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Thursday’s 2B Boys Basketball: Pirates Run Away From Toledo in Fourth

C2BL: Rigdon, Weed Lead Adna in 67-52 Win Over Indians to Stay Undefeated in League Play

TOLEDO — After a haymaker’s slugfest for the first three quarters here Thursday night Toledo developed dead legs, dropped their hands and wound up getting knocked out by a punishing Pirate team to the tune of 67-52 in a key Central 2B League matchup.

The win kept the Pirates’ perfect league record intact at 6-0.

“Bottom line is they did a great job of executing their game plan. You know, out of a timeout they nail a 3 and for us out of a timeout we turn it over,” said Toledo coach Grady Fallon. “We need to look in the mirror first, me included, and pick out some things we each can improve on.”

The most glaring area of concern for Toledo Thursday was in the shooting column where they sank just 18 of 48 shots for a 37 percent percentage. Additionally, while they shot at nearly the same mark from the foul line as Adna, Toledo attempted only 14 of the freebies, or less than half of the Pirates’ total.

Toledo trailed by just 3 at the intermissions after a trio of Reece Wallace free throws with no time left in the half, and then managed to tie the game up at 44-all after three quarters. That newfound thrill was gone to start the fourth, though, when Toledo failed to score for about the first four minutes of the quarter.

“We could not score and they had 13 free throws in the quarter. Just on the free throws alone they outscored us,” said Fallon, who characterized the contest as a rough game both ways. “When they’re making their free throws and we’re trying to make a run, it’s hard to catch up.”

Adna was also able to make the most of their offensive efforts by knocking down 7 of 14 3-point attempts in the game. Tanner Rigdon led the Pirates with 20 points, while Conner Weed added 16. Blake Davis and Cody Young each posted 11 for Adna.

Reece Wallace led Toledo with 25 points while Carmen Robles turned in an 11-point, eight-rebound performance.

Toledo (6-4, 4-3 league) hosts Pe Ell on Wednesday, while Adna (7-2, 6-0 league) plays at Napavine on Monday.
Tigers Come Back to Beat Kalama

KALAMA — Napavine fell in a 15-0 hole early on, trailed 38-19 in the third quarter and shot a tad over 30 percent from the field.

The defense, though, picked up the slack.

The Tigers outscored Kalama 24-6 in the fourth quarter and took their first lead with a few minutes left to play to stay undefeated in a 53-48 win over the Chinooks here Thursday in Central 2B League boys hoops action.

Peyton Stanley scored 19, Austin Filley added 18 — on 6 of 11 shooting — and Wyatt Stanley scored 12 with 18 rebounds for Napavine (9-0).

“We just came out horrible, and it didn’t get much better until the fourth quarter,” Napavine coach Rex Stanley said. “With about five minutes to go in the game our offense finally showed up, and we were luckily able to put it away.”

Kalama managed just 13 points after the intermission, after leading 35-19 at halftime.

“It was just a rough night, but what I like about this group of kids, is just their will to win,” Stanley said. “We had every opportunity tonight to just say ‘This ain’t gonna happen.’ We played all nine guys, and they just collectively weren’t going to lose.”

Cameron Walker led Kalama with 12 points. Alex Dyer added 11, and Parker Wood and Blake Stemkoski each scored 9.

Napavine (6-0 league) will host Adna (8-2, 6-0 league) on Monday.
Vikings Slash Past Trojans

MOSSYROCK — Evan Gootgeld scores 34 points to pace Mossyrock in a 78-36 win over Pe Ell in Central 2B League basketball action here on Thursday night.

Taylen Clevenger added 12 points and Dillon Lamotte pitched in 11 for the Vikings.

Zander Blankenship led the Trojans with 9 points.

Mossyrock was able to gain a 22-13 lead after the first quarter, with Gootgeld scoring 15 points. The Vikings limited Pe Ell to 2 points in the second quarter for a 44-15 lead at halftime.

“We were very efficient on the defensive end and only allowed one shot per trip, which was really nice,” Mossyrock coach Kelly Ross said, explaining that his team only turned the ball over 14 times. “We came down and were very efficient on offense. … Evan made his first shot, a 3-pointer. It usually takes him a little bit to get going, but we tried to put pressure on them on defense, which helped him get into his game much quicker.”

Mossyrock (2-7, 2-6 league) hosts Morton-White Pass on Wednesday, while Pe Ell (1-10, 0-7) hits the road to face Toledo on Wednesday.
Cards Pick Up Second League Win

WINLOCK — The Cardinals were able to get a little wind beneath their wings here Thursday night with a 40-36 Central 2B League victory over the visiting Loggers.

Trailing by 3 points at halftime Winlock used a strong second half in order to swing the game in their favor. Cardinal coach Nick Bamer said there was no secret sauce to the turnaround; he simply told his team to believe and think happy thoughts in order to fly.

“There really wasn’t anything big that we changed,” said Bamer. “The first half we had extreme difficulties and I just told the boys at the half to keep shooting. I believe in it and it’s bound to start falling.”

That positive leap of faith wound up getting the Cardinals over the top, especially at the free throw line, where they knocked down 11 of 23 free throws compared to the Logger’s mark of 6 of 15 on freebies. In a game where both teams knocked down a matching total of 13 field goals — less than 30 percent of their attempts — those points at the line were literally the difference in the ballgame.

