Prep Roundup: Miranda wins Cheney title


Cheney Invite

CHENEY — Aberdeen’s Jaime Miranda won the 285-pound championship at the Cheney Invitational on Saturday.

The Bobcats did well to place in three divisions against exceptionally tough competition. Each weight class, according to AHS coach Chuck Veloni, had a minimum of three state-ranked wrestlers from either Washington or Idaho.

“This was a meat-grinder of a tournament,” Veloni said. “It was a really tough tournament. We wrestled well, but there were a lot of guys up there. We know what we need to work on.”

Miranda decisioned Ken Keller of Rogers of Spokane, 4-2, in the 285-pound final.

Aberdeen’s David Garcia placed fourth at 195. He was forced to default in the bout for third and fourth due to a dislocated shoulder.

Tristen Jimenez of Aberdeen was fifth at 132, decisioning Chad Miller of Idaho’s Lakeland High School, 3-1.

Veloni cited Jose Duran and Justin Berkley for good performances in exceptionally tough divisions. There were eight state-ranked wrestlers in Duran’s bracket at 182 pounds.

The Bobcats visit Centralia on Wednesday and Tumwater on Thursday.


Loggers 48, Elks 47

AMANDA PARK — Brady Anderson’s 3-point shot in the final 18 seconds lifted Wishkah to a come-from-behind victory over Lake Quinault on Saturday at Amanda Park.

After trailing by as many as 10 in the fourth quarter, the Loggers (9-2) were down by two in the final seconds and coach Matt Ferrier called a timeout to set up the play by Anderson.

Anderson had 10 points and five assists for the Loggers, closely followed by Ethen Arnold with nine points. Trey Berge pulled down seven rebounds.

Chris Erdman had a double-double with 14 points and 18 rebounds for the Elks (2-6). Dylan Dorhofer grabbed nine rebounds and added six blocks.

“They (the Elks) played well defensively and their game plan to stop Brady Anderson worked up until the last second,” said Wishkah head coach Matt Ferrier. “The last-second win was the greatest basketball win for our kids. You could see it in their eyes, the excitement.”

“We had the lead for the whole second half basically until they (the Loggers) took the lead at the end to win it,” said Elk head coach Dave Hinchen. “I’m not faulting our effort one bit. The difference in the game was that they made their free throws and we didn’t. It was a close game throughout. We were up by 10 early in the fourth quarter and they just kept chipping away.”

Hinchen praised the defensive effort of Kobe Kalama helping to shut down Brady Anderson.

On Wednesday, Lake Quinault travels to North Beach. Wishkah’s schedule next week is in limbo.

WISH 13 9 7 19 — 48 LQ 10 11 16 10 — 47

Wishkah (48) — B. Anderson 10, Rodriguez 2, Gardiner 9, Thein 4, J. Anderson 8, Arnold 9, Berge 6. FG — 15-40 (.375). FT — 15-20.

Lake Quinault (47) — Garcia 7, Dorhofer 4, Carlile 11, Da. Lines 5, Kalama, Dy. Lines, Colton, Venegas 2, Erdman 14, Peters 2. FG — n.a. FT — 9-19.

Gulls 57, Navigators 18

LACEY — Limiting Northwest Christian to single-digit scoring in every quarter, Raymond remained unbeaten in Pacific League play on Saturday.

The Seagulls (6-0, 10-2) forced 22 turnovers in the first half alone.

“They weren’t all steals, but the pressure rattled them and caused them to throw the ball away a little bit,” Raymond coach Mike Tully reported.

The last 9:15 was played under the 40-point running clock mercy rule.

The Gulls nearly went without a double-figure scorer. Freshman James Hamilton was the lone player in double digits with 11 points. He also grabbed six rebounds.

Darol Ratsavongsy had seven rebounds, four assists and three steals, Marvin So five steals and Rayce Newman four steals for Raymond.

The Gulls travel to Ocosta on Tuesday.

Ray 12 17 24 4 — 57 NWC 2 4 5 7 — 18

Raymond (57) — So 5, Maneman, Bisbee 9, Newman 6, Flemetis, Murdock 6, Sida 4, J. Hamilton 11, Ratsavongsy 8, A. Hamilton 8, McFadden. FG — 23-58 (.397). FT — 7-13.

Northwest Chrtistian (18) — Griffin 2, Koukal 2, Thomas, Wooldridge 2, Shoffner 2, Bodine 2, Kier, Boogerd 5, Zhou 3. FG — 7-35 (.200). FT — 3-8.

JV — Raymond 40, Northwest Christian 28.

Vikings 55, Indians 37

SOUTH BEND — Led by Matt Konigsberger’s 16 points, Willapa Valley toppled South Bend in Pacific League play on Saturday at South Bend.

Stephen Camenzind and Konigsberger each had double-doubles for the Vikings (5-1, 10-4). Konigsberger and Camenzind each grabbed 10 rebounds and Camenzind scored 10 points.

The Vikings outrebounded the Indians 43-24.

The underdog Tribe led 10-8 after one quarter.

Miles Davis was the leading scorer for South Bend (0-7, 0-13), with 11 points, six rebounds and four blocks. Mitch Edwards also pulled down six rebounds.

“We’re happy to get a league win,” said Vikings head coach John Peterson. “South Bend and our guys played hard tonight. We managed to get it done, in the second half especially.”

Peterson praised David Rockett for fine all-around play, especially in guarding Davis. He also commended Anthony Sagen for coming in off the bench and scoring 10 points.

