Indians 52, Trojans 49
MENLO — South Bend found the edge against Pe Ell in a tightly contested fourth quarter to win its first game at Willapa Valley’s Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Friday afternoon.
With the game tied at 35-35 after three quarters, neither team got up by more than two points until the Tribe grabbed a 48-44 lead with 1:49 left in the game on a Miles Davis 3-point basket. The Trojans rallied for a 49-48 lead before Mitch Edwards’ basket gave South Bend the lead for good.
“It was a pretty well-played game; Pe Ell is pretty athletic and quick on defense,” South Bend head coach Tom Betrozoff said. “We struggled a bit offensively in the first half and played well in the second half. It was a good win against a quality team. We’re slowly moving in the right direction.”
Mitch Edwards, who was cited by Betrozoff for his overall play and hustle, led South Bend (4-2) with a double-double — 10 points and 10 rebounds. Davis knocked down 12 points and Austin Lewis led the Tribe with 14 points.
Today, South Bend (2-6) takes on Concrete in the second day of the tournament in Menlo.
Pe Ell921514—49 S. Bend8101717—52
Pe Ell (49) — Ai. Arrington 9, Jurek, Bailey 20, Compton 2, Au. Arrington 9, Sheppard, Lusk 3, Speck 6. FG — 18-49 (.367). FT — 8-10.
South Bend (52) — Ogilve, Z. Johnson, Davis 12, Diaz 2, Lewis 14, T. Johnson 4, Edwards 10, Elliott 10. FG — 17-46 (.370). FT — 13-15.
Loggers 63, Beavers 52
TENINO — Keigan Gardiner scored 20 points to lead fast-starting Wishkah past host Tenino in the Tenino Christmas Tournament on Friday.
The Class 1B Loggers led the 1A Beavers 23-9 after one period.
Brady Anderson added 11 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two blocked shots for the Loggers (6-2). Trey Berge grabbed seven rebounds.
Thomas Pier was the leading scorer for the Beavers with 17 points.
“We came out and played well with good defensive pressure in the first quarter,” said Wishkah head Matt Ferrier. “We forced a lot of turnovers on the road against a 1A school (Tenino). We were unselfish with the basketball and used balanced scoring. The only thing is we were up 22 points at the end of the third quarter and let our foot off the gas in the fourth quarter. We will continue to work on that.”
Ferrier praised Gardiner for one of the best offensive games of his career and Jace Anderson for a fine game.
Tonight, Wishkah will play Northwest Christian at 5:30 p.m. in the same tournament.
Wishkah (63) — Gardiner 20, B. Anderson 11, Rodriguez 6, Thein 6, J. Anderson 5, Berge 6, Baltzell 9. FG — 23-58 (.397). FT — 14-21.
Tenino (52) — Guzman 2, Bailon, Hisaw 7, Peterson 4, Caldwell 4, O’Brien 7, Pier 17, Davido 2, Englebreath 4, Jones 5. FG — 18-49 (.368). FT — 12-27.
Vikings 51, Lions 26
MENLO — Playing without injured starter Matt Konigsberger, Willapa Valley stepped up and forced 25 turnovers en route to thumping Concrete in the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Friday at Tenoski Gym.
Stephen Camenzind led the Vikings with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Kyler Oblad added 10 points. Konigsberger is out for the remainder of the tournament with a knee injury.
Anthony Sagen dished up seven assists and Hunter Gray swiped six steals.
Dylan Clark was the leading scorer for the Lions with 12 points.
“The kids played solid defense and did well without Konigsberger,” said Vikings coach John Peterson. “We held them to single-digit scoring with only nine at the half. We were tough on offense and effective on defense.”
Peterson praised Camenzind and Oblad as well as Gray coming in off the bench for fine performances.
Tonight, the Vikings (6-1) will play Pe Ell in the same tournament.
Concrete72710—26 W. Valley11121315—51
Concrete (26) — Solomon 3, Hollman, Gentry, Clark 12, Newby 2, Labrousse 2, Barnedt, Phillipsen 3, Freeman 2, Rogge 2. FG — 12-39 (.308). FT — 1-7.
Willapa Valley (51) — Sagen 5, Buchanan 4, Cook, Oblad 10, Gray 4, Fluke 5, Pearson 2, Camenzind 21, Graves. FG — 18-47 (.383). FT — 14-23.
Bulldogs 69, Acorns 58
OAKVILLE — Host Oakville grabbed a 40-29 halftime lead on Class 2A North Mason before the visitors reversed the trend in the second half to win this non-league contest at Oakville on Friday night.
