Saturday Basketball Roundup: Raymond girls earn share of Pacific 2B title

  • Sun Feb 5th, 2017 1:30am
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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Gulls 38, Eagles 38

TACOMA — Aubree Gardner’s 3-point basket proved the difference as Raymond earned the Pacific 2B League’s top-seeded district berth by edging Life Christian Academy in a league finalé on Saturday at Tacoma.

The Gulls (15-1, 18-2) tied Ilwaco for the league championship and won the coin flip to determine the top seed. They will host Toledo in a District IV Class 2B tourney opener scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday.

Down by as many as 10 late in the third quarter, Raymond trimmed the deficit to six entering the final period.

“At the end of the quarter, we switched out of our zone and went into a man-to-man,” Raymond coach Jason Koski said. “We usually don’t play man-to-man, but it gave them some problems.”

Enough problems, in fact, that the Eagles scored only four points in the fourth quarter.

Gardner’s trey with about one minute left gave the Gulls a 39-38 lead. Assessed only two team fouls in the half until then, the Gulls spent much of the final 25 seconds fouling to disrupt Life Christian’s final possession.

The Eagles surprisingly got off two shots in the final 3.6 seconds, but neither dropped.

Winter Newman scored 11 of her 14 points in the first half and Gardner (who was in first-half foul trouble) all eight of her markers in the second half.

Mikayla Collins played a huge role in the victory with 12 points and 17 rebounds, while Makenna Williams had eight rebounds.

Raymond 11 11 6 11 — 39 Life Christian 8 12 14 4 — 38

Raymond (39) — Williams 3, Mora, Collins 12, Gardner 8, Newman 14, Flemetis 2. FG — 14-56 (.250). FT — 8-11.

Life Christian (38) — Whitehead, Lovelady 12, Taff 2, Brakor-Chavez, Yun 16, Turner 2, Donaldson 6. FG — 14-59 (.237). FT — 6-11.

Loggerettes 46, Acorns 15

WISHKAH — Resoundingly avenging a previous loss, Wishkah shut down Oakville in a Coastal 1B League finalé on Saturday.

Megan Hill scored 13 points and Erica Bomhoff had 10 to lead Wishkah’s scorers. Loggerette coach Dave Busz, however, was more pleased with his club’s defense.

“The defense was exceptional, in my opinion, and I was very happy with (the overall) play,” Busz said.

Ally Ancich and Brooke Haskey pulled down 11 rebounds each. Maggie Sorensen had eight rebounds and McKenzie Robertson came off the bench to contribute seven points and six rebounds.

Bomhoff was also cited for her defense.

The Loggerettes (5-7, 8-9) will visit Three Rivers Christian in a district opener scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Oakville 3 2 4 6 — 15 Wishkah 8 9 16 13 — 46

Oakville (15) — Workman, M. Ortivez 2, A. White 11, Thebiay, Adams 2, S. Ortivez. FG — 5-24 (.208). FT — n/a.

Wishkah (46) — Cochran 4, Bomhoff 10, Haskey 6, Buchanan, Megan Hill 13, Clevenger, Perron, Ancich 1, Sorensen 5, Robertson 7. FG — 20-64 (.313). FT — n/a.

Comets 41, Chitwhins 31

NASELLE — Host Naselle clinched the Coastal 1B title by topping Taholah on Saturday.

Despite going scoreless in the second quarter, the Chitwhins (10-2, 12-8) took a 27-26 lead into the fourth period. But they again experienced a scoring drought as the Comets rallied.

“The second quarter is what did us in. That and our foul shooting,” Taholah coach Karl Braden said.

The Chitwhins were a miserable 1-of-15 from the foul line. Naselle wasn’t much better, going 5-of-14 from the stripe.

Denise Dolan topped the Chitwhins with 15 points and five steals. Nettie Grover and Celisha Ralston each pulled down 11 rebounds.

Braden was pleased with his club’s defensive performance.

The Coastal League runner-up, Taholah will receive a first-round district bye and will face the Three Rivers-Wishkah winner in the district 1B semifinals, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Castle Rock.

Taholah 9 0 18 4 — 31 Naselle 3 15 8 15 — 41

Taholah (31) — James, Dolan 15, Pope, R. Underwood, McCrory 3, N. Grover 7, K. Underwood, Ralston 4, T. Grover, Sailto 2. FG — n/a. FT — 1-15.

Naselle (41) — Scrabeck 4, Chapman 5, Glenn, Stenerson, Harmon 4, Ford 4, Tut’u 3, Zimmerman 10, Ridgeway 1, Jacot 6, Weston 4. FG — n/a. FT — 5-14.

