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Tuesday Prep Rounds: Hyak boys, Gull girls win thrillers


BOYS BASKETBALL

Hyaks 73, Chitwhins 68

TAHOLAH — Corey Thornton scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half as North Beach charged from behind to nip Taholah in a non-league game Tuesday night at Taholah.

With Keanu Curleybear sparking a 30-point second quarter, Taholah led 47-33 at the half.

Thornton, however, canned five 3-point baskets in the second half to rally the state-ranked Hyaks (18-1). North Beach narrowed the deficit to a single point after three quarters and took the lead to stay early in the fourth.

“They just kept the pressure on us and we couldn’t match their intensity in the second half,” Chitwhin assistant coach Eric Capoeman said. “We played well, but they just played better.”

Justin Chong added 18 points and Gabe Hernandez 15 for the Hyaks.

Curleybear fired in 13 of his 22 points in the second period to pace Taholah (7-6) to its halftime lead. Jimmy Smith-Kramer also scored 22 points and Wade Purdy 16 as three Chitwhins combined for all but eight of their team’s total.

The Hyaks will bid for no worse than a share of the Pacific League championship Friday when they host Ocosta. The Chitwhins close out their regular season Thursday at Oakville.

North Beach 20 13 21 19 — 73

Taholah 17 30 8 13 — 68

North Beach (73) — Beck 4, Thornton 26, Gonzales 5, Justin Chong 18, Takagi, Ketter 5, Hernandez 15, Fry. FG — 28-58. (.483). FT — 3-4.

Taholah (68) — Smith-Kramer 22, Jackson 3, Purdy 16, Stewart 3, Jones 2, Needham, Curleybear 22. FG — 27-61 (.443). FT — 5-10.

Hawks 57, Bobcats 36

LACEY — Host River Ridge steadily increased its points total in the first three quarters, while Aberdeen struggled to find its offense in this Evergreen 2A matchup on Tuesday night.

The Bobcats needed a rally to take a 13-12 first-quarter lead before the Hawks stepped up their offense and rebounding. Aberdeen stayed close, trailing 26-21 at the half, but the Hawks pulled away in the second half.

“We had a hard time scoring in the third quarter,” AHS head coach Leonard Barnes said. “We just didn’t rebound tonight and couldn’t buy a basket. That was the difference. We got shots and good looks, but nothing fell.”

Addam Follett led all scorers with 23 points for Aberdeen. Austin Floch pulled in eight rebounds, five of them on the offensive boards, and Chandler Craig pulled in five off the bench.

On Friday, Aberdeen hits the road again to take on Capital.

Aberdeen 13 8 6 9 — 36

River Ridge 12 14 16 15 — 57

Aberdeen (36) — Campbell 2, Edwards, Follett 23, Floch 6, Schlesser, Cheema, Black 2, Ontiveros 1, Taylor 2, Craig. FG — 11-49 (.224). FT — 11-21.

River Ridge (57) — Kanana 8, Price 11, Key 13, Murry 3, Porter 8, Howard 9, Roberts 2, Fela 1, Ainston 2. FG — na. FT — 11-23.

JV — Aberdeen 50, River Ridge 38. Chandler Craig 10 points for AHS.

C Squad — River Ridge 46, Aberdeen 36. Miles Devine 26 points for AHS.

Wildcats 89, Comets 61

NASELLE — Shooting 59 percent from the field, Ocosta trounced Naselle in a Pacific League game Tuesday night at Naselle.

The Wildcats (6-5, 10-9) did most of their damage from close range. Of their 41 field goals, 25 came off assists.

“Our speech before the game was we’ve got to get better shots and we were way more aggressive in attacking the basket,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “We had great ball movement, a real clean offensive game.”

Caleb Tackett, James Benn and Alex Herrera all had double-doubles for Ocosta. Tackett finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Benn collected 19 points and 10 boards. Herrera scored 11 points and handed out 11 assists.

