Raymond climbed a rung in the 2B Pacific League ladder with a 58-49 victory over Forks on Tuesday in Raymond.
The Seagulls (10-3 overall, 7-3 2B Pacific) moved into sole possession of third place, leapfrogging the Spartans by overcoming a less than energetic performance, according to Raymond head coach Derek Rask.
“I thought we were tired this evening. Our intensity was low, and we struggled most of the evening offensively. Forks was aggressive defensively and we struggled to find a rhythm,” he said. “I was proud of our kids for sticking with it and doing just enough to get the win. I thought the key to the game was our transition game offensively. We finally were able to get out and fast break in the second half.”
Trailing 29-28 at halftime, Raymond grasped control of the game by outscoring Forks (8-8, 6-4) 14-7 in the third quarter.
The Seagulls held a 16-13 advantage in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
Raymond senior guard Tre’ Seydel continued to make a case for the 2B class Player of the Year with 25 points to go along with 11 rebounds, recording his eighth double-double this season in the process.
Seagulls seniors Morgan Anderson and Adrian Quintana also had stellar floor games. Quintana scored 17 points to go along with five assists and five steals while Anderson had 13 points, four assists and eight steals.
Raymond travels to Ocean Shores to take on North Beach at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Ocosta 73, South Bend 42
Ocosta kept pace with the top teams in the 2B Pacific League with a 73-42 victory over South Bend on Tuesday in Westport.
The Wildcats (6-8, 3-6 2B Pacific) used a full-court press to hold South Bend (2-10, 0-10) to just six points in each of the first two quarter en route to a 33-12 halftime lead.
A big 24-16 quarter in favor of the Wildcats put the game away.
Ocosta’s Mark Lewis had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Wildcats.
Kevin Agramon (13 points, 7 rebounds), Josh Figueroa (12 pts., 4 reb., 3 steals) and Xander Prigmore (11 pts., 5 reb.) also scored in double digits for the Wildcats.
Ty Reidinger led South Bend with 12 points.
Ocosta, which currently sits 2.5 games behind Forks for fourth place in league, takes on Ilwaco at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Ilwaco.
South Bend hosts Onalaska at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Black Hills 45, Elma 30
Taking the court for the first time in a week, Elma lost a non-league matchup against Black Hills 45-30 on Monday at Black Hills High School.
Elma (2-6) led 7-4 after the first quarter but saw Black Hills (6-8) outscore the Eagles 17-7 in the second quarter.
Elma managed to break double digits with 10 points in the third quarter, but the shooting woes continued in the fourth quarter as the Eagles scored six points over the final eight minutes.
Elma shot 13-for-48 (27%) from the field for the game.
Emmie Spencer led Elma with 12 points while Kiley McMahon led the Wolves with 14.
Prep Boys Basketball
Chief Leschi 66, North Beach 53
Taholah 63, Wishkah Valley 37
Prep Girls Basketball
Taholah 67, Wishkah Valley 32
Shelton 1456, Aberdeen 1379
Aberdeen lost to Shelton 1,456-1,379 to Shelton on Tuesday at Westside Lanes in Olympia.
Aberdeen won the first game 604-555, lost the second game 565-545 and both Baker games by scores of 179-140 and 157-90.
Aberdeen (5-9, 3-7 2A Evergreen) will compete in the district tournament on Friday in Longview.
Aberdeen (1,379) — Cha’Tara Green (111, 87, 198); Cameryn Micheau (143, 138, 281); Sarah Harder (99, 93, 192); Aliyah Burkett (118, 123, 241); Karie Turner (133, 104, 237)
Shelton (1,456) — Paige Hope (112, 122, 234); Kylee Moore (130, 145, 275); Audrey Knauf (87, 102, 189); Alexis Barringer (92, 98, 190); Marissa Betts (134, 98, 232)