Thursday’s Boys Basketball: Toledo Goes Tiger Tipping
By The Chronicle
TOLEDO — An inspired defensive effort by the home team held Napavine sharpshooter Dawson Stanley to just one point here Thursday night and helped Toledo best the Tigers 63-43 in Central 2B boys basketball action.
According to Toledo coach Grady Fallon, during the pregame huddle Arceo-Hansen requested the Tigers’ best offensive player as his defensive mark. The results did not disappoint.
“Stanley had one point. That’s what happens when you put Fano on anybody,” Fallon said. “That’s why I think he’s the league MVP. He can flat out D people up.”
Napavine managed to scrape together a 10-9 lead after one quarter thanks to six points from Cade Evander but a 22-point explosion by Toledo in the second quarter left the Tigers trailing by 14 at half.
“Our defensive intensity picked up. We got some steals. And fast breaks lay-ins are like a dagger. They deflate the other team,” noted Fallon.
Evander finished with a game-high 21 points for Napavine and Keith Olson added 11 points, but the Toledo defense proved to be too much for the visitors to overcome.
Toledo collected 10 blocks as a team, with Westin Wallace accounting for eight of those himself. Wallace also led the team with 11 boards as his team topped the Tigers 39-32 in that category.
Fallon called Wallace, who scored just two points on the night, an “unsung hero.”
Brian Wood added nine rebounds and dished six assists for Toledo.
Bryce Marcil helped Toledo get their offense going with nine points in the second quarter. He finished the game with 13 points and Andreas Malunat led the team with 16 points. In addition to his defensive prowess Arceo-Hansen added 14 points to his team’s tally.
Thursday night was senior night for Toledo’s 10 elder statesmen. Those seniors include Brian Wood, Bryce Marcil, Fano Arceo-Hansen, Ivan Cibrian, Hayden Farbo, Lex Nef, Andreas Malunat, Anthony Peak, and Ethan Smith.
“It was a good atmosphere. A good game. Everybody got in,” said Fallon. “We haven’t lost at home now in two years and we’re league champs again. It was pretty cool.”
Toledo (17-2, 10-0 league) will play next Saturday in the District 4 tournament. Napavine (11-9, 6-4 league) will host Onalaska on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a loser-out District 4 tournament game.
T-Wolves Cruise Past Vikings
MOSSYROCK — Morton-White Pass scored 46 points in the first half and never looked back, defeating Mossyrock 62-30 in a Central 2B League boys basketball game here on Thursday.
Hayden Young scored 23 points, including 20 in the first half while draining four 3-pointers. Dylan Richards added 10 points and Kaleb Rashoff chipped in seven points.
Duece Kolb led the Vikings with 16 points. Nick Fried tallied six points.
Mossyrock coach Jordan Hunter applauded the performance of his three seniors in Kolb, Fried and Brennan Shriver in their final prep basketball game on senior night.
“Nick Fried could barely walk because his back was so tight. He was diving on the floor, taking a charge for us. He was fired up and ready to go,” Hunter said. “Kolb, he was diving all over the place, doing those things that you expect that kid to go do. Shriver was going all out defensively and getting a hand on the ball almost every possession.”
MWP knocked down four shots from behind the arc to begin the game and led 26-6 after one quarter. The T-Wolves increased the lead in the second quarter to 46-8 at halftime. Mossyrock won the second half 22-16.
“MWP shot the ball well and we didn’t. That was the difference in the game tonight,” Hunter said.
Morton-White Pass finished the regular season 12-8 overall and 4-6 in league, placing seventh and will travel to the Pacific 2B League’s No. 6 team on Tuesday in a loser out game.
Mossyrock ends the season 0-19 overall and 0-10 in the C2BL.
Pe Ell Ends Season With Loss to Willapa Valley
PE ELL — Pe Ell tried to send their four seniors off the right way, but Willapa Valley was too much in a 68-47 win in a Pacific 2B League boys basketball game here on Thursday.
Senior Dana Isham scored 13 points to lead the Trojans. Fellow senior Donnie Ward added nine points and senior Austin Liddell chipped in seven points and 10 rebounds. Senior Carson Cox tallied five points for the Trojans.
Logan Walker led all scorers with 23 points. Chad Flemetis contributed 12 points and Matt Pearson was also in double figures with 11 points for the Vikings.
Willapa Valley shot 44 percent from the field while Pe Ell shot just 33 percent. The Vikings also had the lead in the rebound department, 34-30.
The Vikings led 13-11 after one quarter but put the pedal to the metal in the second quarter to score 23 points and lead 36-16 at intermission.
Pe Ell played a better second half with 31 points, but it wasn’t enough for a comeback.
Pe Ell coach Chris Fitzgerald played all four of his seniors the entire game.
“I’m sure they’ve got a lot of regrets as I do. It was a good effort. We just can’t shoot the ball well at times when we need to to keep up with better teams,” Fitzgerald said.
The Trojans finish the season 1-19 overall and 1-17 in league games.
Pirates Sail Through Cardinals
WINLOCK — Lyle Metzenberg scored 20 points to help Adna spoil senior night for the Cardinals in a 52-43 win for the Pirates in a Central 2B League boys basketball game here on Thursday.
Trevor Minkoff tallied 10 points and Austen Apperson chipped in eight points for the Pirates.
