Wildcats 66, Owls 65 (OT)
WESTPORT — Dan Sobrera scored four of his team’s six points in overtime as Ocosta registered a wild win over Mary M. Knight in non-league play Monday night at Westport.
The Wildcats (2-1) and Owls (1-1) may have developed the bends from the dramatic momentum shifts in this contest.
Ocosta led by 13 points midway through the third quarter, only to see the Owls charge back to grab a 12-point advantage at the midpoint of the fourth period. Then it was Ocosta’s turn to rally and Kurt Bambauer’s 3-point basket in the final minute of regulation forced overtime.
“We really upped the pressure and our intensity was good again,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “It really was a wild, wacky game.”
Bambauer paced the Wildcats with 17 points, two more than Sobrera. James Benn grabbed seven rebounds for Ocosta.
Knight’s Blake Adsero led all scorers with 18 points. Kyle Willey added 15 for the Owls.
Ocosta returns to action tonight at home against Rochester. The Owls host South Bend on Friday.
MMK 6 12 25 17 5 — 65 OCO 8 18 13 21 6 — 66
Mary M. Knight (65) — O’Neil 4, Willey 15, C. Thompson 5, Jimenez 4, M. Thompson, Robecker 6, Dierkop 13, Boley, Adsero 18. FG — n/a. FT — 9-21.
Ocosta (66) — Campos 6, Tackett 12, Sobrera 15, Herrera 2, Bambauer 17, Alegria, Krigbaum 6, Wright 2, Rindlisbacher 2, Benn 4. FG — n/a. FT — 14-18.
JV — Ocosta 61, Knight 48.
Pirates 49, Vikings 45 (OT)
ADNA — Capitalizing on a late turnover, Adna outlasted Willapa Valley in overtime in a non-league game Monday at Adna.
Mackenzie Trotter was injured in the first half for the Vikings and Michaela Huber got into foul trouble late in the game. In their absence, Emily Fluke came in off the bench to score nine points.
Karli Friese was the leading scorer for the Vikings (1-1) with 14 points, eight rebounds and 13 assists. Lauren Friese pulled down eight rebounds to go with her five points. Fluke and Morgan Walker grabbed six rebounds apiece.
“It was close the whole way,” said Valley head coach Melissa Aust. “The intensity was there, but some of our shots were not falling in. We just ran out of time at the end. They (the Pirates) capitalized on a turnover and scored at the end.”
Aust commended the all-around play of Fluke coming in off the bench.
The Pirates had two players score in double figures.
Willapa Valley will host Lake Quinault tonight.
WV 2 12 11 15 5 — 45 AD 4 7 12 17 9 — 49
Willapa Valley (45) — L. Friese 5, Bannish, Huber 6, K. Friese 14, Walker 2, Smarciarz 5, Fluke 9, Harden, Trotter 4. FG — 16-70 (.229). FT — 11-19.
Adna (49) — Gilbertson 20, Gaffney 16, Rolse 4, Dotson 1, Elliott 8, Diaz-DeLeon. FG — 16-51 (.314). FT — 13-28.
JV — Valley won.
Owls 44, Wildcats 22
WESTPORT — Cutting down on its turnovers in the second half, Mary M. Knight pulled away from Ocosta in non-league play on Monday at Westport.
Lauren Dierkop was the leading scorer for the Owls (2-0), with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight steals.
Knight’s Miranda Sowle injured her ankle in the first half. Jaycee Valley came in to replace her in the second half and scored seven points, pulled down 10 rebounds, and came up with five steals and eight assists. Hannah Frost grabbed 14 rebounds.
“Our team took care of the ball well in the second half,” said Owl coach Lance Valley. “We had too many turnovers in the first half and only six in the second half. We made the easy shots.”
Coach Valley cited Jaycee Valley for fine play as point guard.
Kate Christiansen came in off the bench and scored 12 points and pulled down 17 rebounds for the Wildcats (0-3).
“We had trouble with the big underneath shot and only got 19% of our shots in,” said Wildcat head coach Rachel Wenzel. “There was some improvement over our last game with Lake Quinault.”
Wenzel cited Christiansen for fine all-around play off the bench.
On Thursday, Ocosta hits the road to Rochester. On Saturday, Mary M. Knight hosts Seton Catholic.
MMK 4 11 19 10 — 44 OCO 6 2 8 6 — 22
Mary M. Knight (44) — Valley 7, Bearden, M. Sowle 2, A. Sowle 2, Kiliz 2, Snyder 2, Adsero 9, Dierkop 14, Frost 6. FG — 19-65 (.292). FT — 4-17.
Ocosta (22) — Schmeling 1, Sunde 2, Phillips 2, Wingate, Jones, Saul, Rutzer 5, Poulsen, Christiansen 12. FG — 9-47 (.191). FT — 1-4.
Eagles win two titles
FORKS — Elma’s Tanner Sample and Tyson Dick were among the champions in the Forks Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday.
Sample pinned Forks’ Ricky Barragan in the first round of their 138-pound title match. Dick decisioned Port Townsend’s Dillon Ralls, 15-2, in the 145-pound final.
Elma’s Matt Gamino and Layne Sutten were each runners-up in their divisions. Gamino dropped a 6-4 decision to Port Angeles’ Josh Basden in the 120-pound final, while Olympic’s Zeke Gaeta edged Sutten, 15-12, in the 182-pound title match.
Elma’s Ryan Wilson (113 pounds), Jacob Nelson (132), Austin Cristelli (152) and Steven Persell (160) each placed third, while Nate Raffelson (160) and Justin Sturdevant (285) took fourths.
Port Angeles won the team title with 233 1/2 points, 11 1/2 ahead of runner-up Olympic of Silverdale. Elma wound up third with 221.
“Overall, I was proud of how the team wrestled,” Elma coach Jason Dick said. “Tyson and Tanner wrestled exactly the way I expected them to (wrestle). Tanner has five first-round pins in five matches and Tyson has scored 68 match points in five matches.”