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Tuesday’s Boys Basketball: Adna Falls to Kalama

By The Chronicle

KALAMA — Kalama held Adna to single digits in the second and third quarter to open up a lead and cruise to a 61-44 win in a Central 2B League boys basketball game here on Tuesday.

Austen Apperson scored 17 points to lead the Pirates. Braden Thomas chipped in six points and Lyle Metzenberg and Trevor Minkoff each tallied six points.

Jackson Esary led the Chinooks with 16 points. Parker Wood totaled 13 points and Alex Dyer had 12.

The Pirates struggled offensively, shooting 34 percent from the field while Kalama knocked down 48 percent of their shots.

“We were OK defensively. They hit shots that they didn’t hit against us earlier in the season. It was senior night and they came out guns blazing,” Adna coach Luke Salme said. “Offensively, we were awful. We turned it over way too much. At this point in the season, I’ve got to do a better job. We weren’t able to keep them in the 40s and we still really struggled to score.”

Kalama led just 17-16 after one quarter, but held Adna to six points in the second quarter to take a 27-22 lead into halftime.

The Chinooks really created some distance in the third quarter, outscoring Adna 15-5 to pull away and cruise to victory in the fourth quarter.

“We’ve gotta find a way to put more points on the board. That’s been our achilles heel for this second half stretch,” Salme said.

Adna (13-6, 6-3) travels to Winlock on Thursday for the regular season finale.

Hyaks Edge Trojans

OCEAN SHORES — North Beach shot 50 percent from the field to earn a 66-53 win over Pe Ell in a Pacific 2B League boys basketball game here on Tuesday.

Jeremiah Yost had a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards for the Trojans. Max Smith scored 12 points and Carson Cox was also in double figures with 10.

Marcus Pope tallied 18 points to lead the Hyaks and Chance Beck chipped in 17 points.

Pe Ell shot 35 percent from the field but outrebounded North Beach 32-22.

“North Beach is a tough place to play. We were flat. We never got going and we couldn’t keep up. It seemed like we were a step behind,” Pe Ell coach Chris Fitzgerald said. “At times, we played extremely good defense. We didn’t play our best game by any means.”

North Beach led 32-25 at halftime and scored 17 points in each the third and fourth quarter to hold off Pe Ell for the win.

Pe Ell (1-18, 1-16) hosts Willapa Valley on senior night on Thursday.

Mules Kick Past Vikings

MOSSYROCK — The Vikings scored just nine points in the second half to allow Wahkiakum to dominate the half en route to a 69-27 win in a Central 2B League boys basketball game here on Tuesday.

Aiden Weist scored 11 points, all in the first half, to lead the Vikings. Duece Kolb added 10 points.

Luke Brown led all scorers with 18 points and Logan LaBerge added 13 points for the Mules.

Mossyrock led for almost the entire first half until the Mules hit a late shot to gain a 19-18 advantage at halftime.

It was all Wahkiakum in the second half, outscoring Mossyrock 50-9.

“It was a very physical game. A lot of the physicality was let go in the first half but in the second half, those things were fouls and we didn’t adjust to it,” Mossyrock coach Jordan Hunter said. “Wahkiakum has some big boys. We could not stay in front of anybody, We were fouling kids in front of the rim. That’s not going to work.”

Mossyrock (0-18, 0-9) hosts Morton-White Pass on Thursday on senior night.

T-Wolves Thrash Rainier

MORTON — Morton-White Pass held Rainier to zero points in the second quarter to pull away from Rainier for a 43-24 win in a Central 2B League boys basketball game here on Tuesday.

Dylan Richards recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Hayden Young led the T-Wolves with 18 points and Kaleb Rashoff added 10 boards and seven points.

Wyatt Coleman led the Mountaineers with eight points.

Rainier made just nine field goals all game and were outrebounded by MWP, 39-36.

MWP led 13-9 after one quarter, but the T-Wolves blanked Rainier in the second quarter to lead 28-9 at halftime. Each team scored 15 points in the second half.

