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Tuesday’s Boys Basketball: Balanced Tigers Stay Perfect in 61-48 Win Over Toledo

Napavine's Peyton Stanley shoots a 3-pointer in front of Toledo's Gabe Fuentes during a Central 2B League basketball game at Napavine on Tuesday.

Napavine’s Peyton Stanley shoots a 3-pointer in front of Toledo’s Gabe Fuentes during a Central 2B League basketball game at Napavine on Tuesday.

DEFENSE: Napavine Holds Indians to 33 Percent Shooting; Peyton Stanley Leads Napavine With 16, Joe Wallace Paces Toledo With 18

By Aaron VanTuyl

NAPAVINE — It didn’t turn out to be barn-burner, a defensive masterpiece or an offensive showdown.

Neither team, in fact, was overly thrilled with their performance against a fellow Central 2B League front-runner, though the Tigers could rest easy with their unblemished record intact after a 61-48 win over Toledo here Tuesday night.

“You would hope we’re both going to get better,” Tiger coach Rex Stanley joked afterwards.

Toledo's Reece Wallace drives to the basket as Wyatt Stanley (12) tries to take a charge and Jordan Purvis (15) attempts to block Wallace during a Central 2B League basketball game at Napavine on Tuesday.

Toledo’s Reece Wallace drives to the basket as Wyatt Stanley (12) tries to take a charge and Jordan Purvis (15) attempts to block Wallace during a Central 2B League basketball game at Napavine on Tuesday.

Four Tigers hit double figures, and Napavine closed the third quarter with a 10-2 run to put the game away.

The game was slow from the get-go; Napavine turned the ball over five times in the first two minutes, while Toledo missed 9 of its 11 shots in the first quarter. Neither statistic drastically improved as the game wore on; the Tigers finished with a season-high 18 turnovers, while Toledo shot a dismal 18 of 55 from the field (33 percent).

“We couldn’t buy a bucket. We missed a ton of chippies,” Toledo coach Grady Fallon said. “That’s hard to keep your morale and your intensity up when you miss those easy ones. It just seems like they won’t go in.”

Napavine’s defense made the difference. The Tigers held Toledo’s two leading scorers — cousins Reece and Joe Wallace — to a combined 14 points through the first three quarters, at which point Napavine had a 45-27 lead.

“Our defense was pretty good tonight, so we’ve just got to work on finishing our shots and stuff,” said Napavine’s Austin Filley, a senior forward who scored 13 points with seven rebounds. “Other than that, I think we were pretty flawless on the defensive end.”

Peyton Stanley hit a quartet of 3-pointers and led the Tigers with 16 points. Wyatt Stanley scored 14 with 14 rebounds, and Jordan Purvis added 13.

Joe Wallace finished with 18 and Reece Wallace added 13.

Napavine led 30-16 late in the second quarter, but a free throw from Reece Wallace and a bucket by Carmen Robles cut it to 11 points at the half.

Peyton Stanley’s long 3 from the top of the key made it 40-25 midway through the fourth quarter, and a 3 from Purvis just before the end of the third gave the Tigers a 45-27 advantage.

“They’re just solid. I think they wore us down,” Fallon said of Napavine. “Dawson (Stanley) really wore Reece down, our point guard, just physically — just pushing him around and getting him out of his comfort zone, and we didn’t respond mentally.”

The feeling was mutual.

“They play hard and they’re athletic. They bother us a little bit with their pressure,” Rex Stanley said. “We had more turnovers tonight than we have all year, I think, and a lot of it’s attributed to them just being in our space.”

Napavine, though, didn’t have as many issues shooting (23 of 50 from the field, 6 of 16 from long range) and held a 34-23 advantage on the glass. Purvis added six rebounds.

“I think we’re getting better every practice, just because of the practices we get,” Stanley added, noting that with the extended football season his team has only practiced together 14 times. “I think we’re going to get better and better and better which, hopefully we’re peaking at the right time and everything comes together for us in February.”

Napavine (8-0, 5-0 league) plays at Kalama on Thursday, and will host Adna in a rescheduled game on Monday. Toledo (6-3, 4-2 league) hosts Adna on Thursday.
Timberwolves Cruise Past Winlock

MORTON — Four Morton-White Pass players hit double figures and the Timberwolves scored 39 in the second half to beat Winlock 66-50 here Tuesday night in Central 2B League boys basketball action.

