Thursday’s Prep Boys Basketball: Tigers Find First Win in Seaside

SEASIDE, Ore. — Centralia started their Christmas break experience with a breakthrough here Thursday, beating Corbett, Ore., 50-42, in the Seaside Holiday Classic.

It was the first win of the season for the Tigers.

“We came ready to play today,” Centralia coach Kyle Donahue said. “We executed our offense. We’ve been executing all season, but we’ve shot so poorly, and tonight we finished more of our buckets that we need to finish as a team.”

Derek Beairsto led the way for Centralia with 10 points, and the Tigers outscored Corbett 17-10 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

“(He) had a good game,” Donahue said of Beairsto, a senior center. “We’ve been kind of looking for him to step up a little bit, and he filled those shoes tonight.”

Landon Kaut added eight points and eight rebounds, with Matt House chipping in seven points and seven boards.

“It felt like everybody that was on the court contributed,” Donahue said. “Jason Baum, off the bench, had a solid game all around. We rebounded pretty well and played tough defense.”

Baum and Jeremy Wood each pitched in eight points for Centralia.

Centralia (1-5) faces either Newport or Seaside at 8:30 p.m. on Friday night.


Napavine Puts Away Mary M. Knight

NAPAVINE — Napavine built a big early lead and topped Mary M. Knight, 60-48, here Thursday night in non-league boys basketball action.

Keith Olson scored 18 points and added seven rebounds for the Tigers, who led 31-13 at halftime.

Foul trouble, however, slowed Napavine in the second half — along with dismal free-throw shooting. Napavine went 8 of 22 at the foul stripe, while the Owls were 17 of 23.

“It was a grind-it-out game,” Napavine coach Rex Stanley said. “Really, we kept (the lead) at double figures most of the night, but we just couldn’t quite put them away.”

Cade Evander added 12 points and nine rebounds for Napavine. Dylan Ralph led the Owls with 17 points.

Napavine (5-0) faces Rainier Christian on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s University.


Rockets Blast Mossyrock

CASTLE ROCK — The Vikings couldn’t match the Rockets’ physicality here on Thursday as they fell 62-39 in a non-league boys basketball contest.

Castle Rock jumped out to a 29-11 lead before the intermission and then outscored Mossyrock 24-10 in the third quarter to put the game away. Lane Partridge scored a game-high 27 points for the Rockets and Adam Partridge added 23 points.

“It was pretty ugly. A pretty physical game,” Mossyrock coach Adam Deck said. “There wasn’t a lot of stuff called so we’ll need to get tougher.”

After scoring just three points in the second quarter, the Vikings were able to put up 18 points in the final frame thanks to a change in defensive scheme.

“I was proud of our effort in the fourth quarter. We put some pressure on them and it worked. We were getting some turnovers and easy buckets,” Deck said. “I wish I would have done it earlier.”

Gunner Mulligan and Ryan Bellino led Mossyrock in scoring with 11 points each. Dyllan Padrick added six points, three assists, and two blocks. Aiden Weist chipped in four points and a team-high five steals.

Mossyrock (2-2) will play at the Pe Ell Christmas Tournament on Dec. 27-28.


At Seaside, Ore.


Centralia 13 8 12 17 —50

Corbett 10 11 11 10 —42

Centralia (50) — House 7, Baum 8, Beairsto 10, Wood 8, Hoyt 5, Erickson 2, Kaut 8, Yeung 2

FG: 22 of 48 —.458 FT: 3 of 14 —.214 Reb. 27 (Kaut 8, House 7)

Corbett (42) — N/A


At Napavine


Mary M. Knight 7 6 20 15 —48

Napavine        16 15 15 14 —60

Mary M. Knight (48) — E. Krippelcz 10, Ralph 17, Shaw 1, Compton 16, Q. Krippelcz 2, Poque 2

FG: 14 of 37 —.379 FT: 17 of 23 —.739 Reb. 31 (Compton 11)

Napavine (60) — Evander 12, Olson 18, Demarest 8, Parker 6, Perz-Stewart 7, Watts 2, Stanley 7, Grose, Sabin

FG: 25 of 56 —.446 FT: 8 of 22 —.363 Reb. 28 (Evander 9, Olson 7)


At Castle Rock


Mossyrock    8    3    10    18    —39

Castle Rock    15    14    24    17    —62

Mossyrock (39) — Mulligan 11, Weist 4, Kolb 4, Bellino 11, De Hoyos 3, Padrick 6

FG: N/A FT: 7 of 13 — .538 Reb: 27 (Padrick 10)

Castle Rock (62) — Adam Partridge 23, Gardner 11, Lane Partridge 27, Womack 1

FG: N/A FT: N/A Reb: N/A



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