Sports Roundup — Eagles come back to beat the Spudders


Eagles 57, Spudders 50, OT

RIDGEFIELD — Storming back from an 11-point deficit in regulation, Elma outlasted Ridgefield in a non-league game Monday night at Ridgefield.

Brooke Goldsmith scored six of her 14 points in overtime for the Eagles (5-3). She also collected seven steals and seven assists.

Maddie Thompson paced Elma’s scoring with 15 points. Her sister Lauren had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Mustering only one point in the opening six minutes of the third quarter, Elma trailed by as many as 11 and faced a 35-26 deficit entering the fourth quarter.

Defense fueled the comeback as Elma forced 35 turnovers for the contest. The Eagles overcame sub-par shooting from the field (32 percent) and the foul line (7 of 23).

“We did not play anything like Elma basketball until the four-minute mark of the fourth quarter,” Elma coach Lisa Johnson asserted.

Sydney Smythe and Jordaan Hall also swiped five steals apiece.

The Eagles ring in the new year with a much-anticipated contest at Montesano on Friday.

Elma 13 6 7 18 13 — 57 Ridgefield 9 11 15 9 6 —50

Elma (57) — M. Thompson 15, Farrar 2, Goldsmith 14, Cristelli 4, L. Thompson 11, Smythe 3, Hall 8, A. Thompson, Lipska. FG — 24-76 (.316). FT — 7-23.

Ridgefield (50) — Hooghcirk 8, Kates 4, Frikken 1, Boyle 23, Smithler 2, Smithline 6, Ohs 6. FG — 21-48 (.438). FT — 8-17.

Gulls 51, Mountaineers 48

RAINIER — Hailee Williams scored 15 of her 27 points in the fourth quarter as Raymond held off Rainier in a non-league contest Monday at Rainier.

Williams narrowly fell short of a triple-double. She grabbed 10 rebounds and came up with seven steals.

Her back-to-back 3-point baskets in the fourth quarter helped stake the Gulls (5-4) to a 10-point lead. Raymond then withstood a late Mountaineer rally in a foul-filled contest.

“Our full-court pressure came through for us,” Raymond coach Jon Schray said. “We had 20 steals in the game. We were able to keep them out of their rhythm and we also rebounded pretty well.”

Winter Newman also contributed 10 rebounds for Raymond.

The Gulls return to Pacific League competition Saturday at home against South Bend.

Raymond 6 15 12 18 — 51 Rainier 6 1611 15 — 48

Raymond (51) — Williams 27, Gilbert 2, Gardner 5, Garcia 7, Newman 6, Flemetis 4, Oatfield, M. Collins, K. Collins, Dunsmoor. FG —19-61 (.311). FT — 9-27.

Rainier (48) — Schaff, Anderson, Haley 2, Honaker 12, Thomas 11, Ivy 2, Spivey 15, Justice 6. FG —15-59 (.254). FT — 13-29.


Chokers lose two

MOUNT VERNON — Grays Harbor College dropped both its games in the Skagit Valley Holiday Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

Riley Jemmett scored 22 points as Big Bend Community College trounced the Chokers, 78-53, on Saturday. Paulette Robles paced GHC with 17 points, while Marlee Chovich added 10.

The Chokers were then eliminated by Northwest Indian College, 71-61. Jolene Nagy topped the winners with 27 points. Amber Fifield tallied 15 points and Robles 13 for Grays Harbor. The Chokers shot only 26 percent from the field.

Grays Harbor (2-6) opens NWAACC Western Division play Saturday at home against Tacoma Community College.


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