Saturday’s Boys Basketball: Toledo Sinks Winlock Late in Battle of the Cowlitz
WINLOCK — It wasn’t a win, but it was a sign that the Cardinals are getting close to their peak at the right time.
Toledo scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to pull away with a 54-47 win Saturday night in Central 2B League boys basketball action.
The Battle of the Cowlitz’s outcome, however, was the closest game between the two games since the 2008-09 season — when Winlock won both matchups and finished fifth at the State 1A tournament.
“It was very well-attended,” Winlock coach Nick Bamer said. “It’s been a long time since our gym was that full.”
Carmen Robles scored 22 points to pace Toledo, which trailed 24-23 at halftime but pulled ahead by a point heading into the final frame. The guard managed four 3-pointers and hit a pair of free throws after an offensive rebounds in the game’s final seconds for the final margin.
Reece Wallace hit a free throw to put Toledo up 3 with just under a minute left, and Winlock’s attempt at a tying 3-pointer was partially blocked. Wallace again hit a free throw, and another Cardinal 3-pointer was off the mark.
Joe Wallace then hit 1 of 2 from the stripe, and the second shot was grabbed by Robles, who hit both his shots to close it out.
Toledo held a 30-18 rebounding advantage, and went 11 of 17 from the foul line while Winlock did not attempt a free throw in the loss. Wyatt Dean led Winlock with 16 points, and Dawson Hall added 13.
Joe Wallace scored 13 and Reece Wallace added 8 for the Indians (14-4, 11-3 league). Toledo plays at Toutle Lake on Wednesday and closes out the regular season at home against Kalama on Friday.
Winlock (7-12, 5-9 league) has already sealed a spot in the District 4 2B Boys Basketball Tournament — the first playoff appearance for a Winlock football, baseball or boys basketball team during the four-year run of this year’s senior class.
“I’m just really excited that our boys get the opportunity to experience the tournament,” Bamer said. “Our district tournament is incredible. There is nothing like it and for them to have an opportunity to compete there, we’re all excited for them.”
The Cardinals are currently tied with Rainier for seventh in the 12-team C2BL, though Winlock won the teams’ head-to-head matchup. The top nine teams advance to the district tournament, which begins Feb. 7.
Winlock plays at Mossyrock on Wednesday and at Toutle Lake on Friday to wrap the regular season.
Trojans Edge Loggers 45-38
PE ELL — The Trojans forced Onalaska to fire away from outside and picked up a 45-38 win here Saturday in Central 2B League boys basketball action.
Kaleb McCalden paced Pe Ell with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Jack Beck led Onalaska with 18 points.
The Loggers went 7 of 20 from long range, but hit just five shots inside the arc.
“We were playing good solid defense,” Pe Ell coach Rich Mendes said. “They slow the game down. They’re very patient, and our defense was really patient. We didn’t let them get any sort of penetration.”
Pe Ell, meanwhile, shot 17 of 31 (55 percent) from the field, and outscored Onalaska 11-3 in the fourth quarter to win.
Trojan guard Kaelin Jurek held Onalaska’s Matt Swett to 12 points, all of which came in the first half.
“Jurek did an outstanding job on Swett,” Mendes said. “That was probably the difference.”
Pe Ell (2-16, 1-13 league) plays at Rainier on Wednesday. Onalaska (5-13, 3-11 league) plays at Napavine Wednesday.
Chinooks Shoot Past Mossyrock
MOSSYROCK — The Vikings found themselves in a big first-quarter hole and couldn’t make it out here Saturday in an 80-45 C2BL boys hoops loss to Kalama.
Cameron Walker led Kalama (11-7, 10-4 league) with 19 points. Blake Stemkoski added 15 and Daniel Gerega chipped in 14.
The Chinooks led 28-6 after a quarter.
“They came out in full-court press and we were not ready to play,” Mossyrock coach Kelly Ross said. “We weren’t getting any second-chance opportunities, and it’s tough to battle back when you’re only getting one shot and they’re getting multiple shots.”
