Prep Roundup: North Beach tops Taholah in boys basketball


BOYS BASKETBALL

Hyaks 69, Chitwhins 45

OYEHUT — Gabe Hernandez scored 24 points to help North Beach stay unbeaten with a victory over Taholah on Monday at North Beach’s “House of Pain” gym.

Hernandez also achieved a double-double with 11 rebounds. Corey Thornton added 15 points for the Hyaks (5-0).

The Hyaks owned a 29-12 halftime lead.

“We played a real strong defensive game in the first half. We didn’t allow them to make any threes in (that) half,” North Beach coach Larry Moore said. “Offensively, we did a better job taking care of the ball in the second half.”

North Beach’s Mike Beck came off the bench to contribute seven assists and five steals. Justin Chong was cited for hustle.

Keanu Curleybear, a second-team all-stater from last season, paced Taholah with 14 points. Wade Purdy and Levi Jackson finished with 11 points apiece for the Chitwhins.

The Hyaks return to Pacific League play at Naselle on Thursday. The Chitwhins host Crescent on Friday.

Tah 5 7 14 19 — 45 NB 17 12 16 23 — 68

Taholah (45) — Jackson 11, Purdy 11, Stewart 5, Jones, Needham 4, Curleybear 14, Orozco, C. Anderson, T. Anderson. FG — 15-52 (.289). FT — 9-12.

North Beach (68) — Beck 2, Thornton 15, Jordan Chong, Justin Chong 9, Takagi 2, Ketter 4, Edlin 2, Hernandez 24, Fry 4, Perez 6, Bridge. FG — 28-57 (.491).FT — 6-12.

Wildcats 68, Owls 24

MATLOCK — Rolling to a 43-11 halftime lead, Ocosta cruised past Mary M. Knight in a non-league contest Monday night at Matlock.

Wildcat coach Jason Quinby was able to fulfill his pre-game goal of making extensive use of all 11 varsity players.

“We came out with a mission to basically dominate the first half and that enabled us to play reserves the entire second half,” Quinby said.

Junior Luke Anderson topped Ocosta’s balanced attack with 14 points. Kyle Bambauer added 10 points, while Connor Pegg chipped in with nine points and 11 rebounds.

Caleb Tackett swiped four steals for the Wildcats (3-2).

Ocosta travels to Willapa Valley for a Pacific League contest Thursday.

Ocosta 23 19 15 11 — 68 MMK 6 5 13 0 — 24

Ocosta (68) — Tucker 5, Tackett 3, Sobrera 8, Herrera 8, Anderson 14, Bambauer 10, Torres 7, Prigmore, Juarez 4, Benn, Pegg 9. FG — 24-50 (.480). FT — 12-16.

Mary M. Knight (24) — Pais 9, Diggle 2, Anderson, Kenyon, Compton 2, McGee, Beste 3, Boley, Werly 6, Renecker 2. FG — 8-52 (.154). FT — 3-8.

Girls basketball

Owls 57, Wildcats 35

MATLOCK — Jaycee Valley led all scorers with 21 points and her teammates lit up the 3-point line against Ocosta’s zone defense to lead Mary M. Knight to a non-league win on Monday night.

The host Owls hit 7-for-13 from behind the 3-point line for the contest and their hot shooting allowed them to take a 36-14 halftime lead.

“That’s probably the best we’ve shot in a couple of years from (beyond) the line,” MMK head coach Lance Valley said. “The guards really stepped up in this game. They were packed in and we had to make those shots. We were fortunate to have that halftime lead in the second half.”

“Knight shot the lights out,” Ocosta head coach Jason Barnum added. “We went into a couple of zone defenses and they hit them in our faces. That killed us. We played the best we’ve played this year. I liked how the girls stepped up to run the offense tonight.”

Kate Christensen finished with a double-double for Ocosta — 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Miranda Sowle added 13 points, seven rebounds, five steals, six assists and five blocked shots for the Owls.

Tonight, Ocosta (1-4) hosts Willapa Valley. On Friday, Mary M. Knight (3-0) travels to Oakville. On Saturday, Knight will host Neah Bay.

Ocosta 8 6 13 8 — 35 MMK 18 18 11 10 — 57

Ocosta (35) — Anderson 4, Phillips 2, Sunde 1, Rutzer 5, Saul 4, Cedell 2, Allton 2, Christensen 15. FG — 16-53 (.302). FT — 3-7.

Mary M. Knight (57) — Valley 21, Haury, Bearden, Sowle 13, Pais 3, Ackley 2, E. Kiliz, A. Kiliz 8, Snyder 6, Adsero 6, Dierkop 4. FG — 15-49 (.306). FT — 6-14.

 

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