Wednesday’s 2B Girls Basketball: Indians Nab First League Title Since 2010

By The Chronicle

NAPAVINE — Toledo captured its first league title in a decade with a 50-20 thrashing of Napavine on the road Wednesday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

It’s the first league title for the Indians (18-2, 9-1) since winning the 1A Trico in 2010. It’s also the team’s first Central 2B League title in program history since joining the conference in 2014.

“Toledo showed why they are the league champs tonight,” Napavine coach Shane Schutz said.

Kal Schaplow led the Indians with a game-high 15 points, along with six rebounds and two assists. Stacie Spahr added eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds, as the Indians out-rebounded the Tigers 46-30.

“Schaplow had a great floor game and Spahr flirted with a double-double,” Schutz said.

Napavine (7-12, 4-6) earned the No. 7 seed for the C2BL in the district playoffs due to a coin flip earlier Wednesday afternoon and will play a yet-to-be-determined Pacific 2B League team on Monday. 

It was Senior Night for Napavine seniors Chloe Stewart and Riley Beeson. Stewart notched four points, three rebounds and one assist. Beeson logged four points and four boards.

“Riley and Chloe both played hard in their final home game,” Schutz said. “We will miss their leadership.

Adna Fends Off Mossyrock, is No 4 seed at Districts

ADNA — Payton Aselton scored a game-high nine points and 10 rebounds and Adna held off Mossyrock for a narrow 33-32 Central 2B League victory over Mossyrock here Wednesday.

Adna got the rough end of a coin flip between the Pirates, Rainier and Wahkiakum to decide the second, third and fourth seeds in the district playoffs. Adna will be the No. 4 seed, Wahkiakum No. 2 and Rainier No. 3.

The Pirates (17-3, 8-2) will take on winner of Monday’s Pe Ell-Onalaska game. The Trojans are the Pacific 2B’s fifth seed and the Loggers are C2BL’s eighth seed.

Against Mossyrock Wednesday, Adna overcame poor shooting (28 percent) and a lack of trips at the free throw line to stymie the Vikings’ upset bid.

“On defense we played our asses off,” Adna coach Chris Bannish said. “Not so much on the offensive end.”

Would Bannish be content if someone told him before the season that his team would finish 17-3?

“I can’t complain,” Bannish said. “To be 17-3 and fourth in our league sounds odd. But [that record] is good for us. We won some games we weren’t supposed to be the favorite in.”

Adna has not faced potential opponent Pe Ell this season, but the Pirates did beat Onalaska 53-28 on Jan. 14.

“They were banged up when we played them,” Bannish said. “The score wasn’t a good indicator.”

Nevertheless, Bannish and his team are confident heading into their district opener at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Castle Rock. 

“The girls played a lot in the summer to win these games,” Bannish said. “But if we want to be good down the road we need to hit shots.”

Loggers Snare Chinooks, Nab 8th Seed

ONALASKA — A 21-point third quarter lifted the Loggers over Kalama in a 62-50 Central 2B League victory here Wednesday in what was the regular-season finale for both teams.

Earlier this afternoon, Onalaska (11-9, 4-6) received the eighth-seed and final C2BL district playoff seed with a coin flip to break a three-way tie with Napavine (7-11, 4-5) and Toutle Lake (7-12, 4-6). The Ducks will be the No. 6 seed and the Tigers the seventh seed. 

Kalama has been eliminated from postseason contention and finishes its season 3-16, 1-9.

On Wednesday, the Loggers ran away from the Chinooks with a 21-point fourth quarter, highlighted by freshman Brooklyn Sandridge’s four-consecutive 3-pointers, to put the game away. Sandridge finished with a team-high 14 points.

“We had a really strong third quarter,” Onalaska coach Dracy McCoy said. “[Sandridge’s 3s] were helpful.”

Senior Carmen Cleveland-Barrera posted a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds to help Ony easily win the rebound battle 46-26.

“It was nice to see her get out and get a double-double,” McCoy said. “I’m proud of our team’s rebounding. A lot of our guards got rebounds.”

It was an all-around effort as eight Loggers registered points on the night. Senior Eryn Duryea tallied nine points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two early 3s to help the Loggers maintain a lead.

“Duryea had a great game,” McCoy said.

The Loggers and their up-tempo offense got off 76 shots on the night, hitting 25 of them for 33 percent from the field. It was well above their season average of 67 shot attempts per night.

Kalama was led by Chloe Larsen’s game-high 16, while Gracie Stemkowski added 12.

Onlaska will play against and at Pe Ell, the Pacific 2B League No. 5 seed on Monday in a loser-out district match. It is one of four loser-out district crossover matches played Monday. The winner will move on to double-elimination at Rochester High School.

“We’re ready to play,” McCoy said. “Our bench and our freshman are playing strong.”

Poor Shooting Dooms Trojans

PE ELL — Willapa Valley held Pe Ell to just 14 percent shooting from the floor and the Vikings took a 54-25 blowout victory over the Trojans during both team’s regular-season finale here Wednesday.

The Trojans (8-12, 8-10) are the No. 5 seed out of the Pacific 2B League and will face the Central 2B League’s No. 8 seed, Onalaska (11-9, 4-6), at home on Monday in a loser-out district match. The winner faces Adna at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Castle Rock.

