State 2A Meet
FEDERAL WAY — Aberdeen’s Robby Lewis and Kai Kawashima finished off their 2016-17 boys swimming seasons on Saturday with top-16 places at the state 2A boys swimming and diving championship meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Lewis, a senior in his final swim as a Bobcat, took 15th overall in the 100-yard butterfly at 56.88.
Kawashima, a sophomore diver, completed his day by qualifying for the finals and finishing 14th overall with an 11-dive total of 247.55 points.
“This season exceeded my expectations,” AHS head coach Angela Durr said. “To have two kids move on to the second day of state was encouraging, especially for Kai, who is only a sophomore. Robby was close to his PR from yesterday’s preliminaries. For him to achieve his best times at districts and state is a fitting end to his swimming career (at Aberdeen). Robby’s dedication to swimming has been an honor to watch and I am very proud to have been a part of his last few years as a swimmer. I am excited to see what next season has in store for us.”
As a team, Aberdeen finished with five team points, good for a tie for 35th place.
Tigers 40, Seagulls 38
ROCHESTER — A tough first half for Raymond was erased in the second half, but not far enough as Napavine ran off with a 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.
C.C. Women’s Basketball
Chokers 76, Raiders 33
At GHC Gym, Grays Harbor College kept pace with Tacoma in a tie for third place in the NWAC Western Division standings with a rout of Pierce College on Saturday afternoon.
Led by Jaylin Brasher-Norwood’s 19 points, the Chokers took the game over in the second quarter with a 25-9 run and a 36-17 halftime lead. GHC was 10-for-30 from behind the 3-point line, led by three from Angela Sikora, who finished with 16 points.
Alexia Thrower added 13 points, seven rebounds and six steals and Romey Begay also hit three treys as well for her nine points. Hoquiam grad Kylie Stewart scored four points for Pierce.
On Wednesday, GHC (6-5, 11-12) travels to South Puget Sound for another key divisional matchup.
Pierce 8 9 5 11 — 33 GHC 11 25 14 26 — 76
Pierce College (33) — Williams 3, Brooks, Navarro 9, Williams-Mack, Palu-Thompson 3, Martin, Mukisa 1, Stewart 4, Harness 13, Walker, Haskins. FG — 12-55. FT — 7-13.
Grays Harbor College (76) — Brisbios 2, Begay 9, WIlson 6, Falealii 2, Thrower 13, Efferson 7, Sikora 16, Brasher-Norwood 19, Salazar 2. FG — 28-70. FT — 10-16.
C.C. Men’s Basketball
Raiders 83, Chokers 60
At GHC Gym, a slow start by Grays Harbor was too much to overcome in a NWAC Western Division loss to Pierce on Saturday afternoon.
Hitting just six field goals in the first half, the Chokers (3-8, 7-19) trailed, 45-17, at the half. In the second half, the hosts found their shooting range and won the half, 43-38, but couldn’t get any closer than 14.
“This was a game of two halves,” GHC head coach Alonzo Cole said. “They had a 32-point lead on us. It was a really slow start. However, they were bigger than we were, quicker than we were and a little more athletic.”
Keeandre Rowland led all scorers with 20 points, with Malik Redmond adding 15 and Jacob Rainey 12 for GHC.
On Wednesday, the Chokers hit the road to take on South Puget Sound.
Pierce College (83) — Drake 10, Hughey 9, Williams 10, Ford 6, Hannan 16, McInnis 10, Knox, Gearhart 8, Bell 14. FG — 31-68. FT — 16-24.
Grays Harbor College (60) — Hayes 2, Hickle 7, Rowland 20, Redmond 15, Robinson, Rainey 12, Phillips 2, Bean, Jenkins, Leslie 2. FG — 23-70. FT — 9-12.
Halftime: Pierce 45, Grays Harbor 17.