Prep Roundup: Short-handed Bobcats handed another injury in loss to Wolves


Wolves 79, Bobcats 53

TUMWATER — A short-handed Aberdeen squad lost another starter two minutes in the contest and fielded a varsity-junior varsity mix of players throughout this Evergreen 2A contest with Black Hills on Tuesday.

Early in the contest, a Black Hills player tried to clear out Kiana Dixon for a rebound and smashed her elbow into Dixon’s nose, breaking it. Dixon was gone for the remainder of the contest, joining teammates Ericka Manwell (knee), Alexxi Timmons (ankle) and Rachael Schermer (one-game ejection suspension) on the sidelines.

“The team responded,” AHS head coach Aaron Roiko said. “At halftime, we were down 35-32. I couldn’t be happier with the effort in the first half through the adversity. In the second half, they adjusted and pounded the ball low and killed us on the boards. The scoreboard doesn’t reflect the character the kids showed tonight.”

Mo Donovan and Lily Walsh led the Bobcats (3-3, 8-5) with 14 points each.

Walsh was cited for her work in the first half and all five junior varsity players who played — Courtney Dietrich, Sam Laird, Erin Kuhn, Makenna Roiko and Grace Utto-Galarneau — were cited for their all-around play.

“All of them contributed and played well,” Roiko added. “They stepped up, with each of them playing just two quarters, and rotated in when we needed them.”

On Thursday, Aberdeen hosts rival Hoquiam.

Abe 14 18 10 11 — 53 BH 17 18 25 19 — 79

Aberdeen (53) — C. Dietrich, Fisher 8, Laird 4, Dixon, Walsh 14, Roiko 5, Kuhn, Blackburn 6, Utto-Galarneau 2, Donovan 14. FG — 18-50 (.360). FT — 14-20.

Black Hills (79) — Grimm, S. Sauls 8, T. Sauls 8, Smothers 8, Furu 10, Tarrow 6, Nurmi 3, Figure, Mortensen 14, McGee 22. FG — 33-70 (.471). FT — 11-13.

JV — Black Hills 51, Aberdeen 41. Sam Laird eight points for AHS.

Chitwhins 63, Blackhawks 33

LUMMI — Taking the court for the first time since Dec. 21, Taholah overcame the long bus trip and shaky legs to run past host Lummi in a non-league contest on Tuesday.

Dramikha Skaar led the Chitwhins (3-1) with 18 points, nine rebounds and five steals. Laura James added 14 points, six steals and five assists and Karleena Walther also dished out five assists and swiped four steals for Taholah.

“We started slow, then we started moving well and everyone got good playing time,” Taholah head coach Jerry Walther said. “The bench played just as much as the starting five. Being on the court against other people and other teams, it was nice to let them play.”

On Friday, Taholah travels to Oakville.

Tah 15 21 18 9 — 63 Lum 8 6 9 10 — 33

Taholah (63) — Vitalis 2, Laura James 14, Leeza James 6, Walther 6, Skaar 18, Dunn 4, R. Cheney, T. Cheney 1, Waugh 2, Mawitch 4, Hildago 4. FG — 29-91 (.319). FT — 4-12.

Lummi (33) — Humphries 6, James 19, Wilson 4, Wall, Buck, Soloman 3, Burke, Edwards, Roberts 3, Shdigern. FG — 12-51 (.235). FT — 10-25.

Gulls 68, Indians 20

SOUTH BEND — Relying on its defense to set up the offense, Raymond got going early and often in this Pacific League win over rival South Bend on Tuesday.

Holding the host Indians to a 15-3 quarter, the fifth-ranked Gulls (8-0, 13-2) never trailed and got four players into double digits on offense, led by Abby Maneman’s 18 points.

“That was the key tonight,” Raymond head coach Jon Schray said. “Their defense is improving and they take pride in it. It is what carried us through. We went man defense the whole night, dug in our heels and went after it.”

“They took us out of the game in the first two minutes and we didn’t respond at all,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson said. “(Raymond is) playing extremely well right now and we didn’t come to play. They kept a lot of pressure on.”

Hailee Williams added 13 points and Aiysha Garcia and Macy Karlsvik added 12 points each for the Gulls. Katlyn Sawyer led the Tribe (5-3, 7-8) with five points, while Kessa Wilson had six rebounds.

On Friday, Raymond hosts North Beach and South Bend hosts Ocosta.

