Thursday’s Boys Basketball: Vikings Roll Through Cardinals

By The Chronicle

MENLO — Willapa Valley scored 23 points in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating Winlock 67-46 in a boys basketball game at the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic here on Thursday.

Winlock was led by Bryce Cline with 13 points and Landon Tiemens added nine points. Winlock coach Nick Bamer was pleased with the play of Nolan Swofford in his first varsity game, bringing great energy on the floor while scoring six points.

Logan Walker led all scorers with 16 points and Matt Pearson added 15 points for the Vikings.

Willapa Valley jumped ahead 17-0 before Winlock was able to get on the board. The Cardinals scored just 13 points in the first half. Winlock played better in the second half, outscoring the Vikings 33-29, but were unable to mount a comeback.

“We dug ourselves a hole we couldn’t get out of,” Bamer said. “They’re pretty good.”

Winlock (3-7, 1-1) faces Naselle at 3:30 p.m. in Menlo in the Cardinals’ final game of the Holiday Classic.

Pirates Blast Comets

MENLO — The Pirates used the second and third quarter to pull away from the Comets and earn a 56-40 win in a non-league boys basketball game here at the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic on Thursday.

Austen Apperson led all scorers with 25 points, knocking down six 3-pointers for the Pirates. Lyle Metzenberg recorded 17 points.

Antonio Nolan led Naselle with 16 points.

Adna led 9-4 after one quarter. The Pirates put their foot on the gas in the second quarter to lead 25-12 at halftime.

The Pirates expanded the lead in the fourth quarter to 16 points, with each team scoring 19 points in the final frame to help Adna cruise to victory.

Adna (6-1, 2-0) faces Willapa Valley at 6:30 p.m. in the final game of the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Classic in Menlo.

Loggers Cut Down Trojans

PE ELL — Onalaska had three players score in double figures to lead the Loggers to a 70-50 win over Pe Ell in a boys basketball game in the Pe Ell Tournament here on Thursday.

Kayden Allison scored 15 points to lead all scorers. Cade Lawrence tallied 13 points and Alex Frazier chipped in 12 points for the Loggers.

Dana Isham recorded 10 points and eight rebounds to lead the Trojans.

The key to the game was shooting, as the Loggers shot 52 percent from the field and 77 percent from the free throw line while Pe Ell shot just 36 percent from the field and 35 percent from the free throw line.

“I thought we played with a lot of intensity for a while. It’s almost like we don’t know how to keep it up,” Pe Ell coach Chris Fitzgerald said. “You have to play every possession. We have a hard time doing that right now. We play two or three good possessions, miss a shot and then we don’t get back and play defense.”

Pe Ell jumped out to a 13-10 lead, but Onalaska regrouped and dominated the second quarter, scoring 21 points to gain a 31-21 lead at halftime. It was all Loggers in the second half, outscoring Pe Ell 39-29 to preserve the win.

“It’s a struggle. We still can’t find the win column and I don’t know if it’s bugging them that bad,” Fitzgerald said. “We work hard, play hard, they just shot way better than we did. It’s frustrating.”

Onalaska (5-4, 0-2) faces South Bend at 1:30 p.m. in Pe Ell while Pe Ell (0-9, 0-8) faces Rainier at 6 p.m. in the final game of the Pe Ell Tournament.

Cougars Maul Bearcats

YAKIMA — Colton Baker led the Bearcats with 14 points, but W.F. West came up short in a 61-48 loss to Lakewood in a boys basketball game at the SunDome Shootout here on Thursday.

Tyler Speck added 10 points and Brock Jones chipped in five points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.

W.F. West had a better shooting percentage from the field and won the rebounding battle 39-26, but were unable to capitalize on opportunities at the free throw line. The Bearcats converted just 33 percent of their 24 free throws while Lakewood made 28 of 45 shots from the charity stripe.

W.F. West led 10-8 after one quarter, but Lakewood took charge in the second quarter with 20 points to lead 28-20 at halftime.

The Bearcats kept it close in the third quarter and trailed just 40-37 going into the final quarter, but the Cougars scored 21 points in the fourth to pull away for the win.

W.F. West (3-6) faces Cashmere at 3 p.m. in Yakima to wrap up the SunDome Shootout.

