Forks 67, Bulldogs 62
FORKS — An unfortunate series of events for Montesano has set it up for a must-win spot later this week after Forks escaped with an Evergreen 1A League win at home on Tuesday evening.
With 44 seconds left, Forks was able to get offensive rebounds off missed free throws from 6-foot-9 center Marky Adams to keep the ball and shoot more free throws, leading 61-57. With 24 seconds left, Montesano trimmed the deficit to 61-59, but watched as the Spartans got the ball back to Adams, who was fouled on a made field goal with 12 seconds left.
Just as Adams got the ball for the free throw, a Forks player checked in as a substitute and the scorer’s table buzzed him in as Adams missed the free throw, according to Montesano head coach Doug Galloway. The officials stopped play, allowed the substitution and gave Adams another free throw, which he converted for a 64-59 lead.
L.J. Valley nailed a 30-foot 3-point basket at 64-62 with six seconds left and Monte fouled Forks to send it back to the line. The first free throw was made, but the second was missed — put back by Adams for a field goal with 2.5 seconds left for the final margin.
“There were a few things going on there,” Galloway admitted. “(Forks) played really well. They shot the ball well and Adams was the man in there. We never got the lead. We did give ourselves opportunities, but we just didn’t finish them.”
Adams led all scorers with 28 points for Forks, while Trevor Ridgway led the Bulldogs with 16 points. Valley added 15 points and six assists.
On Thursday, Montesano hosts Hoquiam in a pivotal league contest.
Montesano 8 14 16 24 — 62 Forks 19 10 19 19 — 67
Montesano (62) — Ridgway 16, Burbidge, Winter 11, Chapman 2, Quinn 5, Dierkop 7, Valley 15, Nicklas 6. FG — 23-39. FT — 8-10.
Forks (67) — Johnson 1, Shumack 8, Ramsey 4, Basinger 9, Tejano, Browning 9, Prose 6, Adams 28, Flores 2. FG — n/a. FT — 6-10.
Chitwhins 100, Elks 14
TAHOLAH — Taholah rolled to victory over Lake Quinault in a Coastal 1B League game on Senior Night Tuesday.
Led by 28 points from Tom Anderson, the Chitwhins put up 30 points in each of the second and third quarters to hit the century mark.
“It was senior night and everybody was pumped up,” Taholah coach Mike Rose said. “We just shot really well. They had a lot of turnovers and we got a lot of fast breaks.”
The seniors led the charge for the Chitwhins. Aside from Anderson’s effort, senior Brett Orozco added 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Levi Jackson ended his senior night with 10 points and six steals, while senior Dawson Bastian had seven rebounds and five steals to go with four points and senior Terrance Jones added eight points.
Zach Cain finished with eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists and seven blocks for the Chitwhins.
On Thursday, Taholah travels to Wishkah, while Lake Quinault hosts Naselle.
Lake Quinault 4 0 6 4 — 14 Taholah 18 30 30 22 — 100
Lake Quinault (14) — Neeland, Sellers, Espinoza 4, Cottrell 4, Mendoza, J. Ramirez, A. Ramirez 2, Escobar 4. FG — n/a. FT — 0-5.
Taholah (100) — Anderson 28, Orozco 13, Dan 12, Jackson 10, Cain 8, J. Bastian 5, Jones 8, Mowitch 12, D. Bastian 4, Young. FG — 43-77. FT — 5-8.
C.C. Men’s Wrestling
Chokers 33, Knights 18
In a weather makeup dual meet at GHC Gym, Grays Harbor College trailed 18-6 after the first three contested matches before rolling for 27 unanswered points to knock off Warner Pacific College on Monday.
Josh Pine, at 157 pounds, got the Chokers back on track by rallying from a 6-4 deficit to pin Josh Wharton at 4:37. From there, GHC won the next four matches — Braiden Klimp, Jimmy Jones, Darrien Walter and D.J. Morrow — before finishing with a forfeit win for the victory.
“(We) got off to a slow start, but finished the match strong,” GHC head coach Phillip Pine said.
On Saturday, the Chokers gave themselves a boost entering the NCWA Nationals by winning the NCWA Western Duals in St. George, Utah. GHC knocked off Arizona, 58-6, then blanked Dixie State, 33-0. A close 33-24 win over Richland CC was followed by a 33-21 win over BYU to win the tournament.
With the win, GHC will carry 10 championship team points into the NCWA Nationals in March.
On Thursday, GHC will hit the road to Portland to face Warner Pacific again.
125 — Christian Hill (GHC), winner by forfeit. 133 — Josh Johnson (WPU), pinned Aaron Blanchard, 4:21. 141 — Calvin Call (WPU), pinned Ke’Vionne Robbins, 6:12. 149 — Chas Peterson (WPU), pinned Logan Sundheim, 1:42. 157 — Josh Pine (GHC), pinned Josh Wharton, 4:37. 165 — Braiden Klimp (GHC), dec. Jonathan Moskovitz, 6-0. 174 — Jimmy Jones (GHC), dec. Matt Aguigui, 4-1. 184 — Darrien Walters (GHC), pinned Jesse Johnson, 2:07. 197 — DJ Morrow (GHC), dec. Joe Dickinson, 1-0. 285 — Tyler Burris (GHC), winner by forfeit.
133 — Pavin Blas (WPU) pinned Israel Elwell, 2:10. 149 — Johnny Arreola (WPU) tech fall over Caleb Ragsdale, 15-0.
109 — Kaitlyn Funai (WPU), dec Kateri Rowell, 13-10. 109 — Cynthia Ramirez (GHC), tech fall over Natalie Munoz, 10-0. 123 — Delilah Houck (WPU), pinned Megan Gonzalez, 1:57. 136 — Rachael Coleck (WPU), pinned Amanda Gilliam, 2:24.