Prep Roundup: Aberdeen boys fall to Centralia in finale; Wishkah wins district play-in game.


Boys basketball

Tigers 65, Bobcats 54

CENTRALIA — A rough first quarter proved to be the difference for Aberdeen as host Centralia stayed far enough away to claim this Evergreen 2A regular-season finalè on Tuesday.

The host Tigers jumped out to a 17-6 first-quarter lead, with three Bobcats on the bench in foul trouble with two fouls each. Centralia led 37-24 at halftime and kept the margin in the second half.

Aberdeen’s season comes to an end at 1-11, 5-15.

“In the last three quarters, we played really good basketball,” AHS head coach Leonard Barnes said. “If you look at our season, we just couldn’t put four good quarters together. It showed tonight. Our kids did play tough and in the intensity was electric.”

Senior Collin Nord finished his prep basketball career with a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds for AHS. Charlie Dietrich added 15 points, Deon Schlesser seven rebounds and Aaron Taylor, off the bench, with six rebounds.

Aberdeen limited senior Zack Ball to spot action due to dental work — four wisdom teeth extracted earlier in the day. The Bobcats also missed junior guard Veek Cheema, who sprained an ankle in the third quarter.

“The kids have given us everything we could; they showed great character and awesome work ethic this season,” Barnes added. “I’m thankful for the support within the parents and the community for the program and I’m thankful to the coaches for the work they’ve put in this season.”

Abe 6 18 13 17 — 54 Cent 17 20 15 12 — 65

Aberdeen (54) — Dietrich 15, Cheema, Fairchild, Harke, Williamson 7, Schlesser 4, Nord 19, Ball 5, Taylor 4. FG — 21-55 (.382). FT — 11-18.

Centralia (65) — Gavin, Blaser, Jackson, Bailer 17, Neeley 6, Waring 9, Housden 2, Tasby 15, Studeman 7, Bauman 9. FG — na. FT — na.

JV — Centralia 68, Aberdeen 46. Austin Floch 16 points for AHS.

C Squad — Centralia won.

Loggers 57, Mustangs 21

WISHKAH — In a District IV 1B North play-in game, Wishkah jumped out early on North River and rotated through its bench throughout the contest to register the win and advance on Tuesday into next week’s District IV-V 1B tournament.

The Loggers (13-7, including two forfeit losses to Taholah) will wait for the conclusion of the District V league tournament this weekend to determine their opponent and game time/location.

Christian Wilson scored nine points for North River (0-11, including two forfeit losses to Taholah).

“It was a good tune-up game going into the district tournament,” Wishkah head coach Matt Ferrier said. “Everyone stepped up and everyone contributed. It was a fun game to watch. (North River) is much better and they’re returning everyone next year.”

Wishkah’s Brady Anderson scored 18 points, with Trey Berge pulling down eight rebounds and Chris Thein swiping five steals.

NR 2 9 5 5 — 21 Wish 16 15 11 15 — 57

North River (21) — Turner, Devine 5, Holmes, Wilson 9, Berentsen, J. Churape, Simpson 3, L.Churape 4, Baughman. FG — 9-38 (.237). FT — 1-4.

Wishkah (57) — Olson 7, B. Anderson 18, Rodriguez 4, Gardiner 6, Thein 2, J. Anderson, Arnold 11, Baltzell 5, Berge 2, Quintero 3. FG — 22-61 (.361). FT — 6-9.