Tuesday Roundup: Finally back on the court, Montesano upends Elma

Also: Raymond eclipses 100 points in win; Aberdeen falls to Centralia after long hiatus

Montesano was able to shake off the rust after a long layoff en route to a 53-11 victory over Elma on Tuesday at Elma High School.

The Bulldogs (8-1 overall, 1-0 1A Evergreen) and Eagles (1-4, 0-1) opened up league play with both teams hitting the court for the first time in several weeks due to inclement weather, recent flooding and COVID related issues causing postponements for both teams.

Monte, which hadn’t played a game since Dec. 21, warmed up en route to a 21 point first quarter led by senior Paige Lisherness, who had nine of her game-high 13 points in the frame.

Leading by 17 after the first eight minutes of play, the Bulldogs put the game away in the second quarter, outscoring their East County rivals 15-0 in the period to go up 36-4 at the half.

“We were a little sluggish as far as our defensive movement,” Bulldogs head coach Mark Mansfield said of his team’s return to the court. “But for being off for that stint we played very well.”

Montesano shot 44% from the field on 34-of-55 shooting and hit 4-of-9 (44%) shots from the free-throw line.

Mansfield attributes the solid shooting to the way his team passed the ball.

“We shot the ball well because we moved the ball well,” he said.

Lisherness was the only player in the game to finish in double figures as the Bulldogs had balanced scoring throughout the lineup, with nine players putting up points in the contest.

Jaiden King added nine points for Monte with Maia Young scoring eight for Monte.

Elma struggled from the floor in its first game since Dec. 14, shooting just 4-for-31 (13%) in the game, including 1-for-22 (9%) in the first half.

Janessa Sample and Aubrey Moore led Elma with four points apiece.

Elma is scheduled to face Hoquiam at 6 p.m. Thursday at Hoquiam Square Garden while Montesano is scheduled to host Eatonville at 7 p.m. Friday.

Elma 4 0 4 3 — 11

Montesano 21 15 13 4 — 53


Elma (11) — Sample 4, Moore 4, Aaleigha Weld 3

Montesano (53) — Lisherness 13, King 9, M. Young 8, McKynnlie Dalan 5, Olivia Young 4, Mikayla Stanfield 4, Addie Winter 4, Jordan Karr 3, Vanna Prom 3

Tenino 49, Hoquiam 12

Playing in its first game since before Christmas, Hoquiam struggled to put points on the scoreboard in a 49-12 loss to the Tenino Beavers on Tuesday in Tenino.

Hoquiam (5-3, 0-1 1A Evergreen), which last played a game on Dec. 22, hit just three shots from the field in its league opener. It was the second consecutive game the Grizzlies have made less than five shots.

”You either execute on the court or you get executed,” Hoquiam head coach Chad Allan said. “No one here makes excuses. We have to play better as a team.”

Hoquiam’s poor shooting led to a 15-5 deficit at the end of the first quarter and found the Grizzlies down 20 points by halftime.

Defensively, Hoquiam held Tenino (9-2, 1-0) to 15 points or less in each quarter.

Tenino’s Ashley Schow led all scorers with 22 points.

Hoquiam was led by Ella Folkers, who scored five points in the game.

The Grizzlies are scheduled to host Elma at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Hoquiam 5 4 0 3 — 12

Tenino 15 14 9 11 — 49


Hoquiam (12) — Folkers 5. Graci Bonney-Spradlin 4, Charli Sampson-Eastman 3

Tenino (49) — Schow 22, Abby Severse 10, Megan Letts 7, Alivia Hunter 6, Rilee Jones 2, Vanchier 2


Centralia 67, Aberdeen 56

The Aberdeen Bobcats took to the court for the first time since mid-December in a 67-56 loss to Centralia on Tuesday at Sam Benn Gymnasium in Aberdeen.

Playing without spectators in the crowd due to COVID regulations, Aberdeen (1-10, 0-5 2A Evergreen) kept the Tigers close in the first half as the Bobcats led after the first quarter and trailed 20-19 at halftime.

