Bulldogs 50, Vikings 40
LYNDEN — A little sharpshooting and a defensive switch helped Montesano take down Bellevue Christian during the Lynden Cloud Nine Christmas Classic on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs (8-1) stumbled out of the gate, committing seven turnovers in the first quarter, but pulled it together in the second quarter as senior Josie Toyra hit three 3-pointers. The spark carried through the rest of the game. In the fourth quarter, Bellevue Christian closed to within four points, but Toyra, Shayla Floch and Cheyann Bartlett each hit 3-pointers to push the Bulldogs to victory.
“The first quarter was a little sloppy,” Monte coach Julie Graves said. “We had seven turnovers to go with seven points and we gave up seven offensive rebounds. In the second quarter, Josie Toyra hit three 3-pointers and that got us going. In the second half, we mixed up our defense and only gave up three offensive rebounds. We cut down our turnovers and did a better job of blocking out.”
Montesano was led by 17 points and 15 rebounds from Jordan Spradlin, while Toyra finished with 12 points. Floch and Talley each added three assists, while Graves cited Lexi Lovell for her play off the bench.
Montesano will face host Class 2A Lynden tomorrow during the final day of the Cloud Nine Classic.
Montesano 7 16 10 17 — 50 Bellevue Christian 8 10 9 13 — 40
Montesano (50) — Bartlett 7, Lovell 6, Talley 2, Toyra 12, Floch 6, Spradlin 17, Quinn. FG — 17-40. FT — 10-16.
Bellevue Christian (40) — Dugoni 11, Berg 9, McQuaid 2, Bloch 8, VandenBrink 8, Olson 2, Boscolo. FG — 15-56. FT — 7-11.
Vikings 50, Trojans 33
MENLO — Willapa Valley jumped out to an early lead and ran away from Pe Ell in the first round of the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Tuesday.
The Vikings (3-6) played ungracious hosts, grabbing a 5-point lead after one quarter, and a defensive switch helped Willapa Valley hold the Trojans to just two points in the third quarter.
“We did a good job on the boards and limited their possession time,” Valley coach Colby Rogers said. “They were having some success against our man defense, so we went into a zone in the second half and that helped.”
Brooke Friese led the Vikings with 16 points, while Hannah Cook added 10 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals. Madison Huber scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Rogers cited Britney Patrick for her play in the post. Patrick’s eight points is a season-high for the freshman.
Valley faces South bend in the tournament’s title game today.
Pe Ell 12 10 2 9 — 33 Willapa Valley 17 11 7 15 — 50
Pe Ell (33) — Justice, Davis 3, Smith 6, Zock 10, Blankenship 3, Baldwin, Brooks 7, Elliott 4, McCarty, Nacht. FG — 14-47. FT — 1-8.
Willapa Valley (50) — Cook 10, Adkins 2, Pollard, Friese 16, Betrozoff 2, Huber 12, Anderson, Hodel, Gray, Patrick 8, Layman. FG — 18-59. FT — 8-17.
Indians 45, Comets 30
MENLO — South Bend controled the boards to defeat Naselle in the first round of the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Tuesday.
The Indians (4-5) out-rebounded the Comets 57 to 28 as South Bend overcame a 2-point deficit at halftime to roll past Naselle in the second half.
The Tribe was led by double-doubles from Jessica Sanchez and Karley Reidinger. Sanchez scored 13 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out nine assists, while Reidinger scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
“We were getting good looks and nice open shots (in the first half), we just weren’t finishing,” South Bend coach Gary Wilson said. “We changed up the defense and did a good job of recognizing where their shooters were. Mainly, we just settled down. We were finishing shots and we got some flow going. I was real proud of us defensively.”
Senior Alex Conner added 11 points in the paint for the Tribe.
South Bend will face host Willapa Valley in the tournament’s title game today.
Naselle 9 10 6 5 — 30 South Bend 7 10 16 12 — 45
Naselle (30) — Chapman 13, Scrabeck 2, Harman 2, Ford 3, Tutu’u 6, Ridgeway, Jacot, Weston 4. FG — 13-62. FT — 3-4.
South Bend (45) — Ogilvie, Byington 2, Pearson 2, Maneman, Sanchez 13, Reidinger 12, Rohr 5, Conner 11. FG — 19-54. FT — 6-21.
Vikings 54, Pe Ell 52
MENLO — Willapa Valley lived by the 3-pointer to beat Pe Ell in the first round of the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Tuesday.
The Vikings got a spark from behind the arc in the first half as Walker Oblad drained six 3-pointers. In the second half, Valley’s Matt Pearson caught fire for three 3-pointers to help lift the Vikings to victory.
“It wasn’t pretty, but we did enough things down the end to win it,” Valley coach Jay Pearson said. “This time, the three ball won us the game. We found a way to win, they never gave up and battled.”
Matt Pearson finished with 20 points, while Oblad added 18 points. Ryon Ashley scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Vikings.
Willapa Valley will face Naselle in the tournament championship game today.
Pe Ell 16 14 10 12 — 52 Willapa Valley 20 16 7 11 — 54
Pe Ell (52) — Duncan 3, Jurek 16, Ward, Bush, Smith 2, Blankenship 11, McCalden 2, B. Prestegord 2, Shepherd 3, J. Prestegord 6. FG — 22-48, FT — 5-8.
Willapa Valley (54) — M. Pearson 20, Oblad 18, Ashley 13, Flemetis 1, C. Pearson, Roonsburg, Hamilton 2. FG — 19-41 FT — 6-15.
Comets 63, Indians 35
MENLO — Naselle rolled past South Bend in the first round of the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Tuesday.
Further details were not reported.
South Bend (0-9) will face Pe Ell in the third-place game of the tournament today.