Prep Roundup:Taholah girls rally to win on last-second free throws


Chitwhins 51, Hawks 50

MARYSVILLE — Dramikha Skaar sank two foul shots with 0.4 seconds remaining to complete a dramatic Taholah comeback against Tulalip Heritage in a non-league game Wednesday night.

The Chitwhins (6-1) trailed by as many as 17 points early in the fourth quarter before switching to a pressure man-to-man defense.

“We kind of switched up defenses and started running our offense, getting it inside where we wanted to go,” Taholah coach Jerry Walther said. “We forced some turnovers and forced them to take quick shots.”

Taholah had reduced the margin to one before calling time with four seconds remaining. Taking an entry pass, Skaar drew a foul at 0.4 seconds and made both free throws.

“The girls played one heck of a fourth quarter,” Walther said. “They were ranked 19th in the state, so it was nice for us to go into their house and come out of there with a win.”

Skaar finished with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Laura James had 12 points and five assists for Taholah. Rachel Cheney and Marquel Waugh grabbed six rebounds apiece for the Chitwhins.

Tulalip’s Katia Brown led all scorers with 26 points.

Taholah’s scheduled home game last Monday with Forks was canceled due to a flu epidemic at Forks. The Chitwhins are next supposed to visit the Spartans on Jan. 31.

Tah 8 9 11 23 — 51 Tul 6 18 14 12 — 50

Taholah (51) — Vitalis, L. James 12, Markishtum, Walther 5, Skaar 17, Dunn 9, R. Cheney 6, T. Cheney, Campbell, Waugh 2, Kramer. FG — 18-61 (.296). FT — 8-14.

Tulalip (50) — Brown 26, Jones 16, Jimiaim, Villa, Iykes, Enick 8, White. FG — 18-48 (.375). FT — 8-14.

Hyaks 57, Elks 35

AMANDA PARK — Wakeena DeLaCruz’s triple-double powered North Beach past Lake Quinault in a non-league contest Wednesday night at Amanda Park.

DeLaCruz scored 27 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and handed out 10 assists. She also swiped four steals.

Hyak coach Peter Fry lauded his entire team for unselfishness.

“We had a lot better ball movement than we’ve had in several games,” he said. “My philosophy is when we get the ball in everybody’s hands, you get positive looks and that’s what happened tonight.”

North Beach’s Quay Sotomish added 11 points and a strong defensive showing, while Mousie Shale had eight rebounds and five steals for the Hyaks (9-9).

Romenita Begay collected 12 points and seven rebounds for Lake Quinault (3-8). Mikaila Blackburn contributed 10 points and eight rebounds and was commended by Elk coach Dave Hinchen for overall play.

Annber Neeland wound up with seven rebounds and four assists for the Elks. Quinault had three starters foul out.

The Hyaks return to action tonight at home against South Bend. The Elks journey to Wishkah on Friday.

NB 18 13 11 15 — 57 LQ 7 6 11 11 — 35

North Beach (57) — Sotomish 11, Garman 4, M. Pope 3, DeLaCruz 27, Shale 8, C. Pope 1, Frost 3. FG —22-68 (.324). FT — 5-16.

Lake Quinault (35) — Begay 12, A. Blackburn 5, M. Blackburn 10, Neeland 3, Erdman 1, Allen 4. FG — 12-34 (.353). FT — 8-14.


Hyaks 58, Elks 41

AMANDA PARK — Gabe Hernandez led all scorers with 16 points and North Beach got 13 points from Justin Chong to pull away in the second half from Lake Quinault in this non-league contest on Wednesday.

The Hyaks (11-7) owned a 26-17 halftime lead, then overpowered the Elks with a 20-8 third quarter to take full control.

“They’re well-coached and they did a great job of sharing the ball,” Lake Quinault head coach Dave Hinchen said. “They know how to set each other up. We didn’t do a good job of that tonight. They shot well, too. They worked to get good shots and they made them.”

Richy Carlile led the Elks with 15 points and Chris Erdman pulled down 10 rebounds. Dalton Lines added five steals.

On Friday, Lake Quinault (5-8) travels to Wishkah. North Beach visits Montesano on Saturday.

NB 19 7 20 12 — 58 LQ 10 7 8 16 — 41

North Beach (58) — Wagner 9, Thornton 9, Beck, Turner 11, Takagi, Fry, Gonzalez, Hernandez 16, Chong 13. FG — na. FT — 9-16.

Lake Quinault (41) — Garcia 4, Dorhofer 6, Carlisle 15, Dal. Lines 6, Kalama 2, Dy. Lines, Colton, Venegas 4, Erdman 2, Peters 2. FG — na. FT — 3-7.

JV — North Beach won.

Hawks 57, Chitwhins 37

MARYSVILLE — Well-balanced Tulalip Heritage topped cold-shooting Taholah, in a non-league contest Wednesday at Marysville.

Five players scored at least eight points for the Hawks.