Nicholas Patching’s 11 points led Winlock.

“I thought Nick Patching took a big step forward in being a playmaker tonight. He really, for the first time tonight, was getting other people and involved and setting them up. That was good to see,” said Bamer.

Zach Weinert and Wyatt Dean dropped in 7 points each for Winlock. The Cardinals also outrebounded Onalaska by a total of 35-31, with Weinert corralling a team-high eight boards.

“Zach’s been playing really well,” said Bamer of Weinert. “He’s attacking the hoop and he makes a lot happen offensively for us, plus he’s one of our best defenders.”

Matt Swett led Onalaska with 11 points.

Winlock (4-8, 2-5 league) will play at home next Wednesday against Rainier. The Loggers (3-8, 1-6 league) host Wahkiakum on Wednesday.

Timberwolves Fend Off Mules

CATHLAMET — Morton-White Pass’ Rylan Collette had a breakout game with 22 points, helping the Timberwolves earn a 60-50 win over Wahkiakum in Central 2B League basketball here on Thursday.

Matt Poquette led MWP with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Hank Ferguson recorded a game high 24 points and seven rebounds for the Mules, and Zach Brown added 11 points.

The difference was rebounding, as MWP crashed the glass with 40 rebounds compared to Wahkiakum’s 24.

“We work hard on the boards. We feel if we win the rebound war, we have a chance in every game and it was one of our focal points of this game,” MWP coach Tony Gillispie said. “I thought Rylan shot extremely well and a big first half with 13 points. He was able to take a little pressure off Matt. Rylan really stepped up tonight.”

The game was tied at 15 after the first quarter, but the Timberwolves distanced themselves in the second quarter with a 33-26 lead at halftime.

“They got hot early. Our defense needed to improve a little bit in the second half,” Gillispie said. “Anytime you go to Wahkiakum and get a win, it’s a good thing.”

MWP (7-3, 4-2 league) hosts Rainier in Randle on Saturday at 7 p.m. in a makeup game from December.
At Toledo

PIRATES 67, INDIANS 52

Adna 12 17 15 23 —67

Toledo 9 17 18 8 —52

Adna (67) — Rigdon 20, Young 11, Weed 16, Metzenberg 3, Davis 11, Terry 1, Apperson 5, Moon, Ashley

FG: 19 of 35 —.542 FT: 22 of 30 —.733 Reb. 26

Toledo (52) — Arroyo 4, J. Wallace 8, R. Wallace 25, Robles 11, Fuentes 4, Marcil, Farbo, Hansen

FG: 18 of 48 —.375 FT: 10 of 14 —.714 Reb. 27 (Robles 8, J. Wallace 7)
At Kalama

TIGERS 53, CHINOOKS 48

Napavine 9 10 10 24 —53

Kalama 17 18 7 6 —48

Napavine (53) — Subtich, Van Wyck, D. Stanley, W. Stanley 12, P. Stanley 19, Purvis 4, Lantz, Filley 18, Kinswa

FG: 18 of 59 —.305 FT: 10 of 12 —.833 Reb. 45 (W. Stanley 18)

Kalama (48) — Stemkoski 9, O’Neil 3, Ross 4, Walker 12, Dyer 11, Wood 9

FG: 18 of 57 —.316 FT: 5 of 9 —.555 Reb. 33 (Wood 11)
At Mossyrock

VIKINGS 78, TROJANS 36

Pe Ell          13   2   8   13 — 36

Mossyrock 22 22 22 12 — 78

Pe Ell (36) — Duncan 3, Jurek 7, Blankenship 9, McCalden 8, Shepherd 7, Nelson 2

FG: 13 of 56 —.232 FT: 9 of 20 —.450 Reb. 27 (McCalden 8)

Mossyrock (78) — J. Gootgeld 7, Mendoza 6, E. Gootgeld 34, Johnson 4, Clevenger 12, Lamotte 11, Stanley 4

FG: 25 of 56 —.446 FT: 15 of 20 —.750 Reb. 36 (Johnson 8)
At Winlock

CARDINALS 40, LOGGERS 36

Winlock   8   6  12   14 —40

Onalaska 9   8    9   10 —36

Winlock (40) — Whitehead 6, Dean 7, Miller 1, N. Patching 11, Steveson 2, Weinert 7, Hall 6

FG: 13 of 49 —.265 FT: 11 of 23 —.478 Reb: 35 (Weinert 8)

Onalaska (36) — Haight 3, Frazier 5, Swett 11, Cooper 9, Beck 8

FG: 13 of 47 —.276 FT: 6 of 15 —.400 Reb: 31

At Wahkiakum

TIMBERWOLVES 60, MULES 50

Morton-WP 15 18 11 16 — 60

Wahkiakum 15 11 8 16 — 50

Morton-White Pass (60) — Collette 22, Elkins 8, Poquette 23, Lewis 7

FG: 23 of 47 — .489 FT: 10 of 14 — .714 Rebs. 40 (Poquette 14)

Wahkiakum (50) — Brown 11, Anderson 2, Ferguson 24, Quigley 5, Wilson 2, Wright 6

FG: 18 of 52 — .346 FT: 8 of 11 — .727 Rebs. 24 (Ferguson 7)

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