(Steve Rogers) Taholah’s Zach Cain works against Neah Bay’s defense during Wednesday night’s state 1B boys basketball loser-out game at Spokane Arena.

State 2B/1B Roundup: Raymond girls, Taholah boys bow out at Spokane

  • Thu Mar 2nd, 2017 1:30am
  • Sports

State 2B Girls

Cougars 61, Gulls 54

SPOKANE — Mikayla Collins came up with one of her best games of her career on Wednesday, scoring 27 points and pulling down 23 rebounds for Raymond before White Swan took flight in the second half to win this state 2B girls basketball loser-out opening round game at Spokane Arena.

Raymond’s season comes to an end at 21-7.

“We battled hard on the boards, but we had too many turnovers; you can’t do that in a state game,” Raymond head coach Jason Koski said. “Mikayla was a stud tonight. She was a machine. We had 24 points at halftime and she had 16 points and 10 rebounds.”

White Swan took off with a 15-4 lead in the first quarter before Raymond settled back down after a series of timeouts to close to 18-14 at the end of the quarter. The Cougars would extend their lead a couple of times, but the Gulls clawed back.

Down by four with 1:15 left, White Swan led 57-53 and Raymond called timeout. However, the Gulls turned the ball over after the timeout and couldn’t get closer.

“At this level, you have to be locked in at every possession,” Koski added. “After three, we were down by eight. I felt pretty good about it, because we felt good on defense. But, (White Swan’s) Jessica Cheney is a stud. We couldn’t find her.

“In closing, this is a pretty special group, senior laden,” Koski said. “The bench was just as important as the seniors. It is a great group of kids to be around every day and lots of great memories.”

White Swan 18 18 11 14 — 61 Raymond 14-10 15 15 — 54

White Swan (61) — Taylor 3, Anderson 16, Ike, Bass 6, A. Carey, Zagelow, Cheney 25, Am. Carey, Wolfberger 9, Casteileja 2, Ike-Andrews. FG — 25-56. FT — 4-9.

Raymond (54) — Williams 3, Mora, M. Collins 27, Gardner 9, Newman 7, Flemetis 8. FG — 22-55. FT — 5-14.

State 1B Boys

Red Devils 66, Chitwhins 51

SPOKANE — Only down by three at the half, Taholah was unable to keep Neah Bay in range in the third quarter as the Red Devils prevailed in the second half in this state 1B boys basketball loser-out opening round contest at Spokane Arena on Wednesday night.

Taholah’s season finshes at 22-3.

The Chitwhins trailed 24-21 at halftime before the Red Devils pulled away with a 23-10 third-quarter run. Taholah would get as close as seven, after a 3-point conversion by Jayson Mowitch with 4 minutes remaining in the game at 54-47, but no closer.

Junior Zach Cain led Taholah with 18 points and 12 rebounds, with Levi Jackson adding 12 points and Mowitch 11 points.

Taholah 11 10 10 20 — 51 Neah Bay 11 13 23 17 — 66

Taholah (51) — Cain 18, Jackson 12, Mowitch 11, B. Orozco 5, Purdy 5, Anderson, J. Orozco, Bastian. FG — 16-53. FT — 15-28.

Neah Bay (66) — Munyagi 15, Svec 13, A. Bitegeko 10, Greene 9, Moore 8, Doherty 7, S. Bitegeko 2, Johnson 2, Buzzell, Tyler. FG — 26-62. FT — 10-18.