Prep roundup


Indians 61, Hyaks 32

SOUTH BEND — Host South Bend came out strong defensively and the offense followed with a 21-6 first quarter against North Beach in this Pacific League contest on Monday night.

The Indians (4-2, 6-7) got balanced scoring overall — four players in double-digits, led by Sierra Cearns with 12 points on 4-for-7 shooting from behind the 3-point arc. Kessa Wilson added 11 points and eight rebounds, Myranda Curtis 11 points and 10 rebounds and Makenzie Russell 10 points, 13 rebounds, four steals and four assists.

“We only had seven players available (without Katlyn Sawyer), so we had to maneuver the lineup,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson said. “It worked out well. The defense set the tone right off the bat and it got our offense flowing. Overall, it was a good game.”

“In the first half, South Bend must have shot 50 percent or better (from the field),” North Beach head coach Peter Fry said. “That’s tough. Meanwhile, we shot poorly the whole game. They really put the screws to us in the first quarter and we couldn’t penetrate their zone.”

Wakeena DeLaCruz and Mousie Shale scored nine points each to lead the Hyaks (2-4, 7-6). DeLaCruz also swiped seven steals.

On Wednesday, North Beach hosts Lake Quinault. On Saturday, South Bend hosts Northwest Christian.

NB 6 7 11 8 — 32 SB 21 15 11 14 — 61

North Beach (32) — Sotomish 2, Pinto, M. Pope 5, DeLaCruz 9, Grossi 4, Frost 2, Schreiber, Shale 9, C. Pope 1, Tackett. FG — 11-54 (.204). FT — 9-17.

South Bend (61) — Cearns 12, Sanchez 6, Funkhouser 8, Russell 10, Curtis 11, Meyers 3, Wilson 11. FG — 24-56 (.432). FT — 9-14.

JV — South Bend won.

Warriors 52, Bulldogs 46

ROCHESTER — Keeli Demers scored eight of her 13 points in the fourth quarter as Rochester rallied past Montesano in an Evergreen 1A League contest Monday night at Rochester.

This game resembled Monte’s 34-30 loss to Hoquiam in several respects. In both contests, the Bulldogs used a strong defensive effort in the third quarter to take the lead (36-33 in this case), but were undone by poor foul shoting. Montesano made only 4-of-12 free throws.

“I just felt like we made some costly mistakes in the fourth quarter on both ends of the floor,” Monte coach Julie Graves said. “I feel like we need to play with a purpose for 32 minutes. This is the second game in a row we went into the fourth quarter with a lead and failed to finish with a win.”

Bulldog guard Megan Choate turned in another strong all-around effort with 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Mackinzie Malizia added 12 points and 10 boards, while Andrea Ostwald and Cortney Miller pulled down 10 and eight rebounds, respectively, for the Bulldogs (2-4, 7-6).

Montesano hosts Rainier in the first game of a co-ed doubleheader Friday.

Monte 18 8 10 10 — 46 Roch 18 11 4 19 — 52

Montesano (46) — Nuckols 3, Choate 19, Ostwald 6, Miller 2, Klompken 4, Malizia 12, Floch. FG — 20-61 (.328). FT — 4-12.

Rochester (52) — Justice 2, Jo. Lancaster 12, Seymour 14, Keeli Demers 13, Kessa Demers 11, Ja. Lancaster, Hegberg. FG — 23-59 (.390). FT — 6-10.

JV — Montesano 31, Rochester 5. Two-quarter game.

Boys Basketball

Bulldogs 60, Indians 30

MONTESANO — Taking on a short-handed South Bend squad, Montesano found its offensive and defense groove in the first half en route to a non-league victory at Bo Griffith Memorial Gym on Monday night.

The Bulldogs blanked the Indians, 20-0, in the first quarter and took a 30-12 halftime lead.

“We jumped on them early, got some easy looks and turnovers,” Montesano head coach Doug Schupbach said. “We shot well in the first quarter — 42 percent, which is a vast improvement over our past outings. This was a good dose of medicine for us. It re-established some confidence on what we are doing and how we can play.”

Kenny Roy led all scorers with 16 points and seven rebounds, with Matthew Jensen scoring 12 and Layne Bruner 11 points and eight rebounds for Montesano (6-4).

South Bend’s Miles Davis led all scorers with 18 points.

Today, Montesano (6-4) hits the road to take on Rochester in an Evergreen 1A encounter. On Saturday, South Bend (0-14) hosts Northwest Christian in a Pacific League game.

SB 0 12 9 9 — 30 Monte 20 10 20 10 — 60

South Bend (30) — Elliott 9, Edwards, T. Johnson 3, Lewis, Davis 18, Z. Johnson, Diaz. FG — 12-52 (.231). FT — 3-6.

Montesano (60) — Jensen 12, Benner, Bialkowski, Bruner 11, Usher 2, Nelson 6, Smith 5, Roy 16, Ohashi, Rogers 5, Ibabao 3. FG — 26-68 (.382). FT — 2-7.

JV — Montesano won.

C Squad — Montesano def. Hoquiam.


Kelso girls invite

KELSO — Hoquiam’s Sam King placed second at 155 pounds in the Kelso Invitational girls tournament on Saturday.

Although King was the lone Grizzly placewinner, HHS coach Alex White was pleased with her team’s performance.

“The rest of the girls wrestled great,” White said. “It was a really hard tournament and it’s what we expect to see at our regional tournament.”