Raymond trailed multiple times but found a way to emerge victorious in a 57-57 win over Naselle on Monday at Naselle High School.
Raymond (2-1) came from behind by down eight on three separate occasions to win the non-league matchup.
“This game reminded me of a bad roller-coaster ride even though we survived for the win,” said Raymond head coach Jason Koski, who added Naselle’s size caused problems for his team, which committed 18 turnovers in the game. “Thank goodness our kids are resilient and able to quickly move on to the next play because we really beat them in transition offense tonight. Really proud how much our smaller kids rebounded versus Naselle’s size.”
Raymond had 30 rebounds as a team, led by 5-foot-6 junior guard Kyndal Koski with eight and 5-foot-3 freshman guard Megan Kongbouakhay with five.
Sophomore standout Karsyn Freeman has emerged as a top scorer with a game-high 32 points.
Kyndal Koski and Kassie Koski scored eight and seven points, respectively, for the Seagulls.
“Karsyn was pretty good in the open court and our defense was just good enough to get us by,” Coach Koski said.
Raymond had 18 steals as a team, with Freeman and Kongbouakhay leading the Seagulls with five apiece.
Raymond hosts Ocosta in a Pacific League game scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Ocosta 60, Wishkah Valley 24
Ocosta held Wishkah Valley scoreless in the first quarter en route to a 60-24 win on Monday in Westport.
In the season-opening game for both teams, the Wildcats (1-0 overall) jumped out to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and rolled from there on out, leading 35-6 at the half and 54-14 entering the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats were led by senior Miki Ness, who had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a stellar performance.
Ocosta senior Alexandria Matthews and freshman Anna Davis each had a double-double on Monday. Matthews scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while Davis had 14 points and a team high 16 rebounds.
Ocosta sophomore Gabby Ness added 12 rebounds as the Wildcats controlled the boards with 74 rebounds as a team, 28 on the offensive glass.
The Wildcats also recorded 29 steals as a team, led by Matthews and Miki Ness with five apiece while Davis and Gabby Ness had four each.
Ocosta shot 42% as a team on 28-of-69 shooting and did most of its scoring from inside the 3-point line, going 2-of-9 from beyond the arc and a perfect 2-for-2 from the free-throw line.
Ocosta will face Raymond in a Pacific League game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Raymond.
Wishkah will face Pe Ell at 5:45 Wednesday at Pe Ell High School.
Rochester 42, Hoquiam 26
Hoquiam’s offense struggled in suffering a 42-26 loss to Rochester on Monday at Rochester High School.
The Grizzlies (1-2) shot 16% from the field on 7-of-44 shooting, including 0-for-13 from 3-point range.
Hoquiam got to the free-throw line often, but failed to turn the opportunities into points, hitting 12-of-37 (32%) from the charity stripe.
Trailing by just a point after a low-scoring first quarter, Hoquiam failed to hit a field goal in the second frame, scoring just two points on a pair of senior post Chloe Kennedy free throws to trail 16-9 at the half.
Hoquiam trailed 24-19 after outscoring Rochester by a basket in the third quarter, but could never find an offensive rhythm, scoring seven points in the final frame.
Kennedy led Hoquiam with 10 points — most of those coming on her 8-of-16 (50%) shooting from the free-throw line — and had eight rebounds.
Hoquiam also committed 29 turnovers in the game and got into early foul trouble.
“It was a challenging night putting the basketball in the basket,” Hoquiam head coach Chad Allan said. “We did have some great effort on defense most of the time, but could not convert that into points. … We make no excuses. We have to play better.”
Hoquiam will host Willapa Valley at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Gibbons records hole-in-one
Bill Gibbons recorded an ace on the No. 6 hole at Ocean Shores Golf Course on Sunday, Dec. 5.
Gibbons used a 5-iron to make the 145-yard shot, his second hole-in-one in the past two months.