Beavers 56, Grizzlies 43
CHEHALIS — Doomed by a slow start, Hoquiam fell to Woodland in a game to decide third and fourth places in the District IV Class 1A Girls Basketball Tournament on Saturday at Chehalis.
The Grizzlies (15-9) will face Lynden Christian in a regional contest scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday at Mount Vernon.
After going scoreless in the first quarter of Tuesday’s district semifinal loss to Montesano, Woodland took an opposite tack last night. The Beavers jumped out to a 21-8 lead after one quarter and were up 34-16 at the half.
“We came in with a little lack of energy,” Hoquiam coach Chad Allan said. “They were pushing the ball, breaking our press and making layins.”
Switching to a man-to-man in the third quarter, the Grizzlies forced numerous turnovers and reduced the margin to six on several occasions in the second half. They were unable to get closer, however, and Woodland eventually sealed the victory with free throws.
“The girls did a tremendous job coming out of halftime denying passes,” Allan noted.
Six-one sophomore center McKenna Mulder scored 17 points, while freshman Jessica Flanagan added 16 for the Beavers.
Chelsy Stewart topped Hoquiam with 18 points and eight rebounds. Brandi Creviston collected 10 points and Ellie Quercia had four steals for the Grizzlies.
Hoq 8 8 16 11 — 43 Wood 21 13 6 16 — 56
Hoquiam (43) — Quercia 2, Mode 2, Rose 5, Dhooghe 4, Creviston 10, C. Stewart 18, Doyle 2, Johnson, Parker, Bradley, Madison. K. Stewart. FG — 17-52 (.327). FT — 7-10.
Woodland (56) — Grell 12, Flanagan 16, Mulder 17, S, Malik 9, Trice 2, Cochran. FG — 20-50 (.400). FT 16-23.
Loggers 46, Seagulls 42
ROCHESTER — Onalaska jumped out to a 19-3 run in the first quarter and rode Autumn Durand’s 22 points to outlast Raymond in the consolation bracket of the District IV Class 2B Tournament on Saturday at Rochester.
Raymond will play Toutle Lake at 1 p.m. on Monday at Centralia for the district’s fifth and sixth seed.
The Gulls outscored the Loggers 25-17 in the second half but were unable to draw even.
Senior Abby Maneman paced the Gulls (21-3) with 14 points, four rebounds and five steals. Aiyisha Garcia added 13 points and five rebounds. Shylo Boyes also grabbed five rebounds. Courtney Hagain and Hailee Williams swiped two steals apiece.
“It was tough to catch up after their 19-3 run on us in the first quarter,” said Gulls coach Jon Schray. “Also, we started out with a man-to-man defense and did better when we switched to a zone defense. They (the Loggers) made most of their shots and they were a tough team, finishing tied for second in their league.”
Schray cited Garcia for a good night offensively and Maneman for a good all-around night, battling hard to make up the deficit.
ON 17 12 6 11 — 46 RAY 9 8 11 14 — 42
Onalaska (46) — Smalley 2, Ulery, Paxton, Nielsen 6, Durand 22, Hutchison 12, Vint 2, Disney 2. FG — 15-42 (.357). FT — 16-20.
Raymond (42) — Williams 5, Koski, Boyes 6, Donovan, Garcia 13, Hagain 4, Maneman 14, Karlsvik. FG — 14-37 (.378). FT — 10-15.
Vikings 61, Hyaks 55
ROCHESTER — Hitting clutch free throws down the stretch, Mossyrock topped North Beach in the consolation round of the District IV Class 2B Tournament on Saturday at Rochester.
Already assured of a regional berth, the Hyaks (14-10) will face either Winlock at Wahkiakum at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Centralia in a game to determine fifth and sixth places.
If nothing else, Monday’s game will be important to North Beach’s travel budget. The winner will play its regional contest Feb. 23 at Longview’s Mark Morris High School, while the loser must travel to Spokane for a regional contest the same day.
Down 42-36 after three quarters, the Hyaks drew to within two when Corey Thornton hit a shot from well beyond the 3-point arc with about 1 1/2 minutes remaining.
They had two close-in shots at a tying basket stay out and Mossyrock pulled away from the foul line.
“The kids battled hard,” North Beach coach Larry Moore said. “The difference in the game was we didn’t do a very good job on help defense when they were going to the bucket.”
That had a bearing, Moore added, on Mossyrock’s 12-5 advantage in free throws.
Kyler Hazen led Mossyrock with 18 points, while Tristan Watson added 16.
North Beach’s Thornton and Gabe Hernandez shared overall scoring honors with 24 points apiece. Hernandez also grabbed five rebounds, while Thornton blocked two shots.
Moore cited Tyler Turner for hustle.
Mos 12 15 15 19 — 61 NB 16 9 11 19 — 55
Mossyrock (61) — Stanley 6, Hazen 18, Kirkley 6, Watson 16, Allen 7, Stephens 8, Butler. FG — 21-48 (.438). FT — 12-23.
North Beach (55) — Wagner, Thornton 24, Beck 3, Turner 1, Fry 2, Gonzalez, Hernandez 24, Justin Chong 1. FG — 21-59 (.356). FT — 5-8.