Bearcats 66, Bobcats 26
CHEHALIS — Second-ranked Chehalis took over the glass to thump Aberdeen in the District IV Class 2A Tournament quarterfinals on Friday at Chehalis.
The Bearcats will advance to play Black Hills in the district semifinals.
Nike McClure led the Bearcats with a double-double—15 points and 10 rebounds. The Bearcats shot 56 percent from the field.
The Bobcats (9-12) will play Hockinson in a loser-out game at 7:45 p.m. Monday at Mark Morris High School in Longview.
Emily Fisher led the Bobcats with 12 points and four assists. Tiana Blackburn grabbed five rebounds.
Incredibly, all eight of Aberdeen’s field goals were 3-pointers. The Bobcats also went 8-for-8 from the foul line.
“They (the Bearcats) have three players over six feet tall and they took over the game,” said AHS coach Aaron Roiko. “They killed us on the glass with 30 boards total. We played hard for the full game and will regroup for (Monday’s) game.”
Aberdeen (26) — Buckman, Dietrich, Fisher 12, Timmons 6, Riekkola, Dixon 8, Roiko, Rabung, Swor, Kuhn, Johnson, Blackburn. FG — 6-37 (.162). FT — 8-8.
Chehalis (66) — Lofgren, McClure 15, Weeks 7, Nelson 2, Kelly 2, Hanson, McKay 8, Wollan, Parker 10, Spencer 11, Hawkins 11, Strosser. FG — 29-52 (.558). FT — 4-13.
Beavers 52, Grizzlies 27
KELSO — A spirited first quarter kept Hoquiam close to the Trico League champion on Thursday night, but not close enough at the end in the opening round of the District IV 1A girls basketball tournament.
Down 10-9 after one quarter, the Grizzlies saw the undefeated Beavers adjust and prevail for a 52-27 win at Kelso High School.
Hoquiam (10-12) will take on La Center in a district loser-out contest at 6:30 tonight at Chehalis.
“We did come right out and went after them, which was great for the girls,” HHS head coach Mark Maxfield said. “We had them frazzled for a bit. Then, the wheels came off in the second and third quarters. That’s when we had most of our turnovers and we had a lot of missed opportunities to score. From there, it snowballed on us.”
Woodland’s defense forced 27 turnovers from Hoquiam and outscored the Evergreen League’s No. 4 seed, 32-6, in the second and third quarters.
Jessica Flanagan led all scorers with 17 points for Woodland.
Brandi Creviston knocked down 11 points for Hoquiam, with Olivia Rose added five rebounds.
Hoquiam (27) — Quercia, Burnett 4, Parker 2, Rose 2, Kramer, Creviston 11, Stewart 2, Johnson 3, Sansaver 2, Doyle 1. FG — 9-38 (.237). FT — 7-12.
Woodland (52) — Grell 6, Flanagan 17, Daugherty, Collins, Sorensen 9, A. Malik 2, Mulder 10, Cochran 4, S. Malik 4. FG — 18-48 (.376). FT — 10-23.
District 2A Meet
LONGVIEW — Three Aberdeen swimmers and a Hoquiamite qualified for today’s championship finals in the District IV 2A meet at Longview.
Bobcat freshman Dustin Young registered the third-fastest qualifying time in the 50-yard freestyle and also qualified fourth in the 100 free.
Robby Lewis, another freshman, qualified fifth in the 100-yard backstroke, while Aberdeen’s Levi Rose, in the 100-yard butterfly, nabbed the sixth and final berth in the championship finals.
Hoquiam’s Antoine Johnson qualified sixth in the 100 breaststroke.
The top six qualifiers in each event qualified for the championship finals this afternoon, while the next six will compete in the consolation finals. All relays will also be contested today.
The top three finishers in each event, plus those who meet state-qualifying standards, advance to state next weekend at Federal Way.
“Overall, I think the guys did really well,” Bobcat coach Rebecca Rowe said. “They’re really excited for (Saturday) and I think the relays will do great.”
Aberdeen and Hoquiam qualifiers, with the top six advancing to the championship finals and the next six for the consolation finals.
200 free — 8. Brandon Grigsby 10. Ryan McElliott. 11. Jeremiah Smith. 200 IM — 7. Robby Lewis. 50 free — 3. Dustin Young. 8. Keegan Shippey. 9. Seth Caba. 100 fly — 6. Levi Rose. 11. Omar Martinez. 100 free — 4. Dustin Young (Fresh). 9. Keegan Shippey. 12. Seth Caba. 500 free — 12. Ryan McElliott. 100 back — 5. Robby Lewis (fresh). 8. Mikey Lang. 11. Britton Tatro. 12. Jeran Paris. 100 breast — 6. Antone Johnson (Hoq). 11. John Jugum.