Monday’s Boys Basketball: Bearcats Bounced in Battle Ground

By The Chronicle

BATTLE GROUND — A lapse in the third quarter left W.F. West looking up at Battle Ground when the final horn sounded here on Monday. That one lopsided quarter gave the Tigers a 69-62 victory over the Bearcats in non-league boys basketball play.

The teams played to a 27-27 tie at intermission but Battle Ground came out of the locker room hot and outscored the Bearcats 20-13 in the third quarter. Brendan Beall led the Tigers with 17 points.

W.F. West bested Battle Ground on the boards with 44 rebounds to the Tigers 34. Colby White and Brock Jones led the Bearcats with 11 rebounds each. White added a game-high 21 points. Tyler Speck was the Bearcats’ second leading scorer with 15 points.

W.F. West (3-5) will play Lakewood on Dec. 27 at the SunDome Shootout.

Trojans Trip Against South Bend

PE ELL — The Trojans let a winnable game slip away late here Monday night as South Bend claimed the 57-53 victory in Pacific 2B League boys basketball action.

Pe Ell held a six point lead after three quarters but was outscored 24-18 in the fourth quarter as their lead slipped away for good.

Nathon Ashley scored a game-high 22 points for South Bend in the win while Mayson Estle added 12 points.

Pe Ell’s scoring was paced by Dana Isham’s 18 points. Max Smith added nine points and five steals while he and Isham each snared seven rebounds.

The Trojans managed to shoot just 29 percent from the floor (19 of 64) and hit only nine of 14 free throws. Pe Ell did manage to best South Bend on the boards, though, with 32 rebounds compared to the Indians 27.

“We played alright. We started fouling a little too much. They went 16 of 18 in the fourth from the foul line and that kind of was the ball game,” said Pe Ell coach Chris Fitzgerald. “We had a lot of shots that didn’t fall and a couple turnovers. In the end, it was a fun game to coach. It’s nice when it’s pretty dang close.”

Pe Ell (0-7, 0-1 league) will host North Beach on Wednesday.

At Pe Ell

INDIANS 57, TROJANS 53

South Bend 16 6 11 24 — 57

Pe Ell 16 12 7 18 — 53

South Bend (57) — Stamos 4, Rose 8, Ashley 22, Estle 12, Lush 2, Jones 6

FG: 12 of 40 — .300 FT: 22 of 31 — .709 Reb: 27

Pe Ell (53) — Ward 2, Smith 9, Isham 18, Jurek 6, Nelson 2, Bush 8, Yost 2, Liddell 6

FG: 19 of 64 — .296 FT: 9 of 14 — .642 Reb: 32 (Isham, Smith 7)

At Battle Ground

TIGERS 69, BEARCATS 62

W.F. West 16 11 13 22 — 62

Battle Ground 17 10 20 22 — 69

W.F. West (62) — Wesen 4, Kelly 5, Jones 5, Yarter 3, Gaines 5, Speck 15, Baker 2, Smith 2, White 21

FG: 21 of 50 — .420 FT: 17 of 25 — .680 Reb: 44 (White, Jones 11)

Battle Ground (69) — Hunter-Holiday 5, McCormic 10, Barton 12, Millspaugh 15, Beall 17, Reed 9

FG: 23 of 69 — .333 FT: 12 of 19 — .630 Reb: 34 (Barton 8)

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