Monday Prep Roundup: Raymond’s Gardner scores 32 in win over Northwest Christian

Also: South Bend edges Ocosta; Willapa Valley falls to league-leading Ilwaco


Raymond 54, Northwest Christian 21

Raymond’s Kyra Gardner had a big scoring night as the Seagulls picked up a 54-21 league victory over Northwest Christian on Monday in Lacey.

Gardner scored 32 points on 14-of-29 shooting, hitting 61% from inside the 3-point line, and had 10 steals and six rebounds to lead Raymond to the win. Raymond’s sophomore phenom got hot in the second quarter, scoring 12 points in the frame.

Leading 24-14 at halftime, Raymond got out in transition to put the game away in the second half.

”After a sluggish start getting off the bus we were able to find our rhythm in transition the second half,” Raymond head coach Jason Koski said. “Hannah Miller ran the floor well and converted some lay-ins off of passes from Kyra (Gardner). Much better effort level in the second half defensively.

Miller scored 10 points in the game and Raymond’s defense held NWC to just three field goals after halftime.

The win keeps Raymond (9-1 overall, 8-1 Pacific 2B) in second place in the 2B Pacific League race, one game behind league-leading Ilwaco and a game up on third-place Chief Leschi.

Raymond 12 12 14 16 — 54

Northwest Christian 11 3 3 4 — 21

South Bend 33, Ocosta 31

A big second half led to an Indians victory as South Bend defeated Ocosta 33-31 on Monday in South Bend.

The Indians (4-6, 4-4 Pacific 2B) started slow and found themselves down 14-7 at the half.

But South Bend found some offense in the second half and took the lead in the final two minutes of the game after Reece Williams scored four straight points on offensive rebounds and putbacks.

Down 33-31, Ocosta (0-10, 0-8) had a chance to tie or pick up its first win of the season with possession and 1.5 second left on the clock. But the Wildcats failed to get off a shot as South Bend claimed the victory.

South Bend’s Zaira Medina led all scorers with 13 points. Alise Rohr had seven points and Williams added six points, six rebounds and four blocks for the Indians.

Ocosta, which was without seniors Emily Snider and Kianna Battiste, was led by Ronnie Graham and Katelynn Denny, who scored nine and eight points, respectively.

In the junior varsity game, South Bend defeated Ocosta 42-11.

Ocosta 8 6 12 5 — 31

South Bend 2 5 13 13 — 33

Ilwaco 56, Willapa Valley 39

The Ilwaco Fisherman remained undefeated in the Pacific League with a 56-39 victory over Willapa Valley on Monday in Ilwaco.

Trailing 25-17 at halftime, Willapa Valley (6-4, 5-3 Pacific 2B) fell behind by as much as 23 points in the second half as Ilwaco (9-1, 8-0) outscored the Vikings 19-4 in the third quarter.

Though Willapa Valley took care of the ball with just seven turnovers on the evening, the Vikings went just 1-for-11 from the field in the third quarter en route to the loss.

By contrast, Ilwaco made seven field goals in the third, four of them being 3-pointers as the Fishermen hit eight from beyond the arc for the game.

Willapa Valley was led by Katie Adkins, who scored 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and four steals.

Brittney Patrick added 12 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Vikings.

Ilwaco standout Erika Glenn scored 21 points on 9-of-23 shooting, a stat that led Vikings head coach John Peterson to believe his team’s problems weren’t on the defensive end.

“Defensively, we did just fine,” he said after his team held Ilwaco to just 28% from the field. “We felt like we were in pretty good shape (at the half). But we hit one shot in the third quarter and they made seven, and that was the game.”

Willapa Valley’s Lanissa Amacher grabbed seven rebounds and had two blocks playing in place of starter Cami Swartz, who was unavailable due to illness.

Willapa Valley 10 7 4 18 — 39

Ilwaco 16 9 19 12 — 56