Taholah, meanwhile, shot only 24 percent from the field.

“We couldn’t get the offense going today,” Chitwhin assistant coach Eric Capoeman said. “We missed open layins. We were getting good looks. We couldn’t hit anything.”

Keanu Curleybear paced Taholah with 11 points. Capoeman cited Joseph Winn for rebounding and Otto Tanner for reserve play.

The Chitwhins (6-2) are still attempting to line up games. prior to a Feb. 2 home date with Oakville.

Tah 7 16 7 7 — 37 Tul 16 20 11 10 — 57

Taholah (37) — Jackson 4, Purdy 3, Stewart, Smith-Kramer 2, Tadios-Tahkeal 5, J. Curleybear 2, K. Curleybear 11, Tanner 3, Winn 7. FG — 12-51 (.235). FT — 7-16.

Tulalip (57) — B. Jones 11, K. Jones, D. Jones, Comenout 8, Miles 5, Enick 2, Sanchez 10, Hamilton 12, Kidd 9, Arthur. FG — 20-64 (.313). FT — 14-23.


Bobcats 57, Cougars 15

OLYMPIA — Blessed with a rare manpower advantage, Aberdeen capitalized by thumping Capital in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Wednesday at Olympia.

Only eight matches were contested, with the Bobcats winning seven of those contests. Conner Horton, Justin Berkley, Bobby Rowe, Henry Fultz and Tavo Sanchez scored pins for the Bobcats (2-3, 2-4).

“They incorporated a lot of stuff we’ve been talking about for the last couple of weeks and are coming together at the right time,” Bobcat coach Chuck Veloni said.

Veloni also cited Grant Bowley for a tightly contested decision win over Skyler Newport at 132 pounds. Ben Tupper recorded the other Aberdeen win, prevailing via disqualification following an illegal slam by his opponent.

113 — Sam Wagner (A) won forfeit. 120 — Conner Horton (A) pinned Blake Beaulin, 3:35. 126 — Cameron Kwieciak (C) won forfeit. 132 — Grant Bowley (A) dec. Skyler Newport, 7-5. 138 — Justin Berkley (A) pinned Kaleb Harmor, 2:11. 145 — Blake Newport (C) dec. Erikk Machowek, 9-1. 152 — Bobby Rowe (A) pinned Justin Maggi, 1:53. 160 — Tavo Sanchez (A) pinned Ivaiea Raudenbush, 0:40. 170 — Connor Kennedy (C) won forfeit. 182 — Ben Tupper (A) won inj. disq. from Trystan Mari. 195 — Henry Fultz (A) pinned (complete name unavailable), 2:16. 220 — Filipo Cournoyer (A) won forfeit. 285 — Jordon Logan (A) won forfeit. Double forfeit at 106.

Spartans 55, Grizzlies 17

FORKS — Hoquiam finished off its Evergreen 1A dual meet season on the road against a surging Forks squad on Wednesday.

The Grizzlies claimed three contested match wins and picked up one forfeit win against the Spartans, who finished a sweep of Montesano and Elma at home last week.

“We’re missing some guys in the lineup and they were, too,” HHS head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “We’re not complete, but Forks is starting to get complete. They’re tough and hitting on all cylinders right now. It was close, within one point, until we hit the middle weights.”

Jonathan Molina and Kenny Huffman picked up majority decision wins in their matches for Hoquiam. Osiel Rivera got a win at 145 for the Grizzlies’ first win of the day.

On Saturday, Hoquiam will take an abbreviated squad to the Ilwaco Beach Brawl.

106 — Brito (F) pinned Austin Prosch. 113 — Kim (F) pinned Shiianna Anderson. 120 — Enstegui (F) pinned Briann Mitchell. 126 — Contreras (F) pinned Tristan Stutesman. 132 — Forks won by forfeit. 138 — Marragansett (F) maj. dec. over David Molitor, 14-6. 145 — Osiel Rivera (H) dec. Garcia, 8-6. 152 — Jonathan Molina maj. dec. Parker, 10-2. 160 — Selezar (F) maj. dec. Alex Valliere, 10-3. 170 — Kenny Huffman (H) maj. dec. Comacho, 8-0. 182 — Castaneda (F) pinned Gary Aube. 195 — Nick Lindseth (H) won by forfeit. 220 — Forks won by forfeit. 285 — Forks won by forfeit.

Ocosta mix-and-match

WESTPORT — Willapa Harbor’s Matthew Boyes decisioned Adna’s previously unbeaten 220-pounder Steven Broom, 6-3, in an mix-and-match wrestling meet hosted by Ocosta High School on Wednesday.

Willapa assistant John Enslow also cited Shiloh Borden for a couple of victories, Jenny Crow for a pin of Ocosta’s Josey Palmer and Grant Camenzind for a decision win over Wahkiakum’s Brandon Burdick.

Other results were not reported. Willapa Harbor and Ocosta will compete in Ilwaco’s Beach Brawl on Saturday.