Prep roundup 12/11


GIRLS BASKETBALL

Gulls 52, Bulldogs 38

RAYMOND — Aiyisha Garcia and Abby Maneman each had double-doubles to pace Raymond past Montesano in a non-league contest Monday night at Raymond.

Garcia contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Maneman checked in with 18 points and 13 boards. The latter also came up with five steals.

Posssessing only a one-point lead late in the third quarter, the Gulls pulled away in the fourth stanza. Maneman scored 14 of her points in the second half.

“Toward the end of the second quarter, we switched to our zone and that gave them problems and gave us more energy,” Raymond coach Jon Schray explained.

Justine Nuckols tallied 12 points and Megan Choate 11 for Montesano (2-1).

“In the fourth quarter, they got easy position on the inside and they converted their opportunities,” Monte coach Julie Graves said. “I also felt we became hesitant on offense. Earlier in the third quarter, we were moving the ball well and stopped doing the things we did well.”

The Bulldogs open Evergreen 1A League play tonight at Rainier. The Gulls travel to North Beach for a Pacific League contest Friday.

Monte 10 4 15 9 — 38 Ray 7 8 18 19 — 52

Montesano (38) — Floch, Schurr, Nuckols 12, Choate 11, Ostwald 8, Kloempken 2, Malizia 5. FG — 13-41 (.317). FT — 10-16.

Raymond (52) — Williams 4, Boyes 1, Garcia 19, Hagain 6, Maneman 18, Karlsvik 4. FG — 20-53 (.377). FT — 8-15.

JV — Raymond won by one point.

Owls 34, Wildcats 31

MATLOCK — Ailing Mary M. Knight capitalized on Ocosta dry spells at the beginning of each half to hold off the Wildcats in a non-league game Monday at Matlock.

The Owls (4-0) limited the Wildcats to two points in the first quarter and outscored the visitors 12-4 in the third period.

Led by post Kate Christensen, Ocosta rallied in the final period but never came closer than the final margin. The Wildcats connected on only 2 of 14 free throws.

Knight starters Miranda Sowle and Lauren Dierkop missed the game due to illness, with another couple of regulars operating at less than 100 percent capacity.

Jaycee Valley topped the Owls with 11 points and six rebounds, while Hannah Frost collected 10 points, 14 rebounds, six steals, three assists and four blocked shots.

Christensen led all scorers with 15 points, while also grabbing nine rebounds. Alyssa Phillips had eight boards for Ocosta (0-6).

While bemoaning the scoring droughts, Ocosta coach Rachel Wenzel saw considerable improvement in ball-handling from a previous 44-22 loss to the Owls.

“There was a lot to be pleased with from this game,” Wenzel noted.

The Wildcats return to action tonight with a Pacific League game at Willapa Valley. The Owls visit Three Rivers Christian on Friday.

Oco 2 16 4 9 — 31 MMK 8 10 12 4 — 34

Ocosta (31) — Schmeling 5, Sunde, Phillips 3, Wingate, Jones 8, Rutzer, Christensen 15. FG — 14-62 (.225). FT — 2-14.

Mary M. Knight (34) — Valley 11, Haury, Bearden 2, Sowle 2, Kiliz 2, Schneider 4, Adsero 3, Frost 10. FG — 16-56 (.286). FT — 1-2.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Owls 64, Wildcats 49

MATLOCK — Nick Dierkop scored 16 points and Blake Adsero added 14 points and 11 rebounds as Mary M. Knight avenged a previous loss to short-handed Ocosta.

Ocosta’s Alex Campos missed the contest due to a knee injury of undetermined severity. Teammate Nate Krigbaum, who was bothered by a sprained knee, was held out as a precautionary measure.

Up 13-12 after one quarter, the Owls (4-1) slowed the pace effectively to take command.

“It let us build a lead and hold onto it,” Knight coach Tim Diggle said. “It worked better this time. It was a good game.”

Kurt Bambauer scored 16 points, while James Benn had eight points and 15 boards for the Wildcats (2-4).

“It was a very physical game, a lot of emotion on both sides,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “We just turned the ball over too much. I was very pleased with our effort, especially being down two guys. I’m asking a lot of the kids and I think we’ll be better for it in the long run.”

Kyle Willey had six assists and Austin Thompson six steals for Knight.

The Wildcats host Willapa Valley on Thursday. The Owls travel to Three Rivers Christian for a non-leaguer Friday.

Oco 12 10 12 15 — 49 MMK 13 17 14 20 — 64

Ocosta (49) — Tackett 6, Sobrera 8, Herrera 9, Bambauer 16, Wright 2, Benn 8, Pegg, Rindlisbacher. FG — 18-56 (.321). FT — 9-15.

Knight (64) — O’Neil 7, Willey 6, C. Thompson 1, Jimenez 7, M. Thompson, A. Thompson 9, Robecker 4, Dierkop 16, Adsero 14. FG — 25-63 (.397). FT — 12-17.