North Beach gets last shot in to defeat Taholah, 60-58


Boys basketball

Hyaks 60, Chitwhins 58

OYEHUT — Corey Thornton’s offensive rebound putback on North Beach’s final possession of the game allowed the Hyaks to hold off one last Taholah chance in the final seconds in this scintillating non-league contest on Tuesday night.

Thornton led the Hyaks (1-1) with 21 points. Keanu Curleybear led all scorers with 23 points for the Chitwhins (0-1).

“It was a packed house and a great game by both teams,” North Beach head coach Larry Moore said. “It was dramatic. Taholah’s kids played well. They have a very athletic team. Our guys, we’re starting to gain confidence.”

Taholah hit a 3-point basket to tie up the game, 58-58, before North Beach went downcourt and called time. The Hyaks got the ball to Thornton, who missed his first shot, but got the putback in.

On Friday, North Beach hosts Northwest Christian and Taholah hosts Crescent.

Tah 17 8 13 20 — 58 NB 16 12 12 20 — 60

Taholah (58) — Jackson 3, Purdy 3, Creamer 9, J. Curleybear 9, Tadios-Tahkeal 6, Markishtum, K. Curleybear 23, Winn 5. FG —23-57 (.404). FT - 6-11.

North Beach (60) — Wagner 6, Thornton 21, Turner 6, Fry 4, Gonzalez 7, Hernandez 9, Chong 7. FG — 21-56 (.375).FT - 7-9.

JV — North Beach won.

Gulls 47, Beavers 40

TENINO — Trailing in the third quarter, Raymond used the momentum keyed by its defense to take the lead in the fourth quarter to knock off Class 1A Tenino on the road on Tuesday night.

Andrew Hamilton led all scorers with 18 points and eight rebounds for the Gulls (2-0), who sustained their lead in the fourth quarter by converting 8-for-18 free throws.

“We only had 11 turnovers; against an athletic team that puts pressure on the ball, that’s pretty good,” Raymond head coach Mike Tully said. “They got a run in the third quarter and we put on a little spurt — a few steals, a few layups, to get to within two. We kept that momentum in the fourth quarter and were able to finish it off with our free throw shooting.”

Darol Ratsavongsy pulled down seven rebounds and Alex Sida dished out five assists for the Hyaks.

On Friday, Raymond hosts Ocosta.

Ray 8 8 11 20 ­— 47 Ten 7 11 11 11 — 40

Raymond (47) — Bisbee 4, Oatfield 7, Newman 10, Murdoch, Sida, J. Hamilton, Ratsavongsy 8, A. Hamilton 18. FG —19-43 (.443). FT - 9-22.

Tenino (40) — Hammond, B. Harris, N. Peterson 1, Conklin 4, Egge 7, D. Harris 14, Shaw 4, B. Peterson 10, Hisaw. FG - 15-54 (.278).FT - 9-17.

JV — Tenino 51, Raymond 30.

Loggers 53, Trojans 43

PE ELL — Brady Anderson poured through 28 points as unbeaten Wishkah downed Pe Ell in non-league play Tuesday at Pe Ell.

Anderson knocked down three 3-point baskets and went 11 of 16 from the foul line. His cousin, Jace Anderson, also hit a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.

Wishkah coach Matt Ferrier was nevertheless most pleased with his club’s defensive performance. The Loggers (3-0) limited the Trojans to 16 points in the second half.

“The big change is going out to control a team on the defensive end instead of trying to outscore them,” Ferrier said.

Chris Thein grabbed eight rebounds for Wishkah. Robert Rodriguez was cited for reserve play.

The Loggers journey to South Bend on Thursday.

Wish 10 15 10 18 — 53 PE 13 14 7 9 — 43

Wishkah (53) — Olson, B. Anderson 28, Rodriguez 3, Thein 8, J. Anderson 4, Arnold 3, Baltzell 5, Berge 2, Quintero. FG — 15-41 (.366). FT — 16-29.

Pe Ell (43) — A. Arrington 2, Smith 9, Bailey 4, Russell 6, Austin Arrington 3, Lusk 9, Speck 10. FG — n/a. FT — 12-17.

