Friday Prep Roundup: Aberdeen basketball teams swept by Forks

Also: Montesano girls pick up win, Ocosta boys outlast Raymond

It was a rough night for Aberdeen’s boys and girls basketball teams as they were swept by the visiting Forks Spartans on Friday at Aberdeen High School.

The Aberdeen girls team fell 65-42 to Forks followed by the Bobcat boys dropping a game to the Spartans, 65-54.


Forks 65, Aberdeen 54

A hot first quarter that saw the Bobcats jump out to a 19-9 lead, quickly evaporated as the Bobcats fell to Forks 65-54 on Friday in Aberdeen.

No further information was provided for this game at the time of this writing.

Ocosta 66, Raymond 59

The Ocosta Wildcats rallied form a first-half deficit to defeat the Raymond Seagulls 66-59 on Friday in Raymond.

After Raymond (0-2 overall, 0-2 Pacific 2B) came out hot in the first quarter — hitting on 6-of-8 3-pointers to take a 23-12 lead — Ocosta responded by slowly chipping away at the deficit and overtaking the Seagulls in the second half.

Tre Seydel led the way for Raymond in the first half, scoring 21 of his game-high 23 points before halftime.

“I thought we did well shooting the basketball in the first half, particularly in the first quarter,” said Raymond head coach Derek Rask, who added the momentum swung in Ocosta’s favor after the break. “We had a poor third quarter on both ends of the floor. Give (Ocosta) a lot of credit. They took us out of rhythm offensively and we struggled to score.”

Ocosta’s Omar Luque recorded a double-double with 14 points and 18 rebounds and Kyle Wardlow came off the bend to score 10 points for the Wildcats. Cole Hatton led the Wildcats in scoring with 15 points.

“We had to change our game plan defensively and get out further from the basket,” Ocosta head coach Jason Quinby said about the adjustments his team made to slow down Raymond in the first half. “We had a good mix of in-and-out defense tonight, which kept things from getting jammed. We turned the ball over more than I’d like, but we found ways to score when we needed to.”

Ocosta 12 17 15 22 — 66

Raymond 23 15 7 14 — 59

Top Players: Ocosta — Hatton (15 pts.); Luque (14 pts., 18 reb.); Cesar Martinez (13 pts.); Wardlow (10 pts.); Colby Scheuber (9 pts.). Raymond — Seydel (23 pts.); Brian Sida (11 pts.); Adrian Quintana (8 pts.)

Northwest Christian 61, Willapa Valley 48

Without two of its top players, the Willapa Valley Vikings struggled in a 61-48 loss to Northwest Christian on Friday in Lacey.

Playing without two of its leaders in Logan Walker and Beau Buchanan, Willapa Valley (1-1, 1-1 Pacific 2B) stayed close but could not overtake Northwest Christian (3-0, 2-0), falling behind by seven points at halftime.

Without the 6-foot-3 Walker, who was sidelined after reaggravating a shoulder injury against Raymond on Wednesday, and 6-foot-6 center Buchanan, who was out with an illness, the Vikings were outrebounded 38-21, which led to extra offensive opportunities for the Wolverines.

With two of his top players unavailable, Willapa Valley head coach Jay Pearson was able to see what other players could do stepping into roles they were unfamiliar with.

“It was a great game to get some guys some playing time,” he said. “It gave other players an opportunity to prove themselves and we learned a lot. I liked what I saw.”

Pearson noted the play of senior guard Chad Flemetis, who scored a team-high 16 points and added five assists.

“He was attacking the basket well and making the right decisions when to dish,” Pearson said of Flemetis.

Tyler Adkins also had a good game for the Vikings. Adkins gave Willapa Valley a spark of the bench, scoring 12 points in the second half by hitting on four 3-pointers.

“I was proud that our kids played hard and we’re going to build on this,” Pearson said. “We know where we’re headed.”

Willapa Valley 11 13 8 17 — 48

Northwest Christian 17 14 11 18 — 61

Top Players: Willapa Valley — Flemetis (16 pts., 5 asst.); Adkins (12 pts.); Kyen Phansisam (6 pts.).

Other Scores

Pe Ell 60, Chief Leschi 56

North Beach 59, South Bend 50


Forks 65, Aberdeen 42

The Bobcats fell to 0-3 on the early season after suffering a 65-42 loss to Forks on Friday in Aberdeen.

Kaely Chum and Aliyah Tageant each scored nine points to lead the Bobcats (0-3) and Madison Gore tallied eight points and 10 rebounds for Aberdeen, which struggled on offense according the head coach Rachel Wenzel.

“We’re trying to play more up-tempo this year. I don’t know what happened. We just could not get it together and couldn’t make a basket.”

Aberdeen hosts Hoquiam at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

No further information was provided for this game at the time of this writing.

Montesano 56, Centralia 37

Montesano got 22 points from freshman McKynnlie Dalan en route to a 56-37 victory on Friday in Montesano.

Monte (1-1) jumped out to and 18-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as the Bulldogs played much better than their season-opening loss to Fife on Tuesday, according to head coach Mark Mansfield.

“They played much better with much more intensity,” Mansfield said. “It was a nice night for us. The girls played well.”

Zoe Hutchings added 12 points for Monte, which had nine players score on the evening.

Montesano hosts Black Hills at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Centralia 4 11 15 7 — 37

Montesano 18 11 18 9 — 56

Top Players: Montesano — Dalan (22 pts.); Hutchings (12 pts.); Centralia — Jadyn Hawley (10 pts.); Kylie Sharp (10 pts.)

Willapa Valley 30, Northwest Christian 18

Willapa Valley’s scoring woes continued, but the Vikings still emerged with a 30-18 victory over Northwest Christian on Friday in Lacey.

After suffering a season-opening loss on Wednesday to Raymond in which the Vikings committed 22 turnovers, Willapa Valley (1-1, 1-1 Pacific 2B) had just 10 turnovers on Friday.

Cami Swartz and Katie Adkins each scored nine points to lead Willapa Valley, which again struggled to put the ball through the hoop, according to head coach John Peterson.

“We’re struggling on offense like crazy, but we did improve,” he said. “We’re doing other things OK. We took care of the ball and are getting good shots. … We’re kind of in a transitional period as a team, having people play in positions they’re not used to. I told the kids, ‘We’re close. We’re not making the shots but we’re getting them now.”

Willapa Valley takes on North Beach at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Ocean Shores.

Willapa Valley 10 8 2 10 — 30

Northwest Christian 4 5 2 7 — 18

Top Players: Willapa Valley — Adkins (9 pts.); Swartz (9 pts., 11 reb., 3 asst.); Britney Patrick (8 reb.); Brooklyn Patrick (3 asst.)

Aberdeen’s Dylan Richie (4) defends while Forks’ Tony Hernandez-Flores makes a pass during Friday’s game at Aberdeen High School. (Ryan Sparks | Grays Harbor News Group)

Aberdeen’s Dylan Richie (4) defends while Forks’ Tony Hernandez-Flores makes a pass during Friday’s game at Aberdeen High School. (Ryan Sparks | Grays Harbor News Group)