Wednesday’s Girls Basketball: Valley Vexes Trojans
By The Chronicle
MENLO — Willapa Valley was able to get over Pe Ell by a score of 56-34 here Wednesday night in Pacific 2B girls basketball play.
The Vikings took a 17-11 lead after one quarter and held a 10 point lead at the half. According to Pe Ell coach Chris Phelps it was a flat restart out of the intermission that put his team out of it for good.
“Tonight we just didn’t seem to have the energy,” said Phelps. “They outscored us 16-5 coming out into that third quarter and that was really the story of the game.”
Britney Patrick led Willapa Valley with 19 points. Katie Adkins added 12 points and Hannah Cook had 10 points.
The Vikings were able to best the Trojans 56-34 in the rebounding battle.
“Valley is a good team and when you play good teams like that they are going to make you work harder on both ends of the floor, but that just makes us better,” said Phelps.
Rachel Ward scored 12 points for Pe Ell and Carolann Baldwin added eight points. Katie Davis scored four points and led the team with six rebounds.
Pe Ell (5-15, 5-13 league) will have to wait for the finish of the Raymond versus North Beach game on Friday to find out their playoff fate. A win by North Beach would knock Pe Ell out of contention but a North Beach loss would set up a pigtail game to decide the final spot to districts.
Cardinals Fall to Mountaineers in Season Finale
WINLOCK — The Cardinals held Rainier’s Kaeley Schultz to just 10 points, but the rest of the Mountaineers stepped up for a 46-23 win in a Central 2B League girls basketball game here on Wednesday.
Madison Lofberg led Winlock with nine points. Makayla Allbritton and Addison Hall each tallied five points and Hall grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.
Schultz led Rainier in scoring with Isabella Holmes chipping in eight points and Nina Guizzetti adding seven points.
While the Cardinals played good defense, they struggled on offense, making just eight field goals.
“We wanted to make the other girls step up and beat us. They had too many lay-ins. The first quarter was great, we looked good,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said. “Schultz was tired, that was our plan. We just had a hard time scoring.”
The Mountaineers hit a shot as time expired in the first quarter for a 11-7 lead after one. Rainier held Winlock to two points in the second quarter to open up a 25-9 lead at halftime.
It was all Rainier in the second half, outscoring Winlock 21-14 to secure the win.
Winlock finished the season 5-15 overall and 1-9 in league, placing 10th in the C2BL. It was the final prep basketball game for Winlock’s Jenna Jones, Cheleena Squibb, Lofberg and Allbritton.
Centralia Knocks Off Aberdeen
ABERDEEN — Centralia had nine players record a point to lead the Tigers to a 61-31 win over Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls basketball game here on Wednesday.
Centralia’s Hannah Porter scored 12 points to go with five rebounds and Makayla Erickson came off the bench and chipped in 12 points. Kylie Sharp tallied nine points and Carissa Kaut was all over the stat sheet with nine points, five assists, seven steals and four rebounds.
Emmy Walsh and Ryder Heikkila each scored six points to lead Aberdeen.
Centralia shot 37 percent from the field and the defense held Aberdeen to single digits in the first three quarters.
“Offensively, I was most happy with Erickson. She came off the bench and really helped us out from the bench scoring aspect,” Centralia coach Doug Ashmore said. “Our team defense, I was happy with that. I’ve been happy with the effort all year and it’s nice for these girls to get a win.”
Centralia led 18-5 after one quarter and kept the momentum going in the second quarter for a 32-13 lead at halftime. The Tigers scored 20 points in the final frame to put away the Bobcats.
Centralia (4-14, 2-8) travels to Chehalis on Friday for a Swamp Cup matchup with the Bearcats.
Wolves Too Much For Warriors
ROCHESTER — Black Hills had four players score in double figures to power past Rochester 70-43 in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls basketball game here on Wednesday.
Paige Winter scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Lexi Jones-Sederberg added 13 points and seven rebounds and Sophie Sand chipped in six points and seven boards.
Megan River led the Wolves with 18 points. Maisy Williams tallied 14 points, Mia Flores contributed 13 points and Kennedi Greenfield was also in double figures with 10.
“We played with them the first half. We’ve got to try to put four quarters together. We slowed them down inside,” Rochester coach Davina Serdahl said. “We got to the free throw line when we needed to. We need to work on our defense. We’re working at it and they played hard.”
Black Hills had a 13-11 lead after one quarter. The Wolves kept it going in the second quarter but the Warriors were still in it, down just 26-19 at halftime.
