BOYS PREP BASKETBALL
North Beach 56, Raymond 52
North Beach rallied in the second half to down Raymond 56-52 on Monday at Raymond High School.
Marcus Pope and Reagan Harnagy each scored 11 points as the Hyaks (7-9, 6-8 Pacific 2B) earned their third win in the past four games.
North Beach trailed 33-28 at the half but took the lead in the third quarter and held on for the 2B Pacific League victory.
Cole Enslow, Brian Sida and Tre Seydel led Raymond (5-11, 5-9 Pacific 2B) with 14, 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Seagulls head coach Derek Rask said a lack of offensive consistency cost his team a home win.
“We played a solid first half on both ends of the floor. We controlled the pace, and we were hitting open shots.” he said. “In the second half we went cold offensively and they stayed consistent. … They simply made shots down the stretch and we didn’t.”
Raymond got to the free-throw line 19 times, but only converted eight freebies while North Beach finished 4-of-5 from the charity stripe.
Raymond faces one of the league’s top teams in Life Christian Academy at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Tacoma.
North Beach, which sits in sixth place in the league standings, faces fourth-place Ilwaco at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Ocean Shores.
Willapa Harbor places third at home tournament
The Willapa Harbor Warriors had four finalists and eight placers to place third overall at the 2019 Willapa Harbor Invitational on Saturday at Raymond High School.
Willapa Harbor’s Chase Flynn led the way for the Warriors with a pinfall victory over Elma’s Donovan Bishop to win the 195-pound title.
Tristan Hamlin (120 pounds), Jack Jordan (170) and Christian Anderson (285) each placed second in their respective weight classes.
Willapa Harbor scored 131 points, placing third behind Kennedy Catholic (161.5) and tournament champion Shorewood (184.5).
Montesano placed fifth overall with 97.5 points. The Bulldogs were led by Jacob Salstrom, who won the 102-pound class over Tenino’s Sheridan Wharton with a fall at 4:18.
North Beach and Hoquiam placed eight and ninth, respectively, and both teams had an athlete earn an individual tournament title.
The Hyaks’ Gavin Sell won the 113-pound title with a pinfall victory over Shorewood’s Kai Layton.
Hoquiam’s Cosmo Palmgren took the 132-pound title with a 7-1 decision over Adna’s Tristan Ridley.