Elks 58, Acorns 56, OT
AMANDA PARK — Richy Carlile went coast-to-coast for the winning basket with one second remaining in overtime as Lake Quinault earned a bi-district berth by outlasting Oakville in the North Division 1B playoffs Thursday at Amanda Park.
The Elks (8-12, including forfeits) will face Three Rivers Christian in the District IV-V Tournament at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Aberdeen’s Sam Benn Gym. Oakville was eliminated from playoff competition.
Carlile scored the final five points for Quinault. He made the first of two free throws and, getting the ball back after Dylan Dorhofer rebounded the missed second shot, made a jump shot that gave the Elks a 56-54 lead.
Oakville’s Shawn Youckton sank two free throws with seven seconds left to tie it.
Carlile then took the inbound pass, weaved through several defenders and put in an acrobatic layin under pressure for the deciding bucket.
Quinault’s Dalton Lines forced overtime by making a layin with seven seconds left in regulation.
Chris Erdman was the mainstay for the Elks for much of the contest, finishing with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Lines added 10 points and was also credited with outstanding defense.
“Our defensive energy was really good,” Quinault coach Dave Hinchen said. “It was a physical game and our kids showed a lot of intensity and will to win. What did it for us was we kept pounding it inside and using our bigs.”
Ray Lopez paced Oakville with 16 points.
Oak 13 6 19 11 7 — 56 LQ 12 11 12 14 9 — 58
Oakville (56) — M. Youckton 7, Ortivez 5, Bliss, Trott 2, Vroman 1, Bird 4, Lopez 16, Jack 8, S. Youckton 13. FG — n/a. FT — 9-18.
Lake Quinault (58) — Garcia 4, Dorhofer 7, Carlile 9, Dalton Lines 10, Kalama 8, Dylan Lines, Venegas 5, Erdman 15. FG — n/a. FT — 17-36.
Pirates 77, Wildcats 54
ROCHESTER — Cooper Zurfluh and Lane Wasson combined for 48 points as Adna pulled away from Ocosta in a District IV Class 2B opener Thursday at Rochester.
Ocosta (10-11) will play a loser-out game against either Willapa Valley or Winlock at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Montesano.
The Pirates led by only six (34-28) at the half, but took charge in the final two quarters.
“Offensively, we played very well in the first half,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “The thing that killed us was they run a dribble-drive offense and we could not guard Zurfluh, we couldn’t stay in front of him.”
Wildcat standout Alex Herrera missed most of the final three quarters with a sprained ankle.
Caleb Tackett paced the Wildcats with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kurt Bambauer added 11 points and eight assists for Ocosta.
“The kids played hard,” Quinby said. “This was these guys’ first district game ever. Hopefully, they can get past that and get back to playing Ocosta basketball.”
Oco 12 16 9 17 — 54 Adna 17 17 16 27 — 77
Ocosta (54) — Anderson, Campos 6, Tackett 16, Herrera 6, Kurt Bambauer 11, Kyle Bambauer, Krigbaum 8, Wright 3, Pegg 2, Rindlisbacher, Benn 2. FG — 23-51 (.451). FT — 3-4.
Adna (77) — Hampton 3, Zurfluh 26, Wasson 22, Trotter 2, Hoven 2, Coleman 6, Moon, Kaech 6, Richardson 2, Latimer, Olson, Webster 8. FG — 28-69 (.405). FT — 16-24.
Mustangs 40, Eagles 36
LACEY — North River notched its first victory of the season by edging Pope John Paul in a non-league contest Friday at Lacey.
Details were not reported. The Mustangs finished with a 1-10 record.
Elks 37, Acorns 26
AMANDA PARK — Breaking open a tight game in the fourth quarter, Lake Quinault earned a bi-district berth by downing Oakville in the Class 1B North Division playoffs Thursday at Amanda Park.
The Elks (9-9) take on Three Rivers Christian in the District IV-V Tournament beginning Saturday at Aberdeen’s Sam Benn Gym. That game is scheduled for 2:45 p.m.
The underdog Acorns led for a brief period in the third quarter and trailed by only one, 22-21, after three quarters.
But Annber Neeland scored five of her 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Elks pulled away.
Neeland finished with 15 points, 16 rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots. She was the only Elk in double figures, but Romenita Begay had eight rebounds, six steals, three blocked shots and two assists and Mikaila Blackburn seven rebounds, four steals and two blocks for the Elks.
“They went to a box-and-one on Hannah Allen in the third quarter,” Quinault assistant Jon Neeland said. “Coach (Dennis Hinchen) switched by putting Begay at the point. That sort of counter-balanced their box-and-one and opened up our offense again.”
Jordan Merriman led the Acorns with 13 points.
Oak 8 4 9 5 — 26 LQ 10 10 2 15 — 37
Oakville (26) — Maass 3, Arreguin 2, Merriman 13, Lewis-Hoxie 6, Daniels 2, White, Ortivez, Moore. FG — 8-45 (.178). FT — 9-16.
Lake Quinault (37) — Begay 5, A. Blackburn 2, M. Blackburn 7, Neeland 15, Allen 8, F. Thomas, Gerard. FG — 10-44 (.227). FT — 16-35.