The Chinooks went 34 of 70 from the field and grabbed 40 rebounds, while Mossyrock was 15 of 47 with 23 boards.
Evan Gootgeld led the Vikings with 14 points, and Taylen Clevenger added 12. Freshman Colton McClure, in his first varsity action, scored 6 points, as did sophomore Brennan Shriver.
Mossyrock (4-13, 2-12 league) hosts Winlock (7-11, 6-8 league) on Wednesday and closes out the season at Wahkiakum on Friday.
Ashmore, Tigers Drop Washoual
WASHOUGAL — Tyler Ashmore scored 21 points as Centralia picked up a 60-42 nonleague win over Washougal here Saturday.
Nick Edwards, a senior forward, scored 7 points with 11 rebounds, Layne Pertzborn scored 12 points and Cale Shute added 11 points and nine boards for the Tigers.
Collin Plangley, a 6-foot-3 senior averaging over 23 points a game, scored 13 to lead Washougal.
“Our focus was really about stopping their main scorer (Plangley),” Centralia coach Kyle Donahue said. “Jordan (Thomas) smothered him from endline to endline, and didn’t allow him to touch the ball very much.”
The Tigers held a 37-20 advantage on the glass, with Ashmore adding eight rebounds. Washougal shot just 15 of 50 (30 percent) from the field, and trailed 45-27 after three quarters.
The Tigers were without leading scorer Hodges Bailey, still nursing a sprained wrist suffered in Tuesday’s loss to Tumwater. Centralia (11-7, 4-3 league) plays at Aberdeen on Wednesday and at W.F. West on Friday.
Young Leads Adna Past Rainier
ADNA — Cody Young scored 26 points and the Pirates had little trouble in a 78-53 C2BL win over Rainier here Saturday night.
Young’s points came on 10 of 16 shooting from the field, and Blake Davis added 17 points on 5 of 9 shooting from behind the arc.
The Mountaineers kept it close early, trailing 18-16 after a quarter, but back-to-back 23-point frames in the second and third by Adna pushed the lead past 20 points.
Tanner Rigdon notched 17 points with 11 rebounds, and Conner Weed and Austen Apperson each added 8 for Adna.
Dillon Stancil scored 16 and Devan Stancil chipped in 14 for Rainier.
Adna (14-4, 12-2 league) can seal second place in the C2BL standings when it hosts Morton-White Pass on Wednesday.
Tigers Thrash Timberwolves
MORTON — Peyton Stanley scored 22 points to lead Napavine to a 67-51 win over Morton-White Pass here on Saturday in Central 2B League basketball action.
Jordan Purvis added 13 points and Wyatt Stanley recorded a double double with 11 points and 14 rebounds. MWP was led by Rylan Collette with 14 points, and Kade Gillispie and Carson Lewis each added 11 for the Timberwolves.
The key was the second quarter, as Napavine outscored MWP 22-9 after an even first quarter to take a 38-25 lead at halftime. That proved to be too deep a deficit for the Timberwolves to climb out of in the second half.
Napavine also had the edge on the boards, 30-19.
“Napavine was getting out of football shape the first time. They were better this time,” MWP coach Tony Gillispie said. “We played well, too, against the best team in the league. When you play an opponent that good, they might be scared to play. We were talking about switching up defenses. We switched to a zone in the second quarter and they caught fire. It was a tough matchup for us, a good game. I’m proud of the kids.”
Timberwolves Hold Off Mountaineers
RANDLE — Resuming in the second quarter, Morton-White Pass was able to find their game en route to a 52-41 win over Rainier in a Central 2B League basketball game here on Monday.
Morton-White Pass was led by Matt Poquette with 11 points, all before the game was postponed. Rylan Collette scored 7 points with a team high 12 rebounds. Rainier’s Dillon Stancil scored 15 points and brother Devan added 10.
