Wednesday’s Prep Boys Basketball: Tigers Run Out of Gas at Tumwater

Tigers Run Out of Gas at Tumwater

TUMWATER — Centralia hung with the Thunderbirds for three quarters here Wednesday night but wound up on the wrong side of a 61-38 score when their Evergreen 2A Conference boys basketball affair was complete.

After the third quarter Centralia trailed 36-30 but the fourth quarter offered them no respite as the T-Birds ran up a 25-8 advantage before the final horn.

“It was a really good game going into the fourth. But starting off the fourth they came out and hit a couple of threes and we got some good looks but didn’t convert,” Centralia coach Kyle Donahue said. “Then we started scrambling and getting some turnovers and it just got away from us at the end.”

Camden Oram scored a game-high 18 points for Tumwater while Damon Gaither added 14.

Tumwater outshot Centralia from the field 43 percent to 28 percent for the game. The T-Birds also managed to shoot a better clip at the free throw line and grabbed 30 rebounds compared to the Tigers 20 boards.

“It was a much, much, closer game than the score indicates,” Donahue added. “I told my team after the game that we played three full quarters of really, really good, passionate basketball.”

Michael Ajoge led Centralia with 17 points and six rebounds. Malakai Emmons added 14 points and four steals for the Tigers.

“We ask him to do a lot for us. He’s just a kid who’s so eager to get out there and do whatever it takes to help the team win,” said Donahue of Emmons. “He’s really had a good run of games here and kind of emerged late in the year.”

Centralia (2-14, 1-5 league) plays at Black Hills on Friday.

 

Bearcats Crush Rochester 49-32

ROCHESTER — Colton Baker scored 17 points and W.F. West took advantage of a cold shooting night for Rochester with a 49-32 win here Wednesday in Evergreen 2A Conference boys basketball action.

Kaelin Hazen added 12 points for W.F. West, with Leandre Gaines chipping in 10 points on 4 of 4 shooting from the field with two completed free-throw attempts and seven rebounds.

Colby White hauled in 13 rebounds for W.F. West, which went 19 of 45 from the field and shot an even 13 of 26 from inside the arc. The Bearcats ran out to a 12-2 lead after a quarter and led by 11 at halftime.

Rochester, meanwhile, went 9 of 49 from the field (18 percent). Keegan Goldrick led the Warriors with 16 points, and Patrick Riley added 10 rebounds.

W.F. West (7-10, 4-3 league) hosts Aberdeen on Friday. Rochester (2-14, 0-6 league) plays at Tumwater on Friday.

 

Napavine Holds Off Kalama

NAPAVINE — Cade Evander scored 17 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and Napavine topped Kalama, 46-40, here Wednesday night in Central 2B League boys basketball action.

Jackson Esary led the Chinooks with 14 points, and Kalama trimmed a 22-6 first-quarter deficit to 10 points at the intermission.

“We took some ill-advised shots and put them on the free throw line,” Napavine coach Rex Stanley said. “It felt like we could have been up more.”

Tiger senior Dawson Stanley then fouled out — after scoring 17 points of his won — with two minutes left in the game, but Evander picked up the slack, Rex Stanley said.

“He came up and helped us break the press, and handle the ball, and hit some free throws,” the coach pointed out. “He just had a real good game.”

Napavine (10-7, 4-2 league) plays at Adna on Friday.

 

Grabenhorst Leads Ducks Past Adna

ADNA — Logan Grabenhorst scored 21 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead Toutle Lake to a 52-47 win over Adna here Wednesday in a Central 2B League boys game.

The Ducks won the second and third quarters by a combined margin of 32-24 to give themselves a five-point cushion heading into the final frame.

“Second-chance baskets and scoring opportunities for them was the biggest difference,” Adna coach Luke Salme said. “The owned us on the boards. They got way too many offensive rebounds for us to beat a good team like that, and they were more physical inside of 15 feet.”

Mike Adams added 14 for Toutle Lake. Austen Apperson led the Pirates with 21 points.

Adna (12-5, 6-2 league) hosts Napavine on Friday.

