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Tuesday Prep Roundup: North Beach boys remain unbeaten


BOYS BASKETBALL

Hyaks 75, Elks 27

OYEHUT — Gabe Hernandez scored 23 points as North Beach remained unbeaten by thumping Lake Quinault in a non-league game Tuesday night at Oyehut.

With its transition game in high gear, the Hyaks (13-0) shot 57 percent from the field.

“We got the running game going and we played pretty good defense,” North Beach coach Larry Moore said. “We had something like 20 steals.”

Corey Thornton had six steals and Mike Beck five for the Hyaks. Beck also contributed 14 points and drew Moore’s praise for a fine all-around game.

Pedro Gonzalez and reserve Austin Perez were also commended for strong play.

Dylan Lines topped Lake Quinault (2-10) with 10 points.

Both teams return to action Friday, with North Beach hosting Naselle and Lake Quinault returning home to take on North River.

Lake Quinault 9 5 6 7 — 27

North Beach 20 17 27 11 — 75

Lake Quinault (27) — Johnson 6, Silva, Hsu, Kalama 6, Lines 10, Hidalgo, Diggle 3, Dorhofer 2. FG — 12-33 (.364). FT — 1-5.

North Beach (75) — Beck 14, Thornton 7, Jordan Chong 2, Gonzales 11, Justin Chong 4, Takagi, Ketter 2, Edlin 4, Hernandez 23, Fry, Perez 8, Bridge. FG — 31-54 (.574). FT — 8-9.

Vikings 58, Indians 35

MENLO — Willapa Valley found a way to slow down South Bend’s post threat and took the game away with hot shooting in the second half to win this rivalry Pacific League contest on Tuesday night.

Matt Konigsberger led all scorers with a double-double — 21 points and 11 rebounds — for Willapa Valley (5-1, 10-3). Justin Elliott led South Bend (0-6, 2-11) with 16 points.

The Vikings led 13-12 in the first quarter, despite 10 points from Elliott in the frame. Valley adjusted its defense into a variety of zone combinations to slow down Elliott and grab a 33-21 halftime advantage.

In the third quarter, the Vikings used a halftime adjustment to their zone offense and hit seven consecutive shots from the free-throw line to blow the game away. Valley head coach John Peterson credited assistant coach Jay Pearson with the adjustment.

“We were 7-for-7 to start the third quarter — seven jumpers and hit them,” Peterson added. “Matt hit four of them and Stephen (Camenzind) hit three. We played good defense, used a press we haven’t run much and it bothered them. We played a lot of zone; Elliott is so big. He’d get the ball and he’s like a bulldozer out there, with a nice touch on his shot.”

Camenzind added 10 points and two blocked shots and Cody Buchanan dished out four assists.

On Friday, Willapa Valley’s boys will be the nightcap of a coed doubleheader against Naselle. Next Tuesday, South Bend returns to action at home against Northwest Christian.

S. Bend 12 9 6 8 — 35

Will Valley 13 20 14 11 — 58

South Bend (35) — Ogilve, Bucio, Z. Johnson, Davis 4, Sanchez, Lewis 2, T. Johnson 7, Edwards 6, Stuck, Elliott 16. FG — 15-50 (.300). FT — 4-6.

Willapa Valley (58) — Sagan 7, Buchanan 2, Konigsberger 21, Cook, Oblad 9, Gray, Fluke, Pearson 7, Camenzind 10, Graves 2. FG — 23-60 (.383). FT — 7-9.

JV — Willapa Valley won.

Wildcats 69, Comets 44

WESTPORT — Caleb Tackett’s 16 points and 18 rebounds helped Ocosta overpower Naselle in a Pacific League game Tuesday night at Westport.

The Wildcats (3-3, 7-6) outscored the Comets in every quarter. Ocosta broke it open by outscoring the visitors 20-5 in the second period to grab a 38-19 halftime lead.

“We’ve been focusing on defense,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “When we clamped down in the second quarter, we only gave up five and that gave us a pretty good lead going into halftime.”

