Thursday Prep Roundup: Montesano girls claim 64-57 win over Ilwaco

  • Thu Dec 22nd, 2016 11:50pm
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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bulldogs 64, Fishermen 57

ILWACO — Jordan Spradlin poured through 31 points and Josie Talley provided an important contribution on both ends of the court as Montesano turned back Ilwaco in a battle of state-ranked teams Thursday at Ilwaco.

Spradlin also pulled down 20 rebounds as the Bulldogs, ranked fourth among Class 1A teams by the Tacoma News-Tribune, topped an Ilwaco team rated No. 1 among 2B clubs.

The Fishermen owned leads at the outset of each of the first three quarters. But Spradlin tallied 14 points in the third quarter to put the Bulldogs (7-1) ahead to stay.

Talley attacked the basket effectively in adding 14 points. The Monte senior also had the primary defensive responsibility on Ilwaco ace Makenzie Kaech as the Bulldogs switched to a box-and-one defense.

“She was a difference-maker tonight,” Montesano coach Julie Graves said of Talley. “She really stepped up on both ends of the court tonight.”

Josie Toyra, who hit key 3-pointers in the second and fourth quarters, added 10 points for the Bulldogs. Cheyann Bartlett and Shayla Floch contributed four assists apiece.

The Bulldogs will next compete in the Lynden Cloud Nine Christmas Tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday. They’ll open against Bellevue Christian on Tuesday.

Montesano 18 13 19 14 — 64

Ilwaco 18 12 14 13 — 57

Montesano (64) — Bartlett 2, Talley 14, Toyra 10, Floch 7, Spradlin 31, Quinn, Lovell, Hutchings. FG — 26-65 (.400). FT — 9-11.

Ilwaco (57) — Bannister 14, McMullen 8, Benenati 2, Kaech 17, Jacobson 16, Kulm, Thomas. FG — 26-57 (.456). FT — 3-4.

JV — Montesano 50, Ilwaco 31. Zoe Hutchings 14 points for Montesano.

C Squad — Montesano 34, Ilwaco 31. Mylaina Parker 11 points for Montesano.

Grizzlies 49, Rockets 40

CASTLE ROCK — Overcoming a slow start, Hoquiam rallied past Castle Rock in a non-league game Thursday at Castle Rock.

The Grizzlies (3-5) trailed by as many as 12 in the first half. But, led by eight first-half points from Kylee Bagwell, they surged back to reduce the halftime deficit to 25-19 and limited the Rockets to 15 points in the second half.

“Nothing was working and they were hot,” HHS coach Mark Maxfield said of the first half. “Then we changed defenses, went to a 1-3-1 (zone) and kind of shut them down the rest of the game.”

Brandi Parson scored 13 points to lead the Grizzlies. Maya Jump pulled down nine rebounds and Bagwell and Izzy Hernandez eight apiece as Hoquiam outboarded the Rockets, 40-21. Hoquiam’s 13 turnovers represented a season low.

The Grizzlies overcame wretched 5-of-18 foul shooting and illness that afflicted several players.

Hoquiam will next compete in the Raymond Holiday Classic next Thursday and Friday, opening against Darrington.

Hoquiam 10 9 18 12 — 49

Castle Rock 18 7 9 6 — 40

Hoquiam (49) — Jade Cox 4, Mode 2, Jump 5, Hernandez 4, Parson 13, Krohn 8, Bagwell 9, Vonhof 4. FG — 22-53 (.415). FT — 5-18.

Castle Rock (40) — Kerianne Cline 12, Ehrhorn 12, Keeling, Kaylee Cline 4, Golden, Becker, Anderson 8, Sullivan 2, Hadaller 2. FG — 14-48 (.292). FT — 7-15.

JV — Hoquiam 38, Castle Rock 8.

Gulls 56, Wildcats 32

RAYMOND — Raymond adjusted its defense, keyed on Ocosta’s sophomore center, Kristi Raffelson, and worked its offense with precision to secure this Pacific 2B League win on Thursday night.

The Gulls led early before the Wildcats’ Raffelson started to take over the game in the paint. Raffelson scored eight of her team-high 14 points in the first quarter, but was shut down with just two points scored in the second half.

Aubree Gardner led all scorers with 21 points, six rebounds and six steals and was cited by head coach Jason Koski for her floor leadership.

“Aubree scored 17 in the third quarter when Ocosta went to a man defense,” Koski added. “We were able to execute some matchup advantages and she made some good decisions on the floor. Our offense generated open looks and we hit them, which is nice. We were more focused on our assignments.”

Mikayla Collins added 12 points and eight rebounds, Winter Newman pulled in eight rebounds and Cydney Flemetis swiped five steals.