Ray 15 20 15 18 — 68 SB 3 11 5 1 — 20

Raymond (68) — Williams 13, Gilbert, Koski 2, Boyes 6, Heckard 4, Donovan, Garcia 12, Hagain 11, Maneman 18, Karlsvik 2, Silva, Oatfield, Chavez. FG — na. FT — 4-7.

South Bend (20) — Cearns 3, Sanchez 4, Russell 3, Sawyer 5, Curtis 2, Meyers 1, Wilson 2. FG — na. FT — 3-10.

JV — Raymond 42, South Bend 31.

Vikings 43, Hyaks 32

MENLO — Limiting North Beach to seven field goals, Willapa Valley prevailed in a Pacific League match-up Tuesday at Tenoski Gym.

Cousins Karli and Lauren Friese topped the Vikings with 14 and 11 points, respectively. Each swiped three steals.

North Beach shot 15 percent from the field.

“We were ice-ice cold,” North Beach coach Peter Fry said. “They kept nice man pressure on us and kept us out of any type of offensive rhythm.”

Wakeena DeLaCruz kept the Hyaks afloat with 23 points, including an 11-of-15 performance from the foul line. She also collected 13 rebounds, five steals, two assists and two blocked shots.

Valley coach Melissa Aust wasn’t impressed with her team’s offensive showing.

“We didn’t execute our offense well at all,” she said. “I don’t think we pushed the ball a lot and if we don’t push the ball, we don’t get some of the easy points we need…Thank goodness they didn’t shoot well.”

Michaela Huber grabbed eight rebounds for Valley (7-2, 10-6).

Mousie Shale had six rebounds and four steals for the Hyaks (3-6, 8-8). Starter Quay Sotomish missed the game due to illness.

The Hyaks visit league-leading Raymond on Friday. Valley hosts Adna in a non-leaguer Saturday.

NB 6 8 7 11 — 32 WV 10 8 16 9 — 43

North Beach (32) — M. Pope 6, DeLaCruz 23, Grossi, Frost, Shale 2, C. Pope, Takagi 1, Garman. FG — 7-47 (.149). FT — 12-19.

Willapa Valley (43) — L. Friese 11, Bannish, Huber 8, K. Friese 14, Walker 2, Smaciarz 4, Fluke 4, Harden. FG — 19-56 (.339). FT — 4-8.

JV — Willapa Valley won.

Navigators 38, Wildcats 19

WESTPORT — Ocosta head coach Rachel Wenzel was very happy with her team’s defense against Northwest Christian, but generating an offense has been a struggle, especially in Tuesday’s Pacific League loss.

“Our defense, we played really great,” Wenzel said. “We’ve played a lot of great defense. But just like in past games, we just don’t have a scorer and you have to put the ball in the bucket. It was a much better showing than the last time we played them.”

Kate Christensen and Courtney Rutzer led Ocosta (0-9, 2-14) with six points each. Christensen added nine rebounds and two steals.

On Friday, Ocosta travels to South Bend.

NWC 6 12 7 13 — 38 Oco 4 2 5 8 — 19

Northwest Christian (38) — E. VanMarter 2, Bredison 11, M. VanMarter 2, Reeves 15, Jack 5, Souers 1, Wagner 2. FG — 12-52 (.230). FT — 13-16.

Ocosta (19) — Schmeling 4, Sunde 2, Philips, Wingate, Jones, Saul, Rutzer 6, Poulsen 1, Christensen 6. FG — 9-49 (.184). FT — 1-2.

Eagles 24, Loggerettes 22

WISHKAH — Tied at 22-22 with 20 seconds left in the contest, Evergreen Lutheran knocked home the eventual game-winning shot and prevented Wishkah from getting a tying basket in this non-league contest on Tuesday.

Erin Anderson finished with a game-high 11 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Ryan Anderson added 10 rebounds and seven steals for the Loggerettes (0-9).

“Our girls were more aggressive on the ball — 14 steals as a team,” Wishkah head coach Crystal Lawton said. “We also, for the first time this season, put a (pressure defense) on and the girls did really well. The girls are really starting to work as a team and seeing what needs to be done out there.”

On Friday, Wishkah hosts Mary M. Knight.

EL 4 7 6 7 — 24 Wish 3 2 10 7 — 22

Evergreen Lutheran (24) — Sorum 7, Fuegmann 5, Sprynczymtyk 2, Berent 2, Pittenger 8, Woldu, Phay, Puetter, Kinerk. FG — na. FT — 2-11.

Wishkah (22) — West 3, Rurup 2, R. Anderson 6, E. Anderson 11, Marbut, Zembal, Ancich, Sorenson. FG — 10-38 (.263). FT — 3-13.