Friday Prep Roundup: Ocosta blowsout North Beach

Also: Willapa Valley’s Friese scores 31 points in victory; Monte boys move to 4-0 with win


Ocosta 57, North Beach 17

Kjirstin Hopfer and Kristi Raffelson each scored in double digits to lead the Ocosta Wildcats to a 57-17 victory over North Beach on Friday in Westport.

Hopfer scored a game-best 19 points and added five steals for the Wildcats.

Raffelson earned a double-double, scoring 14 points while collecting five steals.

Kaylee Barnum had five points and dished the ball around to her teammates, leading Ocosta with 10 assists.

The Wildcats (4-1 overall, 3-1 Pacific 2B) forced 29 Lady Hyaks turnovers to just 14 of their own.

“We saw in their previous games, (North Beach) struggled with the press,” Ocosta head coach Jason Barnum said. “We wanted to go out and be aggressive on defense and turn that into transition offense and that’s what we did tonight.”

North Beach (1-3 overall and league) was led by Lorin Cox and Chasya Bighead with five points apiece.

Ocosta plays at Life Christian Academy at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

North Beach travels to Raymond to take on the Seagulls at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

North Beach 0 7 9 1 — 17

Ocosta 13 21 11 12 — 57

Top Players: Ocosta — Hopfer (19 pts., 5 stl.), Raffelson (14 pts., 12 reb.), Barnum (5 pts., 10 asst.); North Beach — Cox (5 pts.), Bighead (5 pts.).

Willapa Valley 63, Chief Leschi 50

Willapa Valley’s Brooke Friese had a monster game as the Vikings picked up a 63-50 2B Pacific League win at Chief Leschi on Friday.

The senior guard scored 31 points, including hitting 5-of-7 3-pointers.

“She was wonderful,” Willapa Valley head coach John Peterson said.

The Vikings (4-0 overall and league) led by a basket at 11-9 at the end of the first quarter, but took a double-digit lead into the half after outscoring the Warriors (1-3) 19-10 in the second period.

Katie Adkins added 13 points and eight rebounds for Willapa Valley. Cami Swartz chipped in with eight rebounds and three blocks.

“This was a good game for us because we got busted in the mouth a little bit,” Peterson said, alluding to the fact that his team allowed the Warriors to grab 17 offensive rebounds. “I’m proud of my kids. … They played really hard and we were glad to get the win.”

Willapa Valley take on Life Christian at 5:45 p.m. on Monday.

Willapa Valley 11 19 14 19 — 63

Chief Leschi 9 10 11 20 — 50

Top Players: Willapa Valley — Friese (31 pts.), Adkins (13 pts., 8 reb.), Swartz (8 reb., 3 blk.), Hannah Cook (6 asst., 3 stl.)

Taholah 62, Chief Kitsap 24

Taholah kept Chief Kitsap in single digits until the third quarter as they cruised to a 62-24 victory at home on Friday night.

On a night where every Chitwhin scored, Denise Curley Bear led the way with 24 points and was a big part of Taholah’s 36-9 halftime lead.

Taholah head coach Fredrick Pope said ball movement was key to building the lead.

“The Lady Chitwhins got their inside game going on offense early and this opened up the way for the bigs to make the extra pass and the shooters were able to knock down shots,” he said.

Pope also mentioned that he was pleased with the ball pressure applied by his guards that turned to layups at the other end of the floor.

Taholah (2-0) will look to push its winning streak to three games when they face Neah Bay at home at 5:45 p.m.

Chief Kitsap 5 4 11 4 – 24

Taholah 18 18 11 17 – 62

Top Players: Taholah – Curley Bear (24 pts.), Nettie Mail (12 pts.), Nakeah McCrory (10 pts.), Chief Kitsap – Brady Boure (14 pts.)

— Hasani Grayson, Grays Harbor News Group

Raymond 49, Pe El 28

Raymond got another big game from Kyra Gardner, who scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Seagulls’ 49-28 road win over Pe Ell on Friday.

Raymond won comfortably, but struggled early in the first quarter until they found rhythm with about 2:30 left to end the period on a 9-0 run.

Pe Ell (1-3 overall) shot 12 free throws in the first half and struggled from the line, only scoring seven points while the Seagulls continued to pick up steam.

