Prep roundup: River Ridge girls knock off Aberdeen


Hawks 64, Bobcats 49

LACEY — Second-place River Ridge went on a 10-0 run in the first quarter and Aberdeen could never catch up in an Evergreen 2A Conference loss on Tuesday at River Ridge.

Jasmine Brewster led the Hawks with 15 points.

Ericka Manwell and Emily Fisher led the Bobcats (4-6, 9-9), with 13 points apiece. Manwell had just returned to play after being sidelined with a knee injury. She had a double-double and was the leading rebounder with 10. Fisher grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists. Tiana Blackburn added 10 points.

“We were close for the first six minutes of the game and then they (the Hawks) went on a 10-0 run and we couldn’t climb back,” said Bobcat head coach Aaron Roiko. “We had good looks, but could not make the shots. It was their home court and they have really tall players, who hurt us on the boards.”

Roiko cited Blackburn for outstanding all-around play off the bench. He also praised Manwell and Fisher for fine performances.

On Thursday, Aberdeen will travel to Capital.

ABe 5 13 14 17 — 49 RR 16 15 17 16 — 64

Aberdeen (49) — Schermer 2, Fisher 13, Dixon 3, Walsh 4, Manwell 13, Blackburn 10, Donovan 4. FG — 18-52 (.346). FT — 10-18.

River Ridge (64) — Coleman, Montgomery 5, Brewster 15, Schultz 13, Scott 2, Baker 9, Santos, McGill 10, Stevenson 8, Bernethy 2. FG — n.a. FT — n.a.

JV — Aberdeen 41, River Ridge 36. Erin Kuhn scored 17 points for the Bobcats.


Wildcats 57, Hyaks 54

WESTPORT — Powered by seniors Kurt Bambauer and Alex Campos, Ocosta came from behind with a strong fourth quarter to finish off North Beach in the Pacific League finale on Tuesday at Westport.

Bambauer and Campos scored 14 points apiece. Nate Krigbaum added 10 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Wildcats (5-7, 10-10). James Benn and Caleb Tackett grabbed seven rebounds apiece. Bambauer dished out four assists.

The Wildcats outscored the Hyaks 20-9 in the fourth quarter.

Corey Thornton was the leading scorer for the Hyaks (7-5, 12-8), with 19 points. Gabe Hernandez added 14 points.

“It was a very intense, hard-fought game for both sides,” said Wildcat head coach Jason Quinby. “They (the Hyaks) made more shots in the first three quarters. We upped our defensive pressure and made more shots in the fourth quarter. We won with six players — one was ineligible and one was injured, Alex Herrera. It was iron-man basketball for us. We kept the energy level up the whole game.”

The Hyaks will begin district 2B competition as the Pacific League’s third seed with a 6:30 p.m. game Feb. 7 at Montesano against Central No. 6. The Wildcats will open district with a 6:30 p.m. game at Rochester against Central No. 4.

NB 17 12 16 9 — 54 OCO 13 12 12 20 — 57

North Beach (54) — Wagner 3, Thornton 19, Turner 10, Fry 2, Gonzalez, Hernandez 14, Chong 6, Beck. FG — 21-59 (.356). FT — 6-8.

Ocosta (57) — Campos 14, Tackett 8, Bambauer 14, Krigbaum 10, Wright 4, Benn 7. FG — 20-50 (.400). FT — 10-19.

JV — North Beach won.

Warriors 45, Eagles 39

ELMA — Limiting Elma to nine points in the first half, Rochester finished off the Eagles in Evergreen 1A League play on Tuesday at Elma.

The Eagles (2-9, 2-16) turned the ball over 20 times and that was their downfall, according to head coach Marvin Prince. They also shot 22.2 percent from the field.

The Warriors capitalized on Elma’s turnovers and had two players score in double figures. They also held the Eagles to just two points in the second quarter.

Jacob Stevens came in off the bench in the second half and scored 12 points for the Eagles, 10 of which were in the third quarter. Chance Bremer added nine points, grabbed 16 rebounds and swiped three steals.

“The first half killed us,” said Prince. “We were 1-for-17 in the second quarter, a dismal seven percent. Our seniors started out with good energy and then went stagnant. We made some halftime adjustments, including bringing in Stevens, who helped us out for the second game in a row. The people we expected to make plays went for 3-point shots and turned the ball over.”

Elma hits the road to Hoquiam Square Garden on Friday.

ROCH 10 10 13 12 — 45 ELMA 7 2 17 13 — 39

Rochester (45) — McLemore, Rigsby 5, Singer 5, Yarber 13, Gadney 5, Ranger, Wilson, Blanchard 10, Smith 7. FG — 20-46 (.435). FT — 10-22.

Elma (39) — Collin 8, Farr, Naumen 2, Sayler, Stark 3, Horton, Riffe 5, Z. Osgood, S. Osgood, Bremer 9, Stevens 12, Wilson. FG — 18-81 (.222). FT — 7-13.

JV — Elma won.

Comets 70, Indians 52

NASELLE — Host Naselle knocked down seven 3-point baskets in the first half against South Bend, allowing it to take control of this Pacific League finalè on Tuesday night.

The Comets led 41-25 at halftime, with the second quarter finding most of the long-range bombs landing. The Indians played even in the second half, but second and third chances on the boards by the hosts kept the lead safe.

South Bend finishes the season at 1-11, 1-19.

“Last time, they only made two 3-pointers against us,” South Bend head coach Tom Betrozoff said. “They attempted, uncharacteristically, 32 three-point shots. Second half, we played better defense,. It was a competitive game all night, other than the second quarter. I was pleased with the kids’ work.”

Betrozoff noted his underclass team’s ability to overcome adversity this season and cited his four seniors for their contributions to the program.

Justin Elliott led the Tribe with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Miles Davis added 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

SB 14 11 19 8 — 52 Nas 19 23 14 14 — 70

South Bend (52) — Ogilvie, Z. Johnson 5, Davis 14, Lewis 4, Diaz, T. Johnson 2, Kunke, Edwards 4, Elliott 23. FG — 21-51 (.412).FT — 7-12.

Naselle (70) — Blaylock, Krohn, Williams 11, Scrabeck 24, Chapman 14, Eaton 13, Lopez, Wasmundt 2, Ferguson, York, Zimmerman 6. FG — 28-83 (.337). FT — 4-8.

JV — Naselle won.