Vikings 65, Elks 44

MENLO — Stephen Camenzind and Matt Konigsberger combined for 29 points as Willapa Valley pulled away from Lake Quinault in a non-league game Tuesday at Tenoski Gym.

Camenzind had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Konigsberger finished with 14 points, nine boards, three assists, three steals and a pair of blocked shots.

“The thing that impressed me the most was we had 15 assists as a team,” Valley coach John Peterson noted. “Out of 26 baskets, I think that’s pretty good.”

Dalton Lines had 12 points and seven rebounds, while Santos Venegas added 11 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots for Quinault.

“I thought we came out flat in the second half and they took advantage of that and took control of the game,” Elk coach Dave Hinchen said. “I thought our kids played really well in the first half.”

The Vikings (2-1) open Pacific League play at Naselle on Friday. The Elks (1-1) host Trout Lake on Friday and Saturday. Friday night’s girls game begins at 6 p.m., with the boys to follow. Saturday’s game times are 12:30 p.m. for the girls and 2 p.m. for the boys.

LQ 11 10 8 15 — 44 WV 18 11 17 19 — 65

Lake Quinault (44) — Garcia 10, Carlile 5, Dalton Lines 12, Kalama 4, Dylan Lines 2, Colton, Venegas 11, Erdman. FG — 13-38 (.342). FT — 13-32.

Willapa Valley (65) — Sagen 7, Konigsberger 14, Riley 3, Buchanan 4, Friese, Rockett 11, Camenzind 15, Heckard 4, Pearson 2, Carlson, Ochman 5. FG — 26-56 (.464). FT — 10-17.

Lake Quinault JV 38, Willapa Valley C squad 31.

Warriors 66, Wildcats 57

WESTPORT — Rochester overcame a fast Ocosta start to down the Wildcats in a non-league contest Tuesday at Westport.

The Wildcats led 24-14 after one quarter, but the Warriors outscored the hosts 40-21 over the next two periods.

“We came out on fire,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “We were nailing shots, playing great defense and our guys just wore down. After an emotional win last night, we just got tired.”

Tyler Yarber led Rochester with 20 points.

Kurt Bambauer and Alex Herrera topped Ocosta with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Herrera also pulled down eight rebounds in what Quinby called his best game of the season.

Caleb Tackett had seven rebounds for the Wildcats (2-2).

Ocosta’s Nate Krigbaum sat out to rest a football injury. Teammate Alex Campos sustained a knee injury of undetermined severity during the contest.

The Wildcats open Pacific League play Friday at Raymond.

Roch 14 19 21 12 — 66 Oco 24 9 12 12 — 57

Rochester (66) — T. Yarber 20, Rigsbee, McLemore 4, Williams, Chambers, Gedney 17, Ranger, Singer 3, Wilson, Blanchard 18, Smith 4. FG — n/a. FT — 7-13.

Ocosta (57) — Campos 9, Tackett 5, Sobrera 7, Herrera 14, Bambauer 15, Alegria, Wright 2, Rindlisbacher, Benn 5. FG — n/a. FT — 3-5.

JV – Rochester 62, Ocosta 60.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Indians 52, Warriors 49 (OT)

SOUTH BEND — Three players scored in double figures as South Bend outlasted Rochester in overtime in a non-league contest Tuesday at Koplitz Fieldhouse.

Myranda Curtis scored 15 points, while Makenzie Russell added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Sierra Cearns collected 11 points for the Indians (2-1).

Down 14-6 after one quarter, the Tribe led for much of the fourth quarter only to see the Warriors rally to force overtime. Russell, however, scored a pair of baskets and Cearns hit a three-ball as South Bend led most of the way in OT.

Katlyn Sawyer pulled down 17 rebounds and Russell pilfered five steals. Winning coach Gary Wilson said his team was able to spread the floor better as the game progressed.

The Indians open Pacific League play at Northwest Christian on Tuesday.

Roch 14 5 6 15 9 — 49 SB 6 13 8 13 12 — 52

Rochester (49) — Sanford, Leischer 16, C. Baird, Laucaster, Saxon 1, Justice 4, Seymour 10, Althauser 4, Keeli Demers 6, Kessa Demers 8. FG — 22-68 (.324). FT — 5-14.

