Down the stretch, the Hoquiam Grizzlies made the plays when they needed to most.
Two big 3-pointers in the final minute of play gave Hoquiam a 42-39 victory over Black Hills on Thursday, Dec. 2, at Hoquiam Square Garden.
The Grizzlies (2-0 overall) rallied from down multiple possessions in the fourth quarter and tied the game at 39-all when senior guard Charli Sampson-Eastman drilled a three with 40 seconds left on the clock.
The Grizzlies defense then forced a Wolves turnover, giving Hoquiam the ball with 30 seconds remaining.
On the ensuing possession, Grizzlies junior point guard Graci Bonney-Spradlin fed senior forward Kamryn Krohn, who nailed a 3-pointer with three seconds left to give Hoquiam the victory.
“Great team win and defense to keep a young, athletic, rebuilding Black Hills team under 40 points,” Hoquiam head coach Chad Allan said. “A great program win where the team kept its composure and executed the game plan down the stretch.”
Seven different players scored for Hoquiam, led by Sampson-Eastman with 10 points.
Junior forward Lynell Franks added eight points with Bonney-Spradlin scoring seven for Hoquiam.
Onalaska 59, South Bend 15
Too many turnovers were key in South Bend’s 59-15 loss to Onalaska on Thursday in Onalaska.
South Bend (0-1) committed 31 turnovers in the game as it struggled with Onalaska’s full-court press, leading to open shots for the Loggers.
“I have been coaching some of these girls for the past four years and I saw things tonight that I never thought were possible,” South Bend head coach Randy Carlson said. “Their press took us right out of our game plan. We have had two weeks of great practices working on mistakes of the past. Hopefully, this was first game jitters and we can start playing like the team we can be.”
South Bend was led by Elli Capps’ eight points and shot 6-for-29 (21%) from the field.
South Bend 7 2 3 3 — 15
Onalaska 30 17 10 2 — 59
Onalaska (59) — Callie Lawerence 20, Morgan Hamilton 11, Brooklyn Sandridge 9
South Bend (15) — Capps 8, Raydynn Morley 3, Blakeli Jeries 2, Brooklyn Johnson 2
Aberdeen 63, North Beach 29
PREP GIRLS BOWLING
Aberdeen 1,434, Shelton 1,265
Aberdeen defeated Shelton 1,434-1,265 at Westside Lanes in Olympia on Thursday, Dec. 2.
Cha’Tara Green led Aberdeen, setting a new personal-best with a high game of 192 in the Bobcats 633-569 win in Game 1.
Green recorded the high series of the match with a total score of 341.
Aberdeen (2-2) won the second game 569-497 and won both Baker games by scores of 117-101 and 115-98.
Aberdeen (1434) — Cha’Tara Green (192, 149, 341); Sarah Harder (94, 106, 200); Alice Earley (100, 72, 172); Aliyah Burkett (127, 85, 212); Cameryn Micheau (120, 157, 277).
Black Hills (1265) — Marissa Betts (117, 143, 260); Alexis Barringer (124, 113, 237); Addie Joyner (83, 63, 146); Kylee Moore (137, 90, 227); Jill Meirndorf (108, 88, 196).