Wednesday’s Boys Basketball: Napavine Holds Off Onalaska
By The Chronicle
ONALASKA — Cade Evander scored 17 points for Napavine to lead the Tigers to a 38-31 win over Onalaska in a Central 2B League boys basketball game here on Wednesday.
Dawson Stanley added 14 points for Napavine, with the Tigers shooting 38 percent from the field.
Carter Whitehead led the Loggers with 12 points and Alex Frazier added eight points and 10 rebounds. Onalaska shot 21 percent from the field and lost the rebounding battle 34-22.
The Tigers led 10-7 after one quarter and won the second quarter as well for an 18-13 lead at intermission.
Onalaska tried to battle back and won the third quarter, but the Tigers closed the door in the fourth quarter with 13 points.
“I thought we could have played better offensively. I thought we played well defensively, they’ve been scoring quite a bit lately,” Onalaska coach Wayne Nelson said. “I’m proud of our guys effort. When you give up 38 points, you should have a chance to win the ball game. All of our guys played really hard.”
Onalaska (7-6, 0-4) hosts Toutle Lake on Friday while Napavine (8-4, 3-0) travels to Randle to take on Morton-White Pass in a C2BL game.
W.F. West Cruises Past Rochester
W.F. West had 11 players score against Rochester to lead the Bearcats to a 70-43 win in an Evergreen 2A Conference boys basketball game in Chehalis on Wednesday.
Colton Baker led all scorers with 19 points. Colby White added 12 points and Eli Wesen added eight points for W.F. West.
Keegan Goldrick recorded 18 points to lead the Warriors.
The Bearcats led 16-8 after one quarter and scored 21 points for a 37-19 lead at halftime. W.F. West scored 33 points in the second half to cruise to victory.
“The score got away from us a little bit, The kids played hard and it was nice to see some of the things we worked on during the week got done during the game,” Rochester coach Mark Goldrick said. “There are some things we can pull out of it that were positives. They’re not going to quit, they play hard, that part’s always there.”
W.F. West (5-7, 2-0) travels to Tumwater to take on the Thunderbirds on Friday in an EvCo contest. Rochester (2-10, 0-2) hosts Black Hills on Friday.
Toledo Rolls By Morton-White Pass
MORTON — Toledo had four players score in double figures to lead the Indians to a 61-39 win over Morton-White Pass in a Central 2B League boys basketball game here on Wednesday.
Hayden Farbo scored 16 points to lead the Indians. Fano Arceo-Hansen and Westin Wallace each scored 13 points and Bryce Marcil added 10 points and nine rebounds.
MWP’s Hayden Young led all scorers with 20 points.
Toledo shot 53 percent from the field while MWP shot just 31 percent. The Indians also won the rebounding battle 33-22.
Toledo led 14-5 after one quarter and expanded the lead to 33-17 at halftime. MWP won the third quarter 17-15, but Toledo held MWP to five points in the final frame to earn the win.
“We didn’t play well the first half. That’s probably the most we’ve struggled in a half of basketball,” MWP coach Chad Cramer said. “ We are far better than we played. We didn’t come out ready to go. Some of that is on me, we didn’t come out and execute.”
Cramer did note the solid performance from Young, who was tasked with guarding Toledo sharp shooter Andreas Malunat and keeping Malunat off the scoresheet.
Toledo (11-2, 4-0) travels to Mossyrock on Friday while MWP (7-5, 1-3) hosts Napavine in Randle on Friday in a C2BL game.
Centralia Falls to Tumwater
Michael Ajoge recorded a double-double for the Tigers, but it was all Tumwater on Wednesday night in a 74-31 win over Centralia in an Evergreen 2A Conference boys basketball game in Centralia.
Ajoge had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Malakai Emmons scored nine points and Benito Valencia scored four points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Tumwater’s Camden Oram led all scorers with 19 points. Peyton Peterson chipped in 12 points, Damon Gaither and Patrick Williams each scored 11 points and Ben Force was also in double figures with 10 points.
Centralia couldn’t find their shot on Wednesday, shooting just 28 percent while Tumwater knocked down 47 percent of their shots.
Tumwater led just 18-10 after one quarter and held Centralia to eight points in the second quarter for a 35-18 lead at halftime. It was all Thunderbirds in the second half, outscoring Centralia 39-13.
“I thought we came out in the second half and played with a lot more energy. I felt like we tried to adjust and clean some things up in the second half we didn’t do so well in the first half,” Centralia coach Kyle Donahue said. “We did get the ball down court and handle pressure, we just didn’t shoot or finish well tonight. We had inside looks or open jumpers we couldn’t hit, but they played hard in the second half.”
Centralia (1-11, 0-2) travels to Aberdeen on Friday in an EvCo contest.
Pirates Sink Shorthanded Vikings
MOSSYROCK — The Vikings got off on the right foot here Wednesday night before a short bench and inexperience got the best of them.
When the sneaker dust settled the Pirates had claimed a 74-15 victory in boys Central 2B League action, but the Vikings had their sights set on the greater horizon.
“We’re playing down four guys today. We’ve been bit by the injury bug this week and then had some other issues as well,” said Mossyrock coach Jordan Hunter, who inked in one freshman, three sophomores and a junior in his starting lineup.“When you’re missing the guy that’s 50 percent of your offense basically it’s going to be a struggle.”
Hunter said that the three seniors on his team will be out for the foreseeable future so the Vikings are embracing a full youth movement.
“It’s going to be a learning process for us,” said Hunter, who noted that his team of greenhorns held a 6-4 lead after nearly two minutes of play. “I know when you lose by 59 points it doesn’t really look like kids are playing together but as far as us and our growth process it was a really big step.”
