Friday Prep Roundup: Willapa Valley girls win, boys lose in Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic openers

Also: Rambo leads Elma girls basketball to victory


Willapa Valley 49, Toutle Lake 36

Three Willapa Valley players scored in double figures as the Vikings won their opening game of the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic 49-36 on Friday in Menlo.

Katie Adkins scored a game-high 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Vikings, who hit 8-of-20 3-pointers as a team.

Britney Patrick scored 14 points and 10 rebounds and Cami Swartz added 10 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks as the Vikings not only scored from beyond the arc, but at the rim as well.

“Our team attacked the hoop,” Vikings head coach John Peterson said. “Britney (Patrick) in particular. … I was very, very pleased.”

Willapa Valley (5-2 overall, 4-2 Pacific 2B) committed just seven turnovers in the contest and held Toutle Lake (3-6) to five points in the first quarter and 16 points in the first half.

The Vikings will face Adna (7-0) at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pirates beat Naselle 63-19 in the opening game of the invitational on Friday.

“Adna just destroyed Naselle and, on one hand, it kind of scares me,” Peterson said before jesting about his relationship with Adna head coach Chris Bannish, whom Peterson coached. “I hope he respects his elders.”

Toutle Lake 5 14 6 11 — 36

Willapa Valley 11 17 11 10 — 49

Elma 66, Kent Meridian 25

Kali Rambo and Jalyn Sackrider scored 18 points apiece to lead Elma over Kent Meridian 66-25 on Friday in Elma.

Rambo buried four 3-pointers, three in the second quarter, and led the Eagles with six assists and five steals as Elma jumped out to a 26-5 lead after the first quarter.

Jillian Bieker added 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Elma.

The Eagles had 25 assists as a team, led by Kaelyn Burgher’s nine dishes.

Kent Meridian 5 8 2 10 — 25

Elma 26 17 14 9 — 66

Rochester 57, Hoquiam 12

Hoquiam made just one field goal in the contest in a 57-12 loss to Rochester on Friday at Rochester High School.

Paige Winter scored a game-high 23 points for Rochester (8-1), which held the Grizzlies (0-7) to just 15% shooting from the field.

“Offensively, we need to get better,” Hoquiam head coach Chad Allan said. “Rochester gets a lot of credit for making scoring opportunities tough for us, but the truth is we just need to find ways to improve. There are no excuses. This is varsity basketball. We will continue to work at improving on the fundamentals.”

Sharaya Brydon led Hoquiam with five points.

Hoquiam 2 5 1 5 — 12

Rochester 17 16 14 40 — 57

Mossyrock 67, South Bend 25

South Bend had trouble handling Mossyrock’s press defense en route to a 67-25 loss on Friday at the Pe Ell Invitational at Pe Ell High School.

South Bend (3-4, 3-3 Pacific 2B) had trouble handling the press and turned the ball over multiple times according to Indians head coach Randy Carlson.

“I can understand why Mossyrock is leading the Central League. They are quick and love to swarm to the ball,” Carlson said. “We need to work on our ball control and staying calm under a great deal of defensive pressure.”

Caelyn Marshall led Mossyrock (9-0) with 12 points.

Zaira Medina and Alise Rohr scored six points apiece to lead South Bend.


Winlock 67, Willapa Valley 63

A clutch 3-pointer in the final minute spoiled Willapa Valley’s furious comeback as the Vikings fell to Winlock 67-63 at the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Friday in Menlo.

Willapa Valley (5-2, 5-1 Pacific 2B) dug itself a 51-39 deficit after the third quarter only to rally behind its half-court trap. Led by Kyen Phansisay’s eight points in the fourth quarter, the Vikings used an 18-0 run to take a 63-61 lead in the final minute.

But the Cardinals’ Landon Tiemens, who scored 11 points in the contest, had other ideas. Tiemens buried a 3-pointer with 38 seconds left to regain the lead. Winlock (6-2) hit free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.

Vikings head coach Jay Pearson said a lack of intensity in its team defensive scheme was Willapa Valley’s undoing on Friday.

“The biggest thing I took from this game was our lack of intensity throughout the night, except in the fourth quarter,” he said. “I was disapointed how our defense played tonight. they didn’t play with intensity and didn’t set the tone.”

Logan Walker led Willapa Valley with25 points and five rebounds.

Allen Deniston added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Chad Flemetis scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter for the Vikings.

Winlock’s Bryce Cline scored 27 points to lead all scorers.

Winlock 20 14 17 16 — 67

Willapa Valley 18 8 13 24 — 63

Napavine 71, Raymond 42

Napavine pounded the paint to defeat Raymond 71-42 on Friday at Raymond High School.

Keith Olson scored 32 points and Cade Evander added 23 to lead the Tigers (7-0).

Raymond (2-4, 2-3 Pacific 2B) was led by Adrian Quintana and Tre’ Seydel, who scored 15 and 11 points, respectively.

Napavine 16 17 15 23 — 71

Raymond 7 11 15 9 — 42

Astoria 51, Elma 34

Elma had trouble scoring in a 51-34 loss to Astoria on Thursday at the Astoria Tournament.

The Eagles (4-3) shot just 32% from the field, including 2-for-18 from 3-point range (11%), in their lowest offensive output of the season.

“Weird game. We never found much rhythm,” Elma head coach Jeff Niemi said. “We are a little inconsistent right now, so the message is for us to get back to being ourselves.”

Nick Church led Elma with 11 points as no other Elma player scored in double figures.

The Eagles fell behind 28-16 at the half, and faced a 12-point deficit entering the fourth quarter.

Elma 9 7 8 10 — 34

Astoria 12 16 9 14 — 51