Raymond fell behind then rallied in the second half only to fall short in a season-ending 42-38 loss to Toledo in the 2B District 4 semifinals on Tuesday in Raymond.
The Seagulls (11-2 overall) couldn’t buy a bucket in the first quarter, scoring just two points on a shot by junior guard Kyra Gardner to trail 8-2 at the end of the first.
Raymond’s struggles continued in the second quarter, scoring just eight points to trail 19-10 at the half.
With Raymond’s defense keeping the game from getting out reach, the Seagulls rallied in the second half. After playing an even 11-11 third quarter, Raymond embarked on a comeback in the fourth frame.
Led by seven points from promising eighth-grader Karsyn Freeman and six from Gardner, the Seagulls mounted a comeback that got them to within striking distance of a berth in the district championship game.
But Toledo (10-3) made the plays down the stretch to earn the victory and end Pacific League champion Raymond’s season.
Gardner finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and six steals to lead the Seagulls.
Freeman added 11 points for Raymond.
Emma Cline led Toledo with 16 points.
“When you don’t make shots you make an easy game become very difficult and that was the story tonight,” Raymond head coach Jason Koski said. “Even though we didn’t make shots we gave ourselves a chance with our work ethic on the defensive end, but we just couldn’t get the stop we needed in the last 20 seconds to help our odds.
“Even though our season ended earlier than we hoped we are grateful to even have had a season and a league championship to show for it.”
Raymond seniors Hannah Miller (4 points, 8 rebounds) and Maddi Silvernail (2 reb.) played their final games in Seagulls uniforms as Raymond plans to return nine varsity players for next season.
2A District 4 Tournament
Tumwater 49, Aberdeen 19
1B District 4 Championship
Mossyrock 59, Taholah 29
GIRLS PREP BOWLING
Aberdeen 1532, Shelton 1386
Aberdeen won its final match of the regular season 1,532-1,386 over Shelton on Monday at Westside Lanes in Olympia.
With the Bobcats leading by a mere 20 pins heading into the final game, Aberdeen broke out for its highest-scoring game of the season, tallying a total Game 3 score of 592 pins to pick up the victory.
Savannah Algeo led the way for the Bobcats, bowling a personal-best 167 in the third game to lead the Bobcats to the come-from-behind victory.
Aberdeen’s Cameryn Micheau set a new personal-best series score, recording a total of 435 over her three games.
Aberdeen is now 2-8 on the season (2-6 2A Evergreen).
Results (Game 1-3, Series)
Aberdeen (1,532) — Cameryn Micheau (165, 126, 144, 435); Bailee Taylor (87, 135, 159, 381); Joele Hyde (103, 125, 122, 350); Savannah Algeo (98, 101, 167, 366)
Shelton (1,386) — Marissa Betts (100, 114, 126, 340); Jill Meirndorf (79, 92, 109, 280); Alexis Barringer (154, 152, 133, 439); Kaycee Bingham (121, 109, 97, 327)
MEN’S COLLEGE GOLF
Hinds wins GHC Cup
The Grays Harbor College men’s golf team culminated its season with the GHC Cup, a three-day tournament played across three Twin Harbors golf courses Thursday through Saturday.
Brady Hinds, who was named GHC’s Most Improved Golfer of the 2020-21 season, won the event. Hinds shot a 69 at Oaksridge Golf Course on Thursday, 74 at Grays Harbor Country Club on Friday, and a 74 at Highland Golf Course on Saturday for a three-day total of 217.
The event features current GHC golfers and new Chokers recruits as a year-end celebratory meet and team-building event.
“This past year wasn’t what we expected, but we can honestly say we all made the best of it,” GHC head coach Ann Swanson said. “Friendships were fostered, bonds created and their camaraderie was contagious. Hopefully, these guys have made memories at GHC to last a lifetime.”
In addition to Hinds winning ‘Most Improved,’ other GHC team awards were as follows:
Most Inspirational — Jared Moline
GHC Ann Swanson Award — Ryan Feyrer
Coaches Award — Jaron Howell