Tuesday Prep Roundup: Raymond girls use strong defense to advance

Raymond girls use strong defense to advance


Gulls 30, Chinooks 22

RAYMOND — Using its defense to stay afloat until its offense kicked into gear, Raymond earned a district berth by downing Kalama in a District IV play-in game Tuesday.

The Gulls (8-13) advanced to the double-elimination portion of the tournament and will face Toledo at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Chehalis.

Raymond scoring leader Makenna Williams drew two fouls in the opening 75 seconds and sat out the remainder of the first half.

The Gulls mustered just one field goal in the half, but trailed only 8-6 at intermission.

Williams and Isabel Mora combined for 22 of their team’s 24 points in the second half while Raymond’s defense continued to stymie Kalama. The Chinooks hit only 7-of-70 field-goal attempts in a contest that included 63 turnovers.

“It was just a matter of weathering the storm and staying close,” Raymond coach Jason Koski said. “It was ugly, but our team battled.”

Williams finished with 12 points, five rebounds and four steals. Mora had 10 points, five rebounds and three steals.

Ana Silva paced the Gulls in rebounding with eight.

Koski cited the reserve play of Madeline Silvernail, a freshman who played junior varsity ball during the regular season.

Kalama 4 4 7 7 — 22

Raymond 3 3 13 11 — 30

Kalama (22) — Tabor 3, Sykes, Wilson 6, Olson 3, Settles 2, Stemkoski 5, Bailey 3. FG — 7-70 (.100). FT — 7-20.

Raymond (30) — Williams 12, Mora 10, Quintana, Harland 3, Souvannavanh, Silva 3, Miler 2, Stepp, Silvernail. FG — 7-43 (.163). FT — 16-26.

Pirates 44, Hyaks 20

ADNA — Host Adna ended North Beach’s season in a District IV 2B play-in game Tuesday night.

Details were not reported. The Hyaks ended their season with a 5-16 record.


Chitwhins 85, Eagles 38

TAHOLAH — Shooting 61 percent from the field in the first half, Taholah crushed Three Rivers Christian in the opening round of the District IV Class 1B Tournament on Tuesday.

The Chitwhins (16-3) will face either Columbia Adventist or Oakville in a district semifinal scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ilwaco.

Holding Three Rivers scoreless until the final minute of the first quarter, the Chitwhins led 28-3 after one quarter and 55-13 at the half.

“We were shooting really well, playing really good defense and hustling,” Taholah coach Mike Rose said. “It was a real team effort.”

Four Chitwhins scored in double figures. James Orozco had 21 points and four steals, Jesse Purdy 18 points and five assists and Zach Cain 17 points, 11 rebounds, six blocked shots and five steals.

Jayson Mowitch rounded out the quartet of double-digit scorers with 11 points.

Three Rivers 3 10 11 14 — 38

Taholah 28 27 23 7 — 85

Three Rivers (38) — Romson 10, H. Reiger 4, W. Richards 9, Lin 2, Mormo-Clindle 11, G. Reiger, Moore 2, Runke. FG — 15-56 (.268). FT — 7-12.

Taholah (85) — Orozco 21, Underwood 5, Dan 3, Hicks, James-Juneau 2, Bastian 5, Waugh, Cain 17, Purdy 18, Mowitch 11, Billie 1, Young 2. FG — 32-66 (.485). FT — 13-18.

Comets 79, Mustangs 19

NASELLE — A season that should give North River’s boys a lot to build on going forward came to a disappointing end on Tuesday night when the Mustangs fell to Naselle in a District IV Class 1B contest Tuesday.

The loss eliminates North River from the postseason after the team qualified for districts for the first time in 10 years.

Mustangs head coach Sean Pierson said the team’s usual high-pressure defensive strategy wasn’t effective against a team with Naselle’s quickness.

“We lived and died off the press and we weren’t able to turn them over,” he said. “We tired and they started looking faster than us but I’m still proud of these kids.”

Forrest Carbaugh scored seven points for the Mustangs.

Pierson said he is encouraged by the steps his team took this season and expects his young team to come back stronger next season.

North River 11 2 3 3 — 19

Naselle 25 21 23 10 — 79

North River (19) — Schreck 6, J. Nieves 5, Holmes, L. Nieves 1, Carbaugh 7, Kanahele, Soimis. FG — n/a. FT — 2-7.

Naselle (79) — Fontanilla 4, Haataia 4, Edwards 8, Lindstrom 8, Nolan 14, Eaton 11, Dorman 11, Strange 2, Glenn 6, Gregory 11. FG — n/a. FT — 2-2.