Thursday Roundup: Hoquiam drops key league game to Eatonville

Also: Willapa Valley beats Columbia Adventist; Anderson scores 35 to lead Raymond past South Bend

The Hoquiam Grizzlies missed a key opportunity in the 1A Evergreen League race with a 37-28 loss to Eatonville on Thursday at Hoquiam Square Garden.

Hoquiam (7-4 overall, 2-1 1A Evergreen) entered the game second in the league standings with a one-game lead over Eatonville (10-3, 2-1), but behind a big second-half from standout guard Bailey Anderson, it was the Cruisers that would emerge victorious.

Neither team shot well in the first half as Hoquiam trailed 11-6 at halftime as the Grizzlies went scoreless in the second quarter.

Anderson, who had three points at halftime, scored 19 points in the second half including an 11-point fourth quarter to hand the Grizzlies their first league loss of the season.

Hoquiam was led by senior center Chloe Kennedy, who had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Hoquiam’s Chloe Kennedy, center, is surrounded by Eatonville defenders during the Grizzlies’ 37-28 loss to Eatonville on Thursday at Hoquiam High School.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Hoquiam’s Chloe Kennedy, center, is surrounded by Eatonville defenders during the Grizzlies’ 37-28 loss to Eatonville on Thursday at Hoquiam High School.

Graci Bonney-Spradlin added nine points and four steals while Ashlinn Cady scored seven points and six rebounds for the Grizzlies.

Hoquiam hit on nine of 32 shots as a team (28%) and nine of 22 from the free-throw line (41%).

Anderson led Eatonville with 22 points as the Cruisers went 38% from the field on 14-of-37 shooting as a team.

Both teams turned the ball over often, with Hoquiam committing 37 turnovers to 36 for Eatonville.

“We missed an opportunity tonight to find a way to get a key league home win. The stress of a big game against a physical, athletic team caused us to perform uncharacteristically on offense tonight. This could be a great growth moment for us,” Hoquiam head coach Chad Allan said. “We have struggled all season against teams that have singular scorers. We just don’t seem to find a way to score enough ourselves. We make this game harder than it should be. … Proud of how our players kept battling when down and so many things not going well offensively. Would have been easy to just fold. But this group kept trying to find ways to climb back in. That will pay off down the road. Growth can be painful.”

Hoquiam plays a non-league game against Black Hills at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Eatonville 5 6 10 14 — 37

Hoquiam 6 0 7 15 — 28

Scoring: Eatonville — Anderson 22, Meyer 3, Blocker 3, Hall 2, Bickford 2, Stammen 1. Hoquiam — Kennedy 10, Bonney-Spradlin 9, Cady 7, Brodhead 2.

Aberdeen 41, Black Hills 38

Despite a poor-shooting performance, Aberdeen picked up an important league victory with a 41-38 win over Black Hills on Thursday in Tumwater.

The Bobcats (9-3, 4-2 2A Evergreen) trailed 8-7 at the end of one quarter but was able to establish a 21-11 lead at halftime after hitting four 3-pointers as a team in the second period.

The Wolves (4-9, 2-5) trimmed Aberdeen’s lead to 32-27 heading into the fourth quarter.

Though the Bobcats’ cold shooting continued in the final period, the Bobcats held on for the victory.

Aberdeen was led by start senior guard Maddie Gore with 19 points and shot 13 of 44 from the field (30%), including 3 of 18 from beyond the arc (17%).

The Bobcats had 40 rebounds as a team while committing 23 turnovers and 14 personal fouls.

“It was a good, humbling experience for us,” Aberdeen head coach Rachel Wenzel said. “We need to play better. We need to attack the basket more rather than relying on the outside shot.”

With the win, Aberdeen remains two games ahead of Rochester for third place in the 2A Evergreen League.

The Bobcats play at Rochester at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Aberdeen 7 14 11 9 — 41

Black Hills 8 3 16 11 — 38

Scoring: Aberdeen — Gore 19, Marll 8, Z. Troeh 5, Yakovich 4, A. Troeh 3, Phimmasone 2. Black Hills — n/a.

Elma 34, Tenino 20

Elma picked up its first league win with a 34-20 victory over Tenino on Thursday in Elma.

The Eagles (2-8, 1-2 1A Evergreen) led 16-10 at halftime and outscored the Beavers (3-13, 0-4) 11-5 in the third quarter.

Elma was led by junior guard Emmie Spencer with nine points while Mia Monroe and Aaleigha Weld scored six points each for the Eagles.

Elma went 14 of 64 from the field (22%) and 4 of 12 from the free-throw line (33%).

With the victory, Elma sits alone in fourth place in the league standings, one game behind Hoquiam and Eatonville.

The Eagles play at Eatonville at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tenino 2 8 5 5 — 20

Elma 7 9 11 7 — 34

Scoring: Tenino — Asay 11, Wodward 5, Jones 3, Morgan 1. Elma — Spencer 9, Monroe 6, Weld 6, Moore 5, Guzman 3, Sibbett 3, DeMoss 2.

Ilwaco 65, South Bend 18

South Bend struggled against 10th-ranked Ilwaco in a 65-18 loss on Thursday at South Bend High School.