Matt Poquette scored 17 points with nine rebounds and seven assists, Kade Gillispie scored 14, Rylan Collette added 11 and Carson Lewis tallied 10.

“It was good balance,” MWP coach Tony Gillispie said. “We had 14 assists on 22 field goals, so we’re moving the ball better.”

Nicholas Patching led Winlock with 17 points, and Zach Weinert added 8 points and seven rebounds. The Cardinals, though, were just 17 of 46 (37 percent) from the floor.

Morton-White Pass, meanwhile, shot 22 of 40 (55 percent) and limited its turnovers to 14.

Morton-White Pass (6-3, 3-2 league) plays at Wahkiakum on Thursday. Winlock (3-8, 1-5 league) hosts Onalaska on Thursday.
Pirates Rout Vikings

ADNA — The Pirates had five players in double figures to help Adna run past Mossyrock 86-59 in a Central 2B League matchup here Tuesday.

Cody Young led the way with 19 points, followed by Tanner Rigdon with 18 points and a team-high nine rebounds. Blake Davis chipped in 17 points, and Conner Weed and Austen Apperson each scored 10 points.

Mossyrock was led by the Gootgelds, with Evan leading the team with 17 points and Justin scoring 13, as did Taylen Clevenger.

Adna jumped out to a 23-10 lead after the first quarter, and expanded the lead to 42-26 at halftime.

“We played just fine, started out fast with a good first quarter and jumped on them. They’re in a tough spot with four returners (starters) out with injuries,” Adna coach Luke Salme said. “They were making enough plays to keep it respectable. It wasn’t the prettiest basketball game I’ve seen.”

The Pirates shot 37 of 71 (52 percent) from the field in the win.

Adna (7-3, 5-0 league) hits the road to face Toledo in a league matchup on Thursday, while Mossyrock (2-6, 1-5 league) hosts Pe Ell on Thursday in a league contest.
Onalaska Falls to Toutle Lake

ONALASKA — Onalaska fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 51-34 loss to the Ducks in Central 2B League basketball here on Tuesday.

Matt Swett led the Loggers with 11 points. Toutle Lake’s Nate Hoff led all scorers with 14 points.

Toutle Lake jumped out to a 14-7 lead after the first quarter, and pushed the advantage to 26-13 at halftime. Onalaska started a comeback in the third quarter, cutting the Toutle lead to 33-26 going into the fourth quarter, but the Ducks were too much in the fourth to secure the win.

“I thought we really played well in the third quarter, they turned us over in the fourth. I was impressed the way we came out in the third quarter, we played with a little bit of motion. It was a step forward for us,” Onalaska coach Dennis Bower said.

Bower noted he felt Cody Cooper, Ashton Haight and Swett all played well for the Loggers.

Onalaska (3-7, 1-5 league) plays at Winlock on Thursday in another Central 2B League matchup.
Grizzlies Maul Beavers

TENINO — The Beavers couldn’t find any offense here on Tuesday night, falling to Hoquiam 82-22 in Evergreen 1A League basketball.

Hoquiam’s Jack Adams led all scorers with 32 points. Tenino’s Riley Wright led the team with 7 points and Tony Canepa and Yngwie Dowies each scored 6 for the Beavers.

Hoquiam jumped out to a 27-4 lead after the first quarter, and continued to pour it on in the second quarter to lead 54-6 at halftime. The second half was all Grizzlies en route to the win.

“We just turned the ball over too much. We are young and I’m throwing theses guys in the fire sooner than they should be,” Tenino coach Josef Chirhart said. “(Hoquiam’s) got a very well-oiled machine over there and we’re still learning the ins and outs. We play more on our heels than we do going forward, and our youth showed tonight.”

Tenino (2-9, 0-1 league) faces Montesano on the road on Friday in an Evergreen 1A League contest.
Tigers Bake Spudders

RIDGEFIELD — Centralia overcame a poor shooting performance here Tuesday night in order to claim a 45-35 nonleague victory over the Spudders.

“Neither team shot well. We didn’t have great percentages,” Tiger coach Ron Brown said. “We were really poor from 3 and they were worse.”