“In the Third quarter defensively our team played very sharp and limited to Pe Ell’s second chance opportunities while allowing only one field goal in the quarter while scoring in transition to build a nice cushion,” said Raymond head coach Jason Koski.

Koski was also pleased with the way his team rebounded. Maddi Silvernail had a good night cleaning the glass with 10 boards off the bench.

Raymond (2-2) will now prepare for a matchup on Thursday against the Hyaks (1-2) in North Beach at 7 p.m.

Raymond 16 10 14 9 – 49

Pe Ell 5 2 2 19 – 28

Top Players: Raymond – Gardner (23 pts. 9 rebs., 9 stls.), Silvernail (10 rebs.)

— Hasani Grayson, Grays Harbor News Group

South Bend 48, Life Christian 10

South Bend’s defense held Life Christian to three points or less in each quarter of the game in a 48-10 trouncing over the Eagles on Friday at South Bend High School.

Karley Reidinger scored 21 points to lead the Indians. Jessica Sanchez added 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Indians (3-1 overall and league).

“The girls did a great job of controlling the game, starting with defense,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson said. “We had some transition baskets and ran our offense well, hitting shots from the perimeter and in the paint.”

South Bend was 17-of-46 from the field while Life Christian Academy went 4-for-29.

The Indians face Willapa Valley at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Willapa Valley High School.

Life Christian Academy 2 3 3 2 — 10

South Bend 15 17 16 0 — 48

Top Players: South Bend — Reidinger (21 pts.), Sanchez (17 pts., 9 pts., 6 asst.), Hannah Byington (8 pts.).


Montesano 73, Castle Rock 48

The Bulldogs put the game out of reach early with a big first half en route to a 73-48 victory on the road at Castle Rock on Friday.

Montesano was hot from the start, outpacing the Rockets 19-7 in the first quarter and held a 20-point lead by halftime.

“I thought we worked real hard. I was pleased,” said Monte head coach Doug Galloway, who added he emphasized getting off to a good start. “Last game I didn’t feel we were prepared from the opening tip-off. … We wanted to get off to a better start and we did that.”

Montesano center Tanner Nicklas led the Bulldogs with 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Shaydon Farmer recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Evan Bates scored 12 points for Monte.

Monte plays at Black Hills at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Montesano 19 21 19 14

Castle Rock 7 13 14 13

Top Players: Montesano — Nicklas (22 pts., 9 reb., 4 asst.), Bates (12 pts.), Farmer (11 pts., 10 reb.)

Life Christian 71, South Bend 37

Life Christian’s fast-paced offense and stout zone defense was too much for South Bend to contend with in a 71-37 home loss to the Eagles on Friday night.

The Indians (0-4 overall) had trouble scoring against a Life Christian starting lineup that featured five players six feet or taller and trailed 46-13 at halftime.

The Eagles (3-1) got a big game out of Noah Robinson who led Life Christian with 27 points.

“They’re a long, atheistic team. They can shoot and they have bigs on the low block that gave us trouble,” said South Bend head coach Manuel Rangel. “I thought we did some things well defensively, but it’s hard to defend one person when all five of them can do something.”

Drew Rose provided a bright spot for his team with 20 points while Cody Jones chipped in with seven defensive rebounds.

South Bend will face another tough test in its next game when they take on Willapa Valley (3-0) at home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

South Bend 5 8 15 8 – 37

Life Christian 22 21 17 8 – 71

Top Players: North Beacb — Drew Rose (20 pts.), Cody Jones (7 pts., 6 rebs.); Life Christian — Robinson (27 pts.)

— Hasani Grayson, Grays Harbor News Group

Taholah 76, Chief Kitsap 47

Jayson Mowitch scored 28 points to lead the Taholah Chitwhins to a 76-47 victory over Chief Kitsap on Friday at Taholah High School.

James Orozco scored 16 points for Taholah, which led 44-23 and the half.

“We started off strong and kept up the pressure on defense,” Taholah head coach Riel Padron said. “After halftime, Chief Kitsap tried to make a comeback, but with our speed and full-court press, we managed to stay ahead the whole game.”

Mateo Sipai led Chief Kitsap with 12 points.

Chief Kitsap 10 13 13 11 — 47

Taholah 22 22 18 14 — 76

Top Players: Taholah — Mowitch (28 pts.), Orozco (16 pts.); Chief Kitsap — Sipai (12 pts.), Judah Andrews (10 pts.).