Prep Roundup: Monte boys rally in fourth quarter


BOYS BASKETBALL

Bulldogs 55, Warriors 50

ROCHESTER — Tucker Ibabao hit a 3-pointer and Layne Bruner made all four of his final free throws in the fourth quarter to lift Montesano past Rochester in Evergreen 1A League play on Tuesday at Rochester.

The Warriors had been ahead 50-48 before the Bulldogs ended the game with seven unanswered points.

Bruner led all scorers with 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out four assists for the Bulldogs (3-3, 7-4). Kenny Roy pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists. Bruner and Roy earned the praise of coach Doug Schupbach for playing well together to assist in the win.

Tyler Yarber was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 16 points.

“We did good executions at times,” said Schupbach. “We had a good lead in the first quarter (18-10), but they kept nibbling back at us. In the third quarter, they (the Warriors) came out on fire. In the fourth quarter, we forged ahead for the win.”

Schupbach praised Richard Smith for fine play off the bench.

Tonight, the Bulldogs hit the road to Naselle for the third game in a row this week.

MONTE 18 13 15 9 — 55 ROCH 10 15 19 6 — 50

Montesano (55) — Jensen 6, Bruner 21, Usher, Nelson, Smith 7, Roy 9, Ohashi 5, Rogers 4, Ibabao 3. FG — 21-54 (.389). FT — 8-12.

Rochester (50) — Smith 9, Blanchard 3, Wilson, Ranger 1, Gedney 10, Yarber 16, Rigsbee 11, McLemore. FG — 18-47 (.383). FT — 7-10.

JV — Rochester won. C squad — Montesano won.

Gulls 83, Wildcats 51

WESTPORT — Erupting for 54 points in the middle two quarters, Raymond raced past Ocosta in a Pacific League contest Tuesday at Westport.

The game was tied at 16 before the Gulls (7-0, 11-2) began their decisive spurt. They wound up shooting 59 percent from the field for the contest.

“It was a pretty fast-paced game from the beginning, but we picked it up to another level (beginning in the second quarter) and were able to get out, run and hit some shots,” Raymond coach Mike Tully said. “We shot really well in the middle two quarters.”

“We came out and played really well in the first quarter,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “The second and third quarters, for whatever reason, we did not play defense. Our defensive intensity went way down for some reason and Raymond played very well. They shot the ball very well tonight.”

Carte Bisbee led Raymond scorers with 18 points, while Darol Ratsavonsy and Elliot Murdock aqdded 14 points each.

Andrew Hamilton grabbed 10 rebounds, while his brother James and Ratsavongsy had six apiece for Raymond.

Kurt Bambauer scored 18 points for the Wildcats (3-4, 7-7) and was commended by Quinby for a fine all-around game.

Ocosta journeys to Willapa Valley on Friday. The Gulls visit Rainier for a non-leaguer Saturday.

Ray 16 24 30 13 — 83 Oco 16 10 13 12 — 51

Raymond (83) — So 8, Maneman 2, Bisbee 18, Flemetis, Villegas, Murdock 14, Sida 10, J. Hamilton 9, Ratsavongsy 14, A. Hamilton 6, McFadden 2. FG — 34-58 (.586). FT — 11-19.

Ocosta (51) — Campos, Tackett 4, Sobrera 8, Herrera 5, Bambauer 18, Krigbaum 6, Wright 6, Rindlisbacher 4, Benn. FG — 19-45 (.422). FT — 4-12.

JV — Raymond won.

Vikings 65, Comets 39

MENLO — Willapa Valley got a hot start to this Pacific League contest against Naselle and kept the momentum going on the boards and on defense for the win on Tuesday night.

The Vikings shot well (8-for-17) in the opening quarter for an 18-8 margin, then stayed in control by dominating the boards. The hosts doubled up the Comets, 44-22, in rebounds, including 22 offensive boards.

“They had just 22 total; we did a fantastic job,” Valley head coach John Peterson said. “The thing tonight was attacking the basket. We went at the basket, got to the free-throw line, got close shots and made most of them. We’ve been an up-tempo guard offense traditionally, but that isn’t the case this year. We want to go inside and all of the post kids did a nice job tonight.”

Stephen Camenzind led all scorers with 23 points, with Matt Konigsberger adding 13 points for Valley (6-1, 11-4). David Rockett pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out four assists, while Anthony Sagen added seven rebounds and three assists.

Peterson cited Sagen for his overall play, with Camenzind and Rockett cited for their defense.

On Friday, Valley stays home to greet Ocosta.

Nas 8 13 11 7 — 39 WV 18 16 10 21 — 65

Naselle (39) — Blaylock 2, Corona, Williams 5, Scrabeck 12, Chapman 5, Eaton 5, Lopez 6, Wasmundt 2, Bergeson, Zimmerman 2. FG — 16-42 (.381). FT — 4-16.

Willapa Valley (65) — Sagan 6, Konigsberger 13, Ochman, Buchanan 5, Rockett 9, Camenzind 23, Heckard 4, Pierson 2. FG — 22-56 (.393). FT — 20-28.

JV — Valley won.

C Squad — Valley won.

Hyaks 57, Navigators 45

LACEY — Powered by Corey Thornton’s 20 points, North Beach topped Northwest Christian in Pacific League play on Tuesday at Lacey.

Thornton scored 12 of his points in the third quarter, increasing the Hyak lead to 45-27 at the end of three.

Joseph Wagner handed out six assists and Tyler Turner swiped six steals for the Hyaks (4-3, 6-6). Pedro Gonzales pulled down four rebounds.

The Hyaks shot 56 percent from the field.

Austin Koukal was the leading scorer for the Navigators with 16 points.

Tonight, North Beach will host Lake Quinault.

NB 15 11 19 12 — 57 NWC 11 7 9 18 — 45

North Beach (57) — Wagner 9, Thornton 20, Turner 3, Takagi, Fry, Gonzales, Hernandez 13, Ketter, Ju. Chong 6, Bridge 5, Jo. Chong 1. FG — 23-41 (.561). FT — 4-7.

Northwest Christian (45) — Koukal 16, Bodine 4, Boogerd 10, Shaffer 9, Griffin 2, Kierz 2, Chon 2, Thomas, Wooldridge, Johnson. FG — n.a. FT — n.a.

JV — North Beach won.