Gulls 46, Hyaks 35
OYEHUT — Visiting Raymond grabbed a 26-18 halftime lead and needed a few free throws to hold off host North Beach in this Pacific League contest on Thursday.
The Hyaks (4-6, 6-12), celebrating Senior Night, trimmed the deficit to eight inside the final two minutes of the game before the Gulls (8-1, 12-5) pulled away.
“North Beach played hard and were aggressive; it was its Senior Night and they wanted to win that,” Raymond head coach Jon Schray said. “We rebounded well, the defense was good, but we need to get the offense right. (North Beach) made it interesting.”
“We cut the lead and were in it late,” North Beach head coach Brett Mackey said. “We missed some shots that could have given us the opportunity to pull it tighter, but they hit some free throws down the stretch. The girls played their tails off tonight.”
Quay Sotomish led all scorers with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Emily Takagi added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Hyaks.
Hailee Williams had a double-double like Sotomish — 13 points and 11 rebounds — to lead the Gulls, with Mikayla Collins adding 10 rebounds, Cydney Flemetis four steals and Gabbie Oatfield six rebounds.
Coach Schray cited Oatfield and Flemetis for their work in the game, especially Oatfield off the bench in the second half.
On Saturday, Raymond travels to Naselle and North Beach heads to South Bend.
Raymond 18 8 10 10 — 46
N. Beach 9 9 4 13 — 35
Raymond (46) — Williams 13, Gilbert 1, Collins 4, Dunsmore, Heckard 3, Garcia 8, Flemetis 12, Oatfield 5. FG — 17-60 (.283). FT — 8-16.
North Beach (35) — Sotomish 14, C. Pope, M. Pope 3, Takagi 12, Robles, L. Garman, R. Moore 6, Avery. FG — 15-57 (.263). FT — 2-6.
JV — North Beach 18, Raymond 11 (2 quarters).
Indians 56, Wildcats 47
WESTPORT — Katlyn Sawyer scored 22 points as South Bend downed Ocosta in a Pacific League game Thursday at Westport.
Sawyer, who also grabbed nine rebounds, and Kessa Wilson (13 points, 11 boards) helped the Indians control the glass in the second half. Several of their baskets came on putbacks.
The underdog Wildcats (0-10, 2-15) had several leads in the first half before the Indians (3-6, 5-12) pulled away after intermission.
“They played inspired ball, they shot the ball well,” South Bend coach Gary Wilson said of Ocosta. “I was proud of our girls for being resilient. The key for us was limiting our turnovers to 13, which is good for us.”
South Bend’s Sierra Cearns handed out eight assists. Emily Sanchez, who played for much of the second half with four fouls, was cited for defense.
Rebekah Saul scored 5 points and Mikayla Sunde and Kate Christensen contributed 10 points each for Ocosta.
“The biggest improvement was we cut down on our turnovers,” Ocosta coach Jason Barnum said. “We played great defense and ran our offense.”
The Indians host North Beach on Senior Night on Saturday. Ocosta journeys to Naselle on Tuesday.
South Bend 17 12 16 11 — 56
Ocosta 13 15 10 9 — 47
South Bend (56) — Cearns 4, Sanchez 3, Sawyer 22, Razo 9, Myers 5, Wilson 13, Trent, Kousonhsavath, Lorton. FG — 20-47 (.426). FT — 13-22.
Ocosta (47) — Anderson 4, Phillips 4, Sunde 10, Rutzer 2, Saul 15, Allton 2, Christensen 10. FG — 19-48 (.396). FT — 7-14.
JV — Ocosta won.
Bearcats 66, Bobcats 9
CHEHALIS — Powerful Chehalis concluded an unbeaten Evergreen 2A Conference championship season by trouncing Aberdeen on Thursday at Chehalis.
The Bobcats did, however, produce a few highlights. Aberdeen’s Jordon Logan pinned Deacon Taylor early in the second round of their 285-pound bout.
Bobcat 138-pounder Erikk Machowek scored two points in the final nine seconds of the second overtime to nip Beau Bugo, 3-2.
Bugo scored an escape in the first 30 seconds of the second OT period to lead, 2-1. In the down position for the final 30 seconds of the round, Machowek was awarded a penalty point on a locking hands violation with nine seconds remaining, then registered an escape of his own with two seconds left.
Aberdeen coach Chuck Veloni also cited Ben Tupper for a strong performance in dropping a 2-1 decision to state-ranked 195-pounder Nick Lund.
“They’ve got a number of state-ranked wrestlers,” Veloni said. “We held our own with some of the best.”
The Bobcats will host their own Last Chance Invitational tournament on Saturday.
106 — Franklin Taylor (Che) won forfeit. 113 — Ethan Lund (C) won forfeit. 120 — Reggie Eklund (C) pinned Austin Pierce, 0:15. 126— Michael Anderson (Che) dec. Erick Juarez, 13-3. 132 — Brandon Davis (C) dec. Grant Bowley, 6-3. 138 — Erikk Machowek (A) dec. Beau Bugo, 3-2, 2 OT. 145 — Michael Matagi (C) dec. Tristen Jimenez, 12-3. 152 — Eric Braun (C) pinned Kolby Shelton, 5:25. 160 — Gage McNaught (C) dec. Bobby Rowe, 6-4. 170 — Zach Braun (C) dec. Tavo Sanchez, 10-4. 182 — Nolan Heaton (C) pinned Justin Baldwin, 1:32. 195 — Nick Lund (C) dec. Ben Tupper, 2-1. 220 — Allen McClure (C) won by forfeit. 285 — Jordon Logan (A) pinned Deacon Taylor, 2:12.