Prep Roundup — Gulls suffer first league loss at the “House of Pain”


BOYS BASKETBALL

Hyaks 36, Gulls 34

OYEHUT — Keeping focus and its defense on Raymond, North Beach survived a last-second attempt to tie the game to hand the seventh-ranked Gulls their first Pacific League loss on Saturday at North Beach’s “House of Pain.”

Justin Chong, who got a chance to play in this contest after suffering through foul trouble against Willapa Valley on Thursday, led all scorers with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Hyaks. Gabe Hernandez pulled down 10 rebounds.

“The key was that we kept our composure and our focus and played pretty good defense,” North Beach head coach Larry Moore said. “It is a good win for our kids. We stepped up mentally. I’ve always believed we were competitive, but the key was that we stayed focused. We were able to get Justin the ball and he did a good job for us.”

“We really struggled offensively,” Raymond head coach Mike Tully said. “I thought our defense played well for the most part. Offensively, we were never able to get in any sort of rhythm. Nothing went right for us offensively.”

Andrew Hamilton led the Gulls with eight points and 12 rebounds. Marvin So also scored eight points and Darol Ratsavongsy pulled in 10 rebounds.

On Tuesday, North Beach (6-4, 9-7) travels to South Bend, while Raymond (8-1, 13-4) stays home to greet Naselle.

Ray 13 6 10 5 — 34 NB 7 7 12 10 — 36

Raymond (34) — So 8, Bisbee 6, Newman 3, Murdock, Sida 4, J. Hamilton, Ratsavongsy 5, A. Hamilton 8. FG — 13-56. FT — 6-13.

North Beach (36) — Wagner 3, Thornton 7, Turner 3, Fry 1, Gonzalez, Hernandez 5, Chong 17. FG — 13-41. FT — 6-17.

JV — Raymond won.

Indians 54, Wildcats 53

WESTPORT — Justin Elliott scored 9 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as South Bend rallied for its first victory of the season, at the expense of Ocosta, in a Pacific League game Saturday at Westport.

The Indians (1-8, 1-16) trailed 44-36 after three periods but rallied to take the lead with about a minute remaining.

“Their big guy, Elliott, really ate us up inside,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “I’ve got to give them credit. They obviously wanted the game really bad. They made the shots they needed to win and we did not shoot very well in the fourth quarter.”

The Wildcats (4-6, 8-9) made only 2 of 11 field-goal attempts in the final stanza.

Miles Davis paced South Bend with 16 points, while Elliott added 15.

Alex Herrera was Ocosta’s lone double-figure scorer with 11 points. James Benn had 11 rebounds and Caleb Tackett eight boards for the Wildcats.

The Indians host North Beach on Tuesday. The Wildcats travel to Rochester on Thursday.

SB 12 9 15 18 — 54 Oco 18 11 15 9 — 53

South Bend (54) — Ogilvie 2, Z. Johnson 5, Davis 16, Lewis 3, T. Johnson 8, Edwards 5, Elliott 15, Halverson, Kunke. FG — 21-49 (.429).FT — 6-10.

Ocosta (53) — Campos, Tackett 9, Sobrera 9, Herrera 11, Bambauer 7, Krigbaum 8, Wright, Benn 9. FG — 20-56 (.357). FT — 8-16.

JV — Ocosta won.

Loggers 73, Mustangs 23

BROOKLYN — Wishkah assured itself of its first winning boys basketball season since 1996 by topping North River in a non-league game Saturday at Brooklyn.

Brady Anderson scored 20 points and handed out five assists for the Loggers (11-3). Gavin Baltzell added 10 points and Keigan Gardiner had six rebounds for Wishkah, which rebounded from a loss to Mary M. Knight on Friday.

“The really big thing was for us to come back after not playing very well last night and get the job done,” Wishkah coach Matt Ferrier said. “The kids that Sean (North River coach Sean Pierson) has work hard and they’ve improved since last time.”

Kenneth Simpson scored nine points and Gabe Turner seven for North River (0-5)

Ferrier cited Josiah Olson and Gabe Quintero for their play off the bench.