“We had a good first quarter, but felt like we spent most of our energy there; we never recovered,” Ocosta head coach Jason Barnum said. “Flemetis hurt us in the first half, then Gardner had five threes in the second half. They were the poison tonight.”

Raffelson also pulled down 12 rebounds for a double-double.

On Dec. 29, Raymond (5-1, 6-2) will host its Holiday Classic tournament with a matchup with Onalaska. Ocosta (4-3, 6-4) will return after the new year with a home game against Life Christian on Jan. 3.

Ocosta 12 6 7 7 — 32

Raymond 14 14 23 5 — 56

Ocosta (32) — Cornell, K. Denney 6, Er. Snider 10, Martin, E. Marsh, Em. Snider, A. Marsh, Barnum 2, Fletcher, M. Denney, Raffelson 14. FG — 15-48. FT — 0-2.

Raymond (56) — Williams 5, Mora, Collins 12, Harland, Gardner 21, Souvannavanh 3, Warnstadt, Newman 1, Flemetis 14, Stepp. FG — 22-58. FT — 3-6.

Vikings 51, Warriors 46

PUYALLUP — A 20 to 2 run in the third quarter paved the way for Willapa Valley to defeat Chief Leschi in a Pacific 2B League game on Thursday.

Trailing by 11 at halftime, the Vikings (1-6, 2-6) made a few defensive adjustments to hold the Warriors to just two points while lighting up the scoreboard for 20 in the third quarter.

“Our kids really persevered,” Willapa Valley coach Colby Rogers said. “We went on that 20-2 run and that got us back in the game and the girls finished. We’ve been preaching to the girls to make the proper adjustments and they did. We just extended our zone and put a post player at the top of it and it was effective. We rebounded well and forced them into a lot of one shot possessions.”

The Vikings were led by 14 points from Hannah Cook and 11 points from Brooke Friese.

Rogers cited Traci Hoffman for her spark off the bench. Hoffman finished with five points.

Valley will host Pe Ell as part of the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Tuesday.

Willapa Valley 7 10 20 14 — 51

Chief Leschi 19 9 2 16 — 46

Willapa Valley (51) — Cook 14, Pollard 2, Friese 11, Betrozoff 8, Huber 5, Adkins, Hodel 2, Gray, Hoffman 5, Patrick 4. FG — 17-54. FT — 13-22.

Chief Leschi (46) — Laplante 3, Watters 16, Stafford 4, Pluff 9, Pashia 6, Cervantes 6, DeBrie 2, Adams. FG — 17-59. FT — 5-10.

Elks 27, Loggers 19

JOYCE — Lake Quinault had just five players available, lost one to injury in the fourth quarter, and held off Crescent late to win this non-league contest on Thursday evening.

Katlynn Neeland led all scorers with 10 points, nine steals and eight rebounds for the Elks (4-2). Bree Obi added seven points and six rebounds.

“We came into the game with a no-foul attitude; with just five girls, we couldn’t afford to lose anyone,” Quinault head coach Chris Christiansen said. “It was a big challenge and the girls were up for it. They were in good enough shape to handle it.”

On Jan. 3, Lake Quinault returns to action at home against Mary M. Knight.

Lake Quinault 8 3 8 8 — 27

Crescent 9 4 4 2 — 19

Lake Quinault (27) — Obi 7, Saavedra 5, Ochoa 2, Neeland 10, Cole 3. FG — 11-47. FT — 3-9.

Crescent (19) — Hutto 2, Belford 6, Dodson 4, Lee 3, Westfall, Ward 2, O’Neal 2, Brannon, Stean, Kazlauskus. FG — 9-74. FT — 0-2.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Grizzlies C 67, Loggers 29

WISHKAH — Hoquiam’s C Squad erupted for 30 points in the first quarter en route to victory over Wishkah in a non-league game Thursday at Brian Eager Memorial Gym.

“We came out flat. We couldn’t get in a groove and they outrebounded us horribly,” Wishkah coach Stefanie Baltzell said.

Jose Juarez, Anthony Gilbertson and Dylan Baker scored 14 points each for the Grizzly C squad.

Marty Fultz led Wishkah with eight points. Duncan Palmgren pulled down 10 rebounds, while Joey Brenneman was cited for floor play.

The Loggers (0-7) will be idle until Jan. 6, when they host Naselle.

Hoquiam 30 10 13 14 — 67

Wishkah 12 9 6 2 — 29

Hoquiam (67) — J. Juarez 14, Elsos 5, Bumstead 4, Larson 14, Baker, C. Juarez 3, Olander 6, Gilbertson 14, Dayton 6, Walker 1. FG — n/a. FT — 5-9.

Wishkah (29) — Wilber, Ambrocio 5, M. Fultz 8, W. Fultz 2, Baltzell 2, Fenton 5, Stankavich 2, Palmgren 3, Brenneman 2. FG — n/a. FT — 1-2.