Prep Roundup: Elma girls get a balanced offensive attack to down Centralia


GIRLS BASKETBALL

Eagles 59, Tigers 45

CENTRALIA — Megan Finger had 19 points and 12 rebounds as Elma downed Centralia in a non-league contest Tuesday at Centralia.

The 6-foot Finger turned in a solid all-around performance to lead a relatively balanced Elma attack. Eight of the 10 Eagles who suited up figured in the scoring.

“She stepped up big, hit some big threes, was strong inside and was 5-for-5 from the line,” Elma coach Lisa Johnson said of Finger.

Down 16-13 following a physical first quarter, the Eagles (2-2) dominated the remainder of the contest. They led by as many as 20 in the fourth period.

Elma’s Miranda McDonald also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Brooke Goldsmith contributed nine points, eight steals and five assists.

Izzy Cristelli was cited by Johnson for fine reserve play.

The Eagles journey to Tenino on Thursday.

Elma 13 21 11 14 — 59 Cent 16 11 5 13 — 45

Elma (59) — Farrar 2, Wollen, Malmstrom 8, Goldsmith 9, Cristelli 6, McDonald 11, Smythe 2, Finger 19, Pacheco 2, Cooper. FG — 23-65 (.354). FT — 8-15.

Centralia (45) — Fast 13, Crews 9, Gabbard 2, Hall 13, Nugent 2, Brower 6, Slorey, Pocklington, Ash. FG — 15-53 (.283). FT — 12-17.

JV — Elma won.

Mounties 54, Bulldogs 46

RAINIER — Kelsey Eygabroad scored 24 points as Rainier spoiled Montesano’s Evergreen 1A League opener Tuesday night at Rainier.

Down 31-24 at the half, the Bulldogs cut the deficit to one in the third quarter. Rainier, however, was able to convert Monte turnovers into transition baskets to restore a more comfortable lead.

“Our inexperience kind of showed,” Bulldog coach Julie Graves said. “We got to the position where we were right with them and they were more experienced than we were. They did what we needed to do and we made mistakes.”

Megan Choate tallied 21 points and handed out three assists for Montesano (0-1, 2-2).

Mackinzie Malizia added 11 points and nine rebounds, while Andrea Ostwald led Bulldog rebounders with 10.

The Bulldogs host South Bend in a non-leaguer Saturday.

Monte 14 10 14 8 — 46 Rain 12 19 14 9 — 54

Montesano (46) — Floch 3, Nuckols 8, Choate 21, Ostwald 3, Malizia 11, Schurr, Miller, Kloempken. FG — 18-60 (.300). FT — 8-16.

Rainier (54) — Mortlock 8, Kelsey Eygabroad 24, Honaker 14, Naumann 2, Brown 4, Kayla Eygabroad 2, Thomas, Dungan. FG — 21-55 (.382). FT — 7-17.

JV — Rainier 38, Montesano 25.

Vikings 60, Wildcats 31

MENLO — Jumping out to a 22-4 lead after one quarter, Willapa Valley stormed past Ocosta in a Pacific League contest Tuesday at Tenoski Gym.

“The first half, we were intense and ran the court very well,” Valley coach Melissa Aust reported. “When the fast break wasn’t there, we ran our offense and found some openings. And we took care of the ball, we didn’t commit nearly as many turnovers (as in recent games).”

Karli and Lauren Friese tallied 13 and 11 points, respectively, to top the Vikings (2-0, 4-1). Emily Fluke grabbed seven rebounds.

Valley also had 15 steals as a team.

Ocosta’s Kate Christensen led all scorers with 15 points. Alyssa Phillips pulled down seven rebounds.

“We just came out flat and looked tired,” Ocosta coach Rachel Wenzel said. “(Valley) shot the lights out and we’re still working on getting out of the 20 percent range in shooting. They’re aggressive and if you don’t come out with your A game, you can’t compete with them.”

The Wildcats (0-2, 0-7) host South Bend on Friday. The Vikings journey to Lake Quinault on Saturday.

Oco 4 9 6 12 — 31 WV 22 16 11 11 — 60

Ocosta (31) — Schmeling 3, Sunde 2, Phillips 6, Wingate, Jones 3, Rutzer 2, Christensen 15. FG — 14-57 (.246). FT — 3-6.

Willapa Valley (60) — L. Friese 11, Bannish 9, Huber 4, K. Friese 13, Walker 6, Smaciarz 5, Fluke 2, Harden 6, Cook 4, Wilkeson. FG — 26-68 (.382). FT — 6-12.

JV — Willapa Valley won.

Indians 51, Navigators 41

LACEY — Paced by Myranda Curtis’ 15 points and 11 rebounds, South Bend downed Northwest Christian in a Pacific League girls contest Tuesday at Lacey.

The Indians led 28-18 at the half, but the taller Navigators controlled the offensive glass to draw to within one, 34-33, late in the third period. Curtis’ baseline jumper restored a three-point margin at the end of the period and the Tribe drew away in the final four minutes.

“Down the stretch, it was a good test for us against adversity,” South Bend coach Gary Wilson said. “It seemed like we rose up and controlled the game.”

Katlyn Sawyer had 11 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for South Bend (1-0, 3-1). Makenzie Russell added 10 points and Sierra Cearns five assists. The Indians travel to Ocosta on Friday.

SB 14 14 8 15 — 51 NWC 10 8 15 8 — 41

South Bend (51) — Cearns 8, Sanchez 7, Black, Russell 10, Sawyer 11, Curtis 15, Wilson. FG — 20-49 (.408). FT — 8-14.

Northwest Christian (41) — E. Van Marter 6, Bredesen 8, Gabel, M. Van Marter 8, Reeves 7, Jack 6, Sowers 6, Wagner, McCreary. FG — 18-62 (.290). FT — 5-8.

