Raymond boys basketball standout Tre’ Seydel eclipsed a significant milestone as we take a look at Monday’s prep hoops action on the Twin Harbors.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Raymond 71, Onalaska 29
Senior Tre’ Seydel made history as the Raymond Seagulls hit the floor after a long holiday break and earned a convincing 71-29 victory over Onalaska on Monday at Raymond High School.
Seydel scored 27 points to become the 10th player in school history to surpass 1,000 points in a prep career.
“It’s a great milestone for him,” Raymond head coach Derek Rask said of the senior guard’s achievement.
Raymond (3-2 overall) set the tone early, opening up a 12 point lead after the first eight minutes of play and scoring 44 points in the first half despite showing some hiccups after the long layoff.
“We were rusty, so to speak, and our rhythm was off a bit at times on both ends of the floor,” Rask said. “But we pushed through it and were able to get a solid win.”
Seydel also pulled down 13 rebounds to record a double-double on the evening and was joined by teammates Morgan Anderson (16 points) and Adrian Quintana (14 pts.) as Seagulls that scored in double digits.
Raymond hosts North Beach in a 2B Pacific League showdown at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
Rochester 70, Elma 64
The Elma Eagles returned to the court with a 70-64 loss to Rochester on Monday at Rochester High School.
The Eagles (2-5) had an ominous start against Rochester (3-7) as leading scorer Logan Witt went down with a sprained ankle in the first minute of the game.
“When you expect 20 points per game from one guy and he goes down, someone else needs to pick up the slack,” Elma head coach Matt Ferrier said of his high-scoring senior who returned in the second half but was hampered by the injury.
Two Eagles that stepped up were senior Jerred Bailey — who led Elma with 23 points — and sophomore Grant Vessey, who scored eight points off the bench.
But Elma’s defense struggled to slow down Rochester as the Warriors hit nine 3-pointers on the evening and 26 shots in total.
“Lots of points scored for the first game coming back after the long break,” Ferrier said. “We knew going into it that it could be an ugly basketball game. The only thing ugly about it was our inability to get stops. You aren’t going to win giving up 70 points.”
Twice in the second half the Eagles faced two double-digit deficits, including cutting Rochester’s lead to five with five minutes to play.
But an Eagles shooting foul followed by a technical foul in the final minutes of the game led to Rochester hitting four straight free throws and converting on extra possessions to put the game away.
“We have to continue to take advantage of what the other team gives us. We would do it for three possessions and play selfishly for the next four,” Ferrier said. “We spotted them too many opportunities and Rochester made us pay for it.”
Cason Seaberg added 19 points for the Eagles.
Elma hosts Eatonville in a 1A Evergreen League matchup at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Naselle 33, Willapa Valley 40
Turnovers proved costly in Willapa Valley’s 40-33 loss on Monday in Naselle.
The Vikings (4-6, 2-1 1B Columbia Valley) committed 29 turnovers in what turned out to be a close contest throughout.
Willapa Valley trailed by just three points at halftime despite turning the ball over 19 times in the first half.
Turnovers continued to plague the Vikings in the second half as it was Willapa Valley’s defense that kept the Vikings within striking distance.
Willapa Valley held Naselle (6-4, 2-0) to 16-of-55 (29%) shooting on the evening, but turnovers combined with poor free-throw shooting in the second half spelled doom for the Vikings.
“We did a lot of good things and played good defensively,” Vikings head coach John Peterson said. “But we can’t turn the ball over like that. It costs you. Talk about shooting yourselves in the foot, we wouldn’t have any toes left.”
Willapa Valley missed three front-end free throws of 1-and-1 bonus opportunities in the fourth quarter, leading to a 46% (6-13) evening from the charity stripe.
The Vikings were led by Lanissa Amacher (12 points, 6 rebounds), Ana Chavez (8 pts., 5 steals) and Hannah Hamilton (7 pts., 6 reb.) as Willapa Valley shot 12-of-37 (32%) for the game from the field.
Willapa Valley will look to snap a three-game losing streak when it takes on South Bend at 7 p.m. Saturday in Menlo.