Wednesday Roundup: Elma boys lock in postseason berth with win over Tenino

  • Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 1:30am
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BOYS BASKETBALL

Eagles 78, Beavers 47

TENINO — The Brown brothers combined for 48 points as Elma clinched a postseason berth by trouncing Tenino on Wednesday night at Tenino.

With the victory, Elma (2-6, 4-14) locked up the Evergreen 1A League’s fourth and final district berth.

Making all 14 of his free throws, Avery Brown led all scorers with 30 points. His brother A.J., also perfect (8-of-8) from the foul line, added 18 points.

Overall, the Eagles shot 54 percent from the field and 89 percent from the foul line.

“(Tenino) scored the first five points. Then we settled in, attacked, and played with confidence,” Elma coach Marvin Prince said. “It was a pleasure to watch. Everyone contributed. The energy level was lights out.”

Elma senior Isaac Horton was cited for his play on both ends of the court.

The Eagles will be idle until opening district competition on the road on Feb. 9.

Elma 15 20 21 22 — 78 Tenino 13 8 13 12 — 47

Elma (78) — Avery Brown 30, A.J. Brown 18, Vollan 8, Tep 8, Horton 6, Spalding 4, Peterson 4. FG — 25-46 (.543). FT — 25-28.

Tenino (47) — Bratton 15, Deosky 6, Wright 5, Wall 5, Canepa 4, Villa 4, Brewer 4, Dowies 2, Griffis, Staelin. FG — 17-45 (.378). FT — 9-22.

Warriors 71, Gulls 56

PUYALLUP — Racking up 49 points in the first half, Chief Leschi held off Raymond in a Pacific 2B League game Wednesday at Puyallup.

With Kuliano Baker en route to a 31-point night, the Warriors led 49-19 at the half.

“In my opinion, we didn’t approach the game right,” Raymond coach Derek Rask said. “(At halftime), we set a goal that we wanted to win the second half. We cut the lead to nine points at one point in the fourth quarter and actually put ourselves in a position to win the game.”

Kason Koski scored 24 points and Marcus Anderson had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Raymond. All of Anderson’s points came in the second half.

The Gulls closed out the regular season at 9-7 in league play and 12-8 overall. The fourth seed in the Pacific League, they will host a district opener Tuesday against an opponent to be determined.

Raymond 10 9 21 16 — 56 Chief Leschi 25 24 6 16 — 71

Raymond (56) — Phansisay 3, Koski 24, Anderson 14, Hubbard, Sida 2, Souvannavanh 5, Hamilton 6, Collins 2. FG — 22-58 (.379). FT — 10-19.

Chief Leschi (71) — Fossela, D. Gower 6, Y. Gower 9, Baker 31, Augkhopinee 13, Irvin 9, Whitford 3. FG — 25-71 (.352). FT — 13-19.

JV — Raymond won.

Eagles 67, Wildcats 41

WESTPORT — Four players scored in double figures as Life Christian Academy beat Ocosta in a Pacific 2B League finalé on Wednesday at Westport.

The Wildcats forced 17 turnovers and used a deliberate tempo to keep the high-powered Eagles from erupting. They were undone, however, by a four-point second quarter in which they made only 2-of-11 field-goal attempts.

“The way we played tonight was a 180 from how we played against Raymond (in a lopsided loss), so I was pleased,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said.

Zach Allton scored 15 points for the Wildcats (4-12, 6-14).

Ocosta will open district 2B competition Tuesday at Adna.

Life Christian 17 17 17 16 — 67 Ocosta 10 4 17 10 — 41

Life Christian (67) — Overgaard, P. Shamp 4, Kunitsa 11, Connell, Cooper, Lovelady 17, Kovacs 20, Woomer, Robinson 12, D. Shamp 3. FG — 27-49 (.551). FT — 10-13.

Ocosta (41) — Bailey, Allton 15, C. Hatton 4, Beck 5, Bjornsgard 7, Taylor 1, Mitby 4, Dueber 3, Murphy 2, H. Hatton, Wardlow. FG — 16-51 (.314). FT — 6-10.

JV — Life Christian won.

C.C. MEN’S BASKETBALL

Chokers 83, Trailblazers 78

CENTRALIA — Grays Harbor College never trailed in this NWAC Western Division matchup with Centralia and came away with a key road win on Wednesday night.

The Chokers led by as many as 16 points and benefited from the Trailblazers’ turnovers. GHC outscored Centralia, 31-11, off turnovers to help drive the winning effort.

“I think we are starting to get into form, but we still have things we need to fix,” GHC head coach Alonzo Cole said. “I’m happy for the win, but I know we can do better.”

Jacob Rainey led GHC (3-4, 7-15) with 14 points, with Kodi Leslie and Jordan Phillips scoring 12 points each. Tiki Hickle added nine points and eight rebounds.

On Wednesday, the Chokers will return to action after a bye at home against Tacoma College.

Grays Harbor College (83) — Hickle 9, Rowland 11, Redmond 9, Robinson 4, Leslie 12, Rainey 14, Phillips 12, Hayes 3, Bean 9. FG — 28-63 (.444). FT — 15-21.

Centralia College (78) — White 15, Price 10, Curry 17, Broughton 8, Harris, Simms, George 4, Hannold 16, Dorsey 8, Dimandja. FG — 28-64 (.438).FT — 14-17.

Halftime: Grays Harbor 47, Centralia 43.

C.C. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Trailblazers 91, Chokers 55

CENTRALIA — A frigid shooting night doomed Grays Harbor College against Centralia College in an NWAC Western Division game at Centralia on Wednesday.

The Chokers (2-5, 7-12) shot just 26 percent from the floor against the Trailblazers in the contest. Centralia grabbed an 11-point lead after the first quarter and led the rest of the way, forcing 23 turnovers from GHC.

Jaylin Brasher-Norwood scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Chokers. Estelle Wilson added nine rebounds for GHC.

Grays Harbor hosts Tacoma College on Wednesday.

GHC 8 14 17 16 — 55 Centralia 19 25 27 20 — 91

Grays Harbor (55) — Brisbois 5, Begay 4, Wilson 5, Falealii, Thrower 10, Efferson, Sikora 9, Brasher-Norwood 15, Salazar 7. FG — 19-73 (.260). FT — 9-14.

Centralia (91) — Etherly 15, Harris 9, White 7, Howard 8, Cole-Vogler 2, Smith 19, Zaragoza-Jones 3, Brooks 8, Hanohano 12, Kemble 8. FG — 32-74 (.432). FT — 18-25.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Eagles 47, Wildcats 37

WESTPORT — Life Christian defeated Ocosta in a Pacific 2B League game on Wednesday.

Further details were not reported.

The loss capped the regular season record for the Wildcats at 7-9, 9-10. Ocosta will likely be the fifth seed in the District IV tournament and would visit the Central League No. 4 seed to open the tournament on Monday.