“Even though we ended up on the short end of the stick, we played hard,”said South Bend head coach Tom Betrozoff. “I am pleased with our handling of their (the Vikings) full court pressure. Our two-point lead at the end of the first quarter was the first time we led at the end of any quarter this season. Our guys left it all on the floor tonight.”

On Monday, South Bend hits the road to Montesano. On Tuesday, Valley hosts Naselle.

WV 8 17 18 12 — 55 SB 10 6 10 11 — 37

Willapa Valley (55) — Sagen 10, Konigsberger 16, Ochman, Buchanan 7, Friese 3, Rockett 4, Camenzind 10, Heckard 2, Pearson 3, Oblad. FG — 23-66 (.349). FT — 7-17.

South Bend (37) — Diaz 2, Z. Johnson 6, T. Johnson, Davis 11, Lewis 9, Edwards 4, Elliott 6. FG — 13-50 (.260). FT — 7-16.

JV — Valley won.

Comets 60, Wildcats 46

WESTPORT — Well-balanced Naselle shot 56 percent from the field in ending Ocosta’s five-game winning streak Saturday at Westport.

The Comets had four players score in double figures.

The Wildcats, meanwhile, struggled offensively in the first half and trailed 21-13 at intermission.

“It took us a whole half to adjust to Naselle’s in-your-face man-to-man pressure,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “We came out flat. We only put up four points in the first quarter and that’s pretty rare. Usually, we’re a fast-starting team.”

Dan Sobrera scored 13 points for the Wildcats (3-3, 7-6). Nate Krigbaum pulled down 10 rebounds, while Caleb Tackett had eight boards for Ocosta.

The Wildcats host Pacific League-leading Raymond on Tuesday.

Nas 7 14 20 19 — 60 Oco 4 9 15 18 — 46

Naselle (60) — Blalock 8, Williams, Scrabeck 11, Chapman 15, Eaton 12, Lopez 3, Wasmundt, Zimmerman 11. FG — 23-41 (.561).FT — 11-24.

Ocosta (46) — Tackett 5, Sobrera 13, Herrera 10, Bambauer 8, Krigbaum 2, Wright 1, Rindlisbacher, Benn 7. FG — 16-56 (.286). FT — 13-21.

Acorns 55, Mustangs 31

OAKVILLE — Gary Ortivez scored 18 points to lead Oakville past North River in a non-league game Saturday at Oakville.

T.J. Trott grabbed 13 rebounds and Shawn Youckton had 10 boards for the Acorns (3-7). Marcus Youckton handed out six assists.

The Acorns made liberal use of reserves.

“North River is really young and we did a good job of rebounding,” Oakville coach Cliff Harris said.

Ken Simpson scored 10 points and Christian Wilson added eight for North River (0-2).

The Mustangs host Mary M. Knight on Friday while Oakville travels to Lake Quinault the same night.

NR 6 8 10 7 — 31 Oak 15 12 17 11 — 55

North River (31) — Turner 4, Devine 5, Holmes 4, Christian Wilson 8, Berentsen, J. Churape, Ken Simpson 10, L. Churape. FG — 13-41 (.317). FT — 4-6.

Oakville (55) — M. Youckton 4, Gary Ortivez 18, Bliss 3, Trott 2, Kinney 1, Broman 5, Bird 6, Lopez 9, Jack 1, S. Youckton 6. FG — 22-61 (.361).FT — 3-8.


Elks 47, Loggerettes 20

AMANDA PARK — Powered by Romenita Begay’s 23 points, Lake Quinault topped Wishkah in non-league play on Saturday at Amanda Park.

Eighth- grader Ally Ancich was the leading scorer for the Loggerettes (0-6), with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Annber Neeland added 10 points, eight rebounds, six steals and three blocked shot for the Elks (2-5). Begay also collected eight rebounds, six steals, five assists and two blocked shots.

Quinault coach Dennis Hinchen praised the team for its performance.

“The girls were flat in the first half,” said Wishkah head coach Crystal Lawton. “They came out stronger in the second half and shot more.”

On Wednesday, Lake Quinault hits the road to North Beach. Wishkah’s schedule next week is in limbo.

WISH 0 6 8 6 — 20 LQ 12 12 11 12 — 47

Wishkah (20) — Anderson 6, Marbut 2, Zembal 4, Ancich 8. FG — n.a. FT — n.a.

Lake Quinault (47) — Begay 23, Blackburn 4, Neeland 10, Silva 4, Allen 4, Thomas 2. FG — 23-58 (.397). FT — 2-4.

Comets 39, Wildcats 18

WESTPORT — Naselle capitalized on Ocosta’s turnovers and spurted to an early lead in Pacific League play on Saturday at Westport.

Katie Green was the leading scorer for the Comets with 15 points.

Kate Christiansen and Mikayla Sunde led the Wildcats with six points apiece. Christiansen also pulled down 13 rebounds and added three blocked shots.

“We’re trying to find someone to score,” said Wildcat head coach Rachel Wenzel. “We missed too many shots and made too many turnovers. We haven’t been able to find a successful formula.”

On Thursday, Ocosta (0-6, 2-11) hits the road to Raymond.

NAS 9 9 8 13 — 39 OCO 2 4 2 10 — 18

Naselle (39) — M. Green, Nelson 9, K. Green 15, Leland, Pine 6, Deval, Scrabeck 6, Matthews 3, Bjornsgard.

Ocosta (18) — Schmeling, Sunde 6, Phillips 1, Wingate, Jones 3, Saul, Rutzer, Poulson 2, Christiansen 6.