Monday’s Girls Basketball: Napavine Falls to King’s Way Christian

By The Chronicle

NAPAVINE — The Tigers played a quality second half but it was too late as King’s Way Christian won 42-33 in a non-league girls basketball game here on Monday.

The Tigers were led by the 11 points of Sydney Purvis. Chloe Stewart added nine points for Napavine.

Tyra Schroeder led all scorers with 13 points for the Knights.

It was 8-7 Knights after one quarter, but King’s Way took over in the second quarter, outscoring Napavine 15-3 to build a 23-10 lead at halftime.

“We just made some mental mistakes. It was inexperience and fatigue. We won the second half, Purvis hit some big 3’s to get the momentum going for us,” Napavine coach Shane Schutz said. “Each day we get a little better and better. I thought the kids grew up just a little bit and did what we’re trying to do a little better.”

Napavine (0-2) hosts Adna on Wednesday in a non-league match.

Eagles Use Wingspan to Eclipse Toledo

TOLEDO — The Toledo girls basketball team dropped a non-league game to Elma here Monday by a score of 58-38.

While the lopsided loss may look bad on paper, Toledo head coach Brian Layton said that there’s a reason his team sought out a team of proven winners from a larger classification early in the season.

“They’re a really good team. I think they have everyone back from last year and they’re all seniors and juniors,” explained Layton. “That’s why we play games like this because we definitely want to play good teams.”

Elma staked out a 9-4 lead after one quarter and extended their advantage to 28-15 by the half. Toledo continued to fight but the length and shooting accuracy of the Eagles kept knocking them down a peg on the totem pole.

“Every time we’d get close they’d extend the lead,” said Layton. “They had good post play and shot well form the outside.”

One area where Toledo did best their opponents was at the charity stripe where they knocked down 100-percent of their seven attempts. The Eagles, meanwhile, hit just eight of their 21 free throws.

Kal Schaplow led all scorers with 24 points and added a team-high six rebounds for Toledo. Emma Cline-Maier added four points and Gracie Madill led the team with four assists.

“Kal did most of our scoring and really kept us in it and Madill did a really good job of handling the ball. She had zero turnovers, which is really good,” noted Layton.

Toledo (1-1) will host Morton-White Pass on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

At Napavine

KNIGHTS 42, TIGERS 33

King’s Way 8 15 10 9 —42

Napavine 7 3 13 10 —33

King’s Way (42) — Hutchin 2, K. Zook 2, Quinn 11, Cummins 6, Schroeder 13, Ellertson 2, L. Zook 6

FG: N/A FT: 6 of 17 —.352 Reb: N/A

Napavine (33) — Beeson 1, Sisson 3, Fagerness 3, Stewart 9, Segers 6, Purvis 11

FG: N/A FT: 2 of 6 —.333 Reb: N/A

At Toledo

EAGLES 58, INDIANS 38

Elma 9 19 16 14 —58

Toledo 4 11 8 8 —38

Elma (58) — Sackrider 14, Bieker 3, Burgher 7, Bowl 0, Johnson 6, Michael 7, Johnston 6, Rambo 15

FG: N/A FT: 8 of 21 —.380 Reb: N/A

Toledo (38) — K. Homes 2, Madill 0, Cline-Maier 4, Tauscher 0, H. Holmes 0, Clark 2, Smith 0, K. Shaplow 24, Spahr 2, Rodriguez 2, Langhaim 2

FG: N/A FT: 7 of 7 —1.000 Reb: (Schaplow 6)

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