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Monday’s Prep Girls Basketball: Tigers Pull Away From MWP in Second Half

Images from a girls basketball game between Napavine and M.W.P Monday night at Napavine High School.

Tigers Pull Away From MWP in Second Half

NAPAVINE — Three Tigers scored in double figures, and Napavine pulled away in the second half to beat Morton-White Pass 44-33 here Monday night in Central 2B League girls hoops action.

Chloe Stewart led Napavine with 13 points and added eight rebounds. Sydney Purvis scored 12 with eight boards, and Rae Sisson tallied 12 points and played well defensively against MWP guard Jacie Dunlap, according to Napavine coach Shane Schutz.

“The Dunlap kid worked extremely hard to get her 16 points,” Schutz said. “She’s a good player.”

Riley Beeson played well on both ends of the floor, Schutz added, notching five points with 11 rebounds with six coming on the offensive end.

The Tigers held a 21-20 lead at halftime, but limited MWP to 13 points after the break. The Timberwolves shot just 8 of 41 from the field (20 percent).

Napavine (6-13, 3-6 league) closes out the regular season at Toledo on Wednesday. Morton-White Pass (1-18, 0-9 league) plays at Napavine on the same night to finish the season.


Baldwin Leads Pe Ell Past North Beach

PE ELL — The stakes were high here Monday night, and the Trojans delivered in a 36-27 win over North Beach.

The win puts Pe Ell and the Hyaks in a near-tie for seventh place in the Pacific 2B League girls basketball standings — and sets the teams up for a potential tie for the final P2BL bid into the District 4 2B Girls Basketball Tournament.

“I’m extremely proud of how these young women played today to carry out the game plan,” Pe Ell coach Chris Phelps said. “And kudos to them for taking the next step towards where we want to be.”

Carolann Baldwin led the way for the Trojans, scoring 16 points with nine rebounds and going 8 of 8 at the foul line — including hitting all six of her attempts in the fourth quarter.

“She played outstanding tonight,” Phelps noted.

North Beach beat the Trojans 45-24 in Ocean Shores back on January 10, and Phelps said sticking to the defensive game plan helped his team turn things around in the second matchup.

“Defensively tonight we were outstanding,” he said. “Offensively we’re still getting there, but we are doing things better, night in and night out.”

Charlie Carper added 10 points for Pe Ell. Lauren Cox led North Beach with 12 points.

Pe Ell (5-14, 5-12 league) plays at Willapa Valley (15-3, 13-3 league) on Wednesday. North Beach (5-13, 5-11 league) plays at Chief Leschi (8-10, 5-10 league) and at Raymond (10-7, 9-6 league) to finish the regular season.

If the teams finish tied for seventh place, they’ll play on Saturday to determine the final P2BL berth into the district tournament.


Cardinals Can’t Get Over Toutle Lake

WINLOCK — Toutle Lake overcame a two-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter in order to escape with a 39-37 victory over the Cardinals here Monday night in Central 2B League girls basketball action.

After falling behind 22-19 in the first half Winlock outscored the Ducks 11-6 in the third quarter to claim the momentary lead but missed shots and turnovers down the stretch allowed the game to get away.

Winlock coach Tori Nelson said her team even managed to get to the free throw line with 11 second left and a chance to tie the game before the rim proved unkind and the turnover bug bit again at the most inopportune time.

“We had a shot at a district spot on the line and we blew it,” said Winlock coach Tori Nelson.

The Cardinals managed to shoot better than their foes from the field and the charity stripe but a heap of turnovers proved too much to overcome.

“In the first half I was pretty excited. We got down by nine and Addison (Hall) got her third foul so we had to sit her. That’s a scary thing because she scores a lot of our points but we actually cut the lead from 9-3,” noted Nelson. “In the second half, I think we have a lack of experience playing in close games and that hurt us.”

Hall led Winlock with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Elizabeth Wolf added six points for the Cardinals and Azhia Camps scored five points.

Casey Wentz and Keeley Studebaker-Smith led Toutle Lake with 11 points each.

On Saturday Winlock defeated Three Rivers Christian by a score of 46-23.

Winlock (5-14, 1-8 league) will host Rainier on Wednesday.


Toledo Takes Mossyrock to the Crusher

MOSSYROCK — The Vikings managed to make just four shots from the field here Monday night as they fell hard to Toledo by a score of 62-16 in C2BL action.

Mossyrock coach Autumn Moorcraft said the problems were myriad for her team.

“They pressed us. We didn’t show up. We didn’t come out ready to play. They played tough defense and we could not score offensively, sometimes at all,” said Moorcroft. “On the defensive end since our shots weren’t falling we had trouble getting back to stop the ball.”’

Kal Scaplow led all scorers with 23 points for Toledo. Marina Smith added 10 points for the winners.

Toledo led 34-8 by halftime, and blanked the Vikings in the fourth quarter.

“Andee Nelson, Maddie Vigre, and Faith Mulligan all played pretty hard for us tonight,” noted Moorcroft. “And then in the second half Jolee Hadaller played great defense on Schaplow.”

