Wednesday’s Girls Basketball: Tigers Slash Past Eagles

By The Chronicle

NAPAVINE — Napavine held Life Christian to one point in the first quarter to cruise to a 57-13 win in a non-league girls basketball game here on Wednesday.

Napavine’s Natalya Marcial scored nine points and Maddie Doughty added eight points. Riley Beeson, Rae Sisson, Chloe Stewart and Sydney Purvis each tallied seven points and Beeson grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds.

Naja Whitehead scored nine points to lead Life Christian.

The Tiger defense was dominant, holding the Eagles to three made field goals and grabbing 31 offensive rebounds.

Napavine led 20-1 after one quarter and kept the momentum going in the second quarter to lead 35-7 at halftime. The Tigers held Life Christian to six second half points in the win.

“Coming out of the gate, we hit shots, which hasn’t been the case for us. We made some lay-ins, which we’ve struggled with. The hot start was good,” Napavine coach Shane Schutz said. “I’m proud of the way the kids competed tonight and happy with the balanced scoring.”

Napavine (2-7, 1-1) travels to Raymond on Saturday for a non-league game.

Toledo Powers Past Winlock

WINLOCK — The Cardinals had 33 turnovers here on Wednesday to fall to Toledo 61-36 in a Central 2B League girls basketball game.

Toledo’s Kal Schaplow scored 21 points to lead all scorers. Haleigh Holmes added 11 points and Kyleigh Holmes chipped in 10 points.

Addison Hall recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The teams had similar statistics, but the 33 turnovers by Winlock were the big difference in the game.

“I thought our effort was a lot better than it’s been the last couple games. We got down 6-0 quickly, but kept our composure and stayed in it,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said. “That third quarter, they let loose and pressed and we didn’t handle it well.”

Toledo gained a 14-8 lead after one quarter and extended the advantage to 25-15 at halftime. The Indians pulled away in the second half, outscoring Winlock 36-21.

Toledo (5-3, 1-0) faces Ilwaco at 4:45 p.m. on Friday in Ilwaco in a girls-boys non-league doubleheader. Winlock (2-7, 0-2) travels to Castle Rock on Friday for a non-league contest.

Mossyrock Rolls Past Toutle Lake

TOUTLE — Mossyrock held Toutle Lake to four points in the first half to earn a 56-24 win in a Central 2B League girls basketball game here on Wednesday.

Heather Edgar scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Andee Nelson chipped in 18 points, eight rebounds and two steals for the Vikings. Faith Mulligan led Mossyrock with three steals.

Casey Wentz scored eight points to lead Toutle Lake.

The Vikings defense was solid on Wednesday, holding the Ducks to eight made field goals.

Mossyrock led 21-1 after one quarter and it was more of the same in the second quarter for a 32-4 lead at halftime, allowing the Vikings to cruise to the win in the second half.

“We came out ready to go and shared the ball really well. We were shooting from the outside and passed into the post. Everyone wanted to play defense,” Mossyrock coach Autumn Moorcroft said. “We were getting steals in the beginning and we were pushing the ball up the court. It was nice to gain some confidence and show ourselves that we can score and get defensive stops.”

Mossyrock (3-4, 1-1) is off for winter break and is back in action in 2019, hosting Onalaska on Jan. 4 in a C2BL game.

Cold Shooting Dooms Morton-White Pass Against Kalama

KALAMA — The T-Wolves made just nine field goals against Kalama to fall 54-30 in a Central 2B League girls basketball game here on Wednesday.

Jacie Dunlap led MWP with 14 points and six rebounds. Hannah Smathers recorded seven points and Kaylen Collette led the T-Wolves with eight rebounds.

Akura Rocha led all scorers with 21 points and Gracie Stemkoski added 12 points for the Chinooks.

MWP shot just 15 percent from the field while Kalama shot 36 percent.

“It’s tough to beat anybody when you’re shooting that low percentage. We’re getting good looks, not taking bad shots but there’s a lid on the basket,” MWP coach Tom Griffith said. “We just can’t connect. We’re getting good looks. The shots were spread all around but everybody was having the same problem.”

Kalama led just 16-13 after one quarter, but created some distance in the second quarter to lead 34-20 at halftime. The Chinooks put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring MWP 15-3 to preserve the win.

MWP (1-7, 0-1) faces King’s Way Christian next Thursday in Vancouver before hosting Castle Rock in Morton next Friday in two non-league contests.

Centralia Comes Up Short in the Harbor

HOQUIAM — Foul trouble doomed Centralia here Wednesday night as the Grizzlies pulled away late to claim a 53-42 victory in non-league girls basketball action.

