Prep roundup: Ocosta uses its eight finalists to secure Darrington Invitational title


WRESTLING

Darrington Invite

DARRINGTON — Landing eight wrestlers into the finals, Ocosta used its depth to grab four individual championships and the team title at the Darrington Invitational on Saturday.

The Wildcats outpaced host Darrington, 156-120. District rival Napavine took third with 87 points.

“Overall, I’m pleased with the team performance,” Ocosta head coach Kevin Goodrich said. “It wasn’t a big tournament, but typically Darrington and Concrete are always tough and we’ll see them again at regionals.”

Cole Rutzer (106), Connor Maben (120), Drew Angelus (132) and Nikko Contreras (195) won their championship matches. Goodrich cited seniors Angelus and Contreras for their wins by pin and Maben, who knocked off a returning state wrestler in his final.

On Saturday, Ocosta returns to action at the Kalama Rubber Chicken Tournament.

Team: 1. Ocosta 156. 2. Darrington 120. 3. Napavine 87.

106 — 1. Cole Rutzer (Oco) dec. Tenprince Givens (Napa), 9-6. 120 — 1. Connor Maben (Oco) dec. Matt Carroll (TacBapt), 7-3. 132 — 1. Drew Angelus (Oco) pinned Gibson Fishter (Conc.), 3:40. 138 — 1. Ben Harper (LaConner) pinned Noah Elder (Oco), 4:23. 145 — 4. Bryce Hongell (Oco). 152 — 1. Garrett Green (Darr) pinned Matthew Landenglos (Oco), 3:00. 160 — 1. Dahlton Zavala (LaConner) dec. Brian Hart (Oco), 12-11. 170 — 3. Byron Hongell (Oco). 195 — 1. Nikko Contreras (Oco) pinned Lucas Macomber (Napa), 2nd rd. 4. David Cunningham (Oco). 220 — 3. Barrett Stoneking (Oco). 285 — 1. William Ziemanpz (LaConner) maj. dec. Daniel Helman (Oco), 13-2.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Gulls 59, Mountaineers 25

RAINIER — Strong defense and brilliant foul shooting lifted Raymond to its 13th straight win at the expense of Rainier in a non-league game Saturday at Rainier.

The Gulls (13-1) limited the Mounties to single-digit scoring in every quarter. They also canned 18 of 20 free throws.

“Our defense was what carried us through the first half and our offense kicked in (during) the second half,” Raymond coach Jon Schray said.

Hailee Williams scored 16 points, while Abby Maneman added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Gulls. Raymond’s Aiyisha Garcia led all rebounders with 10.

The Gulls make the short trip to South Bend on Tuesday.

Ray 7 14 14 24 — 59 Rain 9 2 7 7 — 25

Raymond (59) — Hailee Williams 16, Gilbert, Koski 5, Boyes 2, Heckard 1, Donovan, Garcia 8, Hagain 12, Maneman 15, Karlsvik, Silva, Oatfield. FG — 19-58 (.328). FT — 18-20.

Rainier (25) — Spivey 2, Thomas 6, Turcott, Kelsey Eygabroad 4, Honaker 6, Nauman, Brown 6, Schaff, Kayla Eygabroad, Dungan 1, Justice. FG — 11-42 (.262). FT — 2-7.

Indians 43, Navigators 32

SOUTH BEND — Sierra Cearns powered South Bend past Northwest Christian with 12 points in Pacific League play on Saturday at South Bend.

Katlyn Sawyer added 11 points and nine rebounds. Makenzie Russell contributed 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Tribe (5-2, 7-7). South Bend hosts Raymond on Tuesday.

Cearns swiped four steals and dished out four assists. Myranda Curtis pulled down seven rebounds to go with her eight points.

Emily VanMarter was the leading scorer for the Navigators with nine points.

“Defensively, we handled their full court pressure well,” said Tribe coach Gary Wilson. “We did a nice job in the back court and getting the ball down the floor. Defensively, we held them to 32 points and only four offensive rebounds in the second half. They were bigger than us, but we held them off.”

