Prep Roundup: Taholah boys, girls sweep district titles


BOYS BASKETBALL

Chitwhins 61, Kodiaks 59

Taholah’s Jimmy Smith-Kramer nailed a 12-foot jumper with 17 seconds left to give the Chitwhins the District IV-V title over Columbia Adventist Saturday night at Sam Benn Gym.

The victory sends Taholah directly into the state 1B boys basketball regionals as the district’s No. 1 seed.

The Chitwhins (17-2) led through most of the contest, including a 47-38 advantage after three quarters, before the Kodiaks began their comeback. Columbia Adventist took the lead, its first since early in the second quarter, on a free throw, 59-58, with 31.8 seconds left.

Taholah called timeout, then Justin Curleybear fed Keanu Curleybear on the perimeter to set up Smith-Kramer’s jumper for the lead. Columbia Adventist called timeout to set up one last play, but a steal by Ronnie Tadios-Tahkeal with 1.1 seconds left sealed the game. Tadios-Tahkeal was fouled and made one free throw for the final margin.

Statistics and further details were not reported by press time.

Wildcats 53, Bulldogs 49

CHEHALIS — Powered by A.J. Mayers with 21 points, La Center eliminated Montesano from the District IV Class 1A Tournament on Saturday at Chehalis.

With the loss, the Bulldogs bowed out of the remainder of the tournament with a 12-11 record.

The Wildcats (15-8) shot 6-of-11 from the field in the second quarter, leading 17-8 after a 13-all tie in the first quarter. The Bulldogs only shot 3-of-10 in that quarter and had seven turnovers.

Layne Bruner led the Bulldogs with a double-double— 24 points and 13 rebounds. Kenny Roy was in foul trouble in the second and third quarters. He was able to grab seven rebounds to go with his nine points in the remaining two quarters of play. Matthew Jensen pulled down five rebounds to go with his eight points.

“We picked up our defensive pressure in the second half and increased our intensity,” said MHS head coach Doug Schupbach. “We had plenty of opportunities, but the shots didn’t fall. We had to foul them (the Wildcats) down the stretch. I am proud of our seven seniors.”

Schupbach praised Bruner for his fine performance.

LC 13 17 14 9 — 53 MON 13 8 17 11 — 49

La Center (53) — Mayers 21, Brown 3, Arn 3, Agurrie 10, Braten 5, Beniter 7, King 2, Wonderly 2. FG — 19-47 (.404). FT — 11-19.

Montesano (49) — Jensen 8, Bruner 24, Smith 2, Roy 9, Ohashi, Rogers 6, Ibabao. FG — 18-53 (.340). FT — 7-12.

Cardinals 58, Vikings 51

ROCHESTER — Blasting out offensively behind Enrique Hernandez’s 28 points, Winlock edged Willapa Valley in the quarterfinals of the District IV Class 2B Tournament on Saturday at Rochester.

The Vikings (15-6) continue play in a loser-out contest with Ocosta at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Montesano.

The Cardinals outrebounded the Vikings 33-25. Winlock led by two at the the half and outscored the Vikings 30-25 in the second half.

The Vikings had 17 turnovers to the Cardinals’ 11.

Stephen Camenzind led the Vikings with 18 points and five rebounds. Anthony Sagen grabbed five rebounds and swiped four steals to go with his nine points. Cody Buchanan pulled down five rebounds and David Rockett dished out three assists.

“We hurt ourselves missing too many shots at tournament time,” said Vikings head coach John Peterson. “Our kids gave 100 percent effort and played proud and brave. We need to work on our layins, but it was a very rough game. Hernandez got two long threes — about 27 feet. We are going to take one day to pout and then start over.”

Peterson cited Camenzind for coming back from illness for a good game and Sagen for playing hard.

WIN 15 13 11 19 — 58 WV 13 13 9 1 6 — 51

Winlock (58) — McNalley 3, Tremayne 6, Hernandez 28, Rose 9, Bloom 6, Fisher 6, Martin. FG — 19-56 (.339). FT — 16-23.

