Prep Basketball Roundup: North River beats varsity foe for first time in four years


BOYS BASKETBALL

Mustangs 52, Owls 48 (OT)

BROOKLYN — North River notched its first varsity win in four years against former Coastal League opponents by topping Mary M. Knight in overtime in non-league play on Saturday at Brooklyn.

Gabe Turner was the leading scorer for the Mustangs (6-8) with 20 points, while Christian Wilson added 11. James Anderson led the Owls with 16 points.

The Mustangs led 19-13 at halftime, but Knight rallied to a 32-30 advantage at the end of the third quarter.

After tying the game in regulation, the Mustangs outscored the Owls 14-10 in overtime.

“It was back and forth the whole game and I could not be prouder of my kids,” said NR head coach Sean Pierson. “Mary M. Knight played with heart and tenacity. I have to dig deep to get the run. Everyone played the roles they were given.”

Pierson praised the whole team for an outstanding effort.

On Wednesday, North River will host the Hoquiam C Squad at Brooklyn.

M.M. Knight 7 6 19 6 10 — 48

N. River 8 11 11 8 14 — 52

Mary M. Knight (48) — Rain 2, Kenyan 4, Diggle 2, Anderson 16, M.Thompson, A. Thompson 9, Bailey 4, Compton, Worley 9, Renniker 2. FG — n.a. FT — 8-23.

North River (52) — Simpson 8, Turner 20, L. Churape 8, Holmes, Wilson 11, Berentsen 3, J. Churape 2, Taylor, McDougall, Baughman. FG — n.a. FT — 13-26.

Wildcats 62, Navigators 50

WESTPORT — Ocosta came from behind in the fourth quarter to edge Northwest Christian in Pacific League play on Saturday at Westport.

Down by seven after three quarters, the Wildcats outscored the Navigators 21-2 in the fourth period.

Caleb Tackett led the Wildcats (5-4, 9-7) with 15 points. Kyle Bambauer and James Benn added 10 points apiece. Benn had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and he also swiped six steals. Dan Sobrera dished up seven assists to go with his nine points.

Austin Koukal led the Navigators with 21 points.

“It was a very intense game,” said Ocosta coach Jason Quinby. “Down by seven in the fourth quarter, we outscored them 21-2. We had six players score nine or more points.”

Quinby praised Benn for his rebounding and Ryan Short for fine play off the bench.

On Tuesday, Ocosta hits the road to South Bend.

NW Christian 19 15 14 2 — 50

Ocosta 19 13 9 21 — 62

Northwest Christian (50) — Fox, Dominguez 2, A. Koukal 21, Griffin 3, J. Koukal 10, Kosierowski 2, Stottlemyre 1, Kier 6, Thomas, Boogerd 5. FG — 17-49 (.347). FT — 14-18.

Ocosta (62) — Tackett 15, Sobrera 9, Herrera 9, Bambauer 10, Short 9, Juarez, Benn 10. FG — 20-51 (.392). FT — 16-24.

Seagulls 54, Indians 28

SOUTH BEND — Intense defense fueled Raymond’s offense as the Gulls toppled South Bend in Pacific League play on Saturday at Koplitz Fieldhouse.

Jayce Freeman led the Gulls (4-4, 7-8) with 21 points. Rayce Newman added 14 points.

Darol Ratsavongsy grabbed 22 rebounds, swiped three steals and dished up six assists. Kason Koski scored 10 points, pulled down six rebounds and dished up four assists.

The Indians (0-8, 2-14) did not have any players score in double figures.

“It was another outstanding defensive game,” said RHS interim coach Ron Bell. “Our intense defense fit into our offense. The kids hit the open shots.”

Bell cited Ratsavongsy for an outstanding game.

On Tuesday, South Bend will host Ocosta. Raymond will host Raymond that same night.

Raymond 11 18 17 8 — 54

S. Bend 11 6 4 7 — 28

Raymond (54) — Crow, Freeman 21, Newman 14, Phansisay 4, Koski 10, Stepp, Hamilton, Ratsavongsy 4, Lund 1. FG — 22-53 (.415). FT — 4-10.

South Bend (28) — Ogilvie, Z. Johnson, Davis 5, Diaz 4, Sanchez, Lewis 2, T. Johnson 7, Dokter, Edwards 4, Elliott 6. FG — 11-48 (.229). FT — 5-10.

JV — South Bend won by one point.

Acorns 58, Elks 53

AMANDA PARK — Oakville rallied in the fourth quarter to edge Lake Quinault in a non-league contest Saturday at Amanda Park.

Led by Dylan Dorhofer’s 22 points and 15 rebounds, the underdog Elks took a 41-39 lead into the final period. Oakville’s Marcus Youckton and Gary Ortivez, however, hit key 3-point shots down the stretch to put the Acorns (11-6) on top to stay.

Dylan Lines added 11 points and Chayton Johnson pulled down 10 rebounds for the Elks (3-12).

“All our players played well,” Quinault coach Clinton Potter said. “That was our best performance as a team.”

Ray Lopez scored 17 points and Ortivez chipped in with 14 for Oakville.

“We just don’t play well at Lake Quinault, I don’t know what it is,” Oakville coach Cliff Harris said. “But Clinton did an excellent job of coaching his team. We had a lot of difficulty with (Dorhofer and Johnson).”

Both teams have road games Friday, with Quinault visiting Mary M. Knight and Oakville journeying to Wishkah.

Oakville 14 15 10 19 — 58

L. Quinault 14 12 15 12 — 53

Oakville (58) — M. Youckton 8, Lorton 3, Trott, A. Youckton 8, Ortivez 14, Lopez 17, Bird, Bray 2, Atkins, S. Youckton 6. FG — 20-59 (.339). FT — 5-9.

Lake Quinault (53) — Johnson 9, Silva 2, Kalama 7, Lines 11, Diggle 2, Dorhofer 22. FG — 22-53 (.415). FT — 7-13.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Elks 58, Acorns 26

AMANDA PARK — Strong defense and energetic offense led Lake Quinault to a decisive win over Oakville in non-league play on Saturday at Amanda Park.

Romey Begay scored 19 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished up three assists and added three blocks for the Elks (8-6). Mikayla Blackburn added 12 points, swiped five steals and dished up three assists. Hannah Allen pulled down eight rebounds and dished up three assists.

Oakville did not have any players score in double figures.

“It was another quality team win,” said Quinault head coach Dennis Hinchen. “The girls are feeding off of each other’s energy. It is hard for the other team to focus on one player because any girl can get the ball in the basket. Our defense is stronger than ever and we are starting to look like a basketball team.”

Assistant coach Jon Neeland commented that nine of the team’s rebounds came from players off the bench, with Brittany Thomas and Aida Garcia pulling down three apiece.

On Friday, Lake Quinault hits the road to Mary M. Knight.

Oakville 12 2 6 6 — 26

L. Quinault 17 22 13 6 — 58

Oakville (26) — Lorton 2, White 2, Maass 8, Lewis 3, Moore, Arreguin, Ortivez, K.Bray 7, J. Bray 4. FG — 11-51 (.216). FT — 3-6.

Lake Quinault (58) — E. Silva 4, Begay 19, F. Thomas 8, A. Blackburn 7, Esparza, Gerard, M. Blackburn 12, M. Silva 4, Garcia, Allen 2, B. Thomas, Jackson 2. FG — 27-57 (.474). FT — 1-3.

 

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