Prep Basketball Roundup: Montesano spoils Raymond’s season opener with 20-point win

Also: North Beach opens season with loss to Sound Christian

The Montesano boys basketball team played the roll of spoiler in Raymond’s season opener as we review Saturday’s prep hoops action in the Twin Harbors.


Montesano 67, Raymond 47

Montesano spoiled Raymond’s season-opener by defeating the Seagulls 67-47 on Saturday at Raymond High School.

The Bulldogs (2-1 overall) got a big game from junior guard Delon Chan, who led all scorers with 24 points, and outscored the Seagulls (0-1) as a team 30-19 in the second half.

“We got off to a good start tonight, but Montesano wore us down as the game went on. They were the tougher team mentally and physically,” Raymond head coach Mike Tully said. “You could definitely tell that we were playing our first game of the season and they were playing their third. We had glimpses of some good things and I think we’ll smooth some things out as the season progresses, but we just made too many mistakes, especially defensively.”

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Montesano senior Tyce Peterson, left, scored in the paint during a 67-47 win over Raymond on Saturday at Raymond High School.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Montesano senior Tyce Peterson, left, scored in the paint during a 67-47 win over Raymond on Saturday at Raymond High School.

Chris Quintana led Raymond with 14 points to go along with three assists.

Austin Snodgrass “had a really solid game,” according to Tully, scoring 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting.

Aside from Chan, Montesano got nine points apiece from seniors Tyce Peterson and Jaxson Wilson.

Montesano hosts Centralia at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Raymond hosts Ocosta at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Montesano 17 20 19 11 – 67

Raymond 18 10 14 5 – 47

Scoring: Montesano – Chan 24, Peterson 9, Wilson 9, Damasiewicz 6, Cobb 5, Gunter 4, Bodwell 2. Raymond – Quintana 14, Snodgrass 12, Yearout 7, Banker 6, Kongbouakhay 5, Stephens 2, Welch 1.

Sound Christian 60, North Beach 37

North Beach opened its season with a 60-37 loss to Sound Christian Academy on Saturday in Westport.

The Hyaks (0-1) shot 34% in the game on 16-of-47 shooting, trailed 21-10 after the first quarter and 30-14 at the half.

“We had a couple of minutes in the first quarter where we had some costly turnovers but other than that we played a good game,” North Beach head coach Larry Moore said. “The kids competed for four quarters, which was a positive.”

Jeremiah Eastman led the Hyaks with 14 points while Tyrell Hovland had a team-best six rebounds for North Beach.

Moore cited the play of Jayden Williams off the bench for “providing some excellent hustle.”

North Beach plays at Forks at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Sound Christian 21 9 19 11 – 60

North Beach 10 4 13 10 – 37

Scoring: Sound Christian – Alexeev 18, Mesler 11, K. Resseau 11, M. Resseau 9, Kessel 5, So 3, Greenwood 3. North Beach – Eastman 14, K. Charley 9, Curry 4, Hovland 4, J. Charley 4, Lauderdale 2.

Other scores

Crescent 59, Ocosta 48

Taholah 52, Concordia Christian 41


Ocosta 25, Crescent 19

Playing in its second game in as many days, Ocosta picked up a 25-19 win over Crescent on Saturday at Crescent High School.

The Wildcats (2-1) won the non-league matchup by holding Crescent (0-2) scoreless in the third quarter and to three points in the fourth.

Eighth grader Bristol Towle led Ocosta with 18 points while senior Alexia Bradley and freshman Elly Mirante had 16 and 11 rebounds, respectively.

The Wildcats hit 8-of-49 shots form the field (16%) and went 8-of-16 from the free-throw line (50%).

Ocosta had 47 rebounds – 14 on the offensive glass – and turned the ball over 20 times in the game.

The Wildcats host Raymond-South Bend in a 2B Pacific League matchup at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Ocosta 9 5 7 4 – 25

Crescent 5 11 0 3 – 19

Scoring: Ocosta – Towle 18, Morris 2, Rasmus 2, Bradley 2, Mirante 1. Crescent –Gales 5, Cargo-Acosta 5, Ferro-May 4, Dunavant 3, Spraque 1, Chester 1.