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Wednesday’s 2B Boys Basketball: Napavine Fends Off Pirate Attack to Survive in OT

By The Chronicle
ADNA — It took a little extra time but Napavine was able to preserve their perfect season record here Wednesday night as they escaped with a 67-66 Central 2B League boys basketball victory over the Pirates.
Adna’s Cody Young led all scorers with 32 points and helped to spark a furious comeback attempt that fell just a couple of points short of fruition.
At halftime Napavine held a 31-22 advantage that looked sure to hold but the Pirates had other plans. In the third frame Adna was able to erase that deficit by outpacing Napavine 18-7, and held a 2-point lead of their own heading into the final quarter.
“They really controlled us in the first half and we clawed back in the third and then we just traded punches in the fourth quarter,” said Adna coach Luke Salme.
Napavine won that slugfest fourth quarter by one bucket in order to send the game to overtime and was then able to escape with a 1-point advantage in the slim extra frame on just a pair of field goals.
“It was kind of a battle of attrition,” said Salme, who noted that Napavine’s overtime points came on a pair of and-1 field goals while Young fittingly scored all of Adna’s overtime points.
While Napavine knocked down 7 of 10 free throws in the game, including the two big time bonus freebies in the overtime period, Adna could only connect on 9 of 16 shots from the charity stripe for the game.
“That does sting a little bit. … That’s big,” said Salme. “We know we’re not going to outrebound them and that’s got to be closer margin and we’ve got to shoot it better from the freethrow line.”
The Pirates were also outrebounded in the game by a total of 40-25, which allowed Napavine to get up 13 more shots than their opponents. Wyatt Stanley led the way with 22 rebounds.
“That’s Wyatt Stanley and Austin Filley on the offensive rebounds. They are just bigger, stronger, more physical kids than we have right now,” said Salme.
Napavine was paced in scoring by Peyton Stanley’s 21 points, while Wyatt Stanley chipped in 14 with 22 rebounds and Filley added 13 with seven boards.
In spite of the loss Salme was left raving about the ill-fated performance of Cody Young.
“He was unbelievable. I’m not exaggerating. I’ve coached for 16 years and that was the most impressive individual offensive and defensive performance I’ve ever seen,” said Salme. “He’s absolutely fearless and as tough as any guy I’ve ever coached.”
A win versus Napavine would have evened Adna up with the Tigers in the league title race but Salme isn’t wasting any time thinking about what might have been.
“I don’t have too much to complain about because that was as good of high school game as you’re going to see and hopeful and we’ll get a chance to play them again here in a couple of weeks,” said Salme.
Adna (12-4, 10-2 league) will play at Onalaska on Friday. Napavine (15-0, 12-0 league) plays at Pe Ell on Friday.

Balanced Indians Blast Mossyrock
MOSSYROCK — Reece Wallace led 12 players in the scorebook for Toledo here Wednesday night in a 71-42 Central 2B League win over Mossyrock.
Wallace scored 11 of his team-high 13 points in the first quarter, after which the Indians held a 27-16 lead.
“He got open,” Mossyrock coach Kelly Ross said. “They ran some plays for him to get him some open looks, and he knocked them down.”
Toledo led 41-24 at halftime and kept it going after the break, with a dozen players scoring at least 2 points each. Junior Arroyo scored 12 with six rebounds and Carmen Robles added 8.
Justin Gootgeld led Mossyrock with 14 points, and Taylen Clevenger added 11.
The Vikings (4-10, 2-9 league) host Toutle Lake on Friday, Kalama on Saturday and Winlock on Wednesday before wrapping the regular season at Wahkiakum on Feb. 3. They’ll need three wins, Ross said, in order to secure a District 4 tournament berth.
Toledo (12-4, 9-3 league) plays at Wahkiakum on Friday and at Winlock on Saturday.

Cardinals Fly Past Mules
WINLOCK — Dawson Hall scored a game high 21 points, leading Winlock to a 71-46 victory over Wahkiakum in Central 2B League basketball action here Wednesday.
Hall added 11 rebounds to pace the Cards. Carter Whitehead chipped in 12 points and Wyatt Dean scored 10 and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Lucas Brown led Wahkiakum with 14 points.
The Mules led 12-11 after one quarter, but Winlock scored 26 points while tightening up its defense to take a 37-21 lead into the break.
“We settled down. We struggled shooting in the first quarter,” Winlock coach Nick Bamer said. “In the second quarter, we got out in transition a little more and shot the ball really well. We’re playing pretty well right now. It’s fun to watch them play with some confidence.”
Winlock (7-10, 5-7 league) hosts Kalama on Friday in a C2BL contest.

