Saturday’s Prep Boys BB: Trojans Get First Win in South Bend
Trojans Top South Bend Thanks to Torrid Second Quarter
SOUTH BEND — Pe Ell secured its first win of the season here on Saturday by besting South Bend, 70-53, in a Pacific 2B League boys basketball contest.
The Trojans outscored the home team 24-7 in the second quarter to earn the advantage as the teams tied in each of the other three quarters.
Four Pe Ell players scored in double digits as the team shot 46 percent from the field and nearly 80 percent from the charity stripe. Trojan coach Chris Fitzgerald said it was the first time all season that four of his players have scored 10 or more points.
“We’ve been playing pretty well. We just can’t shoot it, but our last two games we’ve shot over 43 percent. That’s the difference,” Fitzgerald said. “And the kids seem to be playing harder because their shots are going in.”
Carson Cox notched a double-double to lead the Trojans with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
“Cox had the game of his life, I think,” said Fitzgerald.
Max Smith mustered a triple double for Pe Ell with a team-high 11 rebounds, 19 points and 10 steals.
“Smith had a monster game,” Fitzgerald said. “It seemed like any time there was something good happening he was right in the middle of it.”
Jeremiah Yost contributed 14 points to the Trojans’ tally and Dana Isham added 10 points.
Pe Ell held South Bend to just 25 percent shooting from the field and gifted them just 12 free throws on the night. What’s more, the Trojan’s dominated the glass with a 42-27 rebound advantage. Fitzgerald pointed out that many of those extra boards came on the offensive end.
Drew Rose led South Bend with 20 points.
“They’re starting to come around. It might be too little too late, but I don’t care. These kids work so hard and they needed to be rewarded somehow,” said Fitzgerald. “We’ve got two games left and we’re going to give it all we’ve got. The monkey is gone!”
Pe Ell (1-17, 1-15 league) will play at North Beach on Tuesday.
Acorns Bedevil Elks
AMANDA PARK — Oakville got the best of Lake Quinault by a score of 55-44 here Saturday in a round of 1B Coastal Division boys basketball action. With the win, the Acorns clinched a spot the district playoffs.
Oakville fell behind early but rebounded to take a 20-19 lead into the intermission. A 35 point second half allowed the visitors to leave the hometown Elks in the dust.
The Acorns shot nearly 40 percent from the field but hit only 4 of 21 long range attempts. Those shooting woes wound up a non-issue as Lake Quinault hit just 33 percent of their shots, including a dismal six of 22 mark from downtown. Helping the Acorns find the final advantage was their four-for-four mark from the charity stripe where the Elks shot just four of 13.
Anthony Boyd, an 8th grader, led the Acorns with 22 points that included a dozen points in the fourth quarter. He also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds, including six offensive boards.
CJ Holloway added 10 points for Oakville and Jacob Ristvet contributed 13 points. Ristvet also dished four assists and Holloway came away with four steals. Nathan Boyd added eight points and three assists for the winners.
Oakville (6-11, 4-5 league) will play at Taholah on Tuesday.
At South Bend
TROJANS 70, INDIANS 53
Pe Ell 7 24 18 21 —70
South Bend 7 7 18 21 —53
Pe Ell (70) — Ward 2, Smith 19, Cox 22, Isham 10, Bush 3, Yost 14
FG: 24 of 52 —.461 FT: 19 of 24 —.791 Reb: 42 (Cox 10, Smith 11)
South Bend (53) — Stanos 12, N. Stanos 2, Johnson 3, Rose 20, Ashley 10, Liskin 2, Jones 4
FG: 15 of 59 —.254 FT: 5 of 12 —.416 Reb: 27
At Amanda Park
ACORNS 55, ELKS 44
Oakville 6 14 11 24 —55
Lake Quinault 9 10 15 10 —44
Oakville (55) — Holloway 10, Ristvet 13, N. Boyd 8, Starr-Wright 2, A. Boyd 22
FG: 22 of 56 —.392 FT: 4 of 4 —1.000 Reb: N/A (A. Boyd 7)
Lake Quinault (44) — Neelin 5, Mendoza 14, Mowich 23, Ibanez 2
FG: 17 of 55 —.333 FT: 4 of 13 —.307 Reb: N/A