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Prep Girls Basketball: Centralia Scoots Past Port Angeles

By The Chronicle

The Tigers went 2-0 in the Centralia Holiday Tournament, capping the event with a 35-33 win over Port Angeles Friday on Ron Brown Court.

Ellie Corwin led the Tigers with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Port Angeles’ Nizhoni Wheeler led all scorers with 16 points.

Both teams struggled to find offense in the first half, with Port Angeles leading 8-3 after the first quarter. Centralia found some offense in the second quarter to take a 15-12 lead at halftime.

The third quarter had a combined 7 points scored, with the Tigers entering the fourth with a 18-16 lead. Both teams scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, with a defensive stop and free throws from Carissa Kaut and Danika Jensen to earn the win.

“I know that Port Angeles, got the scouting report, and they have a good defense,” Centralia coach Doug Ashmore said. “Defensively, we’re getting better. We struggled to score; we just score enough to win. As long as we play defense the way we’re playing, the girls are working hard to play defense.”

Centralia (6-3) hits the road next Tuesday to face Ridgefield in a nonleague game.

Cle Elum Bounces Indians in Tarp-It Tourney

ELLENSBURG — Poor shooting doomed Toledo here Friday night in the final girls basketball contest of the Tarp-It Holiday Tipoff at Central Washington University.

The Indians shot just 9 of 51 from the field in the loss, and trailed 28-6 at halftime.

“We had great opportunities. We just shot a poor percentage that really hurt us,” Toledo coach J.B. Ewers said. “I thought we actually played better than yesterday; we just could not get the ball to go in.”

Anna Tauscher and Kal Schaplow each scored 6 points to lead the Indians.

Freshmen Aryiana Murphy and Caitlin Olson combined for another 6 points.

“That was kind of a bright spot for us,” Ewers added of the freshmen’s contribution. “I thought we played really well. We just could not put the ball in the basket.”

Toledo (3-6, 1-4 Central 2B League) hosts Napavine on Wednesday.

Onalaska Tops Darrington in Logger Rumble

RAYMOND — After a stinging loss Thursday, Onalaska bucked up here Friday at turned Darrington away from the Raymond New Year’s Classic with a resounding 64-33 victory.

The Loggers of Onalaska got off to a hot start by scoring 19 first quarter points while holding the Loggers of Darrington to just 2 points. By halftime Onalaska had pushed its lead to a commanding 36-9 station.

Onalaska coach Dracy McCoy said that a harrowing defensive effort that lead to ten first half steals was the key to the hot start.

“We played our trapping zone pretty well tonight as well as our half court,” said McCoy. “They were all very clean steals and good traps. All the guards played great defense tonight in that set.”

McCoy noted that Eryn Duryea and Kasey Hoyt paced the Onalaska defense with five and four steals, respectively.

Hoyt finished the contest with a game-high 22 points, while Duryea added 13 and Abigal Bogar chipped in 10 for the victorious Loggers.

“Eryn Duryea had a great game,” said McCoy, who noted the freshman compiled five assists and seven rebounds to round out her stellar points and steals totals. “Her confidence in bringing the ball up allowed Hoyt to score so we didn’t need that help from Hoyt that we needed to before.”

Bogar paced Onalaska on the glass with nine rebounds. McCoy said it was a great rebounding performance for her team as a whole.

“They closed out very well and boxed out their 3-point shooters,” said McCoy. “It was very nice. We needed that after last night.”

Onalaska (4-4, 3-2 league) is scheduled to play at Toutle Lake on Wednesday.

Girls Basketball
At Ellensburg
Cle Elum 11 17 15 12 —65
Toledo 4 2 6 10 —22
Cle Elum (65) — Terrill 10, Lussier 8, Jackson 12, Kelly 2, H. Hink 4, L. Hink 5, Graham 2, Baker 4, McBride 4, Rodriguez 4
FG: N/A FT: 8 of 11 —.727 Reb. N/A
Toledo (22) — Tauscher 6, Richardson 4, Schaplow 6, Murphy 2, Olson 4
FG: 9 of 51 —.176 FT: 2 of 8 —.250 Reb. 33 (Richardson 8)

At Raymond
Onalaska 19 17 16 12 —64
Darrington 2 7 7 17 —33
Onalaska (64) — Duryea 13, Nevitt 4, Hoyt 22, Pannkuk 6, Barrera 5, Bogar 10, Walters 2, M. Pannkuk 2
FG: 25 of 59 —.424 FT: 9 of 19 —.474 Reb: 33 (Bogar 9)
Darrington (33) — Ford 3, Cryson 6, Bailey 2, Miller 4, Ross 9, Wright 8, Stafford 1
FG: 14 of 61 —.229 FT: 2 of 4 —.500 Reb: N/A

At Centralia
Port Angeles 8 4 4 17 —33
Centralia 3 12 3 17 —35
Port Angeles (33) — Brady 3, Long 3, C. Wheeler 2, Lunt 6, Robideau 1, McGuffey 2, N. Wheeler 16
FG: 11 of 42 — .261 FT: 4 of 8 — .500 Rebs. 27 (N. Wheeler 10)
Centralia (35) — Petrino 3, Jensen 3, Wilkerson 8, Kaut 8, Corwin 13
FG: 12 of 46 — .260 FT: 7 of 16 — .437 Rebs. 32 (Corwin 14)

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