Cole Hatton became the Wildcats’ all-time leading scorer as Ocosta defeated South Bend 63-43 on Tuesday in South Bend.
Hatton finished with a game-high 22 points and passed his uncle, Lonnie Hatton, on a lob pass from Kobe Rudolph a minute into the game to become the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,099 points.
“I’m super excited to see Cole set the record,” Ocosta head coach Jason Quinby said. “It’s a testament to not only his work ethic and toughness, but to all the guys that have played with him.”
Colby Scheuber scored 10 points, Evan Waara added nine points, and Rudolph finished with eight points and seven assists for Ocosta (9-10, 9-8 Pacific 2B), which sits in fifth place in the 2B Pacific League.
South Bend drops to 1-18, 0-17 in league with the loss.
Hoquiam 57, Tenino 47
Three Grizzlies scored in double figures as a short-handed Hoquiam team earned a key 57-47 victory over Tenino on Tuesday in Tenino.
Zach Elsos (17 points, 9 rebounds) and Ben Estes (15 pts., 10 reb.) led the way for Hoquiam (6-12, 2-4 Evergreen 1A) which had just six varsity players dress for the game after the Grizzlies roster had been hit with injury, illness and academic eligibility issues.
Hoquiam had just five field goals in an 18 point first half, but turned up the defensive pressure in the second half to turn its fortunes around.
“We really put the pressure on them in the second half,” Hoquiam head coach Curtis Eccles said, adding his team’s full-court press made the difference. “That really did it in for (Tenino). We forced turnovers and got transition buckets and shot much better in the second half.”
With the score tied 40-40 early in the fourth quarter, Estes, Elsos and Dane McMillan combined to hit three straight 3-pointers to push Hoquiam’s lead to 49-40 en route to the victory.
“We played smart basketball and got out of there with a 10 point victory,” Eccles said.
The win clinches fourth place and a playoff spot for Hoquiam and eliminated Tenino from postseason play.
Ilwaco 62, Willapa Valley 55
Poor shooting led to a poor quarter as Willapa Valley fell to Ilwaco 62-55 on Tuesday in Ilwaco.
Willapa Valley (14-6 overall, 13-4 Pacific 2B) held a double-digit lead at 16-5 after a strong first quarter, but the wheels fell off for the Vikings in the second frame. Cold shooting hampered Willapa Valley in the second frame as the Vikings were outscored 21-2 in the period, hitting just one field goal in the quarter while going 0-for-5 from the free-throw line in the first half.
“I don’t know if we lost focus or checked out,” Vikings head coach Jay Pearson said of the disappointing second quarter.
Willapa Valley closed the gap in the fourth quarter, climbing to within three points with four minutes left. But the Vikings failed to make shots down the stretch as Ilwaco (14-5, 12-5) took the 62-55 victory.
“They wanted it more than us,” Pearson said. “They outplayed us today.”
Logan Walker led the Vikings with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Carter Pearson added 15 points, five rebounds and five assists for Willapa Valley.
Chad Flemetis scored 10 points for the Vikings and Allen Densiton added eight rebounds and eight assists for Willapa Valley.
The Fishermen were led by Jaden Turner and Daniel Whiting, who scored 21 and 22 points, respectively.
The loss bumps Willapa Valley out of the No. 2 spot in the 2B Pacific League standings with one game left in the regular season. The Vikings sit in third place, one game back of Northwest Christian and one game ahead of Ilwaco.
Forks 54, Elma 39
Elma scored just two points in the first quarter and never recovered in a 54-39 loss to Forks on Tuesday at Forks High School.
Elma (10-9, 4-3 Evergreen 1A) saw its three-game win streak snapped after being outscored 14-2 in the first quarter and managing just 12 points in the first half.
“It was a rough start,” Elma head coach Jeff Niemi said. “I was hoping we could go on a run eventually, the the run never really came.”
Cobey Moore and Raiden Aho led Elma with nine points apiece.
With the loss, Elma and Forks (13-5, 4-2) are in a tie for second place in the 1A Evergreen Standings with one game left to play.
Northwest Chr. 75, Raymond 62
Raymond’s brutal back-end schedule continued on Tuesday as the Seagulls lost 75-62 to Northwest Christian in Lacey.
Tre’ Seydel scored 26 points but it wasn’t enough as Raymond (5-14, 4-13 Pacific 2B) lost its fourth straight game to a top league opponent.
The Seagulls led 37-31 at the half keyed by Raymond turning defense into offense.
But NWC (16-3, 14-3) got behind the Seagulls defense in the second half and outscored Raymond 44-25 over the final 16 minutes.
“We struggled to stay in front of the ball and NWC got quality looks,” Raymond head coach Derek Rask said of his team’s second-half struggles. “Multiple second-chance opportunities led to baskets for them. They were lights out in the fourth quarter.”
Adrian Quintana added 11 points for Raymond.
Landon Koukal scored 22 points to lead the Wolverines.
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Elma 67, Forks 30
Elma won its fourth game in a row as the Eagles routed Forks 67-30 on Tuesday in Elma.
Three Eagles scored in double figures, led by standout center Jalyn Sackrider, who scored the bulk of her game-high 21 points in the first half, Elma (13-6, 6-1 Evergreen 1A) opened up a 42-15 halftime lead and never looked back in cruising to the win.
Kali Rambo and Quin Mikel also scored in double figures for the Eagles with 15 and 10 points, respectively.
With the victory, Elma is a half-game behind Montesano for the league lead and faces the Bulldogs in the Eagles’ regular-season finale at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Tenino 43, Hoquiam 31
Hoquiam couldn’t stop Tenino’s Ashley Schow as the Grizzlies suffered a 43-31 loss to the Beavers on Tuesday in Tenino.
Schow scored a game-high 25 points as the Grizzlies (3-15, 0-6 Evergreen 1A) struggled to contain the Beavers’ 6-foot standout.
“Too much Ashley Schow tonight,” Hoquiam head coach Chad Allan said. “(She) is a force when allowed to go downhill. Half her points came from free throws as we battled to contain her.”
Maddie German led Hoquiam with 10 points.
Sharaya Brydon added eight points for the Grizzlies.
Wishkah Valley 51, Lake Quinault 37
Brooke Haskey had a big game to lead Wishkah Valley to a 51-37 victory over Lake Quinault on Tuesday at Wishkah Valley High School.
Haskey scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Loggerettes (5-8, 5-4 Coastal 1B).
Erica Bomhoff scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out six assists for Wishkah.
Kat Neeland led Lake Quinault with 16 points as Wishkah tasked its defensive stoppers —Alana Evenson and JJ Morris —with slowing the Elks’ standout.
“We pressed Neeland the whole game,” Wishkah head coach Dave Busz said. “I’ve been really pleased with our execution. We’re controlling the game and that was the main thing we needed to do.”