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Prep Roundup: Pacific League rivals North Beach, Willapa Valley win easily


BOYS BASKETBALL

Hyaks 81, Comets 51

OYEHUT — Host North Beach needed a halftime adjustment after visiting Naselle stayed close in the first half before running away with this Pacific League game at the House of Pain on Thursday.

The third-ranked Hyaks (8-0, 15-0) led, 40-31, before bolting to a 24-6 third quarter over the Comets.

“We were a little sluggish in the first half before we picked up the intensity and played better defense in the second half,” North Beach head coach Larry Moore said. “Our offense got easier opportunities because of our defense in the second half. Our defense has been our catalyst all year. Naselle played well in the first half.”

Gabe Hernandez led all scorers with 24 points, nine rebounds, six blocks and four steals for the Hyaks. Corey Thornton scored the majority of his 16 points in the second half after spending most of the first half trying to stop a bloody nose, according to Moore.

Carson Ketter was cited for his work off the bench and Pedro Gonzalez for his hustle by Moore.

North Beach visits Willapa Valley today.

Naselle 17 14 6 14 — 51

N. Beach 21 19 24 17 — 81

Naselle (51) — Williams 16, Carter 2, Corona 4, Scrabeck 13, See, Lopez 1, Wulf 3, Bergeson 5, Goodman, Juarez 7, Tutu’u. FG — 13-60 (.217). FT — 17-23.

North Beach (81) — Beck 9, Thornton 16, Jordan Chong 2, Gonzalez 7, Justin Chong 8, Takagi 3, Ketter 8, Edlin, Hernandez 24, Fry 2, Perez 2, Bridge. FG — 32-64 (.500). FT — 13-19.

JV — North Beach won.

Vikings 60, Wildcats 39

WESTPORT — Ocosta took an early lead before Willapa Valley ripped off a game-turning run to grab this Pacific League contest on Thursday night.

The Wildcats led, 7-1, before the Vikings (7-1, 13-3) rolled out a 29-2 run to take a commanding 30-9 lead in the second quarter.

“We played outstanding; I couldn’t believe it,” Valley head coach John Peterson said. “We moved the ball, guarded people and rebounded like maniacs. Every kid who played played well. Ocosta has been playing well and that’s a place where we’ve struggled. I think this might have been our best game of the year.”

“We started off well, then Valley went on the long run and we couldn’t buy a shot in the second and third quarters,” Ocosta head coach Jason Quinby said. “It was a combination of Valley’s defense and us not hitting our shots.”

Matt Konigsberger led all scorers with 23 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for Valley. Ryan Short led Ocosta (4-4, 8-7) with 10 points and Caleb Tackett pulled in 10 rebounds.

Today, Willapa Valley hosts league-leading North Beach, while Ocosta hosts Northwest Christian.

Wil Vall 18 15 16 11 — 60

Ocosta 9 8 9 13 — 39

Willapa Valley (60) — Sagen 5, Buchanan 6, Konigsberger 23, Cook, Oblad 5, Gray 2, Pearson 8, Camenzind 11. FG — 22-56 (.393).. FT — 13-24.

Ocosta (39) — Tackett 5, Sobrera 8, Herrera 5, Anderson, Bambauer 6, Torres, Short 10, Juarez, Benn 5. FG — 16-61 (.263). FT — 4-17.

JV — Willapa Valley won.

C Squad — Willapa Valley won.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Owls 46, Eagles 23

KELSO — Jaycee Valley scored 13 of her game-high 15 points in the first half as Mary M. Knight used its pressure defense to kickstart its offense in a non-league win over Three Rivers Christian on Thursday.

Carlie Adsero added 12 rebounds and five steals for the Owls (9-3), who led 34-9 at halftime.

“Our pressure gave them a lot of havoc,” Knight head coach Lance Valley said. “We played really well in the first half. Not so much in the second half, but that’s something we can work on.”

Amy Bearden was cited for her work off the bench by Valley.

On Tuesday, MMK travels to Naselle.

MMK 16 18 4 8 — 46

TRC 4 5 10 4 — 23

Mary M. Knight (46) — Valley 15, Haury, Bearden 2, Sowle, K. Kilitz, A. Kilitz 12, Snyder 4, Adsero 5, Dierkop 8. FG — 16-56 (.286). FT — 9-16.

Three Rivers Christian (23) — Kadey, Johnson, J. Cadelle 4, Jo. Cadelle 7, Carns 4, Degh, Cathcard, Maldonado 8. FG — 8-54 (.149). FT — 6-18.

Comets 48, Hyaks 36

OYEHUT — North Beach couldn’t find a handle on the basketball, allowing Naselle to take the lead for good in the second quarter to win this Pacific League game on Thursday.

The Comets grabbed a 10-point halftime lead, 27-17, and never relinquished it.

“We turned the ball over too much tonight — over 25 turnovers,” North Beach head coach Brett Mackey said. “When we did keep the ball, we didn’t shoot the ball that bad. We struggled getting shots off tonight and didn’t take care of the ball.”

Quay Sotomish led the Hyaks (4-4, 6-9) with 15 points and Emily Takagi added a double-double — 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Tonight, North Beach hosts Willapa Valley.

Naselle 17 10 13 8 — 48

N. Beach 13 4 10 9 — 36

Naselle (48) — Chapman 16, Nelson 12, Leeland 2, A. Eaton, Pine 6, Bjornsgard 4, Green 8. FG — 19-54 (.352).FT — 8-18.

North Beach (36) — Sotomish 15, M. Pope 5, Tagaki 11, Robles 2, L. Garman, R. Moore 3, Avery. FG — 13-35 (.371). FT — 8-15.

 

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