 

Toledo Stays Perfect in C2BL With Win Over Rival Cardinals

WINLOCK — The Cardinals rallied in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 20-point lead the rival Indians had built over the first three frames in a 47-44 C2BL win here Wednesday night.

Toledo led 43-23 before the final stanza.

“We just got off to a slow start,” Winlock coach Nick Bamer said. “Toledo’s defense and physicality bothered us in the first half. They kind of took us out of what we wanted to do offensively, so hat’s off to them.”

Fano Arceo-Hansen led Toledo with 17 points and Westin Wallace led the Indians with six rebounds, though the Indians’ starters were on the bench by the fourth quarter.

Bryce Cline led Winlock with 18 points and handled Toledo’s pressure well, Bamer noted.

“I thought for stretches tonight we looked pretty good,” he said. “We just have to put it together still.”

Freshman Nolan Swofford, after playing three quarters in the JV game, scored eight points with five rebounds in the fourth frame for the Cardinals.

Winlock (5-11, 3-4 league) plays at Toutle Lake on Friday night. Toledo (15-2, 7-0 league) plays at Kalama on Friday.

 

Vikings Improve in Loss to Rainier

RAINIER — Mossyrock took another loss, but could mark the improvement on the scoreboard here Wednesday night in a 57-40 C2BL loss to Rainier.

The Vikings had lost to the Mountaineers by an 82-31 margin back in their season opener, and trailed 19-9 after one quarter the second time around.

“That first quarter, that’s really the difference in the game,” Mossyrock coach Jordan Hunter said. “That’s a big improvement from the first game of the year.”

Duece Kolb led Mossyrock with 22 points, coming off the bench in his first game back after an injury. Freshman Gunner Mulligan added eight points.

Ethan MacFarland led Rainier with 14 points.

Mossyrock (0-16) plays at Onalaska on Friday.

 

Mules Pull Away Late to Beat Loggers

CATHLAMET — Ashton Haight scored 20 points, but it wasn’t enough for Onalaska here Wednesday in a 62-52 loss to Wahkiakum in C2BL boys hoops action.

The Loggers held a five-point lead early in the second half, only to see the Mules pull away and score 23 points in the fourth quarter.

“We got outplayed defensively. We were outcoached and outplayed tonight,” Logger coach Wayne Nelson said. “Everybody can take some blame for this one, including the coaching staff — me, primarly. They were more ready and played harder.”

Haight played his best offensive game of the season, Nelson added. Kayden Allison tallied 17 for the Loggers.

Beau Carlson led Wahkiakum with 15 points and Zach Brown added 14.

Onalaska (8-9l, 1-6 league) hosts Mossyrock on Friday.

 

Tuesday’s Games

Oakville Drops Wishkah Valley

ABERDEEN — Sam Starr-Wight scored 17 points and the Acorns routed Wishkah Valley 56-31 here Tuesday in 1B Coastal League basketball action.

Oakville led 38-16 at halftime, with Starr-Wight not missing a shot until the second half.

Nathan Boyd added 11 points for Oakville, which went 21 of 42 from the field in the win.

The Acorns (5-9) play at North River in Brooklyn on Friday.

 

Tuesday’s Results

Boys Basketball

At Wishkah

ACORNS 56, LOGGERS 31

Oakville 18 20 9 9 —56

Wishkah Vly. 11 5 6 8 —31

Oakville (56) — Baker 3, A. Boyd 9, Ristvet 8, N. Boyd 11, Starr-Wight 17, Kukhar 4, Murray 2

FG: 21 of 42 —.500 FT: 2 of 4 —.500 Reb. N/A

Wishkah Valley (31) — Richard 4, McNeill 2, Brenneman 9, Van Blaricom 2, Baltzell 12, Tidwell 2

FG: 9 of 42 —.214 FT: 4 of 10 —.400 Reb. N/A

 

Wednesday’s Results

Boys Basketball

At Rochester

BEARCATS 49, WARRIORS 32

W.F. West 12 11 11 17 —49

Rochester 2 10 9 11 —32

W.F. West (49) — Baker 17, Hazen 12, Gaines 10, Jones 5, White 4, Wesen 3

FG: 19 of 45 —.422 FT: 5 of 11 —.454 Reb. 41 (White 13)