Dan Sobrera dished up seven assists for the Wildcats.

The district-bound Wildcats close out their regular season at North Beach on Friday.

Ocosta 23 19 21 26 — 89

Naselle 15 14 13 19 — 61

Ocosta (89) — Short 6, Tackett 22, Sobrera 19, Herrera 11, Bambauer 6, Prigmore 4, Juarez 2, Benn 19. FG — 41-69 (.594). FT — 5-10.

Naselle (61) — Williams 20, Carter 13, Corona 2, Scrabeck 9, See 3, Lopez 2, Wulf, Bergeson 9, Reitz, Juarez 3, Tutu’u. FG — 23-67 (.343). FT — 8-12.

Loggers 80, Eagles 30

LACEY — The Anderson cousins combined for 48 points as Wishkah closed out its regular season by walloping Pope John Paul in a non-league game at Lacey.

Wishkah’s Brady Anderson led all scorers with 28 points. Jace Anderson added 22 for the Loggers (16-4).

The Loggers’ trapping defense forced close to 30 turnovers from the inexperienced Eagles. Trey Berge and Chris Thein pulled down nine rebounds each and Keigan Gardiner handed out six assists.

The Loggers will await the outcome of a district seeding meeting. District 1B competition is scheduled to begin next week.

“Kudos to the boys,” Wishkah coach Matt Ferrier said. “It’s been a very, very long time since a Wishkah boys team won 16 games in the regular season.”

Wish 27 15 24 14 — 80

PPJ 2 6 10 12 — 30

Wishkah (80) — Gardiner, B. Anderson 28, Rodriguez 9, Richardson 2, Thein 11, J. Anderson 20, Berge 4, Baltzell 6. FG — n/a. FT — 2-7.

Pope John Paul (30) — Vu 14, Vidallon 6, Johnson, Ramos, Jeske 6, Marapo 4. FG — n/a. FT — 2-8.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Gulls 50, Navigators 48

RAYMOND — Hailee Williams scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to help Pacific League co-leader Raymond turn back Northwest Christian’s spoiler bid Tuesday night at Raymond.

Fresh off an upset win over Willapa Valley on Saturday, the Navigators led by as many as 10 in the third quarter. With Mackenzie Reeves amassing 27 points, Northwest Christian owned a slight advantage for much of the final period before Raymond (10-1, 14-5) finally took the lead in the final two minutes.

Ahead by two, the Gulls missed the front end of a one-and-one free-throw situation in the closing seconds, but Raymond’s Mikayla Collins tipped out the rebound and time expired as the players scrambled for the loose ball.

Williams wound up with 20 points. The Gulls also received major boosts from freshman Cydney Flemetis and sophomore Gabby Oatfield, each of whom had alternated between the varsity and JV teams this season.

Flemetis scored six of her 11 points in the fourth quarter, grabbed five rebounds and was one of five Gulls with four steals each.

“You would have thought she’s been starting for two years. That’s how well she’s playing now,” Raymond coach Jon Schray said.

Oatfield hit a pair of 3-pointers in scoring eight points.

Ball-handling was the difference in the contest. Raymond finished with 22 steals while committing only nine turnovers.

Raymond starting post Aiysha Garcia missed the game due to a violation of team rules.

The Gulls make the short trip to Willapa Valley on Thursday for a league championship showdown.

N.W. Christian 9 7 15 17 — 48

Raymond 8 7 16 19 — 50

N.W. Christian (48) — E. VanMarter 2, M. VanMarter 9, Reeves 27, Dominguez, Stottlemyre 2, Sowers 8. FG — 21-54. FT — 4-8.

Raymond (50) — Williams 20, Gilbert 2, M. Collins, Heckard 4, Newman 4, Flemetis 11, Oatfield 8, K. Collins. FG — 21-66. FT — 1-4.