But led by Landon Kaut’s 14 points in the third quarter, Centralia (4-5, 2-3) took a 53-45 lead into the final period and held off the Bobcats to hand Aberdeen its 10th loss of the season.

“Was proud of the effort offensively and we got numerous contributions scoring,” Aberdeen head coach Mark Buckman said. “Defensively, we fell below our goal of keeping teams below 50 points a game. The team struggled to find an answer for Kaut, who made a living on the block and was efficient at the free-throw line.”

Aberdeen was led by senior Andrew Troeh, who scored 18 points in the game, 14 of those coming in the first half.

Isiah Watson (9 points), Manny Garcia (9 pts.), Kyle Miller (6 pts.) and Baylor Ainsworth (6 pts.) were commended by Buckman for their contributions.

“Watson had good effort on both sides of the ball and we had nice bench scoring from Garcia, Ainsworth and Miller,” he said.

Aberdeen is set to host the Black Hills Wolves at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Centralia 12 18 23 14 — 67

Aberdeen 14 15 16 11 — 56


Centralia (67) — Kaut 35, Von Wesson 8, Brady Spargue 7, Rex Akins 6, Cole Wesson 5

Aberdeen (56) — Troeh 18, Watson 9, Garcia 9, Kyle Miller 6, Baylor Ainsworth 6, Kale Goings 4, Luca Pisani 2, Ashdon Swope 2

Raymond 104, South Bend 33

It didn’t take long for the Raymond Seagulls to break its current season mark for points in a game.

Just 24 hours after putting 93 points on the scoreboard in a victory over Northwest Christian, the Seagulls broke the century mark in earning a 104-33 victory over South Bend on Tuesday in Raymond.

Three Seagulls score 25 points or more as Raymond (6-2, 4-2 2B Pacific) led 62-16 at the half.

Morgan Anderson led the way for Raymond with 31 points while Tre’ Seydel (29 pts.) and Adrian Quintana (28 pts.) also had high-scoring performances.

“These three were simply fantastic on the offensive end tonight,” Raymond head coach Derek Rask said of the trio.

Seydel added 11 rebounds and eight assists to finish with a double-double and also finished with four steals, as did Anderson and Quintana.

Deleak Hubbard added 10 points for Raymond to give the Seagulls four scorers in double figures.

“We did a nice job of setting the tone this evening and we were able to jump out to an early lead in the first quarter,” Rask said. “I thought our defense was great and our transition game offensively was great as well. Our passing in the open court was fantastic at times and I thought we played great team basketball, overall.”

South Bend (1-5, 0-5) was led by Ty Reidinger, who scored 18 points.

South Bend hosts Ilwaco at 7 p.m. on Thursday while Raymond hits the road to take on Naselle at 7 p.m. Saturday.

South Bend 7 9 12 7 — 35

Raymond 32 30 21 19 — 104


South Bend (35) — Reidinger 18, Branson Williams 6, Ryan Kirpes 5, Jacob Carlson 4

Raymond (104) — Anderson 31, Seydel 29, Quintana 28, Hubbard 10, Skyler Hutson 6


WF West 1883, Aberdeen 1410

Aberdeen lost to WF West 1,883-1,410 on Tuesday at Rainier Lanes in Aberdeen.

WF West won Game 1 714-636, Game 2 779-563, Baker 1 246-112 and Baker 2 144-99.

High series and game went to WF West’s Piper Chalmers, 360 and 186, respectively, while Aberdeen was led by Cameryn Micheau’s high game of 172 and high series of 279.

Aberdeen is scheduled to face Black Hills on Thursday at Westside Lanes in Olympia.


WF West (1883) — Savannah Hawkins (146, 161, 307); Clara Bunker (138, 114, 252); Tyran Ozretich (137, 179, 316); Cami Aldrich (Game 1)/TJ Hughes (Game 2) (119, 139, 258); Piper Chalmers (174, 186, 360)

Aberdeen (1410) — Cha’Tara Green (140, 128, 268); Cameryn Micheau (172, 107, 279); Sarah Harder (103, 87, 190); Joele Hyde (124, 104, 228); Aliyah Burkett (97, 137, 234)