Gulls 55, Eagles 44
RAYMOND — Raymond’s boys took a quarter to warm up, but stormed ahead by halftime and never looked back to beat Elma, 55-44, Saturday night at home.
A balanced scoring attack led by Darol Ratsavongsy’s 14 points lifted the Gulls to their first win.
“These guys really move the ball around, their passing is amazing sometimes,” Raymond coach Mike Tully said of his offense. “They are really unselfish.”
The Gulls didn’t control this one from the beginning, however. Elma registered a 10-6 edge at the end of the first quarter after a sluggish Raymond club went just 4 for 17 from the floor. But the Eagles watched their lead disappear in the second as the Gulls heated up for a 23-16 edge at halftime.
“We put a lot of pressure on them and forced some mistakes,” said Tully. “Once we were able to start making some shots, we pulled away a bit.”
Carte Bisbee added 9 points for Gulls, and Elliott Murdock tallied 7. Three other players added 6 apiece and every player on the team contributed at least 2 points. Ratsavongsy added 11 rebounds and 3 steals, while James Hamilton pulled down 8 boards and resistered 4 steals. Bisbee added 5 steals of his own.
Elma’s Chance Bremer led all scorers with 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Ryan Collin added 12 points and Levi Horton 11 for the Eagles. Collin and Ray Stark each had three assists.
“I was very impressed by the effort. And hopefully we can learn that we need to practice the way we play. We lost our legs,” said Elma coach Marvin Prince.
The Eagles face Adna at home today. The Gulls travel to Tenino on Tuesday.
Ray 8 15 17 15 — 55 Elma 10 6 12 16 — 44
Raymond (55) — Bisbee , Oatfield 6, Newman 6, Murdock 7, Sida 6, Hamilton 2, Ratsavongsy 14, Hamilton 5. FG — 21-58 (.362). FT — 12-23.
Elma (44) — Collin 12, Stark 2, Horton 11, Bremer 15, Stevens 2, Wilson 2, Farr, Naumen, Sayler, Osgood. FG — 15-42 (.357). FT — 11-19.
JV — Elma 60, Raymond 34
Vikings 42, Crusaders 41
TACOMA — David Rockett’s basket with 5.6 seconds remaining capped a second-half rally that gave Willapa Valley a dramatic victory over Tacoma Baptist in a non-league game Friday at Tacoma.
Down 28-13 at the half, the Vikings limited the Crusaders to four points in the fourth quarter while committing nary a turnover. After rebounding a missed Crusader free throw, the Vikings got it to Rockett, who swished a 15-foot jumper from the left wing.
“In the first half, we couldn’t throw it in the ocean. We were absolutely stone cold,” Valley coach John Peterson said. “We came in the half and said we’ve got to play better defense and grind on offense. I’m really proud of our team for sucking it up and playing hard.”
Stephen Camenzind paced the Vikings with 12 points. He and Rockett each grabbed five rebounds. Peterson cited the reserve play of Drew Pearson.
The Vikings (1-1) host Lake Quinault on Tuesday.
WV 7 6 17 12 — 42 TB 18 10 9 4 — 41
Willapa Valley (42) — Sagen 4, Konigsberger 7, Riley 2, Buchanan 6, Friese, Rockett 7, Camenzind 12, Heckard 1, Pearson 3. FG — 14-41. (.341). FT — 13-21.
Tacoma Baptist (41) — Jordan, Stoehr 17, Hughey, Pascua 15, Brazile 3, Martindale, Cooksley 2, Wintersole 4. FG — 16-51 (.314). FT — 3-6.
Wildcats 62, Elks 57
WESTPORT — Lake Quinault’s Santos Venegas led all scorers with 18 points, but Ocosta got 16 points from Alex Campos and plenty of counter-punches to come away with this non-league encounter on Friday night.
A full account of this game will be in Sunday’s Daily World.
On Monday, Ocosta travels to Mary M. Knight. On Tuesday, Quinault travels to Willapa Valley.
Owls 45, Eagles 42
MATLOCK — Nick Dierkop scored 16 points as Mary M. Knight edged Three Rivers Christian in a non-league season opener Friday at Matlock.
Further details will be reported in Sunday’s edition.
Indians 63, Mules 47
CATHLAMET — A strong defense and a well-executed offense allowed South Bend to topple Wahkiakum in a non-league play on Friday at Cathlamet.
Sierra Cearns led the Tribe with 26 points and added six assists. Makenzie Russell scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Katlyn Sawyer was the leading rebounder for South Bend (1-0) with 15. Emily Sanchez handed out six assists.
“Defensively, we did an outstanding job on their main shooter,” said SB head coach Gary Wilson. “It was the first game with our new defense and it worked well.”
Wilson praised Cearns for great all-around play, Sawyer for controlling the boards and Sanchez for a good game at guard.
On Monday, South Bend travels to Hoquiam.
SB 17 9 20 17 — 63 WAH 5 11 11 20 — 47
South Bend (63) — Cearns 26, Sanchez 11, Russell 11, Black, Sawyer 3, Curtis 12, Wilson. FG — 20-50 (.400). FT — 15-20.
Wahkiakum (47) — Thomas, Elliot 1, Laverge, Quisley 4, Olson 3, Stanley 2, Wegdahl 4, Bodd 8, Boyce 20, Bryant 2, Patching 3. FG — 19-58 (.328). FT — 15-23.