Wilson praised Cearns for a complete floor game. He also commended Emily Sanchez for her defensive play.

South Bend hosts Raymond on Tuesday.

NWC 13 8 4 7 — 32 SB 14 12 5 12 — 43

Northwest Christian (32) — E. VanMarter 9, Bredeson 4, Gabel, M. VanMarter 6, Reeves 4, Jack, Sowers 7, Wagner 2. FG — 14-55 (.255). FT — 2-6.

South Bend (43) — Cearns 12, Sanchez 1, Funkhouser, Russell 11, Sawyer 11, Curtis 8, Myers, Wilson. FG — 10-38 (.263). FT — 21-32.

Vikings 53, Wildcats 21

WESTPORT — Willapa Valley relied on passing and defense to top Ocosta in Pacific League play on Saturday at Westport.

Karli Friese led the Vikings with 22 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Michaela Huber scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and swiped two steals for the Vikings (6-2, 9-6).

Kate Christiansen was the leading scorer for the Wildcats (0-8, 2-13), with nine points.

“We passed the ball well,” Vikings head coach Melissa Aust said. “In the second half, our defensive pressure got us easier baskets.”

“We started out well and our transitional defense worked well, which is what we had been working on,” said Ocosta head coach Rachel Wenzel. “We still have difficulty with shooting and turnovers. Our point guard got into foul trouble.”

Ocosta’s Christiansen and Alyssa Phillips were cited for fine play.

On Tuesday, Ocosta hosts Northwest Christian. Willapa Valley hosts North Beach that same night.

WV 10 16 15 12 — 53 OCO 8 6 1 6 — 21

Willapa Valley (53) — L. Friese 1, Bannish 6, Huber 12, K. Friese 22, Walker, Ab. Smaciarz 4, Fluke 2, Harden 2, Wilkison 2, Cook 2. FG — 20-66 (.303). FT — 11-20.

Ocosta (21) — Schmeling 2, Sunde, Phillips 5, Wingate, Jones 5, Saul, Rutzer, Poulson, Christiansen 9. FG — 7-28 (.250). FT — 6-15.

JV — Valley won.

Hyaks 58, Comets 40

NASELLE — North Beach’s offense warmed up in the second quarter and the Hyaks kept on firing en route to a Pacific League win over Naselle on Saturday night.

Wakeena DeLaCruz and Mousie Shale scored a team-high 18 points each to lead the Hyaks (3-5, 8-7). Marya Pope added 12 points, with DeLaCruz pulling down nine rebounds and swiping four steals.

“For us, we were down 8-0 to start,” North Beach head coach Peter Fry said. “We were able to warm up from the 3-point line — Pope was 3-for-3 and Shale also hit a three — in that second quarter. We started shooting better and that was the difference the rest of the way.”

Fry cited Quay Sotomish, who pulled in 10 rebounds and swiped five steals, and Alyssa Grossi, who had six rebounds off the bench, for their play.

On Tuesday, North Beach travels to Willapa Valley.

NB 8 18 15 17 — 58 Nas 12 13 8 7 — 40

North Beach (58) — Sotomish 6, M. Pope 12, DeLaCruz 18, Grossi 4, Frost, Shale 18, Takagi. FG — 17-55. FT — 14-26.

Naselle (40) — M. Green, Nelson 10, K. Green 21, Leeland, Pine, Duval 2, Strabeck, Mathews 7, Bjornsgard. FG — 15-51. FT — 10-19.

Owls 47, Elks 39

MATLOCK — Hannah Frost’s stellar all-around performance led Mary M. Knight past Lake Quinault in a non-league game Saturday at Matlock.

Frost led all scorers with 18 points, while also collecting 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots. Hannah Sowle added seven assists and six rebounds for the Owls (9-1).

