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Thursday’s Boys Basketball: Raymond Cuts Through Onalaska


RAYMOND — The Loggers couldn’t get any offense going on Thursday night, falling to Raymond 49-19 here at the Raymond New Year’s Classic.

Ashton Haight and Alex Frazier each had a team high five points for the Loggers. Kaci Phansisay led all scorers with 14 points, and Devine Souvannavanh added 13 points and Luke Hamilton scored 12 points for Raymond.

Onalaska scored just two points in the first quarter, and scored five points in the second quarter to go into halftime down 27-7. The Seagulls flew to the win in the second half.

“Give Raymond credit, they were well prepared with their trapping zone. We turned the ball over about 30 times, some to direct scores. We couldn’t get any shots, couldn’t make passes,” Onalaska coach Dennis Bower said. “If you can’t score or put pressure on the other team, it’s eventually going to cascade into what we saw tonight. Our kids are playing hard, I just don’t have them prepared. It’s all my fault. Hopefully we just get better.”

Bower noted Haight played well and Zach Huffman played well defensively for the Loggers.

Onalaska (2-6) faces Darrington at 4 p.m. Friday in the final game for the Loggers of the Raymond New Year’s Classic.
Vikings Fend Off Wildcats

MOSSYROCK — Evan Gootgeld scored 23 points to lead the Vikings to a 60-51 win over Ocosta in nonleague basketball action here on Thursday.

Taylen Clevenger added 12 points and Justin Gootgeld chipped in 10 points for Mossyrock. Zach Allton led the Wildcats with 16 points.

Ocosta came out strong and built a 15-10 lead after the first quarter, and built a 32-25 lead at halftime. Mossyrock coach Kelly Ross challenged his players at halftime.

“At halftime, we discussed things and we put it on their shoulders,” Ross said. “We gave them all the tools to win game, but we can’t do it for them. They have to execute, not all five guys bought in, but in the second half, all five guys were on the same page.”

Mossyrock’s defense locked down in the third quarter, allowing just 8 points and taking a 48-40 lead after three quarters. The Vikings were able to hang on in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

Mossyrock had 14 assists on 22 field goals, and Ross praised his team’s unselfishness.

Mossyrock (2-5) faces Adna on Tuesday in a C2BL matchup.
Kittitas Dominates Toledo

ELLENSBURG — Kittitas shot 54 percent from the field against Toledo, allowing the Cougars to cruise to a 65-46 win over the Indians here at the Tarp-It Holiday Tipoff at Central Washington University on Thursday.

Kittitas was led by Brock Ravet’s 28 points. Joe Wallace paced the Indians with 11 points.

The Cougars led 34-24 at halftime. Kittitas continued to pour it on in the second half, building a 54-34 lead after three quarters, allowing the Cougars to fly through the fourth quarter to the win.

Kittitas shot 12 of 23 from three point range, while Toledo shot just 2 of 11 from behind the 3-point stripe.

“They’ve been blowing teams out. I knew they were good, that’s why I scheduled them,” Toledo coach Grady Fallon said. “It was a cool atmosphere, real nice place. It was fun other than the loss.”

Toledo (4-2, 4-1) plays Cle Elum at 4:15 p.m. today in the Indians’ last game of the Tarp-It Holiday Tipoff.

Lovelady Leads Eagles Past Landlocked Pirates

CHELAN — A 25-point performance from Life Christian’s Point Loma Nazarene University commit Luke Lovelady was too much for Adna to overcome here Thursday night as the Eagles bested the Pirates by a score 61-58 at the Chelan Holiday Tournament.

“That’s an 6-foot-8 extremely athletic, gifted shooter right there,” said Adna coach Luke Salme of the rangy Lovelady. “That’s as difficult a matchup as there is in 2B basketball.”

Goldrick noted that Lovelady shot a scorching 11 of 13 from the floor and handily led all glass cleaners in rebounds in the contest.

Early on, though, Adna was able to set their own tone and actually held a lead until the third quarter when Lovelady turned on the heat, scoring 14 points without missing a shot.

The Pirates carved out a slim 31-30 lead heading into that fateful third frame where the Eagles outpaced them 23 to 14 on the scoreboard.

Down but not out, the Pirates mounted a comeback in the final period but came up just shy of evening the count. A defensive shift in that final quarter allowed Adna to turn the tide and buoy their hopes for the time being.

“We continued to mix up defenses throughout,” said Salme. “We quit letting him shoot and started fouling him every time, but he went 5 of 6 from the free throw line in the 4th quarter.”

Goldrick noted that Conner Weed, who scored a team-high 13 points for Adna, put in an outstanding effort on both ends of the court and helped to anchor the Pirates defense.

“It was a heck of a high school basketball game. It was a good game throughout and it was close the whole time,” said Salme. “That’s a team that’s probably going to be ranked, if not No. 1, than very close to it.”

Tanner Rigdon and Preston Ashley added 10 points each for Adna while Cody Young chipped in 9.

“It was a pretty good measuring stick to see where we’re at and we’re pretty excited to get back to league and see what we can do now that we know we can play with anybody,” said Salme.

Adna (6-2, 4-0 league) will host Mossyrock next Tuesday in a Central 2B League affair.

At Raymond
Onalaska 2 5 2 10 — 19
Raymond 11 18 14 6 — 49
Onalaska (19) — Haight 5, Frazier 5, Swett 2, Covey 2, Cooper 3, Wells 2
FG: N/A FT: N/A Rebs. N/A
Raymond (49) — Phansisay 14, Koski 6, Anderson 2, Souvannavanh 13, Hamilton 12, Collins 2
FG: N/A FT: N/A Rebs. N/A

At Mossyrock
Mossyrock 60, Ocosta 51
Ocosta 15 17 8 11 — 51
Mossyrock 10 15 23 12 — 60
Ocosta (51) — Bailey 5, Allton 16, C. Hatton 3, Beck 13, Bjornsgard 2, Dueber 2, H. Hatton 2, Wardlow 8
FG: 21 of 53 — .396 FT: 5 of 14 — .357 Rebs. N/A
Mossyrock (60) — J. Gootgeld 10, Mendoza 5, E. Gootgeld 23, Johnson 8, Clevenger 12, Lamotte 2
FG: 22 of 54 — .407 FT: 13 of 24 — .541 Rebs. N/A

At Ellensburg
Kittitas 17 17 20 11 — 65
Toledo 11 13 10 12 — 46
Kittitas (65) — Harris 2, Hudson 3, Gibson 8, Brown 6, Lamb 4, Arreola 14, Ravet 28
FG: 23 of 42 — .547 FT: 7 of 8 — .875 Rebs. 30 17 TOs 12 of 23 from 3
Toledo (46) — Arceo-Hansen 5, Farbo 4, R. Wallace 5, Arroyo 6, J. Wallace 11, Robles 4, D. Marcil 2, Fuentes 5, Malunat 2
FG: 16 of 43 — .372 FT: 12 of 19 — .631 Rebs. 20 15 TOs 2 of 11

At Chelan
Life Christian 15 15 23 8 —61
Adna 17 14 14 13 —58
Life Christian (61) — Overgaard 8, Kunitsa 5, Lovelady 29, Kovacs 10, Robinson 8
FG: 24 of 55 —.436 FT: 7 of 19 —.368 Reb: 33
Adna (58) — Rigdon 11, Young 9, Weed 13, Davis 6, Kraus 2, Apperson 4, Moon 2, Ashley 11, Stewart, Kerry
FG: 23 of 49 —.469 FT: 8 of 10 —.800 Reb: 29

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