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Tuesday’s Boys Basketball: W.F. West Hangs On Against R.A. Long

By The Chronicle

LONGVIEW — Tyler Speck scored 19 points and the Bearcats were able to come back in the second half to earn a 66-63 win against R.A. Long in a non-league boys basketball game here on Tuesday.

Carter McCoy added 18 points and Dirk Plakinger chipped in nine points for W.F. West.

R.A. Long freshman Calvin Holden scored 36 points, including seven 3-pointers in the first half. Jake Anderson was also in double digits with 11 points.

W.F. West shot 56 percent from the field and R.A. Long had a good night from the field as well, shooting 42 percent.

The Lumberjacks led 18-15 after one quarter and kept the momentum going to lead 37-31 at halftime. The Bearcats closed the gap in the third quarter and tied the game at 47. W.F. West was able to fend off R.A. Long down the stretch in the fourth quarter.

W.F. West (4-1) travels to Washougal on Friday.

Vikings Sail Past Beavers

MOSSYROCK — The Vikings battled back from an early deficit to earn a 65-58 win against Tenino in a non-league boys basketball game here on Tuesday.

Gunner Mulligan led Mossyrock with 20 points and Ryan Bellino tallied 19 points. Keegan Kolb recorded double digits with 14 points and Dyllan Padrick grabbed six rebounds.

Takari Hickle paced the Beavers with 26 points and Logan Brewer added 18 points.

Tenino led 13-9 after one quarter but the Vikings battled back and tied the game at 27 at halftime. Mossyrock won the second half, 38-33.

Mossyrock coach Adam Deck commended the play of Keegan Kolb, getting the start as a freshman and providing a spark for the Vikings. He also noted the big first half of Mulligan and the big second half of Bellino.

“I thought we’ve got to find a slowdown button. We rushed a lot, we don’t rebound well,” Deck said. “We stayed composed towards the end and knocked down some big free throws. I was proud of our defense in the second half.”

Deck mentioned the play of Hickle, saying he was a stud for the Beavers.

Tenino coach Joe Chirhart noted his team had 22 turnovers and said his team needs to take better care of the basketball if they want to win games.

“Takari (Hickle) was a workhorse, but our guards could not take care of the ball. We can’t do that, we’re not going to be successful,” Chirhart said. “I’m happy with how my posts played. We’re not a very good team right now. We’re still trying to find a lineup that works.”

Mossyrock (2-1) hits the road to take on Castle Rock on Thursday. Tenino (2-3) hosts Castle Rock on Saturday.

Comets Take Down T-Wolves in Overtime

MORTON — Hayden Young scored 25 points but it wasn’t enough as Naselle won 67-62 in overtime in a non-league girls basketball game here on Tuesday.

Layten Collette tallied 14 points and Gary Dotson contributed seven points and 13 rebounds.

Ethan Lindstrom led the Comets with 26 points.

MWP shot 42 percent from the field but their downfall came at the charity stripe, converting just 4 of 14 attempts.

The T-Wolves led 20-17 after one quarter and built the lead to 38-31 at halftime. Naselle made a charge in the second half and tied the game at 52 to send the game to overtime.

“I thought we played really hard. We did some good things, they shot really well,” MWP coach Chad Cramer said. “They were 11 of 33 from behind the arc. They just kept shooting them. That was one of the big differences. They hit a few more than we did. We executed our stuff and were able to score, they just hit a few extra 3’s.”

MWP (3-2) travels to Winlock on Wednesday.

Spudders Sink Centralia

The Tigers had no answers for Ridgefield here on Tuesday as the Spudders ran away with a 73-23 victory in their non-league boys basketball affair.

Ridgefield jumped out to a 14-point lead after one quarter and led 46-12 at the half. The Spudders shot nearly 70 percent from the field on 43 shots in the contest. Josh Mansur scored a game-high 18 points in the win while James Cores scored 15 points and Stefan Vossenkuhl dropped in 11 points.

“They’re a talented team who has a lot of guys who can score. They shot the ball really well,” said Centralia coach Kyle Donahue. “I thought they executed their stuff really well and did what they needed to do. Definitely they disrupted us enough to get us out of sync from each other.”

By Contrast, Centralia was only able to connect on 8 of 31 shots (25 percent), and was held to single digit scoring in each quarter. Jeremy Wood led Centralia with seven points. Cameron Erickson added four points in the loss.

“I thought Jeremy Wood had a pretty good game. He’s had a good couple of games for us defensively where he’s really stepped up with good communication. Tonight he even knocked down a few of the shots we know he can make,” said Donahue.