The Wolves scored 44 points in the second half to pull away for the win.
Rochester (9-9, 2-6) hosts Aberdeen on Friday on senior night.
Toledo Cruises Past Napavine
TOLEDO — The Indians held the Tigers to single digit scoring in all four quarters to cruise to a 66-29 win in a Central 2B League girls basketball game here on Wednesday.
Kal Schaplow scored 22 points to lead Toledo. Kyleigh Holmes added 13 points and eight rebounds. Greenlee Clark scored nine points to go with four assists, Stacie Spahr had a team-high nine rebounds and Haleigh Holmes had six assists.
Napavine’s Sydney Purvis led the way with 10 points and Rae Sisson added eight points.
Toledo shot 50 percent from the field while Napavine made just nine total field goals.
“I thought we shared the ball really well. We started making the extra pass and we were going from a good shot to a great shot. I think that’s why we shot so well,” Toledo coach Brian Layton said. “Napaivne’s a really improved team, they’re going to be a tough out in districts.”
Toledo built a 14-7 lead after one quarter and expanded the advantage to 34-11 at halftime. The Indians scored 23 points in the third quarter to pull away for good.
Toledo finished the regular season 14-6 overall and 7-3 in the C2BL to place fourth and will play at Rochester on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to begin the District 4 2B girls basketball tournament. Napavine ended the regular season 6-14 overall and 3-7 in league, placing eighth. The Tigers will travel to the Pacific 2B League’s No. 5 team on Monday in a loser out game.
Bearcats Edge T-Birds in Overtime
TUMWATER — W.F. West hit some free throws down the stretch in overtime to hang on for a 55-54 win over Tumwater in an Evergreen 2A Conference girls basketball game here on Wednesday.
The win was critical for the Bearcats in the EvCo standings, with W.F. West and Tumwater now tied with one loss each with two games remaining.
Madi Haakenson had a double-double with 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Bearcats. Drea Brumfield added 10 points and three blocks and Maggie Vadala chipped in nine points, nine rebounds and eight steals.
Isabella Lund scored 20 points to lead the Thunderbirds and Aubrey Amendala added 11 points.
Coach Tom Kelly said the key was on the glass, with W.F. West outrebounding Tumwater 47-33.
“We’re getting better. We’ve got to do better offensively and defensively. Our defense is getting better,” Kelly said. “We’re right where we want to be. We’ve got time and the girls are responding. If you outrebound a team, you’re probably going to win.”
W.F. West led 12-9 after one quarter but the Thunderbirds battled back and evened the score at 20 at halftime.
The Bearcats came out strong in the third quarter and gained a 36-33 lead going into the fourth quarter, but Tumwater was able to battle back and hit two free throws as time expired to tie the game at 48.
In the overtime frame, Madi Haakenson helped give the Bearcats the lead and Brumfield made some free throws late to seal the win for W.F. West.
W.F. West (13-5, 7-1) hosts Centralia on Friday in a Swamp Cup matchup before wrapping up the season on Tuesday at home against Black Hills.
Wahkiakum Dominates Morton-White Pass for League Title
CATHLAMET — The Mules left no doubt who was the Central 2B League champion here on Wednesday, defeating Morton-White Pass 84-31 in a girls basketball game.
Hannah Smathers scored eight points to lead MWP and Jacie Dunlap added seven points. Elexious Hampton added three points and six rebound and Kaylen Collette added four points.
Macie Elliott led all scorers with 27 points. Ellie Leitz added 17 points, Mckensi Fluckiger chipped in 16 points and Paige Mace was also in double figures with 10.
Wahkiakum shot 43 percent from the field while MWP shot just 27 percent. The Mules jumped out to a 21-8 lead after one quarter and shutout the T-Wolves in the second quarter to gain a 43-8 lead at intermission. It was more of the same in the second half, with the Mules outscoring MWP 41-23 to cruise to victory.
“The deck was stacked against us, plus they’re a really good team. Rob (Garrett) has had lots of good teams, this is his best one. They shot the ball really well,” MWP coach Tom Griffith said. “I’m happy with my girls. We talked about it and I told them don’t get discouraged. They played hard the whole game and I’m really happy with that against a really good opponent. Wahkiakum is going to be at the top of the heap.”
MWP finished the season 1-19 overall and 0-10 in C2BL games. It was the final prep basketball game for Dunlap, Smathers, Hampton and Collette.
Note: Adna defeated Mossyrock 68-68 in Mossyrock on Wednesday.
