Monday Roundup: Willapa Valley beats Winlock at MLK Classic

Also: Ocosta down by Chief Leschi in boys hoops; Raymond girls beat South Bend

Willapa Valley got a complete team effort en route to an 81-32 victory over Winlock at the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic on Monday at Lower Columbia College in Longview.

Led by double-double performances from Derek Fluke and Wil Clements, the Vikings (11-4 overall) took a 21-6 lead in the first quarter and never looked back despite only suiting up six players for the game due to COVID and injuries.

“Everyone played hard and exerted themselves and that’s how we have to play,” Vikings head coach Jay Pearson said. “It was an all-around great team effort. We continued to play with intensity and at a hard-work level to finish the game.”

Fluke led all scorers with 21 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and led Willapa Valley with seven assists while Clements added 14 points and 14 rebounds in a starting role.

Tyler Adkins (17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) and Riley Pearson (15 pts., 4 steals) also finished in double figures for the Vikings, which amassed a 46-11 halftime lead and held the Cardinals (0-13) to just 19 points through three quarters.

Willapa Valley shot 47% from the field on 34-of-73 shots, including 7-of-16 (44%) from 3-point range.

The Vikings recorded 46 rebounds — 25 of those on the offensive glass — tallied 19 assists and 15 steals as a team.

Willapa Valley hosts the Pe Ell Trojans at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Willapa Valley 21 25 21 14 — 82

Winlock 6 5 8 13 — 32


Willapa Valley (82) — D. Fluke 21, Adkins 17, Pearson 15, Clements 14, Kolten Fluke 8, Garrett Keeton 6

Winlock (32) — N/A

Chief Leschi 70, Ocosta 57

Ocosta kept it close but it was Chief Leschi that was able to pull away in the end as the Wildcats lost 70-57 on Monday in Puyallup.

Ocosta (4-6, 2-4 2B Pacific) trailed 30-27 at the half and was down by eight with four minutes to go before one of several short runs Chief Leschi had in the game allowed the Warriors (10-0, 6-0) to pull away.

“They had about four mini 7-0 runs where it seemed like we got careless against their press or tried to do too much too quickly on offense,” said Ocosta head coach Jason Quinby, whose team returned to the court after a nine-day layoff. “I was very proud of my guys for playing as well as they did for only having one practice to prepare for Leschi. They present a unique challenge for any team with their constant in-your-face, full-court pressure and for most of the game we handled it well, minus their little spurts.”

Ocosta went 23-for-45 (51%) from the field and hit 7-of-12 (58%) free throws.

Xander Prigmore led Ocosta with 20 points while Mark Lewis added 19 points and 14 rebounds in an impressive performance in the paint.

Point guard Josh Figueroa added 12 points for the Wildcats, which travel to Ocean Shores to face North Beach at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.

Ocosta 13 14 14 16 — 57

Chief Leschi 13 17 22 17 — 70

Ocosta (57) — Prigmore 20, Lewis 19, Figueroa 12, Garrison Barnum 3, Kevin Agramon 2, Alexis Agramon 1

Chief Leschi (70) — Justin James 20, Sage Lewis 14, Thomas Dillon 9, Brendon Brown 7, Gaston Dillon 7, Michael Spino 6, Mickey Lara 4


Raymond 67, South Bend 31

Raymond got double-digit scoring from three different players as the Seagulls defeated South Bend 67-31 on Monday in South Bend.

Washington State commit Kyra Gardner led the way with 21 points on 10-of-21 (48%) shooting as Raymond (8-1, 5-0) took a 35-14 lead by halftime.

Freshman Karsyn Freeman and senior Izzy Silvernail also scored in double figures for the Seagulls with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Guard Kyndal Koski added nine points as seven Raymond players scored in the contest.

“Our kids came into the contest with a good mindset, trying to build off of our last game with Winlock. We definitely worked harder in spurts for this game and are looking forward to taking another step forward next time we get a chance to compete,” Raymond head coach Jason Koski said. “Great opportunity tonight to spread around good minutes to all 11 we suited up. As a group we seem to be all rowing the boat in the same direction, which is a good sign considering all of the adversity we have faced.”

South Bend (1-8, 1-4) was led by Elli Capps, who scored 13 points and was tasked with slowing down Gardner on the defensive end.

South Bend hit 6-of-25 (24%) shots in the first half.

“After the physical game (against Ilwaco) on Friday, I wasn’t sure if we might fold up,” South Bend head coach Randy Carlson said. “Well, that wasn’t the case we played four consistent quarters. We are making steady progress and we starting to believe in ourselves. Playing a good team like Raymond it would be easy to fold up, but that sure wasn’t the case.”

Next up, Raymond will face Ilwaco on the road while South Bend hosts Forks. Both games are scheduled to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Raymond 18 17 16 16 — 67

South Bend 8 6 8 9 — 31


Raymond (67) — Gardner 21, Freeman 14, Silvernail 10, Kyndal Koski 9, Olivia Stigar 6, Paige Williams 3, Grace Busenius 2

South Bend (31) — Capps 13, Raydynn Morley 8, Hannah Jewell 6, Makaylee Kuiken 2, Berklee Morley 2