Thursday Prep Roundup: Aberdeen boys basketball makes fourth-quarter comeback to edge past Rochester


Bobcats 52, Warriors 42

Aberdeen erupted for 23 points in the fourth quarter to come from behind and defeat Rochester in an Evergreen 2A Conference game at Sam Benn Gym on Thursday.

The Bobcats (2-1, 5-6) trailed by two points going into the fourth quarter, but picked up the intensity and were able to jump start the offense late. With the Bobcats leading by just two points with two minutes left on the clock, Ben Dublanko banked in a 3-pointer and Aberdeen was able to close the door on the Warriors from there.

“We got off to a pretty good start, but for whatever reason the intensity dropped and we went through the motions and allowed them to stay in the game,” Aberdeen coach Mark Buckman said. “They pressured us a lot and frustrated us and didn’t allow us to get into rhythm on offense. In the fourth, the energy picked up and we were pressuring more, which turned into some offense.”

Buckman cited Josh Collett, who along with Braden Castleberry-Taylor led the Bobcats with 12 points each, for a solid overall performance. Castleberry-Taylor added 10 rebounds, while Dublanko finished with seven rebounds, five points and five assists and Brayden Roiko added eight points and six rebounds. Victor Gomez scored 10 points for Aberdeen.

Aberdeen travels to Elma on Monday.

Rochester 14 4 13 11 — 42

Aberdeen 13 9 7 23 — 52

Rochester (42) — Valley 2, Erickson 2, Robinson 2, Escott 17, Lollar 5, Goldrick 10, Cabrera 4. FT — 9-14.

Aberdeen (52) — Roiko 8, Dublanko 5, Troy 5, Collett 12, Gomez 10, Castleberry-Taylor 12. FT — 11-19.

JV — Aberdeen 69, Rochester 37. Jeshua Manwell 18 points.

C squad — Aberdeen 49, Rochester 21. Payton Miller 13 points.


Hyaks 48, Chitwhins 27

TAHOLAH — North Beach jumped out to a 9-point lead early and led the rest of the way to victory over Taholah in a non-league game at Taholah on Thursday.

The Hyaks (10-3) were led by 11 points from Hannah Avery as well as 10 points from Helen Garman and nine points from Mariah Vogler.

Denise Dolan led the Chitwhins with 11 points, 10 steals and eight rebounds.

“North Beach played a solid game,” Taholah coach Karl Braden said. “We were short-handed underneath, but I have to give the girls praise for playing hard until the very end. Denise was all over the floor and just didn’t give up.”

Taholah (6-4) hosts Wishkah today, while North Beach travels to Willapa Valley on Saturday.

North Beach 13 13 8 14 — 48

Taholah 4 8 3 12 — 27

North Beach (48) — Herbrand, Desamours 4, Moore 7, Avery 11, J. Garman, Vogler 9, McGehee 7, H. Garman 10. FT – 10-21.

Taholah (27) — Denise Dolan 11, N. Grover, Ralston 4, McCrory 3, Pope, James, Curley-Sailto 2, Kalecia Underwood 7. FT – 3-4.

Indians 47, Navigators 35

LACEY — South Bend locked down Northwest Christian in the second half to come from behind to win a Pacific 2B League game at Northwest Christian on Thursday.

The Indians (4-6, 6-8) held the Navigators to just 13 points in the second half to grab control of the contest.

South Bend was led by 21 points from Karley Reidinger, while Jessica Sanchez added 11 points and Hannah Byington added 10 points.

“In the second quarter we just had no energy, but in the second half we just got things going with our effort defensively and that was real good to see,” South Bend coach Gary Wilson said. “Defensively, we did a good job controlling the tempo of the game in the second half.”

Wilson cited Byington for a solid game defensively.

South Bend hosts Ocosta on Tuesday.

South Bend 15 5 13 14 — 47

NWC 13 9 6 7 — 35

South Bend (47) — Ogilvie 3, Byington 10, Doyle 2, Maneman, Sanchez 11, Reidinger 21, Conner. FG — 17-40. FT — 11-16.

Northwest Christian (35) — E. Summers, VanMarter 2, Dominguez 8, Sowers 11, Teigen, Stottlemyre 14. FG — 13-52. FT — 8-13.

JV — South Bend won.