VIKINGS 56, TROJANS 34
Pe Ell 11 7 5 11 —34
Willapa Valley 17 11 16 10 —56
Pe Ell (34) — Davis 4, Ward 12, Baldwin 8, Briggs 2, Carper 7, Bush 1
FG: 13 of 40 —.325 FT: 4 of 10 —.400 Reb: 26 (Davis 6)
Willapa Valley (56) — Cook 10, Adkins 12, Patrick 19, Friese 7, McGough 2, Layman 6
FG: 22 of 60 —.367 FT: 8 of 13 —.615 Reb: 37
MOUNTAINEERS 46, CARDINALS 23
Rainier 11 14 14 7 —46
Winlock 7 2 5 9 —23
Rainier (46) — Hansen 6, Schultz 10, Klein 2, Boesch 2, Holmes 8, Busic 3, Guizzetti 7, Miles 6, Spivey 2
FG: 22 of 58 —.379 FT: 0 of 4 —.000 Reb: 24
Winlock (23) — K. Jones 2, Allbritton 5, Wolfe 1, Lofberg 9, Camps 1, Hall 5
FG: 8 of 38 —.210 FT: 4 of 8 —.500 Reb: 32 (Hall 11)
TIGERS 61, BOBCATS 31
Centralia 18 14 9 20 —61
Aberdeen 5 8 7 11 —31
Centralia (61) — Sharp 9, Jensen 7, Hawley 3, Porter 12, Kaut 9, Geringer 3, Corwin 1, Erickson 12, Strophy 5
FG: 23 of 61 —.377 FT: 10 of 16 —.625 Reb: 28 (Porter 5)
Aberdeen (31) — Bruner 2, Orona 2, Pruett 2, Walsh 6, Heikkila 6, Taylor 4, Chum 2, Tageant 5, Brown 2
FG: 14 of 43 —.325 FT: 1 of 7 —.142 Reb: 28
WOLVES 70, WARRIORS 43
Black Hills 13 13 23 21 —70
Rochester 11 8 9 15 —43
Black Hills (70) — Williams 14, River 18, Bender 9, Lee 4, Flores 13, Greenfield 10, Ainsworth 2
FG: N/A FT: 4 of 9 —.444 Reb: N/A
Rochester (43) — Jones-Sederberg 13, Knutson 3, Winter 18, Sand 6, E. Elkins 1, M. Elkins 2
FG: 15 of 54 —.277 FT: 11 of 17 —.647 Reb: 34 (Winter 9, Jones-Sederberg, Sand 7)
INDIANS 66, TIGERS 29
Napavine 7 4 9 9 —29
Toledo 14 20 23 9 —66
Napavine (29) — Beeson, Sisson 8, Fagerness 2, Doughty 3, Stewart, Marcial 6, Purvis 10, Taliaferro
FG: 9 of 44 —.204 FT: 4 of 8 —.500 Reb: 21
Toledo (66) — K. Holmes 13, Madill 3, Cline-Maier 3, Tauscher, H. Holmes 6, Clark 9, Smith 4, Schaplow 22, Spahr 6, Rodriguez, Langhaim, Dillon
FG: 27 of 54 —.500 FT: 7 of 15 —.466 Reb: 25 (Spahr 9, K. Holmes 8)
BEARCATS 55, T-BIRDS 54 (OT)
W.F. West 12 8 16 12 7 —55
Tumwater 9 11 13 15 6 —54
W.F. West (55) — Bennett 3, Brumfield 10, M. Haakenson 27, S. Haakenson 3, Vadala 9, Waring 3
FG: 19 of 63 —.302 FT: 15 of 28 —.536 Reb: 47 (M. Haakenson 12, Vadala 9)
Tumwater (54) — Amendala 11, Bailon 4, Cassie 5, Cunningham 8, Koelsch 2, Lund 20, Sumork 4
FG: 16 of 46 —.348 FT: 16 of 29 —.552 Reb: 34
MULES 84, T-WOLVES 31
Morton-WP 8 0 15 8 —31
Wahkiakum 21 22 18 23 —84
Morton-White Pass (31) — Dunlap 7, El. Hampton 3, Em. Hampton 2, Collette 4, Smathers 8, Karns 4, Hughes 3
FG: 13 of 48 —.271 FT: 2 of 2 —1.00 Reb: 21 (El. Hampton 6)
Wahkiakum (84) — Fluckiger 16, Ashe 8, Curl 3, Mace 13, Elliott 27, E. Leitz 17
FG: 34 of 78 —.436 FT: 3 of 7 —.429 Reb: 37 (E. Leitz 10)