in the second quarter and had to sit out part of the game. Tenino made 20-of-30 free throws, while the Grizzlies were only 7-of-11 from the stripe.

“We had poor shot selection, getting only 3-of-10 in the first quarter,” said Grizzly head coach Curtis Eccles. “We gave them a lot of opportunities at the free throw line as well. Our strength is shooting on the inside and we kept trying to shoot from the outside. We were down by as many as 20 points in the first half and pulled to within eight points in the second half. We know what we need to focus on now.”

On Friday, the Grizzlies will travel to Montesano.

HOQ 6 12 19 15 — 52 TEN 16 19 14 16 — 65

Hoquiam (52) — Espedal 17, Sandstrom 11, Smith 6, Newton 5, D. Kelly 4, Brydon 3, Boulden 2, Lorton 2, Parker 2, B. Kelly, Guined. FG — 21-63 (.333). FT — 7-11.

Tenino (65) — Harris 17, Peterson 13, Conklin 14, Egge 9, Shaw 12. FG — 20-47 (.426). FT — 20-30.

JV — Tenino won.

Spartans 43, Bulldogs 34

FORKS — Limited to 15 points in the first three quarters, Montesano fell to Forks in an Evergreen 1A League contest Wednesday at Forks.

The teams combined to hit only 4-of-21 field-goal attempts in the first quarter. The Spartans, however, used second-chance opportunities to take command after that.

“The second quarter, we had some turnovers and we got hammered on the offensive boards,” Monte coach Doug Schupbach said. “We gave them too many second chances.”

The Spartans owned a 19-6 bulge in offensive rebounds and capitalized on 21 Monte turnovers.

The Bulldogs (2-2, 5-3) rallied in the fourth quarter but never came closer than the final margin.

Forks’ Braden Decker led all scorers with 18 points.

Tucker Ibabao topped the Bulldogs with 11 points. Layne Bruner had six rebounds and Kenny Roy four boards for Monte.

The Bulldogs host Hoquiam in the first game of a co-ed doubleheader on Friday.

Mon 4 7 4 19 — 34 Forks 7 14 13 9 — 43

Montesano (34) — Jensen 2, Bialkowsky, Bruner 6, Usher, Nelson, Smith, Roy 7, Ohashi 2, Rogers 6, Ibabao 11. FG — 12-38 (.316). FT — 6-10.

Forks (43) — Gonzales 10, Jacobson, Hatch 1, Decker 18, Harris 3, Gilmore 4, Raben 7. FG — 16-57 (.281). FT — 8-14.