South Bend (52) — Cearns 11, Sanchez 4, Black 4, Russell 12, Sawyer 4, Curtis 15, Wilson 2. FG — 19-56 (.339). FT — 10-25.

Bulldogs 35, Comets 26

MONTESANO — Limiting Naselle to single-digit scoring in every quarter, Montesano downed the Comets in a non-league contest Tuesday at Bo Griffith Memorial Gym.

Mackinzie Malizia scored 11 points as the Bulldogs overcame 25 turnovers and 8-of-22 foul shooting. Naselle was also guilty of 25 turnovers.

“We just did enough to win the game,” Monte coach Julie Graves said. “We struggled on the offensive end. Our defense was pretty solid, but we struggled to move the ball and find the open person.”

Megan Choate contributed six assists, five steals and five rebounds for Montesano (2-0). Andrea Ostwald grabbed seven rebounds, Justine Nuckols had four steals and Kasie Kloempken was cited by Graves for a fine all-around game.

The Bulldogs journey to Raymond on Monday.

Nas 8 6 7 5 — 26 Monte 8 12 5 10 — 35

Naselle (26) — Nelson 2, Green 9, Pine 4, Scrabeck 6, Mathews 5, Leeland, Eaton, Davall, Sandell, Bjornsgard. FG — 11-47 (.234). FT — 3-5.

Montesano (35) — Floch 3, Nuckols 8, Choate 3, Ostwald 1, Miller 3, Kloempken 6, Malizia 11, Schurr, Howard. FG — 13-39 (.333). FT – 8-22.

Vikings 50, Elks 27

MENLO — Willapa Valley limited Lake Quinault to nine points in the first half en route to a non-league victory Tuesday at Tenoski Gym.

Karli Friese scored 13 points, while Lauren Friese added 12 for the Vikings (2-1). Emily Fluke continued her solid reserve play with eight points and six rebounds.

Lake Quinault’s Romenita Begay led all scorers with 17 points and six rebounds. Annber Neeland had 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots.

Valley coach Melissa Aust was displeased with her team’s 24 turnovers.

“I thought we were quite mediocre,” Aust said. “I didn’t think we played very well. There was no intensity, the gym was very quiet and we didn’t make things happen.”

Quinault coach Dennis Hinchen blamed himself for his game plan, but considered the contest a good experience.

The Vikings travel to Naselle on Friday. The Elks host Trout Lake on Friday.

LQ 2 7 10 8 — 27 WV 11 16 17 6 — 50

Lake Quinault (27) — Begay 17, F.Thomas, Neeland 2, Erdman, Silva, Garcia, Allen 8, B. Thomas. FG — 10-41 (.244). FT — 5-15.

Willapa Valley (50) — L. Friese 12, Bannish, Huber 7, K. Friese 13, Walker 4, Cook 2, Smaciarz 4, Fluke 8, Harden, Wilkeson. FG — 23-74 (.311). FT — 4-7.

Hyaks 49, Chitwhins 36

OYEHUT — Mousey Shale scored 20 points and Wakeena DeLaCruz added a double-double as North Beach beat Taholah in a non-league game Tuesday at Oyehut.

DeLaCruz finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds and five steals for the Hyaks (2-1).

“Her presence and court leadership was fantastic,” North Beach coach Peter Fry said. “She had her hand in all situations.”

Up 19-15 at the half, the Hyaks turned up the heat on their full-court pressure to pull away in the second half.

North Beach’s Emily Takagi grabbed 10 rebounds.

Rachel Cheney scored 11 points for Taholah, which was making its season debut.

The Hyaks host Northwest Christian in a varsity-only contest scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday. The Chitwhins are home against Crescent on Friday.

Tah 7 8 6 15 — 36 NB 13 6 17 13 — 49

Taholah (36) — James 4, Walther 3, Dunn 5, R. Cheney 11, Hidalgo 6, Waugh 4, Mowitch 3, Vitalis. FG — n/a. FT — 5-20.

North Beach (49) — Sotomish 1, M. Garman 4, M. Pope 9, DeLaCruz 14, Shale 20, C. Pope 1, Pinnell, Grossi, Schreiber, Takagi, Moore, L. Garman. FG — n/a. FT —10-28.