The Loggers travel to Three Rivers Christian on Tuesday. The Mustangs host Oakville on Friday.

Wish 20 15 26 12 — 73 NR 5 10 6 2 — 23

Wishkah (73) — Olson 4, B. Anderson 20, Rodriguez 6, Gardiner 5, Thein 4, J. Anderson 7, Arnold 5, Baltzell 10, Berge 6, Quintero 6. FG — 32-65 (.492). FT — 5-14.

North River (23) — Turner 7, Devine, Holmes, Wilson 5, Berentsen 2, J. Churape, Simpson 9, L. Churape. Baughman. FG — 10-36 (.278). FT — 1-5.

Owls 48, Acorns 46

OAKVILLE — Nick Dierkop hit the winning basket in the final two seconds as Mary M. Knight outlasted Oakville in non-league play on Saturday at Oakville.

Chase Robecker and Nick Dierkop led the Owls scorers with 15 points apiece. Dierkop had a double-double with 13 rebounds. Blake Adsero pulled down 12 rebounds.

Gary Ortivez led the Acorns with 16 points, six rebounds and five steals. Ray Lopez added 14 points and six rebounds. Geo Jack had a double-double-with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Acorns (3-11).

“We had a season-low seven turnovers,” said MMK coach Tim Diggle. “We fell behind, but kept our composure. We kept going with 2-point shots and pulled it out. It was a good game.”

“It was pretty even back and forth,” said Acorn head coach Cliff Harris.

Harris praised the interior play of Shawn Youckton, TJ Trott and Jack. He also commended defenders Ortivez, Marcus Youckton, Jordan Bird and Ray.

Mary M. Knight (9-6) hosts North River on Saturday. Oakville travels to North River on Friday.

MMK 12 10 11 15 — 48 OAK 8 9 17 12 — 46

Mary M. Knight (48) — O’Neil, Willey 6, Jimenez, M. Thompson, A. Thompson 7, Robecker 15, Dierkop 15, Adsero 5. FG — 19-63 (.302). FT — 6-15.

Oakville (46) — M. Youckton, Ortivez 16, A. Youckton, Bliss, Trott 4, Bird, Lopez 14, Jack 12, S. Youckton. FG — 16-50 (.320). FT — 4-9.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bulldogs 53, Indians 43

SOUTH BEND — In a close contest throughout, Montesano survived a South Bend rally in the third and fourth quarters to register a non-league win on Saturday night.

Katlyn Sawyer led all scorers with 17 points and 14 rebounds for the host Indians (8-9), with Bobbi Fry scoring 15 and Mackinzie Malizia 14 for the Bulldogs (10-6).

“It was a good win for us on the road,” Montesano head coach Julie Graves said. “(At halftime) we talked about how to pick up the energy level that wasn’t there in the first half. In the fourth quarter, we were more patient. We also switched to a zone defense and that helped.”

“It was a close game and I’m proud of the kids,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson said. “We’ve been shorthanded over the last couple of weeks. We fought hard and played hard tonight.”

Myranda Curtis finished with a double-double — 13 points and 10 rebounds — for South Bend, which was without Makenzie Russell due to illness.

On Wednesday, Montesano visits rival Elma. On Thursday, South Bend travels to North Beach.

Monte 7 17 16 13 — 53 SB 6 15 14 8 — 43

Montesano (53) — Floch, Schurr, Nuckols 10, Choate 8, Fry 15, Ostwald 6, Miller, Kloempken, Malizia 14. FG — 23-65. FT — 8-12.

South Bend (43) — Cearns 7, Sanchez, Funkhauser, K. Sawyer 17, Curtis 13, Myers, Wilson 6. FG —14-45. FT — 13-20.

JV — Montesano won.

Vikings 64, Pirates 53

MENLO — Powered by Michaela Huber’s 19 points and nine rebounds, Willapa Valley topped Adna, 64-53, in non-league play on Saturday at Tenoski Gym.

Karli Friese added 16 points for the Vikings (11-6), and also pulled down six rebounds. Cousin Lauren Friese scored 11 points.

