Prep Roundup: Willapa Valley shuts down Napavine in the second half, 55-49

Boys Basketball

Vikings 55, Tigers 49

NAPAVINE — Willapa Valley found itself down by 17 points late in the first half to Napavine before it adjusted on defense and produced its offense out of it to win this season opening non-league contest on Wednesday.

Kyler Oblad hit four 3-point baskets to lead the Vikings (1-0) with 14 points and Matt Konigsberger added a double-double — 13 points and 11 rebounds. Drew Pearson swiped four steals.

“All of our kids did their jobs tonight,” Willapa Valley head coach John Peterson said. “To come to Napavine, which is a good basketball program, that’s a good team and we’re happy to get a win. I’m proud of my kids for coming back that far, very pleased with their effort.”

Napavine led 34-17 with 2:46 left in the first half before Valley closed to within nine, 32-23, at halftime. The Vikings won the third quarter, 17-4, by holding the Tigers to just 2-for-13 shooting from the field.

On Friday, Willapa Valley stays home to greet Tacoma Baptist in a non-league contest.

WV 11 12 17 15 — 55 Napa 18 14 4 13 — 49

Willapa Valley (55) — Sagan 7, Buchanan 5, Konigsberger 13, Oblad 14, Pearson 6, Camenzind 10, Gray. FG — 18-49 (.367). FT — 13-22.

Napavine (49) — Doughty 14, S. Fagerness, M. Fagerness, Stanley 6, Kaut 10, Hertz 13, Sherwood 2, VanWyck 4. FG — 20-58 (.345). FT — 4-8.

JV — Napavine 28, Willapa Valley 18 in 2 quarters.

Warriors 77, Wildcats 42

WESTPORT — Rochester’s size was a distinct advantage for the visitors as Ocosta fell behind in the second and third quarters in this season opening non-league matchup on Wednesday.

Alex Herrera led the Wildcats (0-1) with 10 points.

“First-game jitters were apparent,” Ocosta head coach Jason Quinby said. “Rochester shot 67 percent from inside the arc. That’s how big of an advantage they had inside. They dominated the glass. We shot as many as they did, but I ran out of fingers on shots close inside we missed.”

Ocosta was without its two big post players — James Benn and Connor Pegg — due to ineligibility. Both players will be back next week.

Today, Ocosta hosts Lake Quinault.

Roch 13 21 27 16 — 77 Oco 4 12 11 15 — 42

Rochester (77) — Macklemore 10, Rigsby 4, Yarber 13, Larson 3, Gedney 18, Ranger 7, Wilson 12, Nelson 10. FG — 34-62 (.548). FT — 3-5.

Ocosta (42) — Prigmore, Tucker 2, Tackett 5, Sobrera 7, Herrera 10, Anderson 5, Bambauer 4, Torres 6, Juarez 3. FG — 17-62 (.274). FT — 4-10.

JV — Ocosta won.

Girls Basketball

Mules 60, Indians 31

WAHKIAKUM — Host Wahkiakum jumped out to a big lead early in this season-opening non-league matchup with South Bend on Wednesday night.

The Mules led by 18, 38-20, at the half against the Tribe.

“They’re just better,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson said. “For now, we are working into new positions, new roles. It was a non-league game against a good basketball team. We have some growing to do.”

Sierra Cearns led the Tribe with 14 points. Rielly Myers nearly got a double-double and finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Emily Sanchez, who was cited for her hustle, had three steals.

Cearns was cited for her night on offense, with Wilson noting the Mules’ defense focused on her for most of the contest. Wilson also cited Myers for her work in the paint.

On Saturday, South Bend hosts Hoquiam for another non-league game.

SB 9 11 2 9 — 31 Wah 18 20 12 10 — 60

South Bend (31) — Cearns 14, Sanchez 2, Kousonhsavath 2, Lorton, Sawyer, Razo, Myers 10, Wilson 3. FG — 10-48 (.208). FT — 7-15.

Wahkiakum (60) — Thomas, Elliott, Souvenier, Olson 17, Stanley 5, Wigdahl 16, Boyes 12, Bryant 10. FG — 22-72 (.306). FT — 13-18.

JV — Wahkiakum 55, South Bend 15.

Boys Swimming

Aberdeen Relays

Host Aberdeen won three events at the season-opening Aberdeen Relays on Wednesday at the YMCA of Grays Harbor.

Freshman Dustin Young had a hand in all three Bobcat victories. He led off a victorious 800-yard freestyle relay team that also included Kyle Stoken, Branden Grigsby and Ryan McElliott and anchored wins in the 400 free and 200 free relays.

Robby Lewis, Seth Caba and Omar Martinez contributed to the 400 free relay team, which prevailed with a time of 3:58.55. Aberdeen’s Levi Rose, Caba, Lewis and Young were clocked in 1:43.84 in the 200 free.

The 800 free relay foursome finished in 9:37.33.

Aberdeen was third in the three-team meet with 72 points. Capital took team honors with 102.

“Overall, the guys did really well,” first-year Bobcat head coach Rebecca Rowe said. “Many new guys had to step up to fill spots left in the lineup due to swimmers being ineligible due to (lack of) practices, so I asked quite a lot from almost every new swimmer. But each of them stepped up and did their best.”

First-year swimmers Jeran Paris, Sam Scroggs and Jose Nieves were cited for their performances.

The Bobcats will open dual competition Wednesday with a home meet against Capital.


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