Bryce Cline led the Cardinals with 17 points. Coleson Richendollar recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and coach Nick Bamer complimented the defensive play of Richendollar guarding Metzenberg.
Winlock led 16-11 after one quarter, but Adna bounced back in the second quarter to lead 26-25 at halftime.
Each team scored six points in the third quarter. Adna scored 19 points in the final frame to pull away for the victory.
“It was senior night. The kids were up for it. (Seniors) (Alan) Contreras and (Everardo) Garcia, they bring a lot of energy and we fed off the energy and hung on in the second quarter,” Bamer said. “ We got a little tired towards the end of the half. Adna is a good shooting team, they’re going to hit them and we didn’t hit shots.”
Winlock ends the regular season 5-14 overall and 3-7 in league games and finished as the No. 8 seed out of the Central 2B League. The Cardinals will travel to face the Pacific 2B League’s No. 5 seed on Tuesday in a loser out game.
Adna was 14-6 in the regular season and 7-3 in the C2BL to finish fourth. The Pirates will face the winner of the Winlock game on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Rochester.
Onalaska Tops Rainier
RAINIER — Carter Whitehead scored 29 points to help lead Onalaska to a 54-42 win over Rainier in a Central 2B League boys basketball game here on Thursday.
Kayden Allison contributed 10 points and Alex Frazier tallied nine points and seven rebounds for the Loggers.
Ethan MacFarland led the Mountaineers with 11 points and Wyatt Coleman chipped in 10 points.
Onalaska led 11-5 after one quarter but the Mountaineers battled back and cut the Logger lead to 22-19 at halftime.
The Loggers found their groove in the second half, outscoring Rainier 32-23 to pull away for the win.
Onalaska coach Wayne Nelson thought his team played much better in the second half, noting the great play from Whitehead and some big shots made by Allison in the half.
“A win on the road is good. We get to play to get to districts so that’s also good. The second half was pretty good,” Nelson said. “I’m proud of our guys. We were in a lot of foul trouble and we overcame adversity.”
Onalaska ends the regular season ninth in the C2BL with a 10-10 overall record and a 3-7 league record. The Loggers will travel to Napavine, the C2BL No. 5 seed, on Tuesday for a loser out game.
T-WOLVES 62, VIKINGS 30
Morton-WP 26 20 7 9 —62
Mossyrock 6 2 10 12 —30
Morton-White Pass (62) — Hamre 3, Rashoff 7, Collette 4, Richards 10, Young 23, Holmes 1, Smith 2, Dotson 2, Tjelde 6, M. Higdon 4
FG: N/A FT: 4 of 10 —.400 Reb: N/A
Mossyrock (30) — Kolb 16, Bellino 2, Weist 4, Fried 6, Mendoza 2
FG: N/A FT: 0 of 1 —.000 Reb: N/A
At Pe Ell
VIKINGS 68, TROJANS 47
Willapa Valley 13 23 21 11 —68
Pe Ell 11 5 11 20 —47
Willapa Valley (68) — C. Pearson 4, Walker 23, Adkins 2, Hamilton 5, Flemetis 12, M. Pearson 11, Roonsburg 7, Simpson 2, Buchanan 2
FG: 25 of 56 —.446 FT: 11 of 16 —.687 Reb: 34
Pe Ell (47) — Ward 9, Smith 5, Cox 5, Isham 13, Bush 5, Yost 1, Liddell 7, Hoffman 2
FG: 19 of 57 —.333 FT: 6 of 12 —.500 Reb: 30 (Liddell 10)
PIRATES 52, CARDINALS 43
Adna 11 15 6 19 —52
Winlock 16 9 6 11 —43
Adna (52) — Apperson 8, Thomas 2, Metzenberg 20, Minkoff 10, Ingle 2, Fay 7, Blankenship 2
FG: N/A FT: N/A Reb: N/A
Winlock (43) — Garcia 2, Tiemens 9, Cline 17, Richendollar 11, Patching 4
FG: N/A FT: N/A Reb: N/A
LOGGERS 54, MOUNTAINEERS 42
Onalaska 11 11 14 18 —54
Rainier 5 14 11 12 —42
Onalaska (54) — Whitehead 29, Frazier 9, Haight 3, Lawrence 3, Allison 10
FG: 18 of 47 —.389 FT: 11 of 16 —.688 Reb: 24 (Frazier 7)
Rainier — Sprouffske 2, Eygabroad 7, Coleman 10, MacFarland 11, Bowers 3, Green 4, Honaker 5
FG: 13 of 36 —.361 FT: 16 of 26 —.615 Reb: 27
INDIANS 63, TIGERS 43
Napavine 10 7 13 13 —43
Toledo 9 22 15 17 —63
Napavine (43) — Demarest 3, Woodrum 7, Stanley 1, Evander 21, Olson 11
FG: 19 of 57 —.333 FT: 3 of 11 —.272 Reb: 32
Toledo (63) — Marcil 13, Arceo-Hansen 14, Wallace 2, Farbo 10, Malunat 16, Shaplow 2, Peak 1, Soto 2, Cibrian 3
FG: 25 of 60 —.417 FT: 6 of 9 —.667 Reb: 39 (Wallace 11, Wood 9)