Vikings 54, Indians 34

MENLO — Brooke Harden paced a trio of double-figure scorers as Willapa Valley thumped South Bend in a Pacific League game Tuesday at Tenoski Gym.

Harden finished with 16 points and six rebounds as the Vikings (10-1, 16-3) set up a league championship showdown with Raymond on Thursday night at Menlo.

Karli Friese added 13 points, seven assists and six steals, while her cousin Lauren Friese attained a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Vikings.

Up 30-21 at the half, Valley broke it open by outscoring the Indians 17-6 in the third quarter.

“We took care of the ball and our pressure bothered them in the third quarter,” Viking coach Matt Bannish said. “That was pretty much the game there.”

Valley reserve Mackenzie Trotter was cited by Bannish for fine play.

Kessa Wilson scored 12 points and Sierra Cearns added nine for South Bend (4-7, 6-13).

While Valley is hosting Raymond on Thursday, South Bend journeys to Naselle.

South Bend 12 9 6 7 — 34

Willapa Valley 20 10 17 7 — 54

South Bend (34) — Cearns 9, Sanchez, Trent 2, Kousonhsavath, Lorton, Sawyer 2, Razo 3, Myers 6, Wilson 12. FG — 11-42 (.262). FT — 9-15.

Willapa Valley (54) — L. Friese 11, Smaciarz 6, Wilkeson 4, K. Friese 13, Sanaski, Cook, Fluke, Harden 16, Trotter 4. FG — 20-55 (.364). FT — 11-20.

JV — Willapa Valley won.

Eagles 38, Loggerettes 33

LACEY — Wishkah’s season came to a close on Tuesday night after host Pope John Paul II rallied in the fourth quarter to win this non-league contest.

The Loggerettes (2-13 overall) led 23-19 after three quarters before the Eagles took flight in a physically played quarter for the win.

“We didn’t come out ready to play early,” Wishkah head coach Katherine Butcher said. “However, we played our most controlled second half all season. I really want to praise my entire team for their poise. They went out there and competed and left everything on the floor.”

Payton West led Wishkah with a double-double — 12 points and 10 rebounds — with Maggie Sorensen adding six points and eight rebounds. Eighth grader Megan Hill was also cited with five rebounds.

Sorensen and West were cited for their leadership in the contest.

Wish 5 11 7 10 — 33

PJP 7 9 3 19 — 38

Wishkah (33) — West 12, Barber 4, Hill 2, Rurup 2, Ancich 7, Sorensen 6, Warren, Kinnaman, Tudor, Cushing. FG — 11-40 (.275). FT — 11-20.

Pope John Paul II (38) — Baynor 1, Ramos 10, Poppe 2, Burgman 9, Simons 16, Carriere, Matti. FG — na. FT — 6-25.

Comets 44, Wildcats 32

NASELLE — Mikayla Sunde and Kate Christensen each scored 12 points for short-handed Ocosta, which stayed close to host Naselle before falling in this Pacific League contest on Tuesday night.

With just six players available, the Wildcats wore down as the game went on and the Comets took advantage. A 20-10 second quarter allowed Naselle to take the lead for good, but couldn’t put Ocosta away fully.

“We got tired and came out flat in the fourth quarter,” Ocosta head coach Jason Barnum said. “I applaud the efforts of the girls; they played well overall.”

Sunde and Christensen were cited by Barnum for their all-around play.

On Thursday, Ocosta (0-11, 2-16) hosts North Beach.

Oco 10 10 4 8 — 32

Nas 9 20 6 9 — 44

Ocosta (32) — Anderson, Phillips 2, Sunde 12, Rutzer 2, Saul 4, Christensen 12. FG — 14-37 (.378). FT — 4-8.

Naselle (44) — Chapman 4, Nelson, Eaton 4, Greene 12, Leeland 2, Eaton 4, Pine 9, Devall 2, Tutu’u, Jacoy, Foote, Ridgeway 2, Bjornsgard 5. FG — 15-42 (.288). FT — 14-17.

 

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