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Wednesday’s 2B Boys Basketball: Toledo Avoids Upset, Defeats Northwest Christian

Images from Toledo’s 57-42 win over Northwest Christian in a first round playoff game of the District 4 2B boys basketball tournament at Toledo on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

ROUND 1: Toledo, Napavine, Adna All Move into District Quarterfinals
By The Chronicle
TOLEDO — Northwest Christian gave Toledo all it could handle on Wednesday night, but the Indians were able to come from behind to win 57-42 here in the first round of the District 4 2B Boys Basketball Tournament.
Joe Wallace led Toledo with 18 points, while Reece Wallace chipped in 16.
Carmen Robles was the other Indian in double figures with 12 points and Junior Arroyo snagged a team-high 13 rebounds.
The Navigators — the sixth-place team out of the Pacific 2B League — led 14-13 after a quarter and held the same tenuous advantage, 32-31, going into the final frame.
“We just couldn’t get any momentum to begin with,” Toledo coach Grady Fallon said. “They made shots and we didn’t. I don’t know what it was about that first quarter. I don’t feel like we were taking bad shots; they just weren’t falling I guess.”
Toledo shot just 39 percent from the field but managed to get to the line a whopping 29 times, hitting 16 of those attempts. The Navigators, Fallon added, presented a few issues on the defensive end.
“I think their length and aggressiveness on defense (hurt),” Fallon noted. “I don’t know if we were lax or what. I don’t know. It was frustrating.”
Reece Wallace hit a 3-pointer from the corner to give Toledo the lead, and the Indians rallied with 26 points to win going away.
“I said ‘They’re not going to keep shooting like this.’ We have to just have faith in the long game and stuff we practiced. Our shots will fall,” Fallon said. “They played hard, I’ve got to give them credit. They didn’t back down.”
Noah Phillips led the Navigators with 12 points and Tyler Fox added 10 points.
Toledo (17-4) will face rival Winlock on Saturday in the district quarterfinals, at a time and site to be determined.

Winlock Upsets Ilwaco
ILWACO — Winlock came into hostile territory on Wednesday night as the lower seed, but left Ilwaco with a 49-46 upset win in the first round of the District 4 2B tournament.
Winlock’s Carter Whitehead and Wyatt Dean each scored 11 points for the Cardinals. Ilwaco was led by Zac Tapio’s 22 points.
Nicholas Patching hit four free throws to keep the Cardinals ahead late in the game.
After a Tapio 3-pointer to cut the lead to 1, Dawson Hall was fouled and made both of his free throws. Ilwaco’s attempt at a game-tying 3-pointer was off the mark, enabling Winlock to move on to the quarterfinals.
“We battled. It’s a long trip to Ilwaco and for us to come off the bus and perform in that atmosphere, we really brought it,” Winlock coach Nick Bamer said. “It was a packed and hostile gym. We had quite a few fans show up and the band was there. Our guys played with a lot of energy and emotion.”
Bamer noted Whitehead’s performance was a huge lift, and Jayce Coleman’s minutes off the bench in the third quarter while Winlock was in foul trouble were a key.
Winlock (9-13) plays rival Toledo in the District 4 quarterfinals on Saturday at time and site to be determined.

Pirates Not Too Rusty to Thump Ocosta
ADNA — The Pirates may have been a bit rusty after a few snow days, but it didn’t show up in the final score.
Adna scored 21 points in the first quarter and 25 in the third to rout Ocosta, 75-42, here Wednesday in the first round of the District 4 2B Boys Basketball Tournament.
Blake Davis went 4 of 8 from long range and scored 20 points to lead a quartet of Pirates in double figures. Tanner Rigdon and Cody Young each added 12, and Conner Weed scored 10 for the Pirates.
“It seems like we’d had a couple days off, and we did,” Adna coach Luke Salme said. “I look at the stats and they’re not glaringly bad. We shot it alright, but we didn’t play our A-game.
“But when you’re in districts, if you get a ‘W’ and move to the right, you’re not too disappointed,” he added.
Zach Allton led Ocosta with 14 points.
Adna (17-4) plays Chief Leschi on Saturday at a time and place to be determined in the district quarterfinals. Ocosta plays Morton-White Pass on Friday night in a loser-out consolation game in Rochester.