Ocosta’s James Benn also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Juarez collected 12 points, Dan Sobrera had eight assists and reserve Luke Anderson four steals for the Wildcats.

Naselle defeated Ocosta in the girls half of the coed doubleheader. The score and details were not reported.

The Wildcats travel to Raymond on Friday.

Naselle 14 5 17 8 — 44

Ocosta 18 20 20 11 — 69

Naselle (44) — Williams 13, Carter, Corona 3, S. Scrabeck 9, See 2, Lopez 3, Wulf 2, Bergeson 2, J. Scrabeck, Gudmundson, Juarez 10, Tutu’u. FG — 17-47 (.361). FT — 6-10.

Ocosta (69) — Tackett 16, Sobrera 9, Herrera 8, Anderson 3, Baumbauer 9, Torres 2, Short, Juarez 12, Benn 10. GH — 27-70 (.386). FT — 10-20.

Navigators 60, Gulls 31

RAYMOND — Raymond came out cold on offense and it was enough for visiting Northwest Christian to run off with this Pacific League matchup win on Tuesday night.

The Gulls (3-3, 5-7) finished the contest 11-for-56 (.196) from the field and trailed 30-8 at halftime.

“We couldn’t buy a basket to save our souls,” Raymond interim head coach Ron Bell said. “We had open looks all night long and we couldn’t hit them. Defensively, we played pretty good. If we were able to hit any (good) percentage, we would have been right in the game.”

Rayce Newman led the Gulls with eight points and three steals. Austin Koukal led all scorers with 27 points for NWC.

On Friday, Raymond stays home to greet Ocosta.

NWC 9 21 16 14 — 60

Raymond 2 6 6 17 — 31

Northwest Christian (60) — Fox 6, Dominguez, Koukal 27, Griffin 4, I. Koukal, Kosterowski, Stottelmeyer 4, Kier 6, Thomas 1, Boogerd 12, Woodridge. FG — 24-41 (.585). FT — 6-11.

Raymond (31) — Crow, Freeman 5, Newman 8, Phansisay 3, Koski 3, Stepp, Hamilton, Ratsavongsy 3, Northup 5, Lund 4. FG — 11-56 (.196). FT — 8-15.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hyaks 39, Elks 36

OYEHUT — Quay Sotomish’s double-double helped North Beach edge upset-minded Lake Quinault in a non-league girls game Tuesday night at Oyehut.

Sotomish had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Hyaks (5-7). Reilly Moore added 11 points and Emily Takagi nine rebounds for the Hyaks.

Although behind only once, at 13-12, the Hyaks had difficulty shaking the Elks (6-6). Quinault’s Hannah Allen barely missed a last-second attempt at a game-tying 3-p0inter.

“I didn’t think we played as inspired as we did the other night (against Hoquiam),” North Beach coach Brett Mackey said. “Sometimes playing back-to-back games, you have to find a way to win and the girls dug down and got it done.”

Allen topped Lake Quinault with 11 points and three blocked shots. Romey Begay finished with nine points, nine rebounds, five steals and four blocks.

Alex Blackburn grabbed nine rebounds. Mikaila Blackburn had seven boards and was credited with a good defensive job on Sotomish.

“We had a good defensive effort,” Lake Quinault coach Jon Neeland said. “They were athletically quicker than we were used to facing. We couldn’t get our fast break going and that hurt us, too.”

The Elks were coming off a win over Oakville on Friday.

The Hyaks play their third game in as many nights when they host unbeaten Montesano tonight. The Elks, who have a makeup game pending with Mary M. Knight, host Wishkah on Jan. 24.

Lake Quinault 13 10 5 8 — 36

North Beach 12 13 8 6 — 39

Lake Quinault (36) — Silva, Begay 9, F. Thomas 3, A. Blackburn 8, Esparza, Gerard, M. Blackburn 1, Garcia, Allen 11, B. Thomas 4. FG — 13-44 (.295). FT — 6-16.

North Beach (39) — Sotomish 13, M. Pope 7, Takagi 3, Robles 5, L. Garman, R. Moore 11, Avery. FG — 14-59 (.237). FT — 6-17.

 

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