Prep Roundup: Valley girls win thriller in family reunion


Vikings 42, Pirates 40

ADNA — Karli Friese’s basket with two seconds remaining gave Willapa Valley a thrilling victory over Adna in a non-league contest Thursday at Adna.

The winning hoop capped a frenetic finish in which the teams combined for seven points in the final 28 seconds.

The Pirates scored on an inbounds play to nose in front 39-38 — their first lead since the opening minute of the game. Valley (1-1) regained the advantage on Lauren Friese’s two foul shots with 16 seconds left, only to see Adna tie it on a foul shot with eight seconds remaining.

Karli Friese, Lauren’s cousin, took in the inbounds pass, went coast-to-coast and put down a runner for the winning bucket.

That also gave Valley head coach Matt Bannish victory in a face-off with his nephew, Adna coach Chris Bannish. Veteran Viking assistant Mike Marte is Chris Bannish’s father-in-law.

“It was sort of mixed emotions, (but) we’re excited we won,” Matt Bannish said. “It was sort of like a family reunion.”

Karli Friese led all scorers with 15 points. Valley’s Mackenzie Trotter, who missed virtually the entire 2012-13 season with a knee injury, contributed eight points and six rebounds.

Viking senior Brooke Harden added seven rebounds and six blocked shots and was cited by Bannish for a strong performance. Lauren Friese also grabbed seven rebounds.

WV 13 11 7 11 — 42 Adna 7 12 4 17 — 40

Willapa Valley (42) — L. Friese 9, Smaciarz, Wilkeson 2, K. Friese 15, Fluke 2, Harden 6, Trotter 8. FG — 15-54 (.278). FT — 11-20.

Adna (40) — Bond, Callahan, Gilbertson 3, Gaffney 10, Dotson 6, DiazDeLeon 12, Rolfe 1, Elliott 8. FG — 14-65 (.215). FT — 10-22.

JV — Adna won.

Elks 50, Wildcats 16

WESTPORT — Romey Begay scored 24 points as Lake Quinault overpowered short-handed Ocosta in a non-league game Thursday at Westport.

The Elks (1-1) used a 1-3-1 half-court trap to help force 41 Wildcat turnovers. Quinault had ball-handling issues of its own but was effective inside otherwise.

“On the offensive side, we did a high-low switch with Begay and Alex Blackburn,” Lake Quinault assistant coach Jon Neeland said. “When they doubled one of them, the other one would score.”

Begay added eight steals and six blocked shots. Blackburn contributed 10 rebounds, four steals and five assists. Hannah Allen was cited for all-around play and Faith Thomas for defense.

Ocosta (0-1) was without two key performers. Mikayla Sunde is recovering from a bout of pneumonia and Kate Christensen is on a famly vacation.

Alyssa Phillips paced the Wildcats with six points. Freshman Kathryn Anderson was commended for her play.

“I thought they hustled well,” first-year Ocosta coach Jason Barnum said. “First-game jitters. We did some good stuff, we just had too many turnovers.”

LQ 6 19 13 12 — 50 Oco 4 4 2 6 — 16

Lake Quinault (50) — Begay 24, F. Thomas 6, A.Blackburn 6, Erdman 2, M. Blackburn 4, Allen 8, M. Silva, Esparza, Gerard, E. Silva, Garcia, B. Thomas. FG — 22-56 (.393). FT — 5-10.

Ocosta (16) — Schmeling 4, Phillips 6, Rutzer 2, Saul, Cedell 2, Anderson 2, Allton, Atkins. FG — 7-43 (.163). FT — 2-7.

Tigers 41, Seagulls 31

RAYMOND — Experienced Napavine capitalized on Raymond’s youthful mistakes to prevail in non-league play on Thursday at Raymond.

Hailee Williams led Raymond scorers with 13 and she also swiped three steals. Aiyisha Garcia scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds for the Gulls (0-1).

“We have five freshmen on our team and we had first-game jitters,” said Raymond coach Jon Schray. “We did not get a field goal until the second quarter. We were even tied up in the second quarter. We made some youthful mistakes and they took advantage of them.”

The Gulls will host Rainier on Tuesday.

Napa 9 10 11 15 — 45 Ray 1 12 8 10 — 31

Napavine (45) — Lorton 14, Hamre 4, Harris 4, Kleemeyer 9, Bornstein 8, Olson 6. FG — n.a. FT — 3-8.

Raymond (31) — Williams 13, Gilbert 2, Gardner 3, Garcia 8, Newman 5. FG — 11-44 (.250). FT 8-16.


Loggers 55, Indians 41

SOUTH BEND — Capitalizing on 38 South Bend turnovers, Wishkah topped the Indians in a non-league contest Thursday at Koplitz Fieldhouse.

