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Wednesday’s Boys Basketball: W.F. West Too Much for Battle Ground

Images from a nonleague boys basketball game between W.F. West and Battle Ground at W.F. West High School in Chehalis on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

By Matt Baide
mbaide@chronline.com
W.F. West made productive runs to start the first and third quarters to help earn a 63-48 win over Battle Ground in a nonleague boys basketball game Wednesday in Chehalis.
Jordan Thomas led the Bearcats with 13 points, despite missing a big chunk of the first half after picking up a pair of early fouls.
Brandon White recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Bryce Dobyns added 10 points.
The Bearcats shot 47.5 percent from the field while Battle Ground only converted 28.9 percent of its field goals.
W.F. West coach Chris White thought his team did a nice job guarding Battle Ground’s 6-foot-8 freshman, Kaden Perry.
“The big guy (Perry) was definitely a threat and I thought we did a good job of trying to tag him early and be aware of where he was at,” White said. “I was really proud of my post players on how they defended. We had some turmoil with Jordan Thomas getting some early foul trouble, but I thought the guys rallied off the bench real well to help pick up the slack and have a good first half.”
The Bearcats started the game on an 8-0 run and eventually led 16-7 after a quarter, and then 35-26 at halftime.
W.F. West made another run to start the third quarter, this time a 9-0 streak, to push its lead to double digits.
Battle Ground made a run of their own to start the fourth quarter and cut the lead back to single digits, but W.F. West converted a few easy layups to put the game away.
“We got a little too cute in the fourth quarter. We were trying to do a few little sets, things that weren’t really repped at practice. The fact that we hadn’t repped it yet kind of showed,” White said. “We couldn’t learn on the fly quite as well as we’d hoped. It’ll come with maturity and the more we rep stuff, we’ll be good. It’s nice to have a little bit of a cushion to do some experimenting like that.”
W.F. West (5-1) hosts Capital on Tuesday in a nonleague game.

Hornets Hold Off Centralia in Second Half
WHITE RIVER — The Tigers got a big game out of Tyler Ashmore, but couldn’t quite keep up with White River in the second half of a 55-49 nonleague loss here Wednesday night.
Ashmore, a senior forward, scored 27 points to led Centralia in scoring.
“Tyler was solid inside for us,” Tiger coach Kyle Donahue said. “We got the ball into him quite a few times, and he really posted up hard, went to the basket hard, and finished well for us.”
Ben Janssan added 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Centralia.
The Tigers were playing their first game in eight days, and came out of the gate a bit slow. White River led 18-17 after a low-scoring first half.
“The last couple games we just haven’t got going right away,” Donahue said. “So the second half we just talked about taking care of some little things, cleaning up the execution and cleaning up the boards.”
Centralia held a 27-25 advantage on the glass, but White River’s 20-point third quarter provided just enough cushion to hold off the Tigers.
Bryan Charest led White River with 22 points.
Centralia (1-3) hosts Washougal on Friday and plays at Steilacoom on Saturday.

Warriors Fall to Beavers
ROCHESTER — Rochester was unable to get its offense going against Woodland on Wednesday, as the Beavers won 60-46 in a nonleague boys basketball game.
Jarrett Smith led the Warriors with 11 points and seven rebounds. Riley Erickson and Keegan Goldrick each added 8 points.
Woodland led 15-12 after one quarter, but Rochester only managed 7 points in the second quarter to allow Woodland a 29-19 lead at halftime.
“We’re just inconsistent. It’s not early anymore, it’s about time teams are looking to be in midseason form. We’re not shooting the ball well and we’re not consistent with about every aspect of the game,” Rochester coach Mark Goldrick said. “Every game so far, there’s a quarter or two where we don’t put up the numbers where we need to. That combination is not going to win you any basketball games.”
Goldrick noted the solid play of Smith, who shot 5 of 7 from the field, as a bright spot.
Rochester (3-3) is back on the court on Saturday, playing at rival Tenino in a nonleague game.

Young Leads Adna Past Rainier
ADNA — Cody Young scored 24 points, and Adna had little trouble with Rainier in a 58-34 Central 2B League boys hoops win here on Wednesday.
The Pirates led 19-3 after a quarter. Austen Apperson added 9 points and Lyle Metzenberg chipped in with 8 for Adna, which shot 25 of 48 (52 percent) from the field.
Ethan MacFarland led Rainier with 9 points.
Adna (5-1) hosts Morton-White Pass on Thursday.

At Chehalis
BEARCATS 63, TIGERS 48
Battle Ground 7 19 6 16 — 48
W.F. West 16 19 15 13 — 63
Battle Ground (48) — McCormic 2, Laine 8, Hunter-Holliday 4, Beall 14, Barton 5, Perry 9, Parker 6
FG: 22 of 76 —.289 FT: 10 of 12 —.833 Reb: 27
W.F. West (63) — Yarter 5, Dobyns 10, Baker 7, Thomas 13, B. White 12, C. White 8, Cooper 8
FG: 29 of 61 —.475 FT: 10 of 13 —.769 Reb: 31 (B. White 10)

At White River
HORNETS 55, TIGERS 49
Centralia 7 10 16 16 —49
White River 8 10 20 17 —55
Centralia (49) — Wasson 3, Ajoge 2, Emmons 2, Janssan 10, Baird 1, Ashmore 27, Grimm 4
FG: 20 of 61 —.328 FT: 6 of 9 —.667 Reb. 27 (Janssan 7)
White River (55) — Stroschein 2, Flanigan 12, Howard 9, Charest 22, Phillips, Wallen 6, Voellger 4
FG: 18 of 56 —.321 FT: 14 of 18 —.778 Reb. 25

At Rochester
BEAVERS 60, WARRIORS 46
Woodland 15 14 21 10 — 60
Rochester 12 7 11 16 — 46
Woodland (60) — Bishop 21, Flanagan 15, T. Flanagan 12, Harsh 7, Lewellen 3, Hanson 2
FG: N/A FT: 4 of 5 — .800 Reb: N/A
Rochester (46) — Smith 11, Erickson 8, Goldrick 8, Carpio 6, Lollar 5, Robinson 2, Hansen 2, Riley 2
FG: 18 of 49 — .367 FT: 6 of 12 — .500 Reb: 37 (Smith, Lollar 7)

At Adna
PIRATES 58, MOUNTAINEERS 34
Adna 19 16 15 8 —58
Rainier 3 4 12 15 —34
Adna (58) — Apperson 9, Young 24, Metzenberg 8, Davis 2, Fay 7, Moon 4, Ingle 4
FG: 25 of 48 —.521 FT 1 of 2 —.500 Reb. N/A
Rainier (34) — Eygabroad 8, MacFarland 9, Holmes 6, Ashby 2, DuCharme 3, Coleman 4, Galbraith 2
FG: 14 of 42 —.333 FT: 2 of 5 —.400 Reb. N/A

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