Rochester (32) — Goldrick 16, Nolan 8, Riley 4, Sanchez 2, May 2

FG: 9 of 49 —.184 FT: 11 of 16 —.689 Reb. 29 (Riley 10)

 

At Tumwater

T-BIRDS 61, TIGERS 38

Centralia     8     14     8     8     —38

Tumwater     18     8     10     25     —61

Centralia (38) — Brown 3, Ajoge 17, Emmons 14, Strophy 2, Wass 2

FG: 12 of 42 —.285 FT: 13 of 25 —.520 Reb: 20 (Ajoge 6)

Tumwater (61) — Peterson 13, Williams 5, Clan 2, Fields 3, Reed 2, Oram 18, Gaither 14, Murphy 4

FG: 25 of 57 —.438 FT: 5 of 8 —.625 Reb: 30

 

At Napavine

TIGERS 46, CHINOOKS 40

Kalama 6 10 7 17 —40

Napavine 13 11 9 13 —46

Kalama (40) — Dyer 8, Vandenberg 2, Mercer 6, Wood 5, Brandenberg 5, Esary 14

FG: 11 of 52 —.216 FT: 16 of 30 —.533 Reb. 42

Napavine (46) — Demarest, Stanley 17, Mejia 3, Evander 17, Olson 6, Watts 2, Woodrum 1, Perz-Stewart

FG: 16 of 50 —.320 FT: 13 of 25 —.520 Reb. 41 (Evander 23)

 

At Adna

DUCKS 52, PIRATES 47

Toutle Lk. 7 22 10 13 —52

Adna 10 17 7 13 —47

Toutle Lake (52) — Keeton 9, Grabenhorst 21, Moss 4, Hadaller 4, Adams 14

FG: 19 of 48 —.396 FT: 1 of 1 —1.000 Reb. N/A

Adna (47) — Apperson 21, Thomas 9, Metzenberg 8, Minkoff 3, Fay 6

FG: 17 of 46 —.369 FT: 7 of 10 —.700 Reb. N/A

 

At Winlock

INDIANS 47, CARDINALS 44

Toledo 17 12 14 4 —47

Winlock 7 8 8 21 —44

Toledo (47) — Wood 6, Marcil 5, Arceo-Hansen 17, Cibrian 1, Wallace 1, Farbo 2, Malunat 10, Schaplow 3, Peak 2

FG: 19 of 53 —.358 FT: 5 of 17 —.294 Reb. 34 (Wallace 6)

Winlock (44) — Garcia 2, Cline 18, Swofford 8, Richendollar 2, Patching 6, Contreras 5, Suhrbier 2, Gonzalez 3

FG: 19 of 54 FT: 3 of 9 —.334 Reb. 37

 

At Rainier

MOUNTAINEERS 57, VIKINGS 40

Mossyrock 9 12 6 13 —40

Rainier 19 12 11 15 —57

Mossyrock (40) — Mulligan 8, Kolb 22, Bellino 7, Weist 3

FG: N/A FT: 2 of 11 —.181 Reb. N/A

Rainier (57) — Sprouffske 11, Coleman 10, Gonzalez 6, MacFarland 14, Bowers 4, Green 5, Honaker 9

FG: N/A FT: 8 of 14 —.571 Reb. N/A

 

At Cathlamet

MULES 62, LOGGERS 52

Onalaska 14 13 12 11 —52

Wahkiakum 17 10 12 23 —62

Onalaska (52) — Whitehead 6, K. Hamilton 4, Volk 5, Haight 20, Allison 17, Dalsted 2

FG: 22 of 69 —.367 FT: 4 of 8 —.500 Reb. 25 (Whitehead 6)

Wahkiakum (62) — Brown 14, LaBerge 13, Leaks 4, Carlson 15, Quigley 2, Beery 6, Nelson 8

FG: 24 of 50 —.480 FT: 9 of 21 —.430 Reb. 37

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