Up 21-16 at the half, the Owls broke it open by outscoring Lake Quinault 17-8 in the third quarter. The Elks (3-7) closed the gap when Romey Begay and Hannah Allen hit 3-point baskets in the fourth quarter.

“I thought our defense in the third quarter was the big thing,” Knight coach Lance Valley said.

Begay tallied a team-high 11 points for Lake Quinault.

The Owls visit the Elma junior varsity on Monday.

LQ 4 12 8 15 — 39 MMK 13 8 17 9 — 47

Lake Quinault (39) — Begay 11, Thomas 3, A. Blackburn 4, M. Blackburn 9, Neeland 4, Allen 8. FG — 16-52 (.308). FT — 2-4.

Mary M. Knight (47) — Valley 7, Haury, Bearden, M. Sowle 8, A. Sowle, Ackley, Snyder 4, Adsero 6, Dierkop 4, Frost 18. FG — 21-70 (.300). FT 4-11.

Acorns 48, Loggerettes 19

WISHKAH — Shooting just 13 percent from the floor and 36 percent from the line, Wishkah fell to Oakville in non-league play on Saturday at Brian Eager Gymnasium.

Jordan Merriman led the Acorn scorers with 13 points. Erin Anderson had a double-double for the Loggerettes with 10 points and 10 rebounds. She also collected three steals.

“Overall, the girls played the best game of the night,” Wishkah head coach Crystal Lawton said. “The poor stats from the floor and the field tell the story.”

Wishkah (0-8) will host Evergreen Lutheran on Tuesday.

OAK 15 10 14 9 — 48 WISH 6 6 4 3 — 19

Oakville (48) — Maass 12, Arreguin, Merriman 13, Ortivez 4, Lewis 9, Hawkes 8, Daniels 2. FG — n.a. FT — n.a.

Wishkah (19) — West 4, R. Anderson 4, E. Anderson 10, Sorenson 1. FG — 5-39 (.128). FT — 9-25 (.360).

BOYS BASKETBALL

Elks 49, Owls 44

MATLOCK — Santos Venegas scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half as Lake Quinault charged from behind to beat Mary M. Knight in a non-league game Saturday at Matlock.

The Elks trailed 29-18 at the half but capitalized on Owl turnovers to rally. Richy Carlile hit all four of his free throws in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback.

Chris Erdman had 12 rebounds and Dylan Dorhofer grabbed 11 boards for the Elks. Carlile also had eight steals.

“We went to a 2-3 zone in the second half and got more active,” Quinault coach Dave Hinchen said. “I’m so proud of these boys, they showed a lot of resolve.”

Dylan Dorhofer 11 rebounds. Carlile eight steals and five rebounds.

Kyle Willey had 16 points and Cory O’Neil 11 rebounds for Knight (6-6).

The Elks (4-7) visit North River on Friday. The Owls journey to Elma to face the Eagle jayvees on Monday.

LQ 7 11 13 18 — 49 MMK 17 12 6 9 — 44

Lake Quinault (49) — Garcia 1, Dorhofer 7, Carlile 12, Dalton Lines 7, Kalama, Dylan Lines, Venegas 16, Erdman 6, Peters. FG — 16-60 (.267).. FT — 15-21.

Mary M. Knight (44) — O’Neil 6, Willey 16, Pais, Jimenez 1, Beste, A. Thompson 3, Dierkop 8, Diggle, Adsero 10, Snyder, Oien, Ogg. FG — 16-55 (.291). FT — 11-21.

Loggers 56, Acorns 50

WISHKAH — Trey Berge scored 13 points and Brady Anderson scored 11 points, including some important 3-pointers, to power Wishkah past Oakville in non-league play on Saturday at Brian Eager Gymnasium.

Berge had a double-double for the Loggers with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Gavin Baltzell added 10 points for the Loggers (10-2).

Brady Anderson dished out five assists.

“We had to come from behind again,” said Wishkah head coach Matt Ferrier. “They (the Acorns) shot three 3-pointers in the third quarter and shot well throughout the game. In the fourth quarter, we settled down, got good looks and put the basketball in the hole.”

