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Wednesday’s 2B Girls Basketball: Lee’s Triple Double Leads Napavine in District Opener

Napavine’s Melissa Lee steals the ball from Ocosta’s Kaylee Barnum during a District 4 2B girls basketball first round playoff game at Napavine on Wednesday.

DISTRICTS: Lee, Olson Combine for 67 Points in Tigers’ Win; Adna, Raymond, Wahkiakum, LCA Win in First Round

NAPAVINE — The Tigers had only two players with experience starting in a playoff basketball game prior to Wednesday’s District 4 2B Girls Basketball Tournament.

Those two, though, know their way around the playoffs.

Melissa Lee scored a career-high 38 points and notched a triple double, and Mollie Olson scored 29 points as Napavine crushed Ocosta 80-51 in the first round of the playoffs.

The outburst from the Tigers’ two stars wasn’t necessarily a surprise, according to coach Jeremy Landram.

“Well, they have to,” the coach noted. “This is the time of year where they’re going to need to step up. For seven of those kids, it’s their first time ever playing in a postseason game, and everyone got to play, so it was a pretty cool experience to get the nerves out in a game like that.”

Lee went 15 of 28 from the field and added 12 rebounds and 10 steals, while Olson was 13 of 26 from the field dished out seven assists and notched five steals.

Napavine led 25-3 after a quarter, after jumping out to a 16-0 advantage.

“We were able to jump on them, obviously,” Landram said. “We had some transition baskets to get the lead and we were able to hold on from there.”

Kristi Raffelson led Ocosta with 32 points.

The win puts Napavine (13-8), the fourth-place team out of the Central 2B League, in the tournament quarterfinals on Saturday against Raymond at a time and site to be determined.

“You always want to start out with a win. The goal is to stay on the right side of the bracket as long as possible,” Landram said. “We’ve definitely got our work cut out for us on Saturday.”
Gulls Fly Past Toledo

RAYMOND — The Pacific 2B League’s top seed opened up an early lead and never looked back here Wednesday night in a 71-41 win to open the District 4 2B Girls Basketball Tournament.

Raymond led Toledo 20-6 after a quarter and held a 19-point advantage at halftime. The Gulls shot 44 percent from the field in the win.

“They’re kind of a drive-and-kick team, so we went out and tried to challenge the shot,” Toledo coach J.B. Ewers said. “They were real effective getting into the paint and hitting some elbow jumpers, so they shot the ball really well — and we just did not handle the ball very well.”

Anna Tauscher played all 32 minutes and led Toledo with 18 points.

Aubree Gardner led Raymond (19-2) with 20 points and Cydney Flemetis added 18.

Toledo (6-15) plays Ocosta Thursday night at 8 p.m. in a loser-out district game in Rochester. Raymond plays Napavine in the district quarterfinals on Saturday at a time and site to be determined.

Mules Dominate Pe Ell in Opener

CATHLAMET — Peyton Souvenir was within shouting distance of a quadruple-double and Central 2B League champion Wahkiakum wasted little time in a 72-17 win over Pe Ell here Wednesday to open the District 4 2B Girls Basketball Tournament.

Souvenir scored 23 points with 12 rebounds, eight steals and eight assists to pace the Mules, while Savannah Burdick added 20 points.

“They’re a good team all the way around,” Pe Ell coach Chris Phelps said. “They’re very fluid and they do a lot of things well. They always seem to find the open man.”

The Mules led 22-4 after a quarter. Alli Justice led the Trojans with 4 points, and Dakota Brooks grabbed seven rebounds.

Pe Ell (5-16) plays Toutle Lake at 6:30 p.m. in Montesano on Thursday night in a loser-out consolation game. Wahkiakum (20-0) plays North Beach in the district quarterfinals on Saturday at a time and site to be determined.
Adna Crushes South Bend

ADNA — The Pirates scored 24 points in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating South Bend 71-23 here in the first round of the District 4 2B girls basketball tournament on Wednesday night.

Devanie Kleemeyer scored 31 points with nine rebounds to lead the Pirates, and Kenya Lorton added 22 points. Karley Reidinger led the Indians with 14 points.

Adna led 42-13 at halftime and cruised in the second half.

“We got off to a hot start. Those two (Kleemeyer and Lorton) had great games,” Adna coach Chris Bannish said. “The defense by Payton Aselton was good on Redinger. Devanie had her best game of the season tonight.”