On Wednesday, the Trojans were no match for the Vikings as Willapa Valley got 16 points out of Cami Swartz and 14 points out of Katie Adkins. The Vikings out-rebounded the Trojans 38-17.

Pe Ell was led by Annika Mason’s 10 points. Senior Kami Hill added seven points and team-high six rebounds. Freshman Charlie Carper had six points.

“We played fairly good defense,” Pe Ell coach Randy Driver said. “We wanted to keep Britney Patrick down. Annika Mason did a good job defending her and holding her to five points.”

Now the Trojans will prepare for Onalaska, a team they lost 59-31 to during the Trojans’ Christmas tourney back in December. 

“We’ll be working on ball security and offensive execution,” Driver said. “We can’t seem to get the ball to go into the hoop.”

Mountaineers Pound Cardinals

RAINIER — The Mountaineers ran up the score on the Cardinals, lashing out a 77-20 victory in the Central 2B regular-season finale for both teams Wednesday.

Holding a comfortable 53-20 lead heading into the fourth, Rainier poured on another 24 points while holding Winlock scoreless, including during the final minutes with Winlock’s JV on the floor.

It was over quickly, however, as the Mountaineers took off on a 21-7 run and kept it full throttle. They shot 58 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Cardinals 33-16.

Rainier was led by Kaeley Shultz game-high 23 points, while Faith Boesch added 18 and Sophie Beadle 11. 

Winlock was led by Addison Hall, who scored 15 of the Cardinals’ 20 points and pulled down hald (8) of her team’s rebounds (16).

The Mountaineers (16-4, 8-2) were given the No. 3 seed out of the Central 2B League for districts. Winlock is eliminated from postseason contention and finishes its season 7-13, 2-8.

“I’m disappointed,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said. “We underachieved a little. We had missed opportunities against Napavine and Toutle Lake. Lost two games we should have won.”

2B Central District girls basketball playoff seeding:

1. Toledo 2. Wahkiakum 3. Rainier 4. Adna 5. Mossyrock 6. Toutle Lake 7. Napavine 8. Onalaska

At Napavine

INDIANS 50, TIGERS 20

Toledo 13 10 21 6 —50

Napavine 0 7 2 11 —20

Toledo (50) — Schaplow 15, Cadarso 8, Smith 2, Spahr 8, Holmes 6, Cline-Maier 3, Tauscher 2

FG: 21 of 54 —.389 FT: 5 of 7 —.x714 Reb. 46 (Spahr 11)

Napavine (20) — Stewart 4, Beeson 4, Sisson 3, Taliaferro 1, Marcial 3, Fagerness 1, Tupuola 4

FG: 8 of 51 —.157 FT: 2 of 9 —.222 Reb. 30 (O’Neill and Marcial 6)

At Onalaska

LOGGERS 62, CHINOOKS 50

Kalama 14 10 12 14 —50

Onalaska 17 11 21 13 —62

Kalama (50) — Larsen 16, Stemkoski 12, Nichols 2, L. Given 2, S. Given 2

FG: 18 of 49 —.367 FT: 6 of 18 —.333 Reb. 26

Onalaska (62) — Sandridge 14, Cleveland-Barrera 13, Naillon 2, Escalara 3, Duryea 9, Hamilton 11, Lawrence 6, Russ 4

FG: 25 of 76 —.329 FT: 5 of 12 —.417 Reb. 46 (Cleveland-Barrera 12)

At Pe Ell

VIKINGS 55, TROJANS 25

Willapa Valley 10 17 12 16 —55

Pe Ell 10 6 9 0 —25

Willapa Valley (55) — C. Swartz 16, Adkins 14, Patrick 5, L. Swartz 3, Betrozoff 6, Amacher 6

FG: 19 of 54 —.352 FT: 15 of 23 —.652 Reb. 38

Pe Ell (25) — Mason 10, Carper 6, Hill 7, Ward 2

FG: 9 of 64 —.141 FT: 5 of 10 —.500 Reb. 27 (Hill 6)

At Rainier

MOUNTAINEERS 77, CARDINALS 20

Winlock 7 8 5 0 —20

Rainier 21 18 14 24 —77

Winlock (20) — Hall 15, Kelly 2, Wolf 2, Gill 1

FG: 7 of 23 —.304 FT: 6 of 9 —.750 Reb. 16 (Hall 8)

Rainier (77) — Schultz 23, Boesch 18, Beadle 11, Klein 6, Holmes 4, Spivey 4, Niemi 2

FG: 33 of 57 —.579 FT: 7 of 12 —.583 Reb. 33

At Adna

PIRATES 33, VIKINGS 32

Mossyrock 5 12 5 10 —32

Adna 4 7 11 11 —33

Mossyrock (32) — Mulligan 2, Torrey 9, Nelson 6, Marshall 8, Brooks 7

FG: 12 of 50 —.240 FT: 7 of 14 —.500 Reb. N/A

Adna (33) — Aselton 9, Todd 8, White 4, Sliva 6, Wellander 2

FG: 14 of 49 —.286 FT: 2 of 4 —.500 Reb. 34 (Aselton 10)

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