Monday Prep Roundup: Hoquiam gets in the win column with victory over North Beach


Hoquiam 64, North Beach 28

They are winless no more.

The Hoquiam Grizzlies have struggled thus far in losing its first seven games to open the season. That all changed Monday night as Hoquiam got big games from Sharaya Brydon, Charli Sampson-Eastman and Maddie German en route to a 64-28 victory over North Beach on Monday in Hoquiam.

Hoquiam (1-7 overall) shared the ball well with 16 assists as a team on Monday, with every Grizzlies player scoring a point in the game.

Hoquiam was led by Brydon and Sampson-Eastman, each of whom scored 14 points in the contest. Sampson-Eastman hit four three’s and had nine rebounds while Brydon added six rebounds to her stat line.

But it was Hoquiam’s most consistent player this season, senior Maddie German, that had the biggest impact. German was involved in every aspect of the game, scoring nine points to go along with nine rebounds, six steals and four assists in a complete performance.

“Maddie had a monster game,” Hoquiam head coach Chad Allan said. “She was a driving force to our energy tonight.”

Allan, who has been working to improve Hoquiam’s grasp of the fundamentals, is seeing improvement from game to game.

“There were some really good things happening for us tonight,” he said. “I’m so proud of these young ladies to overcome our previous challenges and see our continued fundamental work pay off. … (We) are taking steps in right direction and continue to learn lessons on our journey of improvement.”

North Beach (2-6) was led by Skyler Langston, who was the only Hyak to score in double figures with a game-high 15 points.

Kiona Dycus and Mady Eang scored four points apiece for North Beach.

Hoquiam hosts Aberdeen at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in a Myrtle Street Rivalry game.


Hoquiam 62, North Beach 39

The same day he was named to the Associated Press All-State Football Team, Hoquiam senior Cameron Bumstead showed he’s a pretty good basketball player as well.

Bumstead scored a game-high 22 points, eight assists and seven steals to lead the Grizzlies over the North Beach Hyaks on Monday at Hoquiam High School.

But Bumstead was merely the tip of the spear of a Grizzlies offense that saw 11 of 13 players score in the contest.

Zach Elsos also had a big game for Hoquiam (4-4), earning a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Ben Estes scored nine points and “did a lot of good things for us,” according to Hoquiam head coach Curtis Eccles. Estes also had five rebounds in the contest and took two charges.

Hoquiam hosts Aberdeen in part two of its Myrtle Street Rivalry at 7 p.m. on Friday.

North Beach 7 6 9 17 — 39

Hoquiam 6 18 11 27 — 62