Bobcats 132, Hawks 22
LACEY — Aberdeen dominated this non-league meeting Wednesday at River Ridge.
Seniors Joseph Bowley and Colton Sundstrom each won two individual race events and were one-half of two winning relays — combining with Dillon Rowe and Colton Dion in the 200-yard medley relay and Rowe and Brad Farrer in the 400 freestyle relay.
Bowley claimed the 200 individual medley and the 100 freestyle races and Sundstrom cruised in the 50 free and 500 free. Rowe won the 100 back, Farrer took care of the 100 breast and Levi Rose finished off the 100 butterfly races.
Dion and Farrer combined with Keegan Davison and Seth Caba to win the 200 free relay.
“Overall, this was a relaxed meet and the guys had a great time racing,” AHS head coach Keith Lile said. “We just seemed to lack the intensity needed for high performance, in part due to fatigue from the holiday practice schedule.”
Lile cited John Pellessier (50 and 100 free) and Brandon Grigsby (100 free) for significant time drops.
On Saturday, Aberdeen will travel to The Evergreen State College in Olympia for the South Sound Relays.
200 MR — 1:48.43 — Aberdeen (Rowe, Bowley, Dion, Sundstrom), Aberdeen, River Ridge. 200 Free — 2:13.45 — Dixon (RR), Farrer (A), Martinez (A), J. Smith (A). 200 IM — 2:11.21 — Bowley (A), Rowe (A), Sundstrom (RR), Wakeman (A). 50 Free — 23.43 — Sundstrom (A), S. Caba (A), K. Smith (A). 100 Fly — 1:07.07 — Rose (A), Dion (A), Vassar (RR), Johnson (RR). 100 Free — 53.24 — Bowley (A), Dixon (RR), Grigsby (A), S. Caba (A). 500 Free — 5:21.71 — Sundstrom (A), Sunberg (RR), K. Smith (A). 200 FR — 1:48.66 — Aberdeen (Dion, Davison, S. Caba, Farrer), Aberdeen, Aberdeen. 100 Back — 1:05.75 — Rowe (A), Davison (A), Wolfenberger (A), Tatro (A). 100 Breast — 1:24.68 — Farrer (A), Catron (A), Morey (RR), Brewer (A). 400 FR — 3:38.66 — Aberdeen (Bowley, Farrer, Rowe, Sundstrom), River Ridge, Aberdeen.
Comets 56, Bulldogs 53
NASELLE — Hitting three consecutive 3-point shots late in the fourth quarter, Naselle upended Montesano in a non-league game Wednesday at Naselle.
Hamstrung by foul trouble, the Bulldogs (7-5) trailed 19-13 at the half. They rallied to take the lead midway through the final period but fell victim to Naselle’s late long-distance barrage. Montesano was playing its third game in as many nights this week.
“The biggest thing was we were in foul trouble, particularly in the first half,” Monte coach Doug Schupbach said. “It (also) comes down to us not making our shots when we needed to. We can’t put them on the foul line 26 times and us go 4-of-10 from the line and expect to win.”
Naselle’s Chandler Chapman led all scorers with 23 points.
Layne Bruner topped the Bulldogs with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Ben Ohashi collected eight rebounds and three steals, while Matthew Jensen had four steals to go with his 11 points.
The Bulldogs return to Evergreen 1A League play Friday when they host Rainier in the second half of a co-ed doubleheader.
Mont 9 4 15 25 — 53 Nas 14 5 14 23 — 56
Montesano (53) — Jensen 11, Bruner 18, Usher 3, Nelson, Smith, Roy 6, Ohashi 9, Rogers 2, Ibabao 4. FG — 22-68 (.324). FT — 4-10.
Naselle (56) — Zimmerman, Wasmundt 5, Eaton 9, Chandler Chapman 23, Scrabeck 16, Williams, Blalock 3. FG — 19-57 (.333). FT — 13-26.
Hyaks 40, Elks 33
OYEHUT — Host North Beach came away on the winning end of a defensive slugfest with Lake Quinault in this non-league contest on Wednesday.
Joseph Wagner led the Hyaks (7-6) with 11 points, all of them in the first half, to keep the hosts going. Gabe Hernandez pulled down 13 rebounds and Wagner added three steals to the tally.
“(Wagner) played one of his better games; he did a nice job tonight for us,” North Beach head coach Larry Moore said. “It was a defensive battle, both teams worked hard. It was a good, competitive game. It was a chance to let all of our players get in and Lake Quinault got all their players in, too.”
“Both teams played tough defense,” Lake Quinault head coach Dave Hinchen said. “It was tenacious defense and pressure. A lot of shots were challenged, so I was happy with our guys’ efforts on defense. Offensively, we need to improve and put the ball in the hole.”
Dalton Lines led the Elks (2-7) with 11 points, five rebounds and five steals. Chris Erdman pulled down 10 rebounds to aid in the effort.
On Friday, North Beach hosts Naselle and Quinault hosts Oakville.
LQ 8 7 9 9 — 33 NB 12 10 8 10 — 40
Lake Quinault (33) — Garcia 6, Doerhoffer, Carlisle 3, Da. Lines 11, Kalama 2, Di. Lines, Colton, Venegas 2, Erdman 7, Peters 2. FG — 11-52 (.212). FT — 8-16.
North Beach (40) — Wagner 11, Thornton 6, Turner, Takagi, Fry 2, Gonzalez 2, Hernandez 8, Ketter, J. Chong 7, Bridge 2, Deck, Jor. Chong. FG — 16-47 (.340). FT — 5-12.
JV — North Beach won.
Hyaks 51, Elks 19
OYEHUT — Outscoring Lake Quinault 14-0 in the first quarter, North Beach went on to beat the Elks in a non-league game Wednesday at Oyehut.
The Hyaks (7-6) used pressure defense to force numerous turnovers.
“We played full-court man and it was firing on all cylinders,” North Beach coach Peter Fry said. “We totaled, as a team, 28 steals and they didn’t have an answer to that.”
The Elks also had three starters encounter early foul trouble.
North Beach’s Wakeena DeLaCruz had an outstanding all-around performance with 17 points, 15 steals, five rebounds and two blocked shots. Mousie Shale and Marya Pope checked in with 15 and 14 points, respectively, while Koral Frost pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds.
Annber Neeland scored six points and had eight rebounds for the Elks (2-6). Quinault ace Romenita Begay, hamstrung by early foul trouble, went scoreless in this one. Begay and Neeland each blocked six shots and had three steals apiece.
Quinault assistant coach Jon Neeland cited Alex Blackburn and Espy Silva for fine reserve play.
The Hyaks return to action tonight at Northwest Christian. The Elks host Oakville on Friday.
LQ 0 12 2 5 — 19 NB 14 21 9 7 — 51
Lake Quinault (19) — A. Blackburn 4, M. Blackburn 6, Neeland 4, Allen 3, B. Thomas 2, E. Silva, Begay, F. Thomas, Sansom, M. Silva. FG — 6-26 (.231). FT — 5-6.
North Beach (51) — Sotomish 5, M. Pope 14, DeLaCruz 17, Shale 15, Pinnell, Grossi, Frost, Schreiber. FG — 17-65 (.262). FT — 13-21.