“I thought defensively, we executed our game plan really well. We did a lot of good things. Defensively, we played excellent but gave up a couple too many rebounds,” MWP coach Chad Cramer said. “Offensively, Hayden Young, he shot the ball well and did a lot of good things.”

Cramer applauded the performance of Gavyn Higdon, noting his great communication on defense and setting the tone for the team.

MWP (11-8, 3-6) travels to Mossyrock on Thursday for the final league game of the season.

Tigers Outlast Cardinals

NAPAVINE — Dawson Stanley hit the go ahead shot with 25 seconds left and Winlock wasn’t able to get a good shot off late as the Tigers held on for a 46-45 win in a Central 2B League boys basketball game here on Tuesday.

Stanley totaled 20 points and Keith Olson added 12 points. Ben Woodrum had a team high eight rebounds.

Bryce Cline led all scorers with 26 points and added six rebounds for Winlock. Noah Patching and Landon Tiemens each tallied six points.

The Cardinals won the rebounding battle 45-22, but Napavine knocked down 47 percent of their field goals while Winlock converted just 29 percent of their shots.

Napavine led 10-8 after one quarter, but Winlock battled back and cut the Tiger lead to 21-20 at halftime.

The Cardinals continued to fight and led 36-34 going into the fourth quarter. Napavine battled back and gained the lead on Stanley’s shot with under 30 seconds remaining.

“We battled the whole way. It was a typical Central B game, tight the whole way and it comes down to the last four minutes,” Napavine coach Rex Stanley said. “It came down to free throws and who executes wins it. Tonight, that was us.”

Napavine (11-8, 6-3) hits the road to face Toledo on Thursday while Winlock (5-13, 3-6) hosts Adna on Thursday in a Central 2B League game.

Aberdeen Defeats Centralia at Buzzer

Centralia had the ball with four seconds remaining in a tie game, but Aberdeen stole the ball with four seconds left and missed a layup but the Bobcats were able to tip the rebound in at the buzzer for a 48-46 win over the Tigers in an Evergreen 2A Conference boys basketball game in the Hub City on Tuesday.

Michael Ajoge recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Malakai Emmons added 11 points and William Brown tallied eight points.

Giovanni Pisani led the Bobcats with 12 points. Javier Bojorge chipped in 11 points and Wyatt Johnson was also in double figures with 10.

Centralia had 20 turnovers but had a better shooting percentage than Aberdeen and won the rebounding battle.

“I thought we executed offensively pretty well we just didn’t finish shots in the third quarter. I think we settled for too many threes at times which isn’t necessarily a strength of ours,” Centralia coach Kyle Donahue said. “I feel like we do a lot better when we get it inside.”

The Tigers gained a 12-8 lead after one quarter, but Aberdeen battled back and trailed just 26-25 at intermission. The Bobcats held Centralia to six points in the third quarter to take a 35-32 lead into the final frame, where the Bobcats prevailed at the buzzer.

“I felt like the kids played very hard tonight. They’ve been playing with a lot more heart in league play. I thought they did a lot right tonight,” Donahue said. “We had a lot of guys getting active on the boards tonight. Defensively, it was a great effort by all of the guys on the court.”

Centralia (2-16, 1-7) hosts W.F. West in Swamp Cup hardwood contest on Thursday.

Bearcats Claw Through T-Birds

W.F. West held Tumwater to four points in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating the Thunderbirds 60-50 in an Evergreen 2A Conference boys basketball game in Chehalis on Tuesday.

Colton Baker led all scorers with 18 points for the Bearcats. Elie Burdick-Wesen and Tyler Speck each had eight points and Leandre Gaines grabbed seven rebounds.

Damon Gaither totaled 16 points and Gunnar Fields added 13 points for Tumwater.

W.F. West shot 44 percent from the field while Tumwater shot 33 percent. The T-Birds did dominate the boards, outrebounding W.F. West 41-26.

The Bearcats jumped out to a 14-4 lead after one quarter and expanded the lead to 32-14 at halftime. Tumwater made a push with 22 points in the second quarter, but didn’t have enough in the final frame to complete the comeback.

W.F. West (7-11, 5-3) travels to the Hub City on Thursday for the second edition of the basketball Swamp Cup.

