Aberdeen took on WF West in a boys wrestling dual meet while Montesano, Elma and Hoquiam boys basketball teams were in action as we review Wednesday’s prep sports on the Harbor.
PREP BOYS WRESTLING
WF West 55, Aberdeen 18
Aberdeen won two of 10 head-to-head matches in a 55-18 dual meet loss to WF West on Wednesday in Chehalis.
The Bobcats trailed 25-0 before back-to-back forfeiture victories cut the deficit to 25-12.
Joel Nelson then gave Aberdeen its first head-to-head win of the meet when he defeated Kayden Ryan 9-7 in a 120-pound match.
Trailing 25-15, Aberdeen’s Drew Lock followed Nelson’s performance with a 13-6 victory over Damian Hernandez in the 126-pound weight class to cut the Bearcats lead to 25-18.
But that was as close as the Bobcats would get as WF West won the final five matches to pick up the 55-18 win.
Results of the dual meet are as follows:
170 pounds — Tucker Land (W.F. West) fall over Erick Silviera (Aberdeen), 2:45
182 — Tanner Wallin (W) fall over Daniel Garcia (A), 1:19
195 — Brock Guyette (W) decision over Liam Heikkila (A), 3-0
220 — Andrew Penland (W) fall over Devyn Ayala (A), 0:27
285 — Daniel Matagi (W) decision over Erick Hayter-Ramsey (A), 9-1
106 — Talatheon Warness (A) forfeit
113 — Mikey Hatton (A) forfeit
120 — Joel Nelson (A) decision over Kayden Ryan (W), 9-7
126 — Drew Lock (A) decision over Damian Hernandez (W), 13-6
132 — Bo Davis (W) fall over Michael Leonteyv (A), 3:46
138 — Cristo Parriott (W) fall over Shane Glowacki (A), 3:55
145 — Ty Foister (W) fall over Ethan Trader (A), 1:00
152 — Blake Ely (W) fall over Aiden Watkins (A), 3:39
160 — Henry Jordan (W) fall over Tyler Andreas (A), 3:01
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Elma 62, Montesano 35
Elma was hot from the start and never looked back in earning a 62-35 victory over Montesano in an East County rivalry game on Wednesday in Montesano.
Elma (2-4 overall, 1-1 1A Evergreen) scored 23 points in the first quarter, led by three 3-pointers from Logan Witt, to open up a 13 point lead at the end of the first quarter, a lead it would never relinquish.
The Eagles led 40-15 at the half and shot an eye-catching 51% for the game on 24-of-47 shooting.
Witt had 20 points to lead all scorers, including five 3-pointers for an Eagles team that hit 8-of-11 (73%) from beyond the arc.
“We attacked Monte’s zone and distributed the basketball very well,” Elma head coach Matt Ferrier said. “It was nice to knock down shots in the first quarter. Witt was huge. His 3-pointers allowed us to get comfortable.”
Ferrier said he and his coaching staff challenged the team ahead of Wednesday’s game.
“We’ve been struggling with consistency, energy and leadership,” he said. “We challenged our team with a different pregame approach and the kids bought in. Our focus level was dialed in tonight.”
Aside from Witt, Elma was led by Canon Seaberg’s 14 points while Jerred Bailey grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Eagles.
Montesano (1-9, 0-2) was led by Tyce Peterson’s eight points as the Bulldogs struggled from the floor, hitting 14-of-52 (27%) shots from the field, including 2-of-12 (17%) from 3-point range.
“Elma shot the ball well to begin the game and we never recovered from their quick start,” Montesano head coach Doug Farmer said.
Nex up, Elma will host Hoquiam with Montesano travelling to take on Eatonville. Both games are scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m. Friday.
Hoquiam 58, Tenino 42
Hoquiam got a balanced scoring effort en route to a 58-42 victory over Tenino in a 1A Evergreen League opener on Wednesday in Hoquiam.
Six Hoquiam players scored on the evening, led by Michael Lorton Watkins’ 19 points and Justice Stankavich, who added 13 points.
Hoquiam (3-5, 1-0 1A Evergreen) opened up a 12 point lead after the first quarter but Tenino (5-5, 1-1) trimmed the Grizzlies advantage to 24-18 by halftime.
But Hoquiam’s defense held the Beavers to seven points in the third quarter while the Grizzlies — led by Lorton Watkins’ nine points in the frame — extended its lead to 38-25 at the end of the period.
Hoquiam’s Owen McNeil scored eight points in the fourth quarter, including hitting two 3-pointers, as the Grizzlies scored 20 points over the final eight minutes to pick up the 58-42 victory.
Ilwaco 74, North Beach 52
North Beach lost a 2B Pacific League game to Ilwaco 74-52 on Tuesday in Ocean Shores.
The Hyaks (4-5, 1-5 2B Pacific) struggled to slow down Ilwaco’s Beckett Turner, who scored 24 points in the first half alone to lead the first-place Fishermen (9-0, 7-0).
“We had a rough first half,” North Beach head coach Larry Moore said. “Ilwaco did a really nice job of moving the ball.”
Tre’Vaughn Greene led North Beach with 16 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks.
Daniel Castaneda added 14 points and Josh Bighead scored 13 points to go along with five assists for North Beach.
The Hyaks are scheduled to host Hoquiam at 3 p.m. on Saturday.