Balanced Willapa Valley races past Monte


Vikings 58, Bulldogs 41

MENLO — Unleashing its transition game in a 20-point second quarter, well-balanced Willapa Valley downed Montesano in a non-league contest Monday night at Tenoski Gym.

The Vikings (7-3) nearly had four players score in double figures. Anthony Sagen led the Valley attack with 14 points, while Stephen Camenzind added 11 and Kyler Oblad 10 points. Matt Konigsberger barely missed double digits with nine points while also contributing eight rebounds and four steals.

Kenny Roy and Kaleb Chastain topped Montesano (5-5) with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Coming off an emotional overtime loss at North Beach on Friday, the Vikings struggled offensively for much of a low-scoring first quarter before erupting in the second period.

“We played really good defense throughout,” Viking coach John Peterson said. “We got some things in transition in the second quarter and it got our motor running.”

Peterson was pleased with his team’s balanced scoring and ball distribution. The Vikings were credited with assists on 14 of their 21 field goals.

Both teams return to their respective league this week. The Bulldogs host Forks in the first half of a coed doubleheader tonight. Valley journeys to Northwest Christian on Thursday.

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Montesano (41) — Truax 7, Usher 9, Chastain 11, Roy 12, Nelson, Herzog, Hopsecger 2, Bialkowsky. FG — 15-48 (.313). FT — 9-19.

Willapa Valley (58) — Sagen 14, Buchanan 7, Konigsberger 9, Cook, Oblad 10, Gray 2, Pearson 5, Camenzind 11. FG — 21-52 (.404). FT — 12-17.

Wildcats 83, Elks 41

AMANDA PARK — Four players scored in double figures as Ocosta trounced Lake Quinault in a non-league contest Monday at Amanda Park.

Matthew Torres led Ocosta’s balanced attack with 12 points. Caleb Tackett, Dan Sobrera and Alex Herrera added 11 apiece for the Wildcats (6-3).

Ocosta settled the issue by scoring 50 points in the middle two quarters.

“We really ramped up our defense in the second half,” Wildcat coach Jason Quinby noted. “Offensively, we had a good flow the entire game.”

While Quinby made ample use of all 12 of his players, the Elks (2-8) had only seven suited up. One of those, starter Kobe Kalama, was shaken up during the contest and missed two quarters.

Elk standout Dylan Dorhofer missed the contest with a foot injury.

“They made it a running game,” Quinault coach Clinton Potter said. “We put up a decent fight the first half and toward the end we ran out of gas.”

Dylan Lines topped the Elks with 19 points. Chayton Johnson, who added 10 points and 13 rebounds, was cited for a fine all-around game.

The Wildcats travel to Rochester on Wednesday. The Elks visit Oakville on Friday.

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Ocosta (83) — Short 6, Tackett 11, Sobrera 11, Herrera 11, Anderson 4, Bambauer 8, Torres 12, Juarez 8, Mitby 3, Prigmore 2, Benn 6, Pegg 1. FG — 31-71 (.437). FT — 9-18.

Lake Quinault (41) — Johnson 10, Hsu 8, Kalama 4, Lines 19, Diggle, Hidalgo, Ramirez. FG — 16-52 (.308). FT — 8-22.

Mounties 52, Gulls 39

RAINIER — Outscoring Raymond in every quarter, Class 1A Rainier beat the painfully shorthanded Seagulls in a non-league game Monday night at Rainier.

Shy on healthy bodies to begin with, the Gulls (4-5) finished the contest with six varsity players. Point guard Jayce Freeman missed the game with a stiff neck and post Tristan Lund was sidelined in the third quarter with a sprained ankle.

“Our numbers were really low,” Raymond interim coach Ron Bell said. “We’re playing JVs (at the varsity level).”

Darol Ratsavongsy paced the Gulls with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists. He and Rayce Newman, who added nine points, were credited with solid defensive performances.

Kason Koski added eight rebounds and Ally Phansisay dished out three assists.

Raymond hit only 5 of 17 free throws.

The Gulls host Naselle on Thursday.

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Raymond (39) — Newman 9, Phansisay, Koski 8, Stepp 3, L. Hamilton, Ratsavongsy 14, Lund 5. FG — 13-44 (.296). FT — 5-17.

Rainier (52) — Eygabroad 10, Froembling 16, Dragt, Carlson, Henley, Bickler 4, Miller 3, Chapman 2, Shaw 7, Coker 8, Adamski. FG — n/a. FT — 12-20.

JV — Rainier won.


Elks 49, Wildcats 24

AMANDA PARK — Creating 33 turnovers and blocking 11 shots, Lake Quinault downed Ocosta in a non-league game Monday at Amanda Park.

Quinault’s Romey Begay and Mikaila Blackburn contributed 10 steals apiece as the Elks (6-5) feasted on Ocosta turnovers. Begay also had 17 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots.

Alex Blackburn added 16 points, six rebounds and six steals for the Elks.

Lake Quinault head coach Dennis Hinchen credited his team with excellent defense and ball movement.

Kate Christensen led Ocosta (1-8) with 10 points.

“We had a hard time passing the ball and holding onto the ball,” Wildcat coach Jason Barnum said. “They really didn’t force the turnovers, we just couldn’t hang onto the ball.”

Barnum gave his team high marks for hustle and for executing a box-and-one half-court defense. Rebekah Saul was praised for her defense against Begay. Liz Allton was also cited for reserve play.

The Wildcats host Rochester tonight. The Elks are home against a Hoquiam JV/C squad combo on Wednesday and travel to Oakville on Friday.

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Ocosta (24) — Phillips 3, Sunde 3, Saul 4, Allton 4, Christensen 10, Anderson, Rutzer, Atkins. FG — 10-40 (.250). FT — 4-14.

Lake Quinault (49) — E. Silva 2, Begay 17, F. Thomas 4, A. Blackburn 16, M. Blackburn 3, Allen 7. FG — 20-52 (.385). FT — 7-16.


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