Sports Roundup: Chokers win tournament opener


Chokers 79, Yaks 71

YAKIMA — Grays Harbor College used a torrid long-distance shooting display to upend host Yakima Valley in the opening round of the Yakima Valley Crossover Tournament Friday at Yakima.

The Chokers (2-2) will face Skagit Valley in a semifinal scheduled for 6 p.m. today.

Emily Cox scored 23 points, while Bianca Russell added 17 and Marlee Chovich 16 points for the Chokers. That trio also combined to hit nine 3-point shots.

The Chokers were 6-of-12 from beyond the arc in the first half in grabbing a 43-28 halftime lead. They led by as many as 19 before the Yaks took advantage of GHC turnovers to close the gap.

“I thought we outworked them,” Choker coach Christine Nelson said. “It’s the best basketball we’ve played. We played as a team.”

Chovich grabbed eight rebounds, one more than Cox. Paulette Robles was cited for defense.

Grays Harbor (79) — Maneman 1, Chovich 16, Hagain, Cox 23, Robles 12, Koe, Stewart 2, Panoam 3, Russell 17, Fifield 5, FG — 28-63 (.444). FT — 14-22.

Yakima Valley (71) — Kessler 11, Albrecht 13, Creager 10, Cordova 17, Musgrave, Dixon 7, Zimmer 10, Iosia 1, Ferguson 2. FG — 28-66 (.424) FT — 4-11.

Halftime: Grays Harbor 43, Yakima Valley 28.


Chitwhins 72, Loggers 32

TAHOLAH — Keanu Curleybear pumped in 47 points as Taholah thumped Crescent for the second weekend in a row on Friday at Taholah.

Curleybear also had six rebounds, five assists and five steals. Jimmy Smith-Kramer and Robert Needham did not start the game at all and Dustin Stewart left the game with an ankle injury.

Crescent had two players score in double figures.

“Keanu had a good all-around game,” said Taholah assistant coach Eric Capoeman.

Taholah (3-1) will host Lummi today.

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Crescent (32) — Walker, Helgeson, C. Wolfer 2, Fletcher, Q. Wolfer 1, Calabana, Waldrup 17, Story, Dodson 12. FT — n.a.

FG — n.a.

Taholah (72) — Jackson 3, Purdy 10, Stewart 7, Capoeman 3, Jones, Orozco 2, Curleybear 47. FG — n.a. FT — n.a.

Vikings 60, Elks 28

MENLO — Powered by Stephen Camenzind and Cody Buchanan, Willapa Valley finished off Lake Quinault in non-league play on Friday at Tenoski Gym in Menlo.

Camenzind scored 14 points and was 6-of-9 from the floor as post for the Vikings (5-1). Buchanan scored 12 points and added defensive strength to the team. Matt Konigsberger scored six points, grabbed 10 rebounds, swiped seven steals and dished up four assists.

Dylan Dorhofer was the leading scorer for the Elks (1-5), with 13 points. Kobe Kalama added 10 points. Dorhofer also had eight rebounds, four steals and six blocked shots.

The Vikings had pulled down 31 total rebounds and had 13 turnovers to the Elks’ 27 turnovers.

“We started out with a workmanlike effort,” said Valley head coach John Peterson. “We’re more experienced and were coming off an emotional win last night. We did not rebound as well as we can, but the kids shared the ball well.”

Peterson cited Camenzind for fine play as post and Buchanan for a fine effort defensively.

“We turned the ball over a lot,” said Quinault head coach Clinton Potter.

Quinault’s Jack Hsu was cited for hustle.

Valley will host Concrete next Friday at the Jack Pearson Holiday Classic. Lake Quinault will host Naselle next Saturday.

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Lake Quinault (28) — Johnson, Silva, Hsu, Kalama 10, Lines 3, Hidalgo 2, Diggle, Dorhofer 13. FG — 11-59 (.186). FT — 2-2.

Willapa Valley (60) — Sagen 5, Buchanan 12, Konigsberger 6, Cook, Oblad 8, Gray 2, Fluke 6, Pearson 3, Camenzind 14, Graves 4. FG — 23-55 (.418). FT — 14-18.


Seagulls 54, Hyaks 37

RAYMOND — Aiyisha Garcia recorded a double-double as Raymond topped North Beach in Pacific League play on Friday at Raymond.

Garcia scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Gulls (2-0, 4-2). Mikayla Collins was the leading rebounder with 12. Alex Gilbert made a key 3-pointer at the end of the game.

Senior Hailee Williams scored 14 points and dished up three assists. Freshman Aubree Gardner scored nine points and swiped two steals.

Quay Sotomish was the leading scorer for the Hyaks (1-2, 1-4), with 15 points. Mousie Shale added nine points.

“Aiyisha overpowered them in the inside,” said RHS head coach Jon Schray. “In the second quarter, we switched to a man-to-man defense. We made key stops and rebounds and had good half-court defense. In the fourth quarter, they adjusted their press and our girls responded and kept their cool.”

Schray praised Williams for her leadership on the court.

Raymond will host the New Year’s Eve Classic next Friday, opening against Montesano. North Beach will host the Holiday with the Hyaks Tournament that same day, opening against Forks.

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North Beach (37) — Sotomish 15, C. Pope, M. Garman 1, M. Pope 8, Takagi, Robles 2, L. Garman 1, Shale 9, Moore. FG — 13-58 (.224). FT — 5-18.

Raymond (54) — Williams 14, Gilbert 3, M. Collins 2, Gardner 9, Garcia 20, Newman 2, Flemetis 2, Oatfield, K. Collins 2. FG — 21-61 (.344). FT — 9-19.