Adna (20-2) faces Ilwaco on Saturday in the tournament quarterfinals, at a time and place to be determined.
LCA Holds Off Mossyrock

TACOMA — The Vikings fell behind in the middle quarter and couldn’t quite catch up here Wednesday in a 46-40 loss to Life Christian in the first round of the District 4 2B Girls Basketball Tournament.

Ava Nelson led Mossyrock with 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Lainee Grose chipped in 12 points.

The Vikings led 15-12 after a quarter, but were outscored 27-15 over the two middle frames.

“The execution really dropped off in the second half,” Mossyrock coach Darin Bullock said. “We had some unforced turnovers, were not making crisp passes, and just things that typically we don’t necessarily do all the time just kind of came out to bite us.”

Freshman Landyn Lovelady paced the Eagles with 16 points.

Mossyrock (10-9) faces Northwest Christian (Lacey) on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. in a loser-out consolation game in Rochester.

Note: In other District 4 2B girls tournament action, Ilwaco defeated Onalaska 69-21 and North Beach beat Toutle Lake 42-40. Kalama also thumped Northwest Christian, 81-32, with a school-record 12 3-pointers. Check out the district bracket here.
At Napavine

TIGERS 80, WILDCATS 51

Ocosta        3  12  11  25 —51

Napavine 25  18  16  21 —80

Napavine (80) — Bruneau 1, Sevilla 3, Olson 29, Snaza 7, Williams 2, Lee 38

FG: 32 of 72 —.444 FT: 12 of 24 —.500 Reb. 26 (Lee 12)

Ocosta (51) — Er. Snider 5, Denny 7, Barnum 4, Em. Snider 3, Raffelson 32

FG: N/A FT: 13 of 18 —.722 Reb. N/A
At Raymond

SEAGULLS 71, INDIANS 41

Toledo        6  11   15   9 —41

Raymond 20  16   18 17 —71

Toledo (41) — Holmes 2, Bacon 7, Tauscher 18, Richardson 6, Tyner 2, Schaplow 6

FG: 17 of 46 —.369 FT: 4 of 7 —.571 Reb. 23 (Tyner 4)

Raymond (71) — Williams 7, Mora 6, Collins 13, Gardner 20, Newman 7, Flemetis 18

FG: 27 of 61 —.442 FT: 9 of 22 —.409 Reb. N/A
At Cathlamet

MULES 72, TROJANS 17

Pe Ell              4   4   0   9 —17

Wahkiakum 22 19 21 10 —72

Pe Ell (17) — Justice 4, Davis 3, Zock 2, Blankenship 2, Brooks 2, Elliott 2, McCarty 2 FG: 8 of 36 —.222 FT: 1 of 6 —.167 Reb. 21 (Brooks 7)

Wahkiakum (72) — Ashe 6, Fluckinger 5, Souvenir 23, Mace 8, Elliott 6, Burdick 20, Hanson 2, Merz 2

FG: 31 of 75 —.413 FT: 2 of 9 —.222 Reb. 42 (Souvenir 12)
At Adna

PIRATES 71, INDIANS 23

South Bend 11   2   5   5 —23

Adna            24 18 17 12 —71

South Bend (23) — Sanchez 5, Reidinger 14, Rohr 4

FG: 10 of 33 —.303 FT: 1 of 3 —.333 Reb. 24

Adna (71) — Glover 2, Lorton 22, Pannette 2, Humphrey 4, Aselton 2, Foster 2, Kleemeyer 31, Elwood 4, Trotter 2

FG: 29 of 75 —.386 FT: 7 of 10 —.700 Reb. 35 (Kleemeyer 9)
At Tacoma

EAGLES 46, VIKINGS 40

Mossyrock      15   7   8 10 —40

Life Christian 12 12 15   7 —46

Mossyrock (40) — Fried 4, Grose 12, Moorcroft 7, Nelson 15, Carlson 2

FG: 15 of 46 —.326 FT: 10 of 17 —.588 Reb. 37 (Nelson 12)

Life Christian (46) — Lovelady 16, Taff 3, Yun 11, Turner 9, Donaldson 7

FG: 18 of 48 —.375 FT: 7 of 11 —.636 Reb. 31 (Yun 10)

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