Up 24-22 with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Loggers broke it open with a 12-0 run to end the period. The Indians (0-2) closed to within eight in the fourth quarter before Wishkah scored the final six points.

Brady Anderson topped the Loggers with 20 points and seven rebounds. Jace Anderson added 12 points.

“We played really well defensively, forced some turnovers and I thought controlled the tempo,” Wishkah coach Matt Ferrier said. “Offensively, you could tell it was our first game.”

“We didn’t play very well at all,” South Bend coach Tom Betrozoff lamented. “I don’t know how we even got that close. It was like three steps back from when we played Montesano (on Monday).”

Making his season debut after missing the Montesano game with a sore knee, Justin Elliott scored 12 points and also led South Bend in rebounds (seven), assists (three) and steals (two). Tyson Johnson had 11 points for the Tribe.

The Indians are idle until hosting Mary M. Knight on Dec. 13.

Wish 13 8 15 19 — 55 SB 6 10 6 19 — 41

Wishkah (55) — Gardiner 4, B. Anderson 20, Rodriguez 3, Thein 6, J. Anderson 12, Berge 6, Baltzell 4. FG — 19-52 (.365). FT — 10-17.

South Bend (41) — Ogilvie, Z. Johnson 5, Davis 7, Diaz 2, Sanchez, Lewis 3, T. Johnson 11, Edwards 1, Elliott 12. FG — 14-42 (.333). FT — 8-16.

Wildcats 63, Elks 43

WESTPORT — Powered by Dan Sobrera with 18 points, Ocosta finished off Lake Quinault in non-league play on Thursday at Westport.

Caleb Tackett grabbed eight rebounds to go with his eight points and five steals for the Wildcats (1-1). Kyle Bambauer swiped four steals to go with his six points. Senior Alex Herrera added 13 points.

Dylan Dorhofer was the leading scorer for the Elks (0-2), with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Dylan Lines added 14 points, while Julio Silva had 10 rebounds and four steals.

“Our goal was to push tempo and we got 73 shots up,” said Wildcat coach Jason Quinby. “The pace of the game was in our favor and I was pleased with how fast we played.”

“We played pretty well (but) we turned the ball over a little too much,” Quinault coach Clinton Potter said.

Lake Quinault will host Willapa Valley on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Ocosta will entertain Mary M. Knight.

LQ 12 12 7 12 — 43 Oco 18 17 15 13 — 63

Lake Quinault (43) — Johnson, Silva 2, Kalama 9, Lines 14, Diggle 2, Dorhofer 16, Hsu. FG — 18-50 (.360). FT — 4-9.

Ocosta (63) — Tucker, Tackett 8, Sobrera 18, Herrera 13, Anderson 2, Bambauer 6, Torres 8, Juarez 8. FG — 26-73 (.357). FT — 1-6.


Pirates 42, Eagles 33

ELMA — Sweeping the final five matches, Vashon Island topped Elma in a non-league contest Thursday at Elma.

Despite the late run of Pirate victories, Elma coach Jason Dick traced the defeat to the inability to fill two lower weights due to a shortage of practices by varsity performers.

“It’s hard to win a dual when you’re giving up 12 points off the top,” Dick said. “The kids came out and fought hard. I was excited to see the fire in their bellies when they came out.

Brek McGaughy, Jayden Olson and Tanner Sample were among those scoring pins for the Eagles, while Tyson Dick won by technical fall.

While saluting the work of his five returning state performers, Dick also cited freshman Ryan Mesojednik — a first-year wrestler — for notching a pin in his varsity debut.

The Eagle boys are tentatively scheduled to participate in the Forks Invitational on Saturday, while the Eagle girls are headed to Yelm the same day.

285 — Brek McGaughy (E) pinned Louis Jovanovich, 4:30. 106 — Chase Wickman (V) won forfeit. 113 — Preston Petersen (V) won forfeit. 120 — Ryan Mesojednik (E) pinned Vanessa Williams, 5:29. 126 — Jayden Olson (E) pinned Shane Williams, 3:49. 132 — Bryce Hoisington (V) pinned Ricardo Romero, 5:13. 138 — Tanner Sample (E) pinned Cori Williams, 0:29. 145 — Tyson Dick (E) tech. fall over Kodi Williams, 17-1. 152 — Austin Cristelli (E) dec. Clyde Pruett, 14-1. 160 — Chester Pruett (V) dec. Cory Marsh, 8-7. 170 — Logan Nelson (V) pinned Steven Persell, 0:34. 182 — Franklin Easton (V) pinned Christian Keller, 1:05. 195 — Shane Armstrong (V) pinned Jonathan Weiller, 1:05. 220 — Preston Morris (V) dec. Austin Carrell, 6-3.


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