South Bend (1-12, 1-7 2B Pacific) trailed 19-3 after one quarter and 31-9 at the half.

Ilwaco (12-2, 6-1) put the game away by outscoring South Bend 27-2 in the third quarter.

South Bend was led by Raydynn Morley and Avalynn Stigall with eight and six points, respectively.

“Ilwaco plays well and uses their height very effectively,” South Bend head coach Jon Schray said. “We did some things well and we will continue to improve.”

South Bend plays at league-leading Forks at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

South Bend 3,6,2,7

Ilwaco 19,12,27,7

Scoring: South Bend — Raydynn Morley 8, Avalynn Stigall 6, Elli Capps 4. Ilwaco — Banuet 2, Bittner 7, Avalon 10, Sheldon 1, Stringer 3, Key 2, Fleming 13, Gray 2, Warfield 15, Mckinstry 10.

Willapa Valley 60, Columbia Adventist 22

Willapa Valley had one of its better offensive nights of the season in defeating Columbia Adventist Academy 60-22 on Thursday in Battle Ground.

The Vikings (9-5, 6-1 1B Columbia Valley) got out to a 17-8 lead after one quarter and outscored the Kodiaks (1-7, 1-5) 21-3 in the second period.

A 15-2 third quarter put the Vikings up 53-13 entering the final eight minutes of the contest.

Willapa Valley was led by senior standout Grace Huber with 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting (47%).

Freshman Rilyn Channell scored 14 points for the Vikings, making 4 of 11 shots from beyond the arc (36%).

Senior guard Brooklyn Patrick had one of her typical all-around floor games on Thursday, filling the stat sheet with seven points, six rebounds, four assists and eight steals.

As a team, Willapa Valley was 24 of 55 from the field (44%), including 8 of 17 from the 3-point line (47%).

Valley hosts Pe Ell at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Willapa Valley 17 21 15 7 — 60

Columbia Adventist 8 3 2 9 — 22

Scoring: Willapa Valley — Huber 19, Channell 14, Matlock 8, Patrick 7, Merkel 5, Wilson 2, Hurley 2, Russell 2, Quezada 1. CAA — n/a.

Raymond 62, Ocosta 7

Raymond capitalized on a depleted Ocosta roster en route to a 62-7 win on Thursday in Westport.

Raymond (10-4, 6-2 2B Pacific) led 14-6 at the end of the first quarter and held Ocosta (4-5, 3-5) to just one point over the final three quarters to secure the victory.

Super-sophomore Karsyn Freeman led the Seagulls with 30 points and four steals for a Raymond team that had 32 steals in the game, led by senior Alia Enlow with six.

The Wildcats’ starting roster included a freshman and two eighth-graders due to a rash of injuries.

“I was proud of the effort of all the ladies tonight. These young ladies battled all the way through a physical game.” Ocosta head coach Rissy Ness said. “Some of our ladies were playing junior high games a couple weeks ago and now they are playing a state top-15 team.”

Ocosta freshman Anna Davis had 10 rebounds and four steals to lead the Wildcats.

The Wildcats turned the ball over 42 times in the contest.

Raymond 14 24 14 10 — 62

Ocosta 6 1 0 0 — 7

Scoring: Raymond — Freeman 30, Glazier 9, Enlow 7, Williams 6, Kongbouakhay 3, Kassie Koski 3, Livingston 2, Baugher 2. Ocosta — G. Ness 3, Davis 2, Rasmus 2.


Raymond 74, South Bend 45

A big game from Morgan Anderson and a big third quarter led to Raymond’s 74-45 win over South Bend on Wednesday in South Bend.

Raymond (8-6, 4-2 2B Pacific) led 18-9 after the first quarter and 37-26 at the half before outscoring South Bend (1-11, 0-6) 29-10 in the third quarter, led by 17 points from Anderson.

The Seagulls shot 38% on 28 of 73 from the field and were led by Anderson, who scored 35 points on 14-of-29 shooting (48%) to go along with eight rebounds and three assists.

Junior center Talan Yearout had a double-double for Raymond, scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the game.

South Bend was led by seniors Jacob Carlson (12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) and Ty Reidinger (11 points, 7 rebounds) and shot 15 of 45 from the field (33%) as a team.

South Bend committed 24 turnovers as a team to just 12 for Raymond.

“It took us a little while to get going tonight. We were finally able to get into a groove during the third quarter and pull away,” Raymond head coach Mike Tully said. “You have to give South Bend credit. They worked hard and made things tough on us. We’ll definitely need to play better as we circle back around to the second time through our league schedule.”

Raymond hosts Ocosta at 7:15 p.m. on Friday.

South Bend plays at Ilwaco at 7 p.m. Friday.

Raymond 18 19 29 8 — 74

South Bend 9 17 10 9 — 45

Scoring: Raymond — Anderson 35, Hutson 12, Yearout 10, Gunderson 5, Snodgrass 5, Heuy 3, Schlueter 2, Medeiros 2. South Bend — Carlson 12, Reidinger 11, Kirpes 8, Johnson 4, Flynn 3, Williams 2, Posada 2, Xayabandith 2, Yi 1.

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