Vikings 72, Elks 41

MENLO — Alicia Smaciarz scored all 17 of her points in the first half as Willapa Valley topped Lake Quinault in a non-league game Friday at Tenoski Gym.

The Elks (2-4) hung tough for one quarter, trailing 22-15 at the first break. Shooting well, the Vikings (6-1) pulled away thereafter as Quinault ace Romey Begay encountered foul trouble.

“I would give a lot of credit to Quinault for the first quarter. They’ve improved a lot,” Viking coach Matt Bannish said. “I was real proud of (our) offense. I was not real pleased with the defensive intensity.”

All 12 Vikings scored, with cousins Karli and Lauren Friese tallying 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Alex Blackburn scored 14 points and Begay added 13 points for the Elks and added five rebounds, six steals, four assists and five blocks. Faith Thomas and Mikaila Blackburn were cited for all-around play.

“They’re a really good shooting team and we’re not. We’re offensively challenged, as we’ve shown in the past,” Lake Quinault coach assistant coach Jon Neeland said. “We played well in the first half.”

The Vikings will host the Jack Pearson Coed Holiday Classic next weekend, facing Concrete on Friday. The Elks will be home against Naselle on Dec. 28.

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Lake Quinault (41) — Silva, Begay 13, F. Thomas 5, A. Blackburn 14, Gerard, M. Blackburn 2, Silva, Allen 7, B. Thomas, Jackson. FG — 19-47 (.404). FT — 0-0.

Willapa Valley (72) — L. Friese 11, Smaciarz 17, Wilkeson 2, K. Friese 12, Sanaski 2, Cook 3, Huber 1, Fluke 4, Harden 8, Naranjo 6, Trotter 4, Layman 2. FG — 26-61 (.426). FT — 12-17.

Indians 58, Wildcats 27

SOUTH BEND — South Bend’s aggressive offense took 65 shots and used a diversified attack in beating Ocosta in Pacific League play on Friday at Koplitz Fieldhouse.

Sierra Cearns led all scorers for the Tribe (2-0, 3-2), with 14 points and five assists. Rielly Myers grabbed nine rebounds to go with her 11 points. Katlyn Sawyer pulled down eight rebounds to go with her 11 points. Emily Sanchez swiped five steals.

The Wildcats (0-3, 1-6) had only one player score in double figures. Lead scorer Kate Christensen was held to eight points.

The Indians lowered the number of turnovers to 16 from the high 20’s.

“We did a nice job of moving the ball,” said South Bend head coach Gary Wilson. “We got good inside and outside shots and handled their ball pressure well. We got a strong performance with four players in double figures. We attacked the ball well and it was a great overall team effort.”

Coach Wilson praised senior Kessa Wilson for a nice job defensively, holding Christensen to eight points.

South Bend travels to Tenoski Gym next Friday for the Jack Pearson Holiday Classic and opens against Pe Ell at 1 p.m. Ocosta will host Northwest Christian on Jan. 4.

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Ocosta (27) — Anderson 2, Phillips 10, Sunde 4, Rutzer 3, Saul, Allton, Christensen 8. FG — 12-64 (.188). FT — 3-11.

South Bend (58) — Cearns 14, Sanchez 4, Trent 2, Kousonhsavath, Lorton, Sawyer 11, Razo 12, Myers 11, Wilson 4. FG — 17-65 (.262). FT — 7-14.

Chitwhins 55, Loggers 17

TAHOLAH — Trish Charley had a double-double as Taholah trounced Crescent in a non-league game Friday.

Charley scored 18 points and swiped 11 steals for the Chitwhins (4-0). Steals, in fact, proved to be a major element in Taholah’s transition game.

“We kind of came out flat, but we were able to settle down and our defense led to some fast-break transition points,” Taholah assistant coach Donald Waugh said. “That was a big part of our game tonight, streals and fast breaks.

Marquel Waugh had 10 rebounds, Karleena Walther seven steals and four assists and Rachel Cheney eight rebounds for Taholah.

Taholah post Nicole Hidalgo missed the game due to illness.

The Chitwhins host Lummi as part of a coed doubleheader today.

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Crescent (17) — Last names of Crescent players unavailable.

Taholah (55) — James 9, Walther 12, Waugh 4, Charley 18, Logan, Cheney 10, Markishtum, Pope, Underwood 2. FG — 21-74 (.283). FT — 9-14.

Owls 50, Acorns 20

OAKVILLE — Emily Ackley scored all 16 of her points in the first half as Mary M. Knight remained unbeaten by trouncing Oakville on Friday at Oakville.

Ackley hit 8-of-9 field goal attempts in the half as the Owls (4-0) rolled to a 40-9 halftime lead. Knight coach Lance Valley rested his starters in the second half.

Jaycee Valley, who played only the first half, had five assists and four rebounds for Knight.

The Owls host Neah Bay today.

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Mary M. Knight (50) — Valley 4, Haury, Bearden, Sowle 10, Pais, Ackley 16, J. Kiliz, A. Kiliz 2, Snyder 5, Adsero 5, Dierkop 8. FG — 20-61 (.328). FT — 7-9.

Oakville (20) — Maass 2, Lewis 2, Youckton 2, Ortivez 9, K. Gray 5. FG — n/a. FT — 4-12.


Hammerhead Invitational

SILVERDALE — Elma placed five wrestlers in the semifinals in the Hammerhead Invitational tournament Friday.

Tanner Sample at 132 pounds, Tyson Dick at 145, Austin Cristelli at 152 and Brek McGaughy and Austin Carrell, both at 220 pounds, went unbeaten during Friday’s opening rounds.

Elma’s Jacob Nelson (138) remains alive in the consolation round.

The tournament concludes today.


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