Nelson led Mossyrock with 10 points.

Mossyrock (7-11, 5-4 league) will host Adna on Wednesday for Senior Night. Toledo (13-6, 6-3 league) hosts Napavine on Wednesday.


Wahkiakum Whacks Pirates

ADNA — Everyone knows that Cathlamet is a tough place to play. On Monday the Mules proved that they can be a handful on the road as well as they defeated the Pirates here by a score of 68-44.

Adna coach Chris Bannish noted that his team trailed by only six points with a few minutes remaining in the second quarter. That’s when the Mules took advantage of a string of Adna miscues and never looked back.

“Our inability to take care of the ball a couple of times turned into layins for them,” said Bannish, who counted two dozen turnovers for his team. “I thought we played really hard. The girls know we got beat in two areas — not getting back in transition and not getting matched up. Just a two minute stretch against team like this and it’s a 10-0 run.”

Wahkiakum attempted 65 field goals and knocked down 40 percent while Adna got up just 48 shots and made a third of their attempts.

Ellie Leitz scored a game-high 15 points for the Mules while Macie Elliott added 11 points and Paige Mace scored 10.

Payton Aselton scored 12 to lead Adna. Ruby Bower chipped in 10.

Adna (14-5, 7-2 league) will play at Mossyrock on Wednesday.


Bearcats Elevate Over Eagles

ELMA — W.F. West defeated the Eagles 74-51 here Monday night in a late season non-league matchup between two girls basketball teams who are hoping to make noise in the playoffs.

Madi Haakenson led the Bearcats with 22 points while Annika Waring added 18 points and Courtney Bennett chipped in 15.

W.F. West coach Tom Kelly credited Bennett for leading her team down the court in a relentless effort to pick up fast break points.

“I thought they got a little tired and kind of ran out of gas in the fourth quarter because of it,” Kelly said.

It wasn’t only the players who scored points who earned a nod from their coach.

“The one that I thought played really well was Maggie Vadala,” Kelly said. “She had one point but she had deflections, she had steals and all that stuff. Plus she ran the point for us.”

W.F. West (11-5, 5-1 conference) will play at Tumwater on Wednesday night and can move into a tie for first in the league standings with a win.


At Napavine


Morton-WP 10 10 6 7 —33

Napavine    10 11 10 13 —44

Morton-White Pass (33) — Dunlap 16, Collette 2, Smathers 11, Linder 2, Davis 2

FG: 8 of 41 —.195 FT: 13 of 17 —.765 Reb. N/A

Napavine (44) — Beeson 5, Sisson 12, Fagerness 1, Stewart 13, Marcial 1, Purvis 12

FG: 17 of 51 —.333 FT: 9 of 20 —.450 Reb. N/A


At Pe Ell

N.Beach 8 5 7 7 —27

Pe Ell      8 11 8 9 —36

North Beach (27) — Herbrand 3, Desamours 4, Eang 2, Langston 2, Cox 12, Carcaise 4

FG: 9 of 39 —.231 FT: 8 of 14 —.571 Reb. 21

Pe Ell (36) — Hill 2, Davis 4, Ward 4, Baldwin 16, Carper 10

FG: 13 of 49 —.266 FT: 8 of 11 —.727 Reb. 30 (Baldwin 9)


At Winlock


Toutle Lake 12 10 6 11 —39

Winlock 10 9 11 7 —37

Toutle Lake (39) — Donald 4, Grabenhorst 8, Wentz 11, Byman 3, Hald 2, Studebaker-Smith 11

FG: 15 of 45 —.333 FT: 5 of 10—.500 Reb: 18

Winlock (37) — Jones 3, Wolfe 6, Lofberg 5, Camps 3, Hall 20

FG: 12 of 33 —.363 FT: 12 of 16—.750 Reb: 23 (Hall 10)


At Mossyrock


Toledo    16 18 21 8 —62

Mossyrock 6 2 8 0 —16

Toledo (62) — Holmes 6, Madill 5, Cline-Maier 2, H. Holmes 4, Clark 2, Smith 10, Schaplow 23, Spahr 8, Langhaim 2

FG: 28 of 63 —.444 FT: 4 of 8 —.500 Reb: N/A

Mossyrock (16) — Lovan 2, Nelson 10, E. Edgar 2, Vigre 2

FG: 4 of 39 —.102 FT: 7 of 11 —.636 Reb: 15 (Nelson 6)


At Adna


Wahkiakum 13 19 19 17 —68

Adna            7 11 12 14 —44

Wahkiakum (68) — Fluckiger 7, Ashe 7, Mace 10, Kerstetter 2, Elliott 11, Merz 6, E. Leitz 15, A. Watkins 1, K. Watkins 6, Niemeyer 3

FG: 26 of 65 —.400 FT: 10 of 19 —.526 Reb: N/A

Adna (48) — Bower 10, E. Sliva 8, Aselton 12, VonMoos 4, Meister 5, Trotter 5

FG: 16 of 48 —.333 FT: 8 of 14 —.571 Reb: 29 (Meister 8)

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