Monday Prep Roundup: Aberdeen bowlers snap losing streak with blowout over Tumwater

Also: Lake Quinault girls basketball team get first win of the season


Aberdeen 17, Tumwater 2

Aberdeen snapped its five-game losing streak in a big way with a dominant 17-2 victory over Tumwater on Monday at Tumwater Lanes.

Aberdeen was sharp from the get-go, bowling the third-highest game in school history in a 724-515 Game 1 win.

The Bobcats sustained their hot start throughout the entirety of the match, highlighted by a 191-116 win in the first Baker game that included a team turkey to start the match book-ended by Illiana Mercado-George’s turkey in the 10th frame.

“We were kind of hoping for a shutout, but those are really hard to get,” Aberdeen head coach Dave Bruncke confided. “With our huge start, Tumwater didn’t really stand a chance to comeback. Then we really slammed the door shut with that huge Baker game.”

The Bobcats’ 191 in that Baker game, along with their overall pin-total (1,687), are the highest marks in school history.

Meghan Howell’s 162 Game 1 score was the team-high for Aberdeen while Anabelle Micheau had the Bobcats’ high series of the day with a two-game score of 285.

Aberdeen hosts Montesano in the regular-season finale at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Rainier Lanes.

Aberdeen (17) — Micheau (140, 145, 285), Bryerlee Perry (149, 131, 280), Mercado-George (144, 134, 278), Howell (162, 97, 259), Ambar Morales (129, 118, 247).

Tumwater (2) — Samantha Bluhm (113, 170, 283), Lilah Keenan (114, 105, 219), Chinyelo Lwenofu (91, 124, 215), Sammantha Moore (92, 108, 200), Anna Lowry (105, 85, 190).


Lake Quinault 56, Montesano (C-squad) 6

Three Elks players recorded a double-double as Lake Quinault earned its first victory of the season with a 56-6 win over Montesano’s C-squad on Monday at Lake Quinault High School.

Christin Saavedra led the way for Lake Quinault (1-7) with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Joining Saavedra with double-doubles were Katlynn Neeland (10 points, 15 rebounds) and Liz Guadarrama (10 pts., 12 reb.) as the Elks shot 23-for-55 from the field.

Lake Quinault shared and took care of the ball, recording 12 assists to just seven turnovers, well below its season average of 25 per game.

“We did much better passing and it helped us build our confidence,” Elks head coach TJ Carstensen said. “We’ve been kind of getting our butts kicked and this helped our confidence today and you could tell our spirits were up a bit.”

Lake Quinault plays its fourth game in six days when the Elks take on North River at 7 p.m. Tuesday at North River High School.

Monte (C-squad) 0 4 0 2 — 6

Lake Quinault 28 13 10 5 — 56

Top Players: LQ — Saavedra (18 pts., 10 reb.), Neeland (10 pts., 15 reb.), Guadarrama (10 pts., 12 reb.), Kariana Fowler (11 pts., 5 stl., 2 blk.).


Adna 60, Taholah 49

The Taholah Chitwhins got to within six points of the Adna Pirates but no closer in a 60-49 loss on Monday in Adna.

James Orozco led the Chitwhins (7-3, 3-0 Coastal 1B) with 18 points.

Jayson Mowitch added 11 points and Tommy Underwood chipped in nine points for Taholah.

“It was a very good learning experience for us,” Taholah head coach Tyler Crossguns said. “We’ll go back to the drawing board and work out the kinks. Snapped our six-game winning streak to a very well disciplined team.”

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


Capital 118, Aberdeen 58

Aberdeen’s boys swimming team hit the road to The Evergreen State College to take on Capital in a non-league dual meet on Monday in Olympia.

Freshman Colton Burns led a Bobcat 1-2-3 sweep of the 100-yard freestyle to highlight the Bobcats’ day in a 118-58 loss to the Cougars.

“Today was a day to compete, to fight and to score as much as we could,” AHS head coach Rob Burns said. “We fought. There were a lot of close races and we won just as many of those close finishes as they did.”

Burns registered Aberdeen’s lone completed event win with a personal-best 1:00.06. Senior Trevor Mullin and freshman Logan Sias completed the 1-2-3 sweep.

Seniors Kai Kawashima and Jesus Cisneros-Cornero were credited with a 1-2 finish in diving but didn’t compete. Capital has no divers on its roster and used the time for Senior Day festivities.

“I’m super happy for Colton, who has been working his butt off in practice this season,” coach Burns said. “Logan and Trevor swam well, too; this was a good day.”

Coach Burns also cited junior Toby Courts for his strong swims.

On Wednesday, Aberdeen will host district rival Mark Morris at the YMCA of Grays Harbor.

200 MR — 1:50.97 — Capital, Aberdeen, Capital. 200 Free — 2:04.22 — Huynh (C), Bates (A), Rajbhandari (C), Bunge (C), Anderson (A). 200 IM — 2:26.74 — Reece (C), Whitney (C), Burns (A), Kola (A), Kaiser (C). 50 Free — 24.54 — Fallot (C), Oestreich (C), Gates (A), Alexander (C), Sias (A). Diving — NP — Kawashima (A), Cisneros-Cornell (A).

100 Fly — 1:00.97 — Landry (C), Huynh (C), Gates (A), Sogn (C). 100 Free — 1:00.06 — Burns (A), Mullin (A), Sias (A), Kaiser (C), Wieland (C). 500 Free — 5:20.25 — Fallot (C), Rajbhandari (C), Powell (C), Anderson (A), Patterson (A). 200 FR — 1:40.52 — Capital, Aberdeen, Capital. 100 Back — 1:04.79 — Oestreich (C), Lu (C), Dolmans (C). 100 Breast — 1:08.51 — 1:08.51 — Landry (C), Mullin (A), Sogn (C), Alexander (C), Kawashima (A). 400 FR — 3:44.73 — Capital, Capital, Aberdeen.

— Rob Burns, For the Grays Harbor News Group