Stanley’s 31 Paces Tigers Past Rockets

NAPAVINE — Dawson Stanley took over the game for Napavine, scoring 31 points to lead the Tigers to a 49-34 win over Castle Rock in a non-league boys basketball game here on Thursday.

Stanley also had eight rebounds and four assists and Keith Olson added eight points and eight rebounds for the Tigers.

Connor Edwards led Castle Rock with 12 points.

Napavine shot 43 percent from the field while holding Castle Rock to 31 percent shooting.

Napavine took a 25-22 lead at halftime. The Tigers scored 14 points in the third quarter to build the lead and held the Rockets to two points in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

“He (Stanley) had a good overall game. We played good, got off to a slow start but I was really happy with how we finished the game,” Napavine coach Rex Stanley said. “Defensively, (Laythan) Demarest, (Cade) Evander and (Caleb) Perz-Stewart really played well and we were able to close it out.”

Napavine (4-4) hosts Raymond on Saturday in a non-league game.

At Menlo

PIRATES 56, COMETS 40

Adna 9 16 12 19 —56

Naselle 4 8 9 19 —40

Adna (56) — Apperson 25, Thomas 2, Metzenberg 17, Minkoff 4, Ingle 6, Fay 2

FG: 22 of 51 —.431 FT: 6 of 11 —.545 Reb: N/A

Naselle (40) — Nolan 16, Strange 7, Eaton 6, Dorman 6, Gregory 5

FG: 17 of 48 —.354 FT: 3 of 8 —.375 Reb: N/A

At Pe Ell

LOGGERS 70, TROJANS 50

Onalaska 10 21 21 18 —70

Pe Ell 13 8 14 15 —50

Onalaska (70) — Dalsted 5, Whitehead 6, Frazier 12, Hamilton 5, Volk 2, Haight 8, Lawrence 13, Allison 15, Fritch 4

FG: 27 of 51 —.529 FT: 14 of 18 —.777 Reb: 32

Pe Ell (50) — Ward 8, Smith 5, Cox 2, Isham 10, Jurek 9, Nelson 3, Bush 1, Yost 8, Liddell 4

FG: 19 of 52 —.365 FT: 12 of 34 —.352 Reb: 34 (Isham 8)

At Menlo

VIKINGS 67, CARDINALS 46

Winlock 6 7 11 22 —46

Willapa Valley 23 15 12 17 —67

Winlock (46) — Tiemens 9, Cline 13, Swofford 6, Richendollar 7, No. Patching 5, Suhrbier 4, Gonzalez 2

FG: N/A FT: 8 of 11 —.727 Reb: N/A

Willapa Valley (67) — C. Pearson 5, Walker 16, Adkins 2, Hamilton 8, Flemetis 3, M. Pearson 15, Roonsburg 3, Simpson 4, Buchanan 6, Deniston 5

FG: N/A FT: 5 of 8 —.625 Reb: N/A

At Yakima

COUGARS 61, BEARCATS 48

W.F. West 10 10 17 11 —48

Lakewood 8 20 12 21 —61

W.F. West (48) — Kelly 2, Jones 5, Hazen 2, Gaines 4, Speck 10, Baker 14, Smith 2, White 9

FG: 19 of 44 —.43 FT: 8 of 24 —.333 Reb: 39 (Jones 11)

Lakewood (61) — Stacey 5, Taylor 13, Harris 8, Jensen 11, Dixon 1, Harrison 1, Coleman 20, Taylor 2

FG: 16 of 39 —.41 FT: 28 of 45 —.62 Reb: 26

At Napavine

TIGERS 49, ROCKETS 34

Castle Rock 12 10 10 2 —34

Napavine 11 14 14 10 —49

Castle Rock (34) — Edwards 12, King 6, Perdue 5, Guerrero 4, Mullen 2, Gardner 5

FG: 15 of 47 —.319 FT: 1 of 2 —.500 Reb: 30 (Guerrero 9)

Napavine (49) — Demarest, Stanley 31, Meija 2, Evander 4, Olson 8, Watts, Perz-Stewart 4

FG: 23 of 53 —.433 FT: 1 of 7 —.142 Reb: 29 (Stanley, Olson 8)

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