JV — South Bend 34, Wahkiakum 19.
Vikings 45, Crusaders 19
TACOMA — Karli Friese scored 22 points and strong defensive pressure in the second half allowed Willapa Valley to topple Tacoma Baptist in the season non-league opener on Friday at Tacoma.
Karli Friese also dished up two assists and four steals for the Vikings (1-0). Mackenzie Trotter came in off the bench and contributed nine points.
Lauren Friese and Michaela Huber pulled down six rebounds apiece for the Vikings, closely followed by Morgan Walker with five.
“We came out flat in the first half, but picked up our defensive pressure in the second half, ” said Vikings head coach Melissa Aust. “We were able to capitalize off their mistakes and create some helpful situations in the second half.”
Aust cited Trotter for fine play and hard work off the bench.
Willapa Valley travels to Adna on Monday.
Willapa Valley (45) — L. Friese 1, Bannish 3, Huber 4, K. Friese 22, Walker 2, Cook, Smarciarz, Fluke 2, Harden, Wilkinson 2, Trotter 9. FG — 19-50 (.380). FT — 4-5.
Tacoma Baptist (19) — Veitter 6, McDonald 5, J. Brooks, 2, Cooksley, havens 5, Kliewer, A. Brooks 1, Cameron, Manzoline. FG — 7-44 (.160). FT — 4-8.
Elks 36, Wildcats 18
AMANDA PARK — Romenita Begay scored 20 points to drive Lake Quinault’s offense over Ocosta in non-league play on Friday at Amanda Park.
Annber Neeland added seven points for the Elks (1-0).
Senior Kayt Jones was the leading scorer for the Wildcats with eight points. Becca Wingate pulled down nine rebounds.
“We need to score more than two points in a half to win the game,”said Wildcat head coach Rachel Wenzel. “We dug ourselves in too deep of a hole. We shot more than they (the Elks) did, but the shots were not dropping in.”
Wenzel cited Lexi Schmeling for good overall defensive play.
On Monday, Ocosta will host Mary M. Knight. The Elks will hit the road to Willapa Valley on Tuesday.
OCO 0 2 9 7 — 18 LQ 9 13 4 10 — 36
Ocosta (18) — Schmeling 1, Sunde 5, Phillips 4, Wingate, Jones 8, Saul, Rutzer, Poulsen, Christiansen. FG — 7-44 (.160). FT — 4-8.
Lake Quinault (36) — Begay 20, S.Thomas 4, Neeland 7, Erdman, Gerard, Silva, Garcia, Allen 5, B. Thomas. FG — 14-43 (.326). FT — 9-16.
Owls 48, Eagles 36
MATLOCK — Mary M. Knight took advantage of rebounds in the second half and prevailed over Three Rivers Christian despite getting into foul trouble in the fourth quarter in non-league play on Friday at Matlock.
Hannah Frost led all Owls scorers with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Miranda Sowle pulled down 13 rebounds and dished up seven steals, six assists and five blocks for the Owls (1-0).
“We got into foul trouble in the fourth quarter,” said Knight head coach Lance Valley. “In the second half, we did a better job of rebounding and held on for the win.”
Coach Valley cited Frost for a good all-around game.
On Monday, Mary M. Knight hosts Ocosta.
TRC 4 7 15 10 — 36 MMK 16 8 6 18 — 48
Three Rivers Christian (36) — Jesse Caedel, Jordan Coedel 7, N. Schmidt 7, A. Schmidt 7, Maldonado 15. FG — 10-58 (.172). FT — 15-26.
Mary M. Knight (48) — Valley 12, Bearden, M. Sowle 8, A. Sowle 8, Kiliz 2, Snyder 2, Adsero, Dierkop 8, Frost 14. FG — 22-79 (.279). FT — 4-10.
Elma splits double
ELMA — In a season-opening double dual meet with Aberdeen and Cheney, Elma knocked off the Bobcats in the meeting of Grays Harbor rivals and were edged out by the Blackhawks on Friday.
Against the Bobcats, Matt Gamino’s win by pin in 11 seconds over Sam Wagner in the 120-pound match was the highlight win of the night for the Eagles in a 51-30 victory.
Other noted wins for Elma were Tanner Sample, at 138, knocked off Tristian Jiminez at 3:43, and Chase Robbins, a sophomore junior varsity wrestler moved up to varsity and beat Justin Baldwin in 1:09 at 160.
For Aberdeen, heavyweight Jaime Miranda won and Jose Duran, at 182, erased a four-point deficit to Layne Sutten with a pin at 3:35.
“For our kids, the ones who should have gotten wins, they did,” Elma head coach Jason Dick said. “It is a good win, but we have things to work on. The kids will work hard in the wrestling room and improve.”
Against Cheney, coach Dick noted that the Eagles could have gotten a few more wins against the No. 6-ranked Class 2A school in a 40-30 loss.
Noted wins in the match were Tyson Dick, at 145, overcoming a closed black eye to edge out Vern Sanderson, 8-5; and, Jacob Nelson, a sophomore at 132, won in overtime, 6-4 over Blake Meldrum.
Today, Elma travels to the Forks Invitational, while Aberdeen hosts its own tournament at Sam Benn Gym.