The Tigers trailed by just five points heading into the fourth quarter but were outscored 17-11 down the stretch as their hopes faded.

“The Strophy girls fouled out early in the fourth so we had to go kind of small,” explained Centralia coach Doug Ashmore. “We just couldn’t get any defensive rebounds and their second and third opportunities really hurt us in the fourth quarter.”

Ashmore noted that Danika Jensen, who typically plays a guard position, stepped up to try to tame the Grizzlies formidable post presence in Strophy’s stead and did a commendable job. Jensen finished with a double-double, tallying a team-high 15 points and 10 rebounds.

“She’s 5’4. She gave every ounce of everything she had,” noted Ashmore. “She was very tough tonight driving to the hole. She hit a couple of threes and would go to the line. If not for a couple of missed shots she would have been right there at 20 points again.”

Sharp added 10 points to the Tigers’ total while Carissa Kaut scored five points.

For the game Hoquiam knocked down twice as many field goals as Centralia and made 39 percent of their shots compared to just 25 percent for the Tigers. The Grizzlies also bested Centralia at the free throw line and in the rebound battle. Rylee Vonhoff led Hoquiam with 16 points while Maddie German added 12 points.

“We’ve just got to shoot better. And then at the free throw line, we’re doing the right things, but we’ve got to keep plugging away,” said Ashmore, whose team knocked down just 14 of 28 shots from the charity stripe. “We’re at the free throw line a bunch but we’ve got to start taking advantage of that.”

Centralia (1-5) will play at Capital on Friday in a non-league game.

At Napavine


Life Christian 1 6 2 4 —13

Napavine 20 15 7 15 —57

Life Christian (13) — Perez 1, Whitehead 9, Escobar 3

FG: 3 of 17 —.176 FT: 7 of 22 —.318 Reb: N/A

Napavine (57) — Beeson 7, Sisson 7, Fagerness 4, Doughty 8, Stewart 7, Ettner 4, Marcial 9, Purvis 7, Taliaferro 4

FG: 24 of 75 —.320 FT: 8 of 14 —.571 Reb: 47 (Beeson 12)

At Winlock


Toledo 14 11 20 16 —61

Winlock 8 7 10 11 —36

Toledo (61) — K. Holmes 10, Madill 3, Cline-Maier 4, H. Holmes 11, Clark 2, Schaplow 21, Spahr 8, Rodriguez 2

FG: 28 of 69 —.405 FT: 3 of 8 —.375 Reb: 38

Winlock (36) — K. Jones 4, Allbritton 4, Wolfe 4, Lofberg 4, Camps 4, Hall 14, J. Jones 2

FG: 15 of 38 —.394 FT: 6 of 10 —.600 Reb: 34 (Hall 11)

At Toutle Lake


Mossyrock 21 11 6 18 —56

Toutle Lake 1 3 10 10 —24

Mossyrock (56) — Mulligan 4, Nelson 17, E. Edgar 2, Vigre 4, Brockway 7, H. Edgar 22

FG: 20 of 42 —.476 FT: 13 of 21 —.619 Reb: 37 (Nelson 8, H. Edgar, Brockway 7)

Toutle Lake (24) — Donald 7, Grabenhorst 2, Wentz 8, Studebaker-Smith 4, Jones 3

FG: 8 of 35 —.228 FT: 7 of 20 —.350 Reb: 37

At Kalama


Morton-WP 13 7 3 7 —30

Kalama 16 18 15 5 —54

Morton-White Pass (30) — Dunlap 14, El. Hampton 3, J. Townsend 3, Smathers 7, Linder 3

FG: 9 of 57 —.158 FT: 9 of 26 —.346 Reb: 37 (Collette 8, Dunlap 6)

Kalama (54) — Settles 4, Tabor 6, Given 5, Stemkoski 12, Olson 2, Rocha 21, Tinoco 4

FG: 22 of 60 —.367 FT: 4 of 13 —.308 Reb: 37 (Rocha 16)

At Hoquiam


Centralia 11 11 9 11 —42

Hoquiam 12 15 9 17 —53

Centralia (42) — Sharp 10, Jensen 15, Hawley 4, Mora 4, Kaut 5, Erickson 4

FG: 11 of 44 —.250 FT: 14 of 28 —.500 Reb: 29 (Jensen 10)

Hoquiam (53) — Cox 2, Brydon 10, Jump 4, Eastman 5, Bagwell 4, Vonhoff 16, German 12

FG: 22 of 57 —.385 FT: 8 of 15 —.533 Reb: 38



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