Bearcats 79, Bobcats 9

State-ranked Chehalis walloped Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference make-up game Saturday at Sam Benn Gym.

Details were not reported. The Bobcats (1-8, 6-13) will close out their season at Tumwater on Tuesday.

Owls 56, Mustangs 14

BROOKLYN — Shawqueea Parker scored 14 points as Mary M. Knight beat North River in a Coastal 1B League finalé on Saturday at Brooklyn.

The Owls feasted on Mustang turnovers.

“They run a 2-3 (zone) and they run it really well,” North River coach Sean Pierson said. “They did a nice job on defense that translated into real success on offense.”

Kate Holmes scored four points for North River.

Although the Mustangs were winless in league play, Pierson was encouraged by the turnout that enabled the tiny school to operate an independent girls program for the second consecutive season.

M. Knight 18 18 11 9 — 56 N. River 3 0 8 3 — 14

Mary M. Knight (56) — Parker 14, Oppelt 6, Skinner 4, Sowle 12, Roberts 4, Ralph 4, Koonrad 12. FG — n.a. FT — 5-18.

North River (14) — Holmes 4, Gumaelius, White 3, Clark 2, Jaeger 3, Schreck 2. FG — n/a. FT – 2-4.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Chitwhins 76, Comets 59

NASELLE — Led by a double-double from Zach Cain, Taholah defeated Naselle in a Coastal 1B League game and earned the league title on Saturday.

The Chitwhins finished the league season with a 12-0 record with the win over the Comets.

Cain finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Tom Anderson led the Chitwhins with 20 points and five assists. Levi Jackson, Terrance Jones and Brett Orozco each added 11 points, with Jackson grabbing 11 rebounds.

“We were able to get the ball inside with Zach Cain, Levi Jackson and Terrance Jones,” Taholah coach Mike Rose said. “We worked inside to get the lead. We got a little lead and we had a pretty good third quarter.”

Taholah (12-0, 18-2) will travel to Castle Rock on Saturday to face the winner of Oakville vs. Firm Foundation in the District IV 1B Tournament.

Taholah 16 16 20 24 — 76 Naselle 12 10 12 25 — 59

Owls 39, Mustangs 30

BROOKLYN — Well-balanced Mary M. Knight made an early lead stand up in handing North River a season-ending defeat in Coastal 1B League play on Saturday.

The Mustangs (3-9 in league) outscored the Owls in the second half, but were unable to overcome a 22-11 halftime deficit.

North River senior Andy McDougall led all scorers with 19 points. Mustang coach also cited the play of senior Nat Baughman, who had six points.

“Both of them did a fine job,” Pierson said. “I’ve worked with them for five years and I’m going to miss them.”

North River’s three league wins represented its finest showing in several years.

M. Knight 12 10 6 11 — 39 N. River 8 3 7 12 — 30

Mary M. Knight (39) —T. Narrance 7, J. Shaw 8, Q. Narrance 5, Fries 8, Riggs 2, Newman 4, N. Shaw 2, Bundy 1, Tottie 2. FG — n/a. FT — 6-23.

North River (30) — Schreck 4, J. Nieves, McDougall 19, Baughman 6, L. Nieves, White, Holmes, Soimis 1. FG — n/a. FT — 7-21.

Acorns 73, Loggers 28

WISHKAH — Nathan and Devin Boyd combined for 67 points as Oakville downed Wishkah in a Coastal 1B League finalé on Saturday at Brian Eager Memorial Gym.

Devin Boyd scored 35 points and Nathan Boyd 32 for the Acorns.

Hunter Baltzell had seven points and Duncan Palmgren six for the Loggers. Wishkah standout Will Fultz missed the contest with a bruised heel.

An exceptionally young team, Wishkah closed out its season at 0-12 and 0-17.

“It was a huge learning experience and great improvement, although you couldn’t tell it from the scores,” Wishkah coach Stefanie Baltzell said. “It’s a big leap from eighth grade to high school basketball. The kids worked hard and never gave up.”

Oakville 21 26 14 12 — 73 Wishkah 9 7 7 5 — 28

Oakville (73) — C.J. Holloway, N. Boyd 32, D. Boyd 35, Eichelberger 3, Starr-Wright 3, Murray, W.Holloway. FG — n/a. FT — 2-15.

Wishkah (28) — Wilbur 2, Ambrocio 3, Baltzell 7, Fenton 3, Johnson, Stankavich 5, Palmgren 6, Brenneman 2. FG — 13-36 (.361). FT — 4-9.