The game resumed early in the second quarter as both teams tried to adjust to the situation, as the Timberwolves led 27-19 at halftime. Both teams were able to get into a rhythm in the second half, and MWP was able to play well and hold off a late Rainier run for the win.
“It took a little while to get going. Both teams were a little out of sync. It was just a weird set up,” MWP coach Tony Gillispie said. “In the second half, both teams started playing pretty good. They made a little run there; those two Stancil brothers can light it up. Our defense was good, we won the rebound war and our balance was really good. Overall, it was a pretty good win for us.”
Gillispie noted Isaac Salguero’s performance, in which he scored 2 points and grabbed eight boards to contribute to the victory.
MWP (11-7, 8-6 league) travels to face Adna on Wednesday in a C2BL battle.
INDIANS 54, CARDINALS 47
Toledo 9 14 13 18 —54
Winlock 15 9 11 12 —47
Toledo (54) — Hansen, J. Wallace 13, R. Wallace 8, Robles 22, Farbo, Fuentes 5
FG: 19 of 46 —.413 FT: 11 of 17 —.647 Reb. 30
Winlock (47) — Whitehead 3, Youckton, Dean 16, Miller, Patching 9, Steveson 2, Weinert 4, Hall 13, Coleman
FG: 19 of 44 —.432 FT: 0 of 0 —.000 Reb. 18 (Dean 5)
At Pe Ell
TROJANS 45, LOGGERS 38
Onalaska 12 11 12 3 — 38
Pe Ell 12 12 10 11 — 45
Onalaska (38) — Haight 1, Graham 3, Swett 12, Cooper 3, Wells 1, Beck 18
FG: 12 of 35 —.343 FT: 7 of 10 —.700 Rebs. N/A
Pe Ell (45) — Jurek 8, Gutierrez 2, Blankenship-Todd 7, McCalden 17, Shepherd 5, J. Prestegord 6
FG: 17 of 31 —.548 FT: 10 of 19 —.527 Reb. 31 (McCalden 11)
TIGERS 60, PANTHERS 42
Centralia 13 12 20 15 —60
Washougal 17 1 9 15 —42
Centralia (60) — Wason, Trevino 4, Singh 3, Baird, Pertzborn 12, Thomas 2, Ashmore 21, Shute 11, Grimm, Edwards 7
FG: 22 of 58 —.379 FT: 13 of 23 —.565 Reb. 37 (Edwards 11)
Washougal (42) — Barley 9, Plangley 13, Clackner, Pr butterfield 4, Leon 4, Murray 5, Adams 5, Miner, Deming 2
FG: 15 of 50 —.300 FT: 10 of 20 —.500 Reb. 20
CHINOOKS 80, VIKINGS 45
Kalama 28 19 4 27 —80
Mossyrock 6 13 10 16 —45
Kalama (80) — Stemkoski 15, O’Neil 6, Ross 4, Vandenberg 5, Lindsey 6, Keithley 2, Walker 19, Dyer 3, Gerega 14, Wood 6
FG: 34 of 70 —.486 FT: 5 of 7 —.714 Reb. 40 (Walker 9)
Mossyrock (45) — J. Gootgeld 2, Mendoza 5, McClure 3, E. Gootgeld 14, Johnson 2, Schriver 6, Clevenger 12, Padrick 1
FG: 15 of 47 —.319 FT: 9 of 13 —.692 Reb. 23 (Clevenger 6)
PIRATES 78, MOUNTAINEERS 53
Rainier 16 15 12 10 —53
Adna 18 23 23 14 —78
Rainier (53) — De. Stancil 14, Beadle 9, Carlson 2, Di. Stancil 15, DuCharme 6, Coleman 9
FG: 20 of 50 —.400 FT: 9 of 14 —.643 Reb. 35
Adna (78) — Rigdon 17, Young 26, Weed 8, Metzenberg 2, Davis 17, Apperson 8
FG: 31 of 63 —.492 FT: 5 of 13 —.385 Reb. 28 (Rigdon 11)