Timberwolves Hold Off Trojans
RANDLE — Rylan Collette scored 23 points to lead Morton-White Pass to a 60-46 win over Pe Ell in Central 2B League basketball here on Wednesday.
Collette also had seven rebounds and Kaleb Rashoff scored 14 points for the Timberwolves. Kaelin Jurek led the Trojans with 16 points and Zander Blankenship-Todd chipped in a double double with 12 points and 12 boards.
The Timberwolves jumped ahead early and led 17-7 after the first quarter, expanded the lead to 37-18 at halftime, cruising in the second half to the win.
“We did jump out early, got off to a good start. We shot the ball well early,” MWP coach Tony Gillispie said. “Collette hit four 3s in the first half. It was good for him to get off like that. We got good contributions from some other kids and we shared the ball better. We’ve been struggling with our assists, (and) we’ve been getting good ball movement.”
Pe Ell (1-15, 0-12) hosts Napavine on Friday in a C2BL matchup, while MWP (9-6, 6-5 league) hosts Napavine on Saturday in a league battle.

Logger Offense Struggles at Rainier
RAINIER — Onalaska had trouble scoring here Wednesday in a 40-23 C2BL loss to Rainier.
The Loggers managed just 10 points in the first half and turned the ball over 34 times in the loss.
“If you turn the ball over that many times, it’s going to be a long night. And it’s on me; I can’t put these kids in the right position to score,” Onalaska coach Dennis Bower said. “But when you score 10 points in a half you’re just setting basketball back centuries and centuries.”
Jack Beck led Onalaska with 10 points. Devin Stancil scored 14, Dillon Stancil scored 13 and Keaton Carlson scored 11 to account for 38 of the Mountaineers’ 40 points.
“They’re doing their best,” Bower said. “They’re playing hard, they practice hard, and they do all the things we ask them. We’re just in a funk right now.”
Onalaska (5-11, 3-9 league) hosts Adna on Friday and plays at Pe Ell on Saturday.

At Adna
Napavine 17 14 7 23 6 —67
Adna 12 10 18 21 5 —66
Napavine (67) — Subitch 2, D. Stanley 4, W. Stanley 14, P. Stanley 21, Purvis 9, Lantz 2, Filley 13, Kinswa 2
FG: 27 of 70 —.385 FT: 7 of 10 —.700 Reb: 40
Adna (66) — Rigdon 11, Young 32, Weed 9, Davis 8, Apperson 3, Moon 3
FG: 24 of 57 —.421 FT: 9 of 16 —.562 Reb: 25

At Mossyrock
Toledo 27 14 15 15 —71
Mossyrock 16 8 7 11 —42
Toledo (72) — Wood 2, B. Marcil 4, Hansen 6, Arroyo 12, D. Marcil 3, J. Wallace 5, R. Wallace 13, Robles 8, Farbo 5, Fuentes 5, Malunat 3, W. Wallace 2
FG: 26 of 52 —.500 FT: 13 of 20 —.650 Reb. 25 (Arroyo 6)
Mossyrock (42) — J. Gootgeld 14, E. Gootgeld 6, Johnson 5, Clevenger 11, LaMott 4, Padrick 2
FG: 17 of 53 —.321 FT: 4 of 6 —.667 Reb. 17 (Clevenger 5)

At Winlock
Wahkiakum 12 9 13 12 — 46
Winlock 11 26 18 16 — 71
Wahkiakum (46) — LaBerge 2, Brown 14, Anderson 2, Ferguson 9, Quigley 9, Beery 2, Wilson 1, Wright 5, Niemeyer 2
FG: 17 of 68 — .250 FT: 9 of 16 — .562 Rebs. 39
Winlock (71) — Whitehead 12, Dean 10, Miller 5, Richendollar 2, Ni. Patching 3, Steveson 6, Weinert 8, No. Patching 2, Hall 21, Coleman 2
FG: 28 of 72 — .388 FT: 12 of 21 — .571 Rebs. 52 (Dean 13, Hall 11)

At Randle
Pe Ell 7 11 15 13 — 46
Morton-WP 17 20 11 12 — 60
Pe Ell (46) — Jurek 16, Gutierrez 9, Smith 1, Blankenship-Todd 12, McCalden 2, Shepherd 4, Prestegord 2
FG: 20 of 57 —.350 FT: 4 of 11 —.263 Reb. 33 (Blankenship-Todd 12)
Morton-White Pass (60) — Rashoff 14, Gillispie 4, Collette 23, Lewis 8, Story 4, Salguero 7
FG: 23 of 54 —.425 FT: 8 of 14 —.571 Reb. 38 (Story, Collette 7)

At Rainier
Onalaska 6 4 6 7 —23
Rainier 7 7 17 9 —40
Onalaska (23) — Haight, Wallace, Frazier 5, Graham, Swett 5, Cooper, Wells 1, Huffman 2, Beck 10
FG: N/A FT: 3 of 8 —.375 Reb. N/A
Rainier (40) — De. Stancil 14, Beadle, Carlson 11, Di. Stancil 13, McFarland, DuCharme, Coleman 2
FG: N/A FT: 7 of 10 —.700 Reb. N/A

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