Tuesday Prep Roundup: South Bend outlasts Ocosta for first league win


Indians 69, Wildcats 67 (2OT)

SOUTH BEND — Mitch Edwards scored three points in the final 30 seconds of the second overtime as South Bend upended Ocosta in a Pacific League game Tuesday night at Koplitz Fieldhouse.

The Indians (1-8, 3-14) rallied from a 14-point deficit at the end of three quarters.

Dan Sobrera’s foul shot and Alex Herrera’s basket gave Ocosta (5-5, 9-8) a 67-66 lead with 40 seconds remaining in the second overtime. But Edwards connected from the corner 10 seconds later and made one of two free throws to extend the margin to two with four seconds left.

South Bend’s Tyson Johnson blocked Sobrera’s shot at a winning basket as time expired.

Johnson’s basket with 48 seconds remaining forged a 55-all standoff at the end of regulation. Edwards scored the final basket of the first overtime to tie it at 60.

“I was proud of the kids,” South Bend coach Tom Betrozoff said. “Down the stretch, they had a would-not-denied attitude. They made a lot of defensive stops.”

Edwards led South Bend’s balanced attack with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Johnson and Justin Elliott added 14 apiece, the latter fouling out in the fourth quarter.

Betrozoff also cited the reserve play of Dalyn Ogilvie, who scored all nine of his points in the second half, and freshman A.J. Sanchez.

Ocosta’s Herrera led all scorers with 22 points. Caleb Tackett contributed 18 points, James Benn 13 rebounds and Sobrera six assists for the Wildcats.

“They didn’t miss many shots in the fourth quarter, that’s for sure,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said of South Bend. “They made big shots, there was no doubt they were hungrier for this game than we were. We let them hang around for too long.”

South Bend travels to North Beach on Friday. Ocosta hosts Taholah on Monday.

Ocosta 14 16 14 11 5 7 — 67

S. Bend 8 12 10 25 5 9 — 69

Ocosta (67) — Short 4, Tackett 18, Sobrera 12, Herrera 22, Bambauer 2, Torres, Juarez, Benn 9. FG — 24-72 (.333). FT — 10-19.

South Bend (69) — Ogilvie 9, Z. Johnson 2, Davis 8, Diaz 5, Sanchez 2, T. Johnson 14, Edwards 15, Elliott 14. FG – 25-63 (.396). FT — 16-23.

JV — Ocosta won.

Hyaks 47, Gulls 33

RAYMOND — Limiting Raymond to single-digit scoring in the final three quarters, North Beach remained in a virtual tie for the Pacific League lead with a victory Tuesday night at Raymond.

Corey Thornton scored 12 points and Mike Beck added 10 to pace the Hyaks.

North Beach (9-1, 16-1) held Raymond (4-5, 7-9) to 27 percent shooting to negate a strong Seagull defensive performance.

“We played them tough defensively,” interim Raymond coach Ron Bell said. “We had trouble with their defense and we couldn’t get our shots to fall.”

Raymond’s Rayce Newman led all scorers with 13 points. Darol Ratsavongsy had 12 rebounds for the Gulls.

The Hyaks host South Bend on Friday. The Gulls travel to Naselle as part of a coed doubleheader on Saturday.

North Beach 13 12 11 11 — 47

Raymond 11 6 7 9 — 33

North Beach (47) — Beck 10, Thornton 12, Jordon Chong, Gonzales 7, Justin Chong 2, Takagi, Ketter 5, Edlin, Hernandez 6, Fry 5, Perez, Bridge. FG — 20-51 (.392). FT — 2-6.

Raymond (33) — Crow, Freeman 2, Newman 13, Phansisay, Koski 5, Stepp 2, Hamilton 3, Ratsavongsy 6, Lund 2. FG — 10-37 (.270). FT — 9-16.

JV — North Beach won.

Blackhawks 74, Chitwhins 54

LUMMI — Well-balanced Lummi used a second-quarter spurt to pull away from Taholah in a non-league game Tuesday at Lummi.

The Blackhawks scored the final 10 points of the first half to grab a 37-22 halftime lead. The Chitwhins never threatened in the second half.

“We couldn’t make our shots,” Taholah assistant coach Eric Capoeman said. “They’re a well-coached team and they move the ball real well.”

With four players in double figures, Lummi survived a 30-point assault from Taholah’s Keanu Curleybear. The latter’s output included eight 3-point baskets.

Jimmy Smith-Kramer added 15 points for the Chitwhins (5-5).

Taholah hosts Shorewood Christian on Friday.

Taholah 12 10 13 19 — 54

Lummi 13 24 13 24 — 74

Taholah (54) — Anderson, Orozco 2, Smith-Kramer 15, Jackson, Purdy 7, Jones, Needham, Curleybear 30. FG — n/a. FT — n/a.

Lummi (74) — Williams 4, Roberts, Wilson 9, Scarborough, Tobey 6, Brockie 10, Jones 12, T. Lane 16, K. Lane 15, Hoskins 2.


Owls 45, Comets 44

NASELLE — Mary M. Knight withstood a late Naselle rally for a non-league victory Tuesday at Naselle.

Shooting and rebounding well, the Owls (10-3) owned a 31-26 halftime lead. Naselle capitalized on Knight turnovers, however, to narrow the margin to one and missed three mid-range attempts at the winning basket in the closing seconds.

“We came out very aggressive, hitting on all cylinders in the first half,” Knight coach Lance Valley said. “In the second half, we came out of the locker room cold, shooting 16 percent. We outrebounded them and I thought that was a big difference.”

Jaycee Valley and Ashley Kiliz shared Knight scoring honors with 12 points apiece. Valley also collected six rebounds and three assists.

Carlie Adsero and Miranda Sowle grabbed 11 rebounds each, with Sowle also handing out eight assists.

The Owls host Lake Quinault on Friday.

Mary Knight 20 11 6 8 — 45

Naselle 16 10 5 13 — 44

Knight (45) — Valley 12, Bearden, Sowle 9, Kiliz, A. Kiliz 12, Snyder, Adsero 9, Dierkop 3. FG — 18-63 (.286). FT — 2-8.

Last names of Naselle players unavailable.


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