Raymond edged out by Napavine in final district game

  • Sat Feb 18th, 2017 11:30pm
  • Sports

ROCHESTER — A tough first half for Raymond was erased in the second half, but not far enough as Napavine ran off with a 40-38 win in the District IV 2B girls basketball fifth-sixth place game on Saturday.

Both teams are already secrure in next week’s 2B regional round. Raymond, as the No. 4 seed in the 2B WIAA RPI rankings, will take on Pacific 2B League rival Ilwaco next weekend.

Leading 38-31 after trailing 17-10 at the half, the Gulls were unable to contain Molly Olson’s three straight breakaway layups that helped the Tigers grab the win in the fourth quarter.

“We had 16 turnovers in the first half and that set the tone,” Raymond head coach Jason Koski said. “In the second half, we came out and tried to make it up. Olson had those breakaways and we couldn’t get back on defense. Their transition offense on those three breakaways hurt.”

Aubree Gardner led Raymond (21-5) with 12 points. Olson led all scorers with 21 points for Napavine.

Raymond 4 6 16 12 — 38

Napavine 9 8 15 10 — 40

Raymond (38) — Williams 4, Mora 2, Collins 8, Gardner 12, Newman 6, Flemetis 6. FG — 13-51. FT — 10-10.

Napavine (40) — Bruneau, Sevilla, Stewart, Olson 21, Snaza 5, Williams, Pope, Lee 14. FG — 18-45. FT — 3-7.