Centralia (0-5) will be in Seaside, Oregon for a tournament Thursday through Saturday. The Tigers will play Corbet, Oregon at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Loggers Escape Late Run by Grizzlies

ONALASKA — The Loggers were able to fend off a comeback attempt by Hoquiam here on Tuesday with a 65-57 victory in non-league boys basketball action.

Kayden Allison led all scorers with 28 points on 11 of 15 shooting and Carter Whitehead added 16 points for Onalaska.

The Loggers jumped out to a 20-10 lead after one quarter and needed all of that cushion to keep the Grizzlies at bay the rest of the way. A 20-point fourth quarter for both teams was particularly bothersome to Onalaska coach Wayne Nelson.

“We didn’t defend very well,” said Nelson. “That fourth quarter was doo-doo.”

Dane McMillian paced Hoquiam with 15 points.

“We didn’t play very well. They played pretty well and we’re happy with the W,” said Nelson. “I thought our intensity level wasn’t as good as last night. But we were playing Adna and our guys get excited to play them.”

Alex Frazier added seven points and a team-high six rebounds for Onalaska while Cade Lawrence notched six points.

Onalaska will not play again until Dec. 27 at the Pe Ell Classic. It’s a stretch that Nelson is looking forward to after getting a late start in the gym due to the Loggers’ state title run in football.

“Our whole thing is we’ve got to get through these first few games and hopefully get better by the time we get to The Classic next week and league in January against Adna,” said Nelson.

At Longview

BEARCATS 66, LUMBERJACKS 63

W.F. West 15 16 16 19 —66

R.A. Long 18 19 10 16 —63

W.F. West (66) — Kelly 7, McCoy 18, Haller 8, Lusk 3, Speck 19, Deskins 2, Plakinger 9

FG: 26 of 46 —.565 FT: 10 of 13 —.769 Reb: N/A

R.A. Long (63) — Plmapin 4, Ofstun 4, Anderson 11, Harris 6, C. Holden 36

FG: 20 of 47 —.425 FT: 6 of 8 —.750 Reb: N/A

At Mossyrock

VIKINGS 65, BEAVERS 58

Tenino 13 14 18 15 —58

Mossyrock 9 18 20 18 —65

Tenino (58) — Z. Russell 4, Brewer 18, Beckford 3, P. Russell 7, Hickle 26

FG: N/A FT: 7 of 12 —.715 Reb: 19 (Hickle 10)

Mossyrock (65) — Mulligan 20, Weist 7, Kolb 14, Bellino 19, Padrick 5

FG: N/A FT: 6 of 10 —.600 Reb: 18 (Padrick 6)

At Morton

COMETS 67, T-WOLVES 62

Naselle 17 14 14 7 15 —67

Morton-WP 20 18 10 6 10 —62

Naselle (67) — Strange 5, E. Lindstrom 26, Glenn 16, Ch. Haataia 5, Gregory 8, Wirkala 7

FG: 24 of 60 —.400 FT: 8 of 10 —.800 Reb: 43

Morton-White Pass — Kelly 6, L. Collette 14, Young 25, T. Collette 6, Dotson 7, Smith 4

FG: 28 of 66 —.424 FT: 4 of 14 —.285 Reb: 46 (Dotson 13)

At Centralia

SPUDDERS 73, TIGERS 23

Ridgefield 22 24 13 14 —73

Centralia 8 4 4 7 —23

Ridgefield (73) — Knight 4, Poorman 2, Mansur 18, Vossenkuhl 11, Imai 2, Hughes 10, Fulton 8, Price 3, Corey 15

FG: 30 of 43 —.697 FT: 4 of 7 —.571 Reb: 15

Centralia (23) — Baum 3, Beairsto 2, Rice 2, Wood 7, Erickson 4, Kaut 3, Young 2

FG: 8 of 31 —.258 FT: 6 of 12 —.500 Reb: 13

At Onalaska

LOGGERS 65, GRIZZLIES 57

Hoquiam 10 13 14 20 —57

Onalaska 20 14 11 20 —65

Hoquiam (57) — Dick 7, Estes 8, Bumstead 10, Elsos 9, McMillian 15, McMinn 8

FG: 25 of 59 —.424 FT: 9 of 15 —.600 Reb: 31

Onalaska (65) — Dalstead 3, Whitehead 16, Frazier 7, Martin 3, Haight 2, Lawrence 6, Allison 28

FG: 24 of 54 —.444 FT: 9 of 17 —.529 Reb: 23 (Frazier 6)

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