At Kalama


Adna 16 6 5 17 —44

Kalama 17 10 15 19 —61

Adna (44) — Apperson 17, Thomas 7, Metzenberg 6, Minkoff 6, Fay 3, Blankenship-Todd 5

FG: 14 of 41 —.341 FT: 9 of 13 —.692 Reb: N/A

Kalama (61) — Brandenburg 8, Dyer 12, Ross 7, Vandenberg 3, Mercer 2, Esary 16, Wood 13

FG: 24 of 49 —.489 FT: 9 of 12 —.750 Reb: N/A

At North Beach


Pe Ell 12 13 13 15 —53

North Beach 14 18 17 17 —66

Pe Ell (53) — Smith 12, Cox 10, Isham 2, Jurek 1, Bush 3, Yost 16, Liddell 4, Hoffman 4

FG: 17 of 48 —.354 FT: 17 of 27 —.629 Reb: 32 (Yost 10)

North Beach (66) — Beck 17, M. Pope 18, D. Pope 2, Nessa 3, Harnagy 8, Scholler 4, Fry 8, Ruiz 4

FG: 28 of 56 —.500 FT: 6 of 9 —.666 Reb: 22

At Mossyrock


Wahkiakum 9 10 26 24 —69

Mossyrock 10 8 7 2 —27

Wahkiakum (69) — Brown 18, LaBerge 13, Carlson 8, Cothren 3, Avalon 5, Quigley 4, Beery 3, Nelson 9, Moon 6

FG: N/A FT: 15 of 25 —.600 Reb: N/A

Mossyrock (27) — Mulligan 2, Hilario 2, Kolb 10, Weist 11, Workman 2

FG: N/A FT: 0 of 2 —.000 Reb: N/A

At Morton


Rainier 9 0 11 4 —24

Morton-WP 13 15 6 9 —43

Rainier (24) — Sprouffske 7, Coleman 8, Gonzales 2, MacFarland 3, Green 2, Honaker 2

FG: 9 of 43 —.209 FT: 5 of 10 —.500 Reb: 36

Morton-White Pass (43) — Hamre 2, Rashoff 7, Richards 10, Young 18, G. Higdon 4, M. Higdon 2

FG: 18 of 48 —.375 FT: 6 of 10 —.600 Reb: 39 (Rashoff, Richards 10)

At Napavine


Winlock 8 12 16 9 —45

Napavine 10 11 13 12 —46

Winlock (45) — Cline 26, Richendollar 1, Patching 6, Contreras 2, Suhrbier 1, Tiemens 6, Gonzalez 3

FG: 14 of 47 —.297 FT: 8 of 13 —.615 Reb: 45 (Cline 6)

Napavine (46) — Demarest 2, Woodrum 4, Stanley 20, Evander 6, Olson 12, Mejia, Perz-Stewart 2

FG: 21 of 44 —.477 FT: 2 of 9 —.222 Reb: 29 (Woodrum 8)

At Centrala


Aberdeen 8 17 10 13 —48

Centralia 12 14 6 14 —46

Aberdeen (48) — Bojorge 11, Dublanko 9, Shale 6, Pisani 12, Johnson 10

FG: 18 of 50 —.360 FT: 7 of 11 —.636 Reb: 15

Centralia (46) — Brown 8, Ajoge 17, Emmons 11, Strophy 2, Milton 2, Beairsto 4, Valencia 2,

FG: 18 of 44 —.409 FT: 5 of 8 —625. Reb: 23 (Ajoge 11)

At Chehalis


Tumwater 4 10 22 14 —50

W.F. West 14 18 15 13 —60

Tumwater (50) — Peterson 7, Clay 2, Fields 13, Lewis 3, Oram 3, Gaither 16, Force 2, Murphy 4

FG: 19 of 57 —.33 FT: 5 of 9 —.55 Reb: 41

W.F. West (60) — Wesen 8, Kelly 4, Jones 5, Yarter 2, Gaines 5, Speck 8, Baker 18, White 6

FG: 23 of 52 —.44 FT: 8 of 13 —.61 Reb: 26 (Gaines 7)

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