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Saturday Roundup: Lady Blazers Shoot Past South Puget Sound 67-56

GARTH EWINGS / Courtesy Photo Centralia's Tamika Etherly drives past South Puget Sound's Savannah McGill (22) during an NWAC women's basketball game Saturday in Centralia.

GARTH EWINGS / Courtesy Photo
Centralia’s Tamika Etherly drives past South Puget Sound’s Savannah McGill (22) during an NWAC women’s basketball game Saturday in Centralia.

Women’s Basketball: Lady Blazers Shoot Past South Puget Sound 67-56

Centralia made a big early lead hold up on Saturday, putting away South Puget Sound 67-56 in NWAC West Region women’s basketball action.

The Lady Blazers led 13-2 after a quarter, establishing what would be the final margin of victory early on.

Tamika Etherly led Centralia with 27 points on 10 of 19 shooting with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kylie Smith added 12 points and six rebounds, while Brianna Zaragoza-Jones scored 5 points with a team-high eight rebounds.

The Blazers took advantage of 23 SPS turnovers and overcame a slow shooting night (22 of 62) for the win.

Black Hills product Savannah McGill scored 10 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for SPS, while Rochester’s Keeli Demers scored 14 points for the Clippers.

Centralia (11-7, 4-0 league) has now won five games in a row and plays at rival Lower Columbia (16-3, 3-1 league) on Wednesday.
At Centralia


S. Puget So. 2 13 18 23 —56

Centralia 13 15 17 22 —67

South Puget Sound (56) — Vens 2, Ellsworth 6, S. Sauls 11, Sowle 4, T. Sauls 9, McGill 10, Kessa Demers, Keeli Demers 14

FG: 21 of 60 —.350 FT: 9 of 11 —.818 Reb. 41 (McGill 20)

Centralia (67) — Etherly 27, White 3, Howard 6, Cole-Vogler 3, Smith 12, Zaragoza-Jones 5, Brooks 7, Hanohano 4

FG: 22 of 62 —.355 FT: 15 of 16 —.938 Reb. 41 (Etherly, Zaragoza-Jones 8)
Men’s Basketball: Blazers Come Up Short Against Clippers

D.J. Dorsey scored 26 points, but it wasn’t enough for Centralia in an 83-78 loss to South Puget Sound on Saturday evening.

The Clippers outscored their hosts 44-40 in the second half at Michael Smith Gymnasium for the NWAC West Region victory.

Dorsey shot 11 of 17 from the field and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals for Centralia. Max Snodderly chipped in 13 points and six rebounds, while Braden Hannold came off the bench to score 11 points.

Austin Curry added 10 points and four rebounds.

Centralia turned the ball over 25 times, which led to 31 points for South Puget Sound (13-4, 4-0 league). A.J. Hodges led the Clippers with 23 points, while Luke Chavez added 17 points and six assists with five rebounds.

The loss drops Centralia (3-15 overall) to 0-4 in West Region play. The Blazers play at Lower Columbia (14-4, 4-0 league) on Wednesday.
At Centralia


S. Puget So. 39 44 —83

Centralia 38 40 —78

South Puget Sound (83) — Chavez 17, Key 7, Stoudamire 11, Hodges 23, Kuajian 10, Hamilton, Reynolds 7, Black 6

FG: 28 of 64 —.438 FT: 21 of 31 —.677 Reb. 34 (Chavez, Hodges, Kuajian 5)

Centralia (78) — Price 6, Curry 10, Broughton 3, George 4, Hannold 11, Snodderly 13, Cleveland 5, Dorsey 26

FG: 28 of 53 —.528 FT: 17 of 24 —.708 Reb. 34 (Price, Snodderly 6)
Prep Boys Basketball: Tigers Take Down Ducks in Overtime

NAPAVINE — Wyatt Stanley recorded another double-double and Austin Filley scored 28 points to lead Napavine to a 76-72 overtime win against Toutle Lake in Central 2B League basketball here on Saturday.

Stanley scored 26 points, including making 12 of 20 attempts at the free throw line, with 15 rebounds and eight assists. Jordan Purvis pitched in 9 points and Filley added seven rebounds.

“Our two seniors came up big. They just made big plays throughout the game,” Napavine coach Rex Stanley said. “It was an intense, physical game. They both did a good job of keeping their composure. Filley had an offensive rebound on a free throw that really put us over the top.”

Toutle Lake was led by Nate Hoff’s 23 points and Cam Swanson added 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Michael Adams also chipped in 10 points for the Ducks.

Toutle Lake’s Zach Vetter hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to tie the game, and a last second shot by Napavine in regulation didn’t fall to send the game to overtime. The Tigers, though, were too much in overtime for the Ducks.

The Tigers jumped out to a 19-11 lead after one quarter, but the Ducks answered with 26 points in the second quarter to take a 37-30 lead at halftime.

Napavine battled back in the third quarter and held a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Ducks were able to keep the game close and send the game to overtime.

Napavine was 29 of 45 from the free throw line, and outrebounded the Ducks 37-29.

“This group of kids, if one thing we have the will to win,” Stanley said. “We got a group of kids that never think they’re going to lose. We’ve had multiple situations this year where we’ve been down at half. We were down 7 at half against a good team on the road. We had mental toughness to get the job done. That’s a good sign for us moving forward.”