Willapa Valley (51) — Sagen 9, Konigsberger 9, Buchanan 4, Friese, Rockett 6, Camenzind 18, Heckard 4, Pearson 2. FG — 19-50 (.380). FT — 13-17.

Eagles 64, Elks 43

Three Rivers Christian turned up the intensity in the second half and capitalized on Lake Quinault’s turnovers to eliminate the Elks from the District IV Class 1B Tournament on Saturday at Sam Benn Gym in Aberdeen.

The Elks ended their season with an 8-11 record.

Zach Martinez led the Eagles with 15 points, closely followed by Josh Caudel with 14 points.

Richy Carlile led the Elks with 10 points. Chris Erdman grabbed nine rebounds to go with his seven points. Christian Garcia dished out four assists and swiped two steals.

“They (the Eagles) played really, really well in the second half,” said Elks head coach Dave Hinchen. “They capitalized on our mistakes, but we made an effort and I am proud of the way we competed.”

Hinchen commended the whole team for a fine effort throughout the season.

TRC 13 14 18 19 — 64 LQ 10 15 10 8 — 43

Three Rivers Christian (64) — Martinez 15, Labiche, Caudel 14, Lentner 4, Hoffman 8, Corns 13, Moore, Hall 10.

Lake Quinault (43) — Garcia 9, Dorhofer 1, Carlile 10, Da. Lines 5, Kalama 4, Dy. Lines, Colton, Venegas 7, Erdman 7, Peters.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Chitwhins 61, Kodiaks 33

Taholah dominated the boards and moved the ball well to finish off Columbia Adventist for the Bi-District Championship on Saturday at Sam Benn Gym in Aberdeen.

With the win, Taholah clinches a regional berth later this month.

Dramikha Skaar led the Chitwhins with 16 points and five assists. Trisha Dunn scored 13 points, swiped three steals and dished out two assists. Karleena Walther scored 12 points and dished out five assists. Laura James was playing ill and still scored six points, swiped five steals and collected six assists.

Rachel Cheney, Marquel Waugh and Arlene Kramer were the leading rebounders for the Chitwhins with nine apiece.

Jaci Allison was the leading scorer for the Kodiaks with 23 points.

“We hit the boards hard,” said Taholah head coach Jerry Walther. “It was a good team effort. We played well defensively and were patient offensively when we needed to be. We moved the ball well.”

CA 4 9 10 10 — 33 TAH 22 15 19 5 — 61

Columbia Adventist (33) — M. Ashton, Wells, McLaughlin 2, Sherrer 2, Perry, Palm, A. Ashton 2, Allison 23, Schmidt, Salsbury 2, Wright 2, FG — 15-58 (.259). FT — 2-6.

Taholah (61) — Vitalis, James 6, Markishtum, Walther 12, Skaar 16, Dunn 13, R. Cheney 8, T. Cheney, Campbell, Waugh 2, Kramer 4. FG — 27-71 (.380). FT — 2-2.

Eagles 36, Elks 34

Three Rivers Christian rode the scoring of Alex Schmidt and Stephanie Maldonado to eliminate Lake Quinault from the District IV Class 1B Tournament in a heartbreaker on Saturday at Sam Benn Gym in Aberdeen.

The Elks ended their season with a 9-10 record.

Romenita Begay and Annber Neeland led the Elks with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Hannah Allen dished out four assists. Neeland, Mikaila Blackburn and Faith Thomas each swiped three steals.

“We were beaten at our own game,” said assistant coach Jon Neeland. “They (the Eagles) crashed the boards. Our team only had 24 total rebounds and we usually get a lot more.”

Assistant coach Neeland praised Allen for good defense and daughter Annber for good all-around play.

TRC 15 10 7 4 — 36 LQ 9 8 7 10 — 34

Three Rivers Christian (36) — Je. Caddell 2, Jor. Caddell 8, N. Schmidt 2, A. Schmidt 12, Maldonado 12. FG — 16-42 (.381). FT — 2-2.

Lake Quinault (34) — Begay 10, A. Blackburn 1, M. Blackburn 5, Neeland 10, Allen 8. FG — 14-51 (.275). FT — 1-2.