Thursday’s Girls Basketball: Aselton Records Double-Double in Pirates Win Over Naselle

By The Chronicle

MENLO — Payton Aselton scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Adna to a 59-33 win over Naselle in a girls basketball game at the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic here on Thursday.

Makaela Meister added 14 points and Emily Sliva returned to the Pirates after being injured and chipped in two points.

“Having her back was huge. We were a little thin on the bench. Payton usually does score and Makaela showed she can step up in those moments for us,” Adna coach Chris Bannish said.

Bannish also commended the performance of freshmen Faith Wellander and Kaylin Todd, stepping into the lineup and contributing big minutes to help the Pirates earn the win.

Adna gained a 16-9 lead after one quarter and kept the momentum going in the second quarter to lead 31-20 at halftime. It was all Pirates in the second half, outscoring the Comets 27-13 to cruise to victory.

Adna (6-2, 1-0) faces Willapa Valley at 5 p.m. on Friday at the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic in Menlo.

Onalaska Cruises Past Pe Ell

PE ELL — Callie Lawrence led all scorers with 20 points to lead Onalaska to a 67-43 win over Pe Ell in a girls basketball game at the Pe Ell Tournament here on Thursday.

Carmen Cleveland-Barrera added 17 points and Eryn Duryea chipped in nine points for the Lady loggers.

Katie Davis scored 13 points to lead Pe Ell and eighth grader Sarysa Cox tallied 10 points and seven rebounds.

Onalaska crashed the boards, outrebounding Pe Ell 47-33. The Loggers also shot 46 percent from the field while Pe Ell struggled, shooting 27 percent.

Pe Ell coach Chris Phelps attributed the shooting percentage to the Loggers firing most of their 60 shots from within eight feet of the basket while the Trojans had trouble finding a rhythm on offense.

“We got in some early foul trouble and had to make some rotations. They did a good job, (Ava) Bush had a really good game,” Phelps said. “Onalaska was well disciplined on offense and patient to get the look they wanted.”

The Lady Loggers jumped ahead 18-15 after one quarter and maintained the momentum to lead 33-27 at halftime.

Onalaska tallied 20 points in the third quarter to pull away and allowed Pe Ell to score just five points in the fourth quarter to lock up the win.

Onalaska (6-3) faces South Bend at noon on Friday in Pe Ell while Pe Ell (2-6, 2-5) hosts Rainier at 4:30 p.m. on Friday in a non-league tournament game.

Defense Leads Tigers to Win Over Raiders

LAKEWOOD — Centralia held Nathan Hale to just nine field goals made to earn a 39-28 win in a girls basketball game at the Cougar Holiday Tournament on Thursday.

Hannah Porter recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Danika Jensen led the Tigers with 11 points and Madelinn Corwin also had 10 rebounds.

“She (Porter) was really good. She was looking to dribble drive, penetrate and put some pressure on them,” Centralia coach Doug Ashmore said. “Jensen with her strong performance did a great job for us.”

Hemani Kalia scored 14 points and Marie Jerome chipped in 12 points for the Raiders.

Although Centralia shot just 23 percent from the field, the Tigers held Nathan Hale to 16 percent shooting. Centralia was also able to get to the free throw line, converting 17 of 31 shots from the charity stripe.

“Our team defense the last couple games I’m really happy with. We’re sticking to what we do now and playing a lot better defense,” Ashmore said. “I’m happy with that. We got a lot of great looks, we’re just not hitting them. We need to shore that up but I’m happy with both our offensive and defensive performance. We will take a win on the road, it was a good win.”

The Tigers led 9-3 after one quarter and expanded the lead to 21-12 at halftime. Nathan Hale tried to start a comeback in the third quarter and trailed just 26-25 going into the fourth quarter, but Centralia held the Raiders to three points in the fourth to hold on for the win.

Centralia (2-6) faces Everett at 5 p.m. on Friday to wrap up the Cougar Holiday Classic in Lakewood.

King’s Way Christian Dominates Morton-White Pass

VANCOUVER — Morton-White Pass couldn’t muster more than six points in any quarter to fall 62-17 to King’s Way Christian in a non-league girls basketball game here on Thursday.

Jacie Dunlap led MWP with 11 points and five rebounds. Hannah Smathers added four points and six rebounds and Elexcious Hampton tallied five rebounds.

MacKenzie Ellertson scored 20 points and Laurel Quinn added 13 points for the Knights.

The T-Wolves made just five field goals against King’s Way.

“I don’t know if it was a result of Christmas break, getting away from it and or a combo of a long bus ride to Vancouver. It didn’t look like we got off the bus ready to play,” MWP coach Tom Griffith said. “We just couldn’t produce any offense. Our shot production was way down. It’s hard to beat anybody when you only make five field goals and shoot 13 percent.”

MWP (1-8, 0-1) hosts Castle Rock in Morton at 7 p.m. on Friday in a non-league game.

At Menlo

PIRATES 59, COMETS 33

Naselle 9 11 4 9 —33

Adna 16 15 13 14 —59

Naselle (33) — Dalton 1, Lin 14, J. Cox 2, Gudmundsen 16

FG: N/A FT: 8 of 9 —.888 Reb: N/A

Adna (59) — Bower 5, El. Sliva 6, Em. Sliva 2, Todd 2, Wellander 8, Aselton 20, Meister 14, Smith 2

FG: 26 of 54 —.481 FT: 3 of 5 —.600 Reb: 22 (Aselton 12)

At Pe Ell

LOGGERS 67, TROJANS 43

Onalaska 18 15 20 14 —67

Pe Ell 15 12 11 5 —43

Onalaska (67) — Benton 4, Duryea 9, Sabin 6, Holmes 3, Lawrence 20, A. Cleveland-Barrera 8, C. Cleveland-Barrera 17

FG: 28 of 60 —.466 FT: 9 of 29 —.310 Reb: 47

Pe Ell (43) — Davis 13, Howard 1, Ward 6, Baldwin 5, Cox 10, Carper 7, Bush 1

FG: 15 of 54 —.277 FT: 12 of 20 —.600 Reb: 33 (Cox 7, Davis, Ward 6)

At Lakewood

TIGERS 39, RAIDERS 28

Centralia 9 12 5 13 —39

Nathan Hale 3 9 13 3 —28

Centralia (39) — Mora 4, Sharp 2, Jensen 11, Porter 10, Kaut 1, Corwin 6, Erickson 3, Strophy 2

FG: 11 of 47 —.234 FT: 17 of 31 —.548 Reb: 36 (Porter 10, Corwin 10)

Nathan Hale (28) — Hopkins 2, Jerome 12, Kalia 14

FG: 9 of 55 —.163 FT: 4 of 11 —.363 Reb: N/A

At Vancouver

KNIGHTS 62, T-WOLVES 17

Morton-WP 5 6 5 1 —17

King’s Way 20 17 17 8 —62

Morton-White Pass (17) — Dunlap 11, Smathers 4, Linder 1, Karns 1

FG: 5 of 37 —.135 FT: 4 of 8 —.500 Reb: 28 (Smathers 6, Dunlap, E. Hampton 5)

King’s Way (62) — Tindol 4, Moats 7, Quinn 13, K. Zook 8, L. Zook 6, Cummins 4, Ellertson 20

FG: 26 of 54 —.481 FT: 6 of 11 —.545 Reb: 29 (Cummins 8)

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