Wednesday’s Prep Boys Basketball: Bearcats Open With Win Against Hoquiam

By The Chronicle
HOQUIAM — W.F. West’s Tyler Speck scored 23 points to lead the Bearcats to a 67-46 win over Hoquiam in a nonleague boys basketball game here on Wednesday.
Jordan Thomas scored 13 points and added eight rebounds and six steals in his Bearcat debut. Brandon White scored 11 points to go along with nine rebounds and four steals.
The Bearcats jumped out to a 14-6 lead after one quarter. W.F. West played outstanding in the second quarter, scoring 31 points, led by Speck’s 18 points while shooting 7 of 7 from the field, to take a 45-19 lead into halftime.
The Grizzlies outscored the Bearcats 27-22 in the second half, but the Bearcats’ were able to cruise to the win.
W.F. West recorded 20 steals in the win.
W.F. West (1-0) is back on the court today, hosting Steilacoom in a nonleague game.

Rochester Tops Eatonville
ROCHESTER — Rochester’s Keegan Goldrick scored 31 points as the Warriors earned a 67-54 win over Eatonville in a nonleague boys basketball game here on Wednesday.
Bryce Lollar added 13 points and Stephen Robinson tallied 11 points for Rochester.
The game was tied at nine after the first quarter, but Rochester pulled ahead in the second quarter and held a 22-16 lead at halftime.
The second half was full of offense, with the Warriors scoring 22 points to lead 44-36 going into the fourth quarter. Eatonville scored 28 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as Rochester held on for the win.
“They made a pretty good run at us in the second half. It got a little tighter than it probably should have,” Rochester coach Mark Goldrick said. “We were able to deal with the pressure early on and thought it was time to coast. They made a little comeback on us there, but we were able to regroup and had to close it out.”
Rochester (1-0) hosts Orting on Friday in a nonleague game.

 

Boys Basketball

At Hoquiam

BEARCATS 67, GRIZZLIES 46

W.F. West    14    31    7    15    — 67

Hoquiam    6    13    17    10    — 46

W.F. West (67) — Speck 23, Thomas 13, B. White 11, C. White 8, Dobyns 5, Cooper 4, Baker 2, Wollan 1

FG: 27 of 66 — .409 FT: 7 of 14 — .500 Reb: 45 (Colby White 12)

Hoquiam (46) — James 11, Eccles 9, Folkers 7, Brown 6, Dayton 6, Quintanilla 5, Smith 2

FG: 19 of 59 — .322 FT: 3 of 7 — .429 Reb: 41 (James 10)

 

At Rochester

WARRIORS 67, CRUISERS 54

Eatonville     9    7    10    28    — 54

Rochester    9    13    22    23    — 67

Eatonville (54) — Derosier 14, Bailey 14, Visperas 14, Yagi 4, Jumper 4, Manley 3, Brymer 1

FG: N/A FT: 3 of 6 — .500 Reb: N/A

Rochester (67) — Goldrick 31, Lollar 13, Robinson 11, Erickson 3, McCarthy 3, Riley 2, Smith 2, Carpio 2

FG: 27 of 68 — .397 FT: 6 of 12 — .500 Reb: 34 (Goldrick 8)

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