Cheyenne Gilbertson was the leading scorer for the Pirates with 14 points.

“I thought we were really on tonight,” said Vikings head coach Melissa Aust. “We executed and ran the floor well. They pressed us, but we broke the press easily. We crashed the boards well, too.”

Aust praised Brooke Harden for fine play.

On Thursday, Valley hosts Northwest Christian.

AD 10 10 8 25 — 53 WV 10 22 10 22 — 64

Adna (53) — Stevick, Callahan 4, Gilbertson 14, Daphne 6, Rolfe 2, Dotson 7, Elliott 12, Diaz-DeLeon 8. FG — 19-44 (.432). FT — 7-10.

Willapa Valley (64) — L. Friese 11, Bannish, Huber 19, K. Friese 16, Walker 8, Smarciarz 2, Fluke, Harden 8. FG — 28-54 (.519). FT — 6-11.

JV — Valley won.

Owls 44, Acorns 21

OAKVILLE — Mary M. Knight dominated on the boards and used pressure defense to top Oakville in non-league play on Saturday at Oakville.

Miranda Sowle led the Owls with 15 points, five rebounds, six steals, seven assists and two blocked shots. Hannah Frost grabbed 11 rebounds, swiped five steals, and dished out two assists and two blocks.

Jaycee Valley scored eight points for the Owls (11-2). She also pulled down five rebounds, swiped four steals and dished out four assists.

Jordan Merriman led the Acorns with 11 points.

“Our pressure defense worked well for us in the first half,” said MMK head coach Lance Valley. “Our turnovers still hindered us offensively, but we are working on that.”

Coach Valley praised Melodie Snyder for a season-high seven rebounds and his daughter, Jaycee, for handling the ball well.

On Feb. 1, the Owls will hit the road to Lake Quinault.

MMK 6 16 12 10 — 44 OAK 2 2 7 10 — 21

Mary M. Knight (44) — Valley 8, Bearden, M. Sowle 15, A. Sowle, Ackley, Snyder 3, Adsero 8, Dierkop 8, Frost 2. FG — 19-51 (.373). FT — 4-16.

Oakville (21) — Maass 6, Merriman 11, Ortivez, Lewis 4, Hawkes, Daniels. FG — 8-53 (.151). FT — 3-9.

POWERLIFTING

Monte girls win

BUCKLEY — Montesano’s girls took team honors in the White River Invitational on Saturday.

The Bulldogs totaled 49 points to finish 15 ahead of runner-up Northwest Christian. North Beach was third with 33 points.

Host White River nipped Monte, 43-42, to win the boys team title.

Montesano’s Erik Warner, Skye Jefferson, Chazlyn O’Bannon and Ashley Laney, North Beach’s Crystal Lynch, Koral Froest and Dakota Dycus and Elma’s Stefanie Cristelli were among the individual champions.

Harbor teams will participate in a meet Feb. 9 at Northwest Christian. Grays Harbor placewinners:

Boys

Firsts: 123 — Erik Warner (Monte), 525 pounds. 148 — Skye Jefferson (Monte) 895.

Seconds: 148 — Tanner Birdsall (Monte). 198 — Drew Helms (Monte). 242 — Tyler Stott (Monte).

Thirds: 132 — Raymond Shiner (NB). 148 — Reed Hughes (Monte), 165 – Graham Chambers (Monte). 181 — Noah Ewing (Monte). 220 — Alec Reynolds (Monte). 242 — Charles Ackley (Monte). Unl — Garrett Turner (Monte).

Girls

Firsts: 97 — Chazlyn O’Bannon (Monte) 435 pounds. 105 — Ashley Laney (Monte) 435. 148 — Stefanie Cristelli (Elma) 655. 181 — Crystal Lynch (NB) 670. 198 — Koral Frost (NB) 605. Unl — Dakota Dycus (NB) 625.

Seconds: 114 — Rayna Ashlock (Monte). 123 — Madison Didion (Monte). 132 — Lyndsy Quinn (Monte). 181 — Lexi Prante (Monte).

Thirds: 148 — Taylor Bergeson (Monte).