Prep Roundup: Aberdeen makes strong subregional wrestling showing


WRESTLING

2A Subregional

Host Aberdeen made a strong opening-day showing in the Subregional 2A Tournament Friday at Sam Benn Gym.

Seven Bobcats advanced to the championship semifinals by taking their opening two matches.

That group included Tristan Jimenez at 132 points, Justin Berkley and Erikk Machowek at 145, Jose Duran at 170, Henry Foulds at 195 and heavyweights Jaime Miranda and Jordon Logan.

In all, 16 Bobcats remain alive for regional berths. The top four at each weight advance to regionals Feb. 9 at Tumwater.

Wrestling begins at 11 a.m. today, with the title round beginning no earlier than 3 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Warriors 51, Bulldogs 44

MONTESANO — Rochester capitalized on Montesano’s 18 turnovers and rushed shots to edge the Bulldogs in Evergreen 1A League play on Friday at Bo Griffith Memorial Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs (6-6, 12-8) take the league’s fifth-seeded berth and will travel to Ilwaco for a district 1A play-in game.

Montesano led 12-2 after one quarter and the game was tied at 36-all going into the fourth quarter.

Senior Bobbi Fry led the Bulldogs with a double-double — 22 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Justine Nuckols added 10 points.

Keeli DeMars led the Warriors (8-4 in league) with 21 points. Joni Lancaster added 14 points.

“We got off to a great start,” said Bulldog head coach Julie Graves. “We started playing too fast in the second quarter and rushed our shots after that. We did not take care of the ball and our shots did not fall as well in the fourth quarter as they had earlier in the game. Rochester hit their shots and we didn’t. (Keeli) DeMars scored 9 of (her) 21 in the fourth quarter.”

Graves commended seniors Nuckols, Fry and Mackinzie Malizia for fine performances throughout the season.

ROCH 2 13 21 15 — 51 MONTE 12 8 16 8 — 44

Rochester (51) — Jo. Lancaster 14, Justice 8, Seymour 2, Kee. DeMars 21, Kes. DeMars 2, Althauser 4, Ja. Lancaster. FG — 22-59 (.373). FT — 2-7.

Montesano (44) — Floch 4, Nuckols 10, Choate 1, Fry 22, Ostwald 2, Malizia 5, Miller, Kloempken. FG — 18-49 (.367). FT — 5-12.

JV — Montesano 28, Rochester 14 in two quarters.

Elks 41, Owls 40

AMANDA PARK — Annber Neeland scored the winning basket as Lake Quinault upset Mary M. Knight in non-league play on Friday at Amanda Park.

With her team down 40-39 in the final eight seconds, Neeland drove the ball down the court, missed the layin but recovered the ball and put it in for the deciding points. She grabbed 11 rebounds, swiped five steals and dished out three assists to go with her nine points for the Elks (7-9). Romenita Begay pulled down five rebounds.

Miranda Sowle was the leading scorer for the Owls (11-3), with 12 points.

“We were shooting well from the 3-point line in the first quarter (four 3’s) and then we only got one more all night,” said LQ assistant coach Jon Neeland. “They (the Owls) picked up their defense and one of their top shooters, Hannah Frost, was playing with an injury. We had to come from behind in the final seconds of the game for the win.”

Assistant coach Neeland praised Donna Gerard for her fine defensive effort. Coach Dennis Hinchen commended the seven girls who played for Quinault.

“We came out sluggish in the first quarter and gave up 20 points,” said Knight head coach Lance Valley. “It was an uphill battle after that, but the girls came back, especially the girls coming in off the bench.”

Coach Valley praised Ashley Kiliz, who scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, and filled in at point guard for the first time after Sowle fouled out. He also commended Lauren Dierkop, who had 10 rebounds, three steals and two assists, for holding the high-scoring Begay to five points.

On Monday, the Elks will host Crescent. Tonight, the Owls are home with Wishkah.

MMK 7 13 8 12 — 40 LQ 20 9 6 6 — 41

Mary M. Knight (40) — Valley 3, M. Sowle 12, A. Sowle 5, Kiliz 10, Snyder 4, Adsero 4, Frost 2. FG — 18-47 (.383). FT — 6-12.

Lake Quinault (41) — Begay 5, Thomas 5, A. Blackburn 7, M. Blackburn 7, Neeland 9, Gerard 1, Allen 7. FG — 14-38 (.368). FT — 8-17.

Acorns 50, Loggerettes 16

OAKVILLE — Powered by Jordan Merriman’s 23 points, Oakville routed Wishkah in non-league play on Friday at Oakville.

Senior Erin Anderson led the Loggerette scorers with seven points. Sister Ryan Anderson grabbed nine rebounds.

“They (the Acorns) came ready to play,” said Wishkah head coach Crystal Lawton. “They found the holes and we couldn’t make the adjustments to stop them.”

Lawton praised eighth-grader Tiana Warren for her phenomenal defensive effort.

Tonight, Wishkah (1-14) hits the road to Mary M. Knight.

WISH 3 4 2 7 — 16 OAK 6 23 8 13 — 50

Wishkah (16) — Warren 5, R. Anderson 2, E. Anderson 7, Zembal 2. FG — 6-45 (.133). FT — 4-8.

Oakville (50) — Maass 8, Merriman 23, Lewis 4, Hawkes 6, Moore 2, Daniels 7. FG — n.a. FT — 2-2.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Acorns 51, Loggers 41

OAKVILLE — Dominating the middle two quarters, Oakville upended Wishkah in a non-league game Friday at Oakville.

Down 15-7 after one quarter, the Acorns turned things around by outscoring the Loggers 32-12 in the second and third periods.

“We started out in a zone and we went to man,” Oakville coach Cliff Harris noted. “Gary Ortivez did an outstanding job of playing Brady (Anderson, Wishkah’s leading scorer) and we had back-side help. Brady was always shooting with two guys in his face.”

Ray Lopez led the Acorns (5-12) with 17 points. T.J. Trott and Geo Jack grabbed 10 rebounds apiece for the Acorns.

Among other difficulties, the Loggers (12-5) hit only 2 of 13 free throws.

Sophomore Jace Anderson made four 3-point baskets to share team scoring honors with older brother Brady. Each had 12 points.

“It should definitely be a wake-up call going to the latter part of the season,” Wishkah coach Matt Ferrier said. “That’s when you expect to play your best ball of the season and that wasn’t the case tonight.”

Both teams close out regular-season play tonight, with Wishkah at Mary M. Knight and Oakville visiting Taholah.

Wish 15 7 5 14 — 41 Oak 7 19 13 12 — 51

Wishkah (41) — Olson, B. Anderson 12, Rodriguez 2, Gardiner 1, Thein 2, J. Anderson 12, Arnold 4, Baltzell 5, Berge 3. FG — n/a. FT — 2-13.

Oakville (51) — M. Youckton 4, Ortivez 9, A. Youckton, Trott 2, Tinney, Vroman, Bird 4, Lopez 17, Jack 5, S. Youckton 10. FG — 21-42 (.500). FT — 6-10.