Thursday Roundup: Willapa Valley wraps up Pearson Holiday Classic

Vikings girls fall to Adna, boys defeat Oakville in Day 2 games

Willapa Valley wrapped up its holiday basketball tournament as teams from Adna and Oakville made the trip to Menlo to compete in the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic in Menlo.


Adna 65, Willapa Valley 21

A talented Adna team was too much for Willapa Valley to handle as the Vikings fell 65-21 in a Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic game on Thursday in Menlo.

Adna (6-4 overall) forced 27 turnovers from Willapa Valley (4-5) as the Pirates half-court defense caused problems for the Vikings.

“They are long, fast, deep and well-coached,” Vikings head coach John Peterson said of Adna. “They make you turn it over.”

Willapa Valley hit on just 8-of-39 (21%) shots in the game and trailed 19-4 after the first quarter of play.

Ana Chavez led Willapa Valley with nine points on three 3-pointers in what Peterson called “her best game.”

Hannah Hamilton led the Vikings with 11 rebounds.

Despite the loss, Peterson said he was “proud of the kids effort playing against a really great team,” and “they battled like crazy.”

Willapa Valley’s Chayse Coady was named to the Pearson Classic All-Tournament Team.

“She played really well in both games,” Peterson said of Coady. “She just does her job and keeps grinding.”

Adna 19 14 13 19 — 65

Willapa Valley 4 6 5 6 — 21


Adna (65) — N/A

Willapa Valley (21) — Chavez 9, Kaylee Mican 5, Hamilton 3, Brooklyn Patrick 2, Coady 2


Willapa Valley 65, Oakville 57

Another night of balanced offense led to a Willapa Valley victory as the Vikings downed Oakville 65-57 in the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Thursday in Menlo.

Willapa Valley (8-3) had four players score in double figures en route to the win, which saw the Vikings take a 51-38 into the final period before the Acorns (5-5) rallied in the fourth quarter behind three 3-pointers from guard Eddie Klatush.

Riley Pearson (16 points), Tyler Adkins (14 pts.), Gavin Hampton (11 pts.) and Wil Clements (10 pts. 4 rebounds) led the way for a Vikings offense that also shot 12-of-15 (80%) from the free-throw line.

“The best surprise of the night was seeing Wil Clements come off the bench and score 10 points for us,” Willapa Valley head coach Jay Pearson said, noting Clements had been recovering from an injury suffered late in the football season. “It’s good to see his game start to come around.”

Derek Fluke scored eight points and had a team-high 10 rebounds for Willapa Valley.

Klatush finished with a game high 26 points — 12 in the Acorns’ 19-point fourth quarter — to lead Oakville.

Oakville 12 15 11 19 — 57

Willapa Valley 19 12 20 14 — 65


Oakville (57) — Klatush 26

Willapa Valley (65) — Pearson 16, Adkins 14, Hampton 11, Clements 10, D. Fluke 8

Other Pearson Holiday Classic games

Toutle Lake and Winlock cancelled Thursday’s games due to weather conditions.