In their win Adna was paced in scoring by Lyle Metzenberg with 14 points while Braden Thomas posted 11 points and Trevor Minkoff scored 10. After falling behind early Adna closed out the first period on an 18-0 run and then outscored the Vikings 52-9 the rest of the way.
Still, Hunter came away holding on to hope for future of his program.
“I couldn’t be more happy with the way the kids played especially Gunner Mulligan. He’s really been coming on the last few games that we’ve played,” said Hunter. “What he did on defense was amazing.”
Mulligan led the Vikings with 7 points. Aiden Weist and Luis-Hilario Garcia added three points apiece for Mossyrock.
Mossyrock (0-12) will host Toledo on Friday while Adna (8-3, 4-0) will play at Montesano.
Hoquiam Tops Winlock at Buzzer
HOQUIAM — Winlock played solid against Hoquiam here on Wednesday, but the Grizzlies hit a last second shot to lift them to a 60-58 win in a non-league boys basketball game here on Wednesday.
Landon Tiemens led the Cardinals with 17 points. Bryce Cline chipped in 15 points and Noah Patching added seven rebounds, six assists and five points.
Cameron Brumstead led all scorers with 18 points. Rayyon Dayton scored 16 points and Matt Brown tallid 14 points for Hoquiam.
Despite the loss, Winlock coach Nick Bamer said it was the best game the Cardinals have played all season.
“I don’t know if we need a two hour bus ride for every game but whatever we did tonight worked. It was just an awesome effort by everybody,” Bamer said. “My kids were pretty resilient tonight and really rebounded and defended. It was incredible watching them try to rebound over guys who were much bigger than them.”
Hoquiam led 21-11 after one quarter but the Cardinals regrouped and won the second quarter to trail just 36-30 at halftime. It was a close second half, but the last second shot was the clincher for the Grizzlies.
“It was a great game and Hoquiam’s pretty darn good,” Bamer said.
Winlock (4-9, 2-1 league) will play at Wahkiakum on Friday in a Central 2B League game.
TIGERS 38, LOGGERS 31
Napavine 10 8 7 13 —38
Onalaska 7 6 8 10 —31
Napavine (38) — Demarest 1, Stanley 14, Evander 17, Olson 6
FG: 16 of 42 —.38 FT: 6 of 14 —.429 Reb: 34
Onalaska (31) — Whitehead 12, Frazier 8 Haight 5, Allison 6
FG: 12 of 56 —.214 FT: 3 of 5 —.600 Reb: 22 (Frazier 10)
BEARCATS 70, WARRIORS 43
Rochester 8 11 13 11 —43
W.F. West 16 21 21 12 —70
Rochester (43) — Goldrick 18, Moen 9, May 8, Sanchez 4, Riley 4
FG: 13 of 38 —.342 FT: 9 of 12 —.750 Reb: 17 (Goldrick 6)
W.F. West (70) — Baker 19, White 12, Gaines 7, Wesen 8, Kelly 3, Jones 2, Hazen 6, Yarter 2, Saevarsson 2, Speck 5, Smith 4
FG: N/A FT: 5 of 10 —.500 Reb: N/A
INDIANS 61, T-WOLVES 39
Toledo 14 19 15 13 —61
Morton-WP 5 12 17 5 —39
Toledo (61) — Wood 5, Marcil 10, F. Arceo-Hansen 13, Wallace 13, Farbo 16, Schaplow 3
FG: 24 of 45 —.533 FT: 9 of 13 —.692 Reb: 33 (Marcil 9)
Morton-White Pass (39) — Rashoff 5, Richards 7, Young 20, G. Higdon 2, Tjelde 5
FG: 13 of 41 —.317 FT: 7 of 11 —.636 Reb: 22 (Richards, Young 4)
T-BIRDS 74, TIGERS 31
Tumwater 18 17 19 20 —74
Centralia 10 8 8 5 —31
Tumwater (74) — Peterson 12, Williams 11, Clay 2, Fields 1, Reed 2, Dillon 2, Oram 19, Gaither 11, Force 10, Murphy 4
FG: 28 of 59 —.474 FT: 12 of 19 —.631 Reb: 34
Centralia (31) — Kahn, Brown 2, Ajoge 11, Emmons 9, Crews, Milton 4, Beairsto 1, Wass, Valencia 4, House
FG: 13 of 45 —.288 FT: 2 of 10 —.200 Reb: 27 (Ajoge 10, Valencia 8)
PIRATES 74, VIKINGS 15
Adna 22 19 19 14 —74
Mossyrock 6 4 0 5 —15
Adna (74) — Apperson 7, Thomas 11, Metzenberg 14, Ryan 5, Minkoff 10, Scheuber 5, Ingle 6, Blankenship 11, Collins 5
FG: N/A FT: N/A Reb: N/A
Mossyrock (15) — Mulligan 7, Garcia 3, Vellino 2, Weist 3
FG: N/A FT: N/A Reb: N/A
GRIZZLIES 60, CARDINALS 58
Winlock 11 19 12 14 —58
Hoquiam 21 15 12 12 —60
Winlock (58) — Garcia 3, Tiemens 17, Cline 15, Richendollar 7, Patching 5, Contreras 5, Suhrbier 4, Gonzalez 2
FG: N/A FT: N/A Reb: 23
Hoquiam (60) — Dick 6, Dayton 16, Eccles 5, Bumstead 18, Brown 14
FG: N/A FT: N/A Reb: 23