Slow-starting Vikings scuttle Pirates


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Vikings 50, Pirates 46

MENLO — Matt Konigsberger and Stephen Camenzind combined for 17 points in the fourth quarter as Willapa Valley rallied past Adna in a non-league game Monday night at Tenoski Gym.

Scoreless for the opening seven minutes, the Vikings (12-3) trailed 14-11 at the half. They came back to tie it at 30 after three quarters before Konigsberger tallied 10 of his 12 points and Camenzind seven of his team-high 16 in the fourth quarter.

Valley coach John Peterson was upset over his team’s slow start.

“I was really disappointed that we weren’t ready to play because this is a good group of kids, they know what it takes, and we got our tails kicked in the first half,” Peterson said. “At halftime, we talked about how about if we tried a little bit, don’t be afraid to fail and attack the rim. And they played well (the second half).”

Konigsberger also grabbed 14 rebounds.

Anthony Sagen scored 11 points for the Vikings and was credited by Peterson with helping to turn around the game with his play on both ends of the court. Hunter Gray was also cited for a stronger performance off the bench.

Adna’s Jordan Richardson led all scorers with 26 points.

The Vikings journey to Ocosta on Thursday.

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Adna (46) — Olson 2, Richardson 26, Trotter 8, Rigdon 1, Wagner, Moon 2, Rodas, Kaech, Latimer 7, Newman. FG — 19-46 (.413). FT — 4-7.

Willapa Valley (50) — Sagen 11, Buchanan 5, Konigsberger 12, Oblad 2, Gray 3, Pearson 1, Camenzind 16. FG — 17-50 (.340). FT — 13-21.

JV — Willapa Valley won.

C squad — Adna won.

Acorns 67, Loggers 22

OAKVILLE — Ray Lopez scored 15 points in the opening quarter to help ignite hot-shooting Oakville past Crescent in a non-league game Monday at Oakville.

The Acorns (9-6) led 31-7 after one quarter. They wound up shooting 60 percent from the field.

“We came out in a man defense, we played passing lanes and the boys came out and did an excellent job,” Oakville coach Cliff Harris said. “We moved the ball and Ray Lopez was open.”

Reserves played liberally the rest of the way for the Acorns. The final 13 minutes were played under the 40-point running-clock mercy rule.

Lopez finished with 19 points, while Gary Ortivez had 13 points and six steals. Shawn Youckton and T.J. Trott shared Oakville rebounding honors with 11 apiece.

The Acorns host North River on Friday.

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Crescent (22) — Walker 6, Heglon, C. Wolfer, Q. Wolfer, Fletcher 1, Calabria, Waldrip 3, Kjerulf 1, Story 2, Dodson 7, Peppard 2. FG — 7-40 (.175).. FT — 8-16.

Oakville (67) — M. Youckton 2, Lorton 5, WalkingEagle 3, Trott 5, A. Youckton 2, Ortivez 13, Lopez 19, Bird 5, Bray 3, Atkins 4, S. Youckton 6, Tinney. FG — 27-45 (.600). FT — 3-4.

 

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