Ray Lopez led all scorers with 28 points for the Acorns (2-5), with Gary Ortivez adding 16 points.
“We came out flat (in the second half),” Oakville head coach Cliff Harris said. “We missed a couple of shots and they made theirs. We tightened up a bit. We’re getting there. I want the boys to have good competition. We’re trying to get the program back.”
On Friday, Oakville stays home to greet Chief Leschi.
N. Mason10192020—69 Oakville1624612—58
North Mason (69) — Duckworth 18, Davenport 12, Burggraaf 17, Becker 14, Marks, Hohmann 2, Guyer, Vautour 6, Allen. FG — 24-60 (.400). FT — 6-13.
Oakville (58) — M. Youckton 4, Ortivez 16, Trott, Atkins 2, Bray, A. Youckton, Lopez 28, Jack 2, S. Youckton 9, Lorton 3. FG — 19-60 (.317). FT — 12-25.
JV — North Mason 45, Oakville 36.
Vikings 62, Lions 16
MENLO — Balanced scoring by Lauren and Karli Friese and Alicia Smarciarz powered Willapa Valley past Concrete in the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Friday at Tenoski Gymnasium in Menlo.
Karli Friese scored 13 points, closely followed by her cousin Lauren Friese with 12 points, for the Vikings (7-1). Smarciarz added 10 points and Emily Fluke added nine.
Sydney Wilkeson was the leading rebounder with seven, while Lauren Friese grabbed six. Karli Friese swiped six steals, Mackenzie Trotter swiped five and Fluke grabbed three.
The Lions did not have any players score in double figures.
“We came out and shot well in the first quarter, scoring 29 points and that was pretty much it,” Willapa Valley head coach Matt Bannish said. “We were 13-for-17 in that quarter and kept hitting from everywhere. We had great offensive execution in the second half.”
Bannish praised Fluke for her best game so far this year with solid scoring in the first half and good defense throughout.
Tonight, the Vikings will play in the same tournament vs. Pe Ell.
Concrete2752—16 W. Valley29111012—62
Concrete (16) — Ramos 3, Stedman 7, Cargile 2, Troka 1, Gilbride 3, Pritchard, Torheim, Mathus. FG — 5-31 (.161). FT — 4-7.
Willapa Valley (62) — L. Friese 12, Smarciarz 10, Wilkeson 3, K. Friese 13, Sonaski, Cook, Fluke 9, Harden 5, Trotter 10. FG — 23-64 (.360). FT — 9-17.
Trojans 55, Indians 34
MENLO — South Bend was plagued by 22 turnovers and Pe Ell handed the Tribe a loss in the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Friday at Tenoski Gym.
Katlyn Sawyer led the Tribe with a double-double — 11 points and 13 rebounds. She also dished up three assists. Edith Razo also scored 11 points for the Indians (3-3).
Sierra Cearns dished up four assists and Emily Sanchez added three.
Kalya Capps scored 22 points for the Trojans.
“It was a Christmas-style game — we gave away too many presents and had way too many turnovers,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson said. “If we have more than 16 turnovers in a game, we cannot be effective. They were quicker than we were in all parts of the game.”
Tonight, South Bend will play Concrete in the same tournament.
Pe Ell12151711—55 SBend810124—34
Pe Ell (55) — Alden 15, Lusk 6, Skeen 2, H. Compton 4, A. Compton 4, Hoke, Capps 22, Duncan 2. FG — 21-63 (.333). FT — 8-16.
South Bend (34) — Cearns 6, Sanchez 2, Trent, Kousanhasvath, Lorton, Sawyer 11, Razo 11, Myers, Wilson 4. FG — 12-35 (.343). FT — 7-9.
North Mason tourney
BELFAIR — Aberdeen’s Kaleb Levao won the junior varsity heavyweight championship on the first day of the North Mason Invitational tournament Friday.
Levao pinned all four of his opponents, including a Clover Park foe in the championship match. Teammate Bobby Rowe, 4-1 for the day, was third at 152 pounds.
Aberdeen had five second-place finishes in the girls tournament that also concluded Friday.
Bobcat runners-up included Ali Morris at 118 pounds, Alexis Miranda (137), Magen Haggerty (145), Tayler Housden (155) and Lisa Rounsivill at 190.
“This was one of the toughest girls tournaments we’ve seen,” Bobcat girls coach Tamar Yakovich said. “There were a lot of state participants from last year.”
The two-day tourney concludes with boys varsity action today.