Raymond played a balanced game en route to a 64-41 win over Napavine on Monday at Napavine High School.
The Seagulls (2-1 overall) got off to a good start against the Tigers (1-1), scoring 33 points in the first half led by senior guard Kyra Gardner’s 15 points.
Raymond’s defense held Napavine to 17 points in the second half while the offense continued to find production in both transition and the half court.
Gardner dominated with a superb all-around floor game. The Washington State commit scored 34 points, had 10 steals, six assists and three blocks in the victory.
Freshman guard Karsyn Freeman scored 13 points with Grace Busenius adding 11 points for the Seagulls.
“Getting three players in double-digit scoring is real nice to see and Kyra brought good energy and had a heck of an all-around game,” Raymond head coach Jason Koski said.
As a team, the Seagulls shot 24-for-47 (51%) from the field and hit 10-of-20 free throws.
Defensively, Raymond had 17 steals as a team and forced 23 turnovers.
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Ilwaco 83, Willapa Valley 74
Willapa Valley struggled to slow down Ilwaco in an 83-74 loss to Ilwaco on Monday in Menlo.
Leading by six after the first quarter, Willapa Valley (1-2) found itself trailing 37-32 at the half as the Fishermen (1-0) scored 24 points in the second quarter.
During a stretch of play in the second quarter, Willapa Valley missed five lay-ups while Ilwaco hit two 3-pointers.
Ilwaco continued to apply the pressure in the third quarter, outscoring the Vikings by 10 at 26-16.
Willapa Valley found its game in the fourth quarter, scoring 26 points, but it was too little, too late as the Vikings fell by nine at home.
“The last quarter, we played with the intensity and purpose we needed to play with the whole game,” Vikings head coach Jay Pearson said. “I was pleased with the offense, but we need to play better defense.”
Riley Pearson scored 20 points to lead Willapa Valley, which had four players score in double figures.
Tyler Adkins (16 points), Gavin Hampton (14 pts., 7 assists) and Derek Fluke (10 pts., 7 rebounds) also scored in double figures for the Vikings.