Tigers Down Improved Loggers
NAPAVINE — Onalaska gave Central 2B League champion Napavine a run for its money early on, but the Tigers rallied in the second quarter and powered through to a 57-36 win here Wednesday in the first round of the District 4 2B Boys Basketball Tournament.
Napavine, which beat Onalaska 62-30 exactly one week earlier, led just 15-14 after a quarter.
“They looked really good tonight,” Tiger coach Rex Stanley said. “The first two times we played them we were able to just turn them over, and tonight they did a lot better job of taking care of it.”
Austin Filley led Napavine with 16 points and Peyton Stanley added 15. Wyatt Stanley scored 6 points with a game-high 11 rebounds.
Noah Lantz, inserted into the starting lineup for an injured Dawson Stanley, contributed 8 points and played well, the coach added.
Jack Beck led Onalaska with 9 points.
Napavine (19-0) plays Kalama on Saturday at a time and site to be determined in the district quarterfinals. Onalaska (5-15) plays Raymond Thursday night in Montesano at 6:30 p.m. in a loser-out consolation game.

Chief Leschi Takes Down Morton-White Pass
PUYALLUP — Morton-White Pass had a lead in the second quarter, but Chief Leschi used a few runs to distance itself and earn a 65-51 win here in the first round of the District 4 tournament.
Kaleb Rashoff led MWP with 12 points and eight rebounds, and Carson Lewis and Tristan Storey added 10 points each.
Kahea Baker led Chief Leschi with 20 points. Ecko Aughkopinee added 16 and Yahola Gower scored 15.
Morton-White Pass led 27-24 with about a minute left in the second quarter, but the Warriors closed the half on an 11-0 run and didn’t trail again.
The Timberwolves had 16 turnovers
“It was the little things. We didn’t block out and missed some lay-ins that could have changed the game,” MWP coach Tony Gillispie said. “We talked about the little things, and that was the difference in the game.”
Gillispie noted that Storey, who came off the bench and added five rebounds, played well.
MWP (12-9) will face Ocosta at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Rochester in a loser-out consolation game.

Note: Check out an up-to-date district bracket here.

NW Christian 14 8 10 10 —42
Toledo             13 7 11 26 —57
Northwest Christian (42) — Fox 10, Kosierowski 2, Sinclair 7, Dominguez 7, Phillips 12, McNair 4
FG: 18 of 41 —.439 FT: 2 of 3 —.666 Reb. 24
Toledo (57) — Wood 1, Hansen 2, D. Marcil 1, R. Wallace 16, Arroyo 5, J. Wallace 18, Robles 12, Fuentes 2
FG: 17 of 44 —.386 FT: 16 of 29 —.552 Reb. 32 (Arroyo 13)

Winlock 4 19 9 17 —49
Ilwaco    5 10 14 17 —46
Winlock (49) — Whitehead 11, Dean 11, Miller 2, Ni. Patching 8, Steveson 6, Hall 8, Coleman 3
FG: 18 of 51 —.352 FT: 8 of 12 —.666 Rebs. 31 (Dean 8)
Ilwaco (46) — Tapio 22, Woods 5, Kaino 6, Bannister 8, Glenn 5
FG: 13 of 65 —.200 FT: 13 of 19 —.684 Rebs. 31

Ocosta 9 12 12  9 —42
Adna  21 15 25 14 —75
Ocosta (42) — Bailey 2, Alton 14, Hatton 2, Beck 7, Mitby 5, Dueber 10, Wardlow 2
FG: 18 of 45 —.400 FT: 3 of 7 —.428 Reb. 19
Adna (75) — Rigdon 12, Young 12, Weed 10, Davis 20, Fay 2, Terry 5, Apperson 5, Moon 1, Ashley 6, Dunnigan 2
FG: 26 of 52 —.500 FT: 15 of 24 —.625 Reb. 29

Onalaska 14 7 4 11 —36
Napavine 15 22 10 10 —57
Onalaska (36) — Haight 5, Frazier 3, Swett 8, Cooper 4, Lawrence 3, Huffman 4, Beck 9
FG: 12 of 36 —.333 FT: 8 of 8 —1.000 Reb. 23 (Huffman 7)
Napavine (57) — W. Stanley 6, Van Wyck 2, P. Stanley 15, Purvis 2, Lantz 8, Filley 16, Kinswa 8
FG: 27 of 59 —.457 FT: 1 of 5 —.200 Reb. 32 (W. Stanley 11)

Morton-WP 16 12 13 11 —51
Chief Leschi 17 18 11 19 —65
Morton-White Pass (51) — Morris 1, Rashoff 12, Gillispie 3, Collette 9, Elkins 6, Lewis 10, Storey 10
FG: 19 of 48 —.395 FT: 4 of 7 —.571 Reb. 31 (Rashoff 8)
CL (65) — D. Gower 2, Y. Gower 15, Baker 20, Aughkopinee 16, Irvin 9, Whitford 3
FG: 27 of 61 —.442 FT: 5 of 10 —.500 Reb. 23 (Whitford 8)

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