Napavine (14-0, 11-0) is back on the court on Wednesday, getting on the bus to face Adna in a pivotal C2BL game.

Morton-White Pass Defeats Mossyrock

MOSSYROCK — The Timberwolves proved to be too much for Mossyrock on Saturday, as Morton-White Pass earned an 82-51 win over the Vikings in Central 2B League basketball here on Saturday.

MWP scored at least 20 points in each quarter except for 19 points in the first quarter. The Timberwolves were up 41-28 at halftime and cruised to the win in the second half.

Matt Poquette paced MWP with 18 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, five steals and four blocked shots. The Timberwolves (6-6, 5-5 league) host Pe Ell in Randle on Wednesday, while Mossyrock (4-10, 2-9 league) plays Toledo at home on Wednesday.

At Toutle


Napavine 19 11 19 19 8 — 76

Toutle Lake 11 26 11 20 4 — 72

Napavine (76) — W. Stanley 26, P. Stanley 5, Purvis 9, Lantz 2, Filley 28, Subitch 4, Kinswa 2

FG: 21 of 53 — .396 FT: 29 of 45 — .644 Reb. 37 (Stanley 15)

Toutle Lake (72) — Grabenhorst 9, Swanson 13, Hoff 23, Buck 4, Vetter 9, Adams 10, Iverson 4

FG: 25 of 55 — .454 FT: 18 of 24 — .750 Reb. 29 (Swanson 8)
Prep Wrestling: Bearcats Win King of the Hill Tourney

TUMWATER — The Bearcats were the legitimate kings of the hill here on Saturday, taking home the team prize with four champions at Black Hills’ King of the Hill wrestling tournament.

W.F. West’s Damon Thomas was tabbed Most Outstanding Wrestler at the event, winning the 138-pound bracket. The Bearcats finished a half-point ahead of Bethel for the team title.

Michael Anderson was a champion at 152, while Brayden Bostwick won at 220 and Hunter Arredondo won at 285. Anderson and Arredondo won each of their matches by pin, while Bostwick won via pin in the finals.

“We had a pretty good day from everybody,” Bearcat coach Jamie Rakevich said. “Everybody that went for us did a good job and scored. It’s a good team win.”

E.J. Matagi finished second at 160, and Levi Walters (113), Will Alexander (120), Jacob Nowels (145), Brenden Spahr (182) and Nathan Gluck (285) each finished third. Caleb Walters added a fifth-place finish at 106.

W.F. West will wrestle at rival Centralia on Wednesday night in a weather-postponed Evergreen 2A Conference dual match.

Tiger Girls Stand Out at Coyote Classic

KITTITAS — Napavine’s girls wrestling beat their opponents by a combined score of 69-6 here Saturday at Kittitas’ Coyote Classic.

Billie Bergeson (130 pounds) and Kaitlyn Bornstein (135) each pinned all three of their opponents in the first round, while Cassie Duren (140) won twice by pin and a third time by decision.

Sydney Burdick went 3-1 on the day at 125, winning three matches by first-round pin.

On the boys side, Aydan Costin was finished second at 170 after winning two matches by pin and falling in a tough 2-0 decision in the finals.

The Napavine-Onalaska combo squad will wrestle in a mix-and-match at Toledo on Wednesday.


Dowells, Perry Win at Raymond Invite

RAYMOND — Adna’s Braxton and Ashton Dowell, and Kameron Perry, all won their weight classes here Saturday at the Raymond Invitational wrestling tournament.

The Pirates finished second out of 11 teams in the competition.

“Overall, I was pleased with how we wrestled,” Adna coach Craig Ferrier said. “We had a great week in practice, and it showed on Saturday.”

Braxton Dowell won the 145-pound bracket, while Ashton Dowell was a winner at 160. Perry finished first at 182 with three pins in the tournament.

Aaron Slape (132), Luke Wellander (145) and Matthew Slape (152) each finished second. Lucas Ashley was third at 126, and Dalton Spencer was fourth at 170.

The Pirates wrestle at South Bend’s mix-and-match on Tuesday.


Rochester’s Paris Wins at Rubber Chicken

KALAMA — Jacob Paris had a solid run here Saturday to win the 113-pound bracket at the Rubber Chicken Classic wrestling tournament.

The Rochester grappler, despite being a tad under the weather, beat Highline’s Manuel Cisneros-Vargas — the No. 2-ranked 1A wrestler in the state — in the finals, 7-5, for the championship.

“He was in the lead the whole time,” Rochester coach Jason Dick said, pointing out that Paris has won all but one of the tournaments he’s entered this season. “He’s having a quiet, very good season. He’s been working hard.”

Adrian Negrete was the runner-up at 152, while Jayden Lancaster (126) and Jeremy Brant (106) each finished fifth.

The Warrior girls took part in the Viking Girls Invite at Puyallup High School on Saturday, with freshman Dakota Hunsaker finishing second at 130.

Elisabeth Ware took fourth at 135, and Alysha Kester finished fifth at 170 for the Lady Warriors.

The Warrior boys host Tumwater in an Evergreen 2A Conference dual on Thursday, while the girls will wrestle in a dual at Elma on Thursday.

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