Vikings 42, Seagulls 33
MENLO — Willapa Valley picked up the pace after a slow start and played with intensity to topple rival Raymond in Pacific League on Saturday at Tenoski Gym.
Stephen Camenzind was the leading scorer for the Vikings (4-1, 9-3), with 12 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Matt Konigsberger scored 11 points and dished up three assists before he was hit in the head and had to sit out for 1 1/2 quarters.
Rayce Newman was the leading scorer for the Gulls (3-2, 5-6), with 12 points.
The Gulls led 13-11 after one quarter, but the Vikings outscored their rivals in each of the final three periods.
“We were stuck in slow gear at the beginning of the game,” said Valley coach John Peterson. “We were not as intense in the first half, but played harder in the second half. It was a close rivalry and both teams played hard. We haven’t beat them since 2011.”
Valley had only seven turnovers, while Raymond was guilty of only 10.
Peterson cited Camenzind for fine play. He also praised Cody Buchanan for important scoring, ball-handling and good defense.
On Tuesday, Valley faces another rival when it hosts South Bend. Raymond hosts Northwest Christian that same night.
Raymond 13 6 9 5 — 33
W. Valley 11 10 13 8 — 42
Raymond (33) — Crow, Freeman 2, Newman 12, Phansisay, Koski 5, Stepp, Hamilton, Ratsavongsy 9, Northup, Lund 5. FG — 13-45 (.289). FT — 3-5.
Willapa Valley (42) — Sagen 2, Buchanan 8, Konigsberger 11, Oblad 5, Gray 2, Pearson 2, Camenzind 12. FG — 18-47 (.383). FT — 5-7.
Hyaks 66, Wildcats 59
WESTPORT — Gabe Hernandez returned from illness to help unbeaten North Beach hold off Ocosta in a Pacific League game Saturday night at Westport.
Hernandez scored 16 points, while Corey Thornton added 13 and Justin Chong 10 points for the Hyaks (6-0, 12-0).
North Beach led by as many as 18 before the Wildcats (2-3, 6-6) launched a fourth-quarter comeback.
Anthony Juarez hit a pair of 3-point baskets in the third quarter and Dan Sobrera put down a trio of threes in the fourth as Ocosta closed to with four with 1:20 remaining.
North Beach’s Josh Takagi stemmed the rally by hitting a 3-pointer as time was expiring on the shot clock.
“That was just a dagger,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby reported.
Sobrera led the Wildcats with 13 points. He also dished out four assists, as did teammate Ryan Short.
Ocosta rebounded well, with James Benn grabbing 13 and Caleb Tackett nine boards.
“I’m very proud of the effort my guys put forth,” Quinby said. “North Beach is a very good team. We’re definitely getting better.”
Ocosta hosts Naselle as part of a coed doubleheader Tuesday. North Beach hosts Lake Quinault on Tuesday.
Hyaks 66, Wildcats 59
North Beach 16 15 23 12 — 66
Ocosta 9 14 15 21 — 59
North Beach (66) — Beck 5, Thornton 13, Gonsales 9, Justin Chong 10, Takagi 7, Ketter 4, Edlin, Hernandez 16, Fry 2. FG — 26-51 (.510).FT — 10-16.
Ocosta (59) — Tackett 9, Sobrera 13, Herrera 11, Bambauer 4, Torres, Short 8, Juarez 8, Benn 6. FG — 21-56 (.375). FT — 9-12.
JV — Ocosta won.
C Squad — North Beach won.
Comets 58, Indians 52
NASELLE — Gino Juarez put on a long-range shooting exhibition as Naselle edged South Bend in a Pacific League game Saturday at Naselle.
Juarez hit six 3-point baskets in leading all scorers with 24 points. Three of those came in the fourth quarter.
South Bend (0-5, 2-10) led by five late in the third quarter and was tied at 50-all with 1:48 remaining. Juarez’s two-point basket at the 1:34 mark gave the Comets a lead they never relinquished.
“It was the threes that killed us,” South Bend coach Tom Betrozoff said. “Our defense was set up because we knew they shot a lot of threes, but they made them. We’ve been playing just well enough to feel bad after (losing) close games.”
Miles Davis topped the Indians with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists. Tyson Johnson contributed 13 points and six assists, while Justin Elliott had 11 points and seven boards.
In the midst of a period in which they play away from home eight times in a nine-game stretch, the Indians make the short trip to Willapa Valley on Tuesday.
South Bend 14 9 12 17 — 52
Naselle 10 8 17 23 — 58
South Bend (52) — Ogilvie 7, Z. Johnson, Davis 17, Diaz, Sanchez, Lewis, T. Johnson 13, Edwards 4, Elliott 11. FG — 20-53 (.378). FT — 11-15.
Naselle (58) — Williams 11, Carter, Corona 10, Scrabeck 10, See, Lopez, Bergeson 3, Gino Juarez 24. FG — 20-52 (.385). FT — 9-17.
Gut Check Challenge
OLYMPIA — Elma’s Tyson Dick finished second at his weight in the Washington State Wrestling Foundation Gut Check Challenge on Saturday.
Dick dropped a thriller to Central Valley of Spokane’s Trey Meyer in the 145-pound title match.
The Elma standout nearly recorded a pin in the second round. Meyer fought that off and was leading 7-4 when he caught and pinned Dick early in the third round.
Dick had advanced to the title round by downing three-time state placewinner Mikey Moniz of Orting in the semifinals.
Two other Eagles placed in the elite tournament, composed primarily of state placewinners.
Elma’s Austin Carrell scored a last-second takedown to edge Yelm’s Hunter Miller, 5-4, to take fifth at 195 pounds. Teammate Brek McGaughy was fifth at 220 pounds, beating his final opponent, 8-4.
Carrell and McGaughy both lost tough quarterfinal matches. This tournament’s format prevented quarterfinal losers from placing higher than fifth.
Fielding only a five-man team, Elma placed 13th in the team standings.
“The goal coming in was to have placers,” Elma coach Jason Dick said. “For Ty to make the final was awesome. The competition there was just ridiculous.”