Bobcats 95, Hawks 81
LACEY — Aberdeen’s depth came into play on Wednesday afternoon when host River Ridge won seven events, but the Bobcats stacked up swimmers behind those events to claim this Southwest Washington 2A dual meet.
Aberdeen got two individual wins each from freshman Robbie Lewis and junior Levi Rose and one relay win — the 400-yard freestyle relay — that clinched the meet win.
“We had more guys than they did; we had guys out sick and they had guys out sick, so we were equal there,” AHS head coach Rebecca Rowe said. “The guys were more tired than they were (last week against Capital), but it wasn’t a bad day. There were a lot of time drops and improvements.”
Lewis finished the day with wins in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 backstroke, then swam in the winning 400 free relay with Seth Caba, Omar Gonzalez and Dustin Young. Rose won the diving and returned to win the 100 butterfly.
Two Hoquiam-bases swimmers, who compete with Aberdeen in dual meets, qualified for next month’s District IV meet in Mark Morris by time standards. Junior Antoine Johnson finished second overall in the 100 breast to make it into districts, with junior teammate Kyle Stoken getting in at third place at the 100 fly.
Aberdeen senior Ryan McElliott also qualified for the district meet in the 500 free.
On Feb. 1, Aberdeen will return to action at the Southwest Washington Invitational at Mark Morris High School in Longview.
200 MR — 1:56.09 — River Ridge, Aberdeen, River Ridge. 200 Free — 2:02.80 — Sundberg (RR), Smith (A), Stephens (RR), Langley (A). 200 IM — 2:23.54 — Lewis (A), Dixon (RR), Johnson (RR), Tatro (A). 50 Free — 23.94 — Fields (RR), Young (A), Caba (A), Grigsby (A). Diving — NT — Rose (A). 100 Fly — 1:00.62 — Rose (A), Johnson (RR), Stoken (A), Paris (A).
100 Free — 53.44 — Fields (RR), Young (A), Caba (A), Grigsby (A). 500 Free — 5:43.08 — Sundberg (RR), Francom (RR), McElliott (A), Langley (A). 200 FR — 1:43.01 — River Ridge, Aberdeen, Aberdeen. 100 Back — 1:08.07 — Lewis (A), Dixon (RR), Martinez (A), Phelps (RR). 100 Breast — 1:15.71 — Francom (RR), Johnson (A), Jugum (A), Marquis (RR). 400 FR — 4:00.17 — Aberdeen (Caba, Martinez, Lewis, Young), Aberdeen, River Ridge.
Bulldogs 64, Indians 38
SOUTH BEND — A competitive first quarter led to a good second quarter before Montesano’s defense took advantage of a tired South Bend squad to win this non-league matchup on Wednesday night.
The host Indians trailed 16-15 after one quarter and were close to the Class 1A Bulldogs before the visitors’ pressure defense cracked the game open with a 22-5 frame. Overall, Montesano forced 29 turnovers in the game.
“The first quarter was very competitive,” Montesano head coach Julie Graves said. “Our defense stepped up in the second quarter and that led to some transition baskets.”
“We played really well in the first quarter,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson added. “Their press got the best of us. We held our own pretty well. I was really pleased with how hard we played. We just need to continue to do that in the league season.”
Jordan Spradlin led all scorers with 20 points and 17 rebounds for Montesano (15-0). Megan Choate added 18 points, six steals and six assists and Shayla Floch knocked down 10 points, eight rebounds and five steals.
Sierra Cearns led South Bend (4-11) with 13 points, Rielly Myers pulled down six rebounds and Emily Sanchez dished out six assists.
On Friday, Montesano hosts Tenino and South Bend hosts Raymond.
Monte 16 22 13 13 — 64 S. Bend 15 5 9 9 — 38
Montesano (64) — M. Floch 3, Choate 18, Miller 6, S. Floch 10, Kloempken 6, Spradlin 20, Jensen 1, Howard, Toyra. FG — 24-69. FT — 13-22.
South Bend (38) — Cearns 13, Sanchez 5, Trent 3, Sawyer 5, Razo 5, Myers 5, Kousonhsavath 2, Wilson. FG — 11-40. FT — 11-16.
JV — Montesano 46, South Bend 10. Hannah Manley 10 points for Montesano.
Gulls 68, Beavers 38
RAYMOND — Host Raymond quickly established the tone of this non-league matchup with Tenino on the defensive end of the court to succeed on Wednesday night.
The Gulls led 17-8 after one quarter and held a commanding 36-15 halftime lead before the Beavers switched defenses to trim the deficit to 13 midway through the third quarter.
“We called timeout, got settled and got back on track,” Raymond head coach Jon Schray said. “We pressed them up until we got to (a 30-point lead), then called it off. There were a fair amount of turnovers. Especially in the fourth quarter, we had our JV swing players in the game.”
Hailee Williams led all scorers with 22 points and six steals and Aiysha Garcia added 15 points. Garcia and Mikayla Collins (six points, nine rebounds) dominated the post for the Gulls, added Schray.
Schray noted that freshman guard Aubrey Gardner will be gone for the season with an ACL (knee) injury suffered last week.
On Friday, Raymond travels to rival South Bend.
Tenino 8 7 17 6 — 38 Raymond 17 19 16 16 — 68
Tenino (38) — Venns 3, Ford 1, Bronson 3, Gubb 2, Cantrel, Tibbits 11, Richardson 2, Richards 14, Masters 2, Dowies 2. FG — 16-47. FT — 5-8.
Raymond (68) — Williams 22, Gilbert 10, M. Collins 6, Dunsmore 2, Heckard 7, Garcia 15, Flemetis 5, Oatfield 1, K. Collins. FG — 24-61. FT — 13-21.
JV — Raymond won.
Bulldogs 43, Indians 32
SOUTH BEND — Host South Bend held a three-point lead on Class 1A Montesano after the first quarter, but the Bulldogs clamped down on defense to take over this non-league matchup at Koplitz Fieldhouse on Wednesday.
The Indians (2-13) led 17-14 after one quarter over the Bulldogs (8-7). After that, Montesano’s defense held the hosts to just 15 points in the final three quarters.
“They didn’t light it up either,” South Bend head coach Tom Betrozoff said. “It was a very physical, defensive game by both teams. Defensively, we played well enough to win. They switched to an aggressive man defense and it took us out of our offense.”
Justin Elliott led all scorers with 12 points and Miles Davis added 11 for the Tribe. Mitch Edwards pulled down five rebounds.
Evan Bialkowsky led the Bulldogs with 12 points and Alex Hopsceger added 11 points.
“We just finished eight out of nine games on the road, so it was nice to be at home,” Betrozoff added.
On Friday, Montesano hosts Tenino in a coed doubleheader. On Saturday, South Bend hosts rival Raymond.
Monte 14 9 9 11 — 43 S. Bend 17 7 4 4 — 32
Montesano (43) — Truax, Usher 7, Chastain 3, Roy 10, Nelson, Herzog, Hopsecger 11, Chapman, Bialkowsky 12. FG — 17-49. FT — 8-19.
South Bend (32) — Ogilve, Z. Johnson 2, Davis 11, Diaz, Lewis 4, T. Johnson 1, Edwards 2, Elliott 12. FG — 13-46. FT — 3-8.
JV — Montesano won in overtime.