Hyaks 32, Comets 28

OYEHUT — North Beach overcame a scoreless first quarter to beat Naselle in a Pacific League game Tuesday at Oyehut.

The Hyaks (1-1, 3-3) were unable to shake their slow-starting tendencies, but used strong defense to stay afloat until grabbing a permanent lead in the third quarter.

“We had trouble attacking their zone and were not as assertive as we needed to be,” North Beach coach Peter Fry said. “Once we were able to increase our pressure, we were able to kick-start our game and turn defense into offense.”

Wakeena DeLaCruz paced North Beach with 13 points, seven rebounds and six steals. Koral Frost came off the bench to grab eight rebounds and deliver a key basket to fend off a Naselle rally in the fourth quarter.

The Hyaks host Raymond on Friday.

Nas 9 8 2 9 — 28 NB 0 13 10 9 — 32

Naselle (28) — Nelson 4, Green 17, Ane 1, Scrabeck 2, Matthews 5, Leland, Davall, Bjornsgard. FG — 10-42 (.238). FT — 8-14.

North Beach (32) — Sotomish 4, M. Pope 3, DeLaCruz 13, Frost 4, Shale 8, Garman, C. Pope. FG — 12-37 (.324). FT — 5-14.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Bulldogs 36, Mounties 25

RAINIER — Montesano’s boys survived a miserable start to top Rainier in an Evergreen 1A League opener Tuesday at Rainier.

The Bulldogs (1-0, 2-0) struggled mightily in the first half and trailed 17-14 at intermission. Switching from a zone to a man-to-man defense, they limited the Mountaineers to eight points in the second half while finding enough of an offensive spark to prevail.

Montesano coach Doug Schupbach said Rainier frustrated his troops in the first half.

“We made some adjustments in the second half and talked about doing the little things better,” Schupbach said. “And the kids came out and executed a lot better offensively.”

Layne Bruner topped the Bulldogs with 10 points and 16 rebounds. Kenny Roy added seven points and eight boards, while Ben Ohashi collected six steals.

The Bulldogs return to non-league action Friday at South Bend.

Monte 5 9 10 12 — 36 Rain 11 6 4 4 — 25

Montesano (36) — Ibabao 3, Rogers 8, Ohashi 6, Roy 7, Smith, Usher, Bruner 10, Jensen 2. FG — 14-54 (.259). FT — 6-11.

Rainier (25) — Froembling 5, Dragt 2, Bell 8, Evans 5, McCann, Rodriguez 1, Shaw 4, Taylor, Carlson. FG — 10-39 (.256). FT — 3-11.

Navigators 52, Indians 32

LACEY — South Bend responded to Northwest Christian’s first surge, but were unable to answer the second one in this Pacific League opener on Tuesday night.

The host Navigators took a 12-0 lead to start the game, but the Indians (0-1, 0-4) brought the game back to 14-12 early in the second quarter, From there, South Bend scored just two more points for the remainder of the first half.

“That pretty much ended the game for us,” South Bend head coach Tom Betrozoff said. “The closest we got was 13 points. We show our inexperience. We’ll go 5-6 minutes and play well, then it catches up with us with crucial mistakes. It is just a lack of experience. The kids work hard, you have to give them that.”

Mitch Edwards led the Tribe with seven points and six rebounds and Justin Elliott added six points and six rebounds. Austin Lewis swiped four steals.

On Friday, South Bend hosts Montesano in a non-league game.

SB 10 4 7 11 — 32 NWC 14 13 9 16 — 52

South Bend (32) — Diaz 3, Johnson 5, Davis 6, Lewis 5, Halverson, Edwards 7, Hair, Elliott 6. FG — 14-50 (.280). FT — 0-0.

Northwest Christian (52) — Koukal 18, Shoffner 11, Modine 6, Boogard 3, Zhou 2, Johnson 10, Thomas 2, Woolridge, Kozerowski. FG — 18-50 (.360). FT — 8-11.

WRESTLING

Eagles 49, Warriors 15

MONTESANO — Elma used a surplus of pins to trounce Rochester in an Evergreen 1A League opener Tuesday at Montesano.

The Eagles piled up points with four pins, a technical fall and a forfeit victory.

“All our guys are still wrestling up a weight for now,” Elma coach Jason Dick said. “Our guys are giving up some weight and battling like Elma wrestlers of the past.”

Austin Carrell, Justin Sturdevant, Ryan Wilson and Jayden Olson recorded pins for the Eagles. Dick cited the performances of Matt Gamino and Austin Cristelli — the latter giving Rochester ace Lucas Eastman a tight battle before dropping an 8-5 decision.

Results of the Montesano-Rochester match were not reported.

Elma will compete in the Hammerhead Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Bremerton.

182 — Layne Sutten (E) dec. W. McGinnis, 8-4. 195 — Austin Carrell (E) pinned M. Alther, 1:49. 220 — M. Shields (R) dec. Brek McGaughy, 4-3. 285 — Justin Sturdevant (E) pinned A. Quazada, 5:56. 106 — Colin Venske (E) won forfeit. 113 — Ryan Wilson (E) pinned C. Edwards, 3:00. 120 — Matt Gamino (E) dec. B. Brien, 11-8. 126 — Jayden Olson (E) pinned K. Hunsacker, 1:22. 132 — Jacob Nelson (E) dec. T. Hoskin, 11-6. 138— Jordan Colombo (Roch) dec. Tanner Sample, 5-0. 145 — Tyson Dick (E) tech. fall over J. Jimenez, 18-2. 152 — Lucas Eastman (Roch) dec. Austin Cristelli, 8-5. 160 — Steven Persell (E) dec. Riley Doerge, 9-6. 170 — A. Cahral (Roch) pinned Michael Persell, 3:47.