Centralia, which shot just 35 percent from the floor, was lead in both scoring and rebounding by Hodges Bailey who posted 21 of the former and 8 of the latter. Layne Pertzborn added 14 points to the Tiger tally, while Jordan Thomas chipped in 6 points and seven rebounds.

“We outrebounded them, which was nice,” noted Brown, pointing out the Tigers’ 30 team rebounds compared to the Spudders’ 21.

Brown was particularly pleased with the performance of Pertzborn, going so far as to characterize the game as his best of the season.

“We just had to take care of the ball and fortunately they couldn’t make much of a run because they weren’t shooting any better,” said Brown.

Centralia (6-4) will play at Tumwater in its Evergreen 2A Conference opener on Friday.

Boys Basketball

At Napavine


Toledo      7 12 8 21 —48

Napavine 12 18 15 16 —61

Toledo (48) — Arceo-Hansen, R. Wallace 13, Arroyo 7, J. Wallace 18, Robles 4, Fuentes 6

FG: 18 of 55 —.328 FT: 9 of 11 —.818 Reb. 23 (Arroyo 11)

Napavine (61) — Subitch 3, D. Stanley 2, W. Stanley 14, P. Stanley 16, Purvis 13, Lantz, Filley 13, Kinswa

FG: 23 of 50 —.460 FT: 11 of 15 —.733 Reb. 34 (W. Stanley 14)
At Morton


Winlock         8 11 14 17 —50

Morton-WP 18 9 20 19 —66

Winlock (50) — Whitehead 8, Dean 7, N. Patching 17, Steveson 2, Weinert 8, Hall 8

FG: 17 of 46 —.369 FT: 10 of 10 —1.000 Reb. 24 (Weinert 7)

Morton-White Pass (66) — Rashoff 6, Gillispie 14, Collette 11, Elkins 5, Poquette 17, Higdon 2, Lewis 10, Salguero 1

FG: 22 of 40 —.550 FT: 16 of 23 —.695 Reb. 24 (Poquette 9)
At Adna


Mossyrock 10 16 13 20 —59

Adna          23 19 25 19 —86

Mossyrock (59) — J. Gootgeld 13, E. Gootgeld 17, Mendoza 9, Johnson 2, Clevenger 13, Padrick 2, Stanley 3

FG: 23 of 51 —.450 FT: 4 of 5 —.800 Rebs. 22

Adna (86) — Rigdon 18, Young 19, Weed 10, Metzenberg 6, Davis 17, Kerry 4, Apperson 10, Ashley 2

FG: 37 of 71 —.521 FT: 3 of 4 —.750 Rebs. 36 (Rigdon 9)
At Onalaska


Toutle Lake 14 12  7 18 — 51

Onalaska      7   6 13 8 — 34

Toutle Lake (51) — Jorgenson 3, Grabenhorst 3, Swanson 11, Hoff 14, Buck 3, Adams 6, Iverson 6

FG: N/A FT: N/A Rebs. N/A

Onalaska (34) — Haight 3, Lawrence 3, Frazier 3, Graham 3, Swett 11, Cooper 5, Wells 3, Huffman 1, Beck 2

FG: N/A FT: N/A Rebs. N/A
At Ridgefield


Centralia      15 15 6 9 —45

Ridgefield    10 9 9 7 —35

Centralia (45) — Pertzborn 14, Thomas 6, Bailey 21, Ashmore 4,

FG: 18 of 51 —.353 FT: 7 of 10 —.700 Reb: 30 (Bailey 8, Thomas 7)

Ridgefield (35) — Radosevich 4, Cottsch 6, Bringhurst 6, Wardius 11, Anderson 4, Layman 4

FG: 13 of 44 —.295 FT: 8 of 12 —.667 Reb: 21
At Tenino


Hoquiam 27 27 11 17 —82

Tenino      4   2   8   8 —22

Hoquiam (82) — Spradlin 2, Espedal 6, Eccles 2, Nash 6, Dayton 10, Steen 3, Adams 32, James 13, Varner 8

FG: N/A FT: 14 of 21 —.666 Rebs. N/A

Tenino (22) — Canepa 6, Griffis 1, Dowies 6, Wright 7, Bratton 2

FG: N/A FT: 4 of 10 —.400 Rebs. N/A

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