Geo Jack was the leading scorer for the Acorns with 18 points.

Ferrier praised Keigan Gardiner for setting the tone in the fourth quarter with his defensive hustle. He also commended Jace and Brady Anderson for shooting important 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

The Loggers host Mary M. Knight on Friday.

OAK 11 9 20 10 — 50 WISH 8 16 11 21 — 56

Oakville (50) — M. Youckton 7, Ortivez 8, Bliss 2, Tenny, Roman, Bird, Lopez 9, Jack 18, S. Youckton 6. FG — n.a. FT — 4-4.

Wishkah (56) — B. Anderson 11, Rodriguez 2, Gardiner 8, Thein 3, J. Anderson 6, Arnold 3, Baltzell 10, Berge 13. FG — 21-45 (.467). FT — 11-22.

Seagulls 56, Mountaineers 49

RAINIER — Marvin So powered Raymond past Rainier with 17 points and seven steals in a physical non-league contest on Saturday at Rainier.

Andrew Hamilton had a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds. Rayce Newman grabbed nine rebounds to go with his eight points. Alex Sida pulled down six rebounds for the Gulls (12-2).

Kyle Bell was the leading scorer for the Mountaineers with 12 points.

“We had 29 fouls in the first half,” Raymond head coach Mike Tully said. “It was a tough, physical game with bodies flying everywhere. It didn’t throw us too much. We are used to playing physical games. In the fourth quarter, the game was down to four points, but they (the Mountaineers) were fouling. (Marvin) So got 5-of-7 free throws to pull away for the win.”

The Gulls host Montesano on Monday.

RAY 10 16 16 14 — 56 RAIN 5 14 15 15 — 49

Raymond (56) — So 17, Bisbee 3, Newman 8, Flementis 2, Murdock 5, Sida, J. Hamilton, Ratsavongsy 8, A. Hamilton 13. FG — 22-58 (.380). FT — 11-23.

Rainier (49) — Eygabroad 7, Froemvling 10, Dragt, Bell 12, Evans 5, Miller 9, Shaw 6, Taylor, Carlson. FG — 19-49 (.388). FT — 8-21.

JV — Raymond 52, Rainier 38.

Navigators 60, Indians 52

SOUTH BEND — Host South Bend led at halftime, but Northwest Christian went on an 11-0 run to kick off the second half and stay just far enough away for the win in this Pacific League contest on Saturday.

The Indians battled back to within three with 40 seconds left, but didn’t get a chance to tie or take the lead back.

“By far, this was our closest game,” South Bend head coach Tom Betrozoff said. “We played our best game of the year.”

Justin Elliott led South Bend with 15 points, Miles Davis added 14 points, Mitch Edwards pulled down 12 rebounds and Angel Diaz dished out seven assists.

On Thursday, South Bend takes on rival Raymond.

NWC 11 15 18 16 — 60 SB 16 11 6 19 — 52

Northwest Christian (60) — Griffin, Koukal 23, Thomas, Shafner 9, Bodine 5, Kier 2, Luger 18, Zon 2, Johnson 1. FG — 19-52. FT — 18-27.

South Bend (52) — Diaz 2, Z. Johnson 4, Davis 14, Lewis 8, T. Johnson 2, Kunke, Edwards 7, Elliott 15. FG — 22-49. FT — 11-23.

JV — Northwest Christian won.

C.C. BASKETBALL

Chokers swept

CENTRALIA — Centralia’s Trailblazers swept Grays Harbor College in an NWAACC co-ed doubleheader Saturday at Centralia.

Zach Carras’ 20 points led the Blazers to a 69-50 win in the men’s game. Arthur Erholm paced GHC (1-3, 3-10) with 14 points.

Centralia’s women cashed in on 34 turnovers in an 83-39 rout. Wenda Poleo scored 13 points for the Chokers (0-4, 4-9).

Details were not reported.

The Choker teams visit Highline on Wednesday.