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Tuesday’s Boys Basketball: Capital Rallies Late to Beat Centralia

OLYMPIA — Tyler Ashmore and Ben Janssan combined for 42 points, but it wasn’t enough for Centralia in a 63-55 loss to 3A Capital here Tuesday to open the 2017-18 boys basketball season.

The Tigers led 32-20 at halftime, only to see Capital score 27 in the fourth quarter to pull take the lead and win.

“We executed pretty well early on. We really got the ball out, pushing it down the court, and got some transition baskets,” Centralia coach Kyle Donahue said. “We got a little bit tired toward the end of the game, but we started out pretty strong.”

Ashmore, the lone returning starter for Centralia, scored 23 points with 10 rebounds and added three assists and three blocked shots.

“He had a couple great post moves inside, and he was just relentless on the boards,” Donahue said. “He just had a really solid all-around game.”

Janssan, an Australian exchange student playing his first game with Centralia, added 19 points.

“He’s a really solid shooter and he sees the court pretty well,” Donahue said, “so he’s a pleasant surprise.”

Chris Penner led Capital with 16 points, and Luke Layton added 15.

Centralia (0-1) plays at Eatonville on Thursday in another nonleague game.
Toledo Shakes Off Rust in Opener

TOLEDO — Reece Wallace scored 20 points and Toledo woke up in the second quarter for a 65-48 nonleague boys hoops win over Chief Leschi here Tuesday night.

The Warriors led 13-9 after a quarter, though a trio of 3-pointers from Wallace helped Toledo knot the game up at halftime.

“We shot a lot of 3s, and just settled,” Toledo coach Grady Fallon said of the early deficit. “They were just better than us. They’re going to be scary later (in the season).”

Toledo outscored the Warriors 38-21 in the second half, going 11 of 15 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.

Fano Arceo-Hansen added 13 points, and Dawson Marcil scored 9 with nine rebounds for the Indians in his first varsity start.

Toledo (1-0) hosts Ilwaco on Saturday.
Ocosta Fends Off Pe Ell

PE ELL — Ocosta scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from Pe Ell and earn a 61-52 win in a nonleague boys basketball game here on Tuesday.

Kaleb McCalden led Pe Ell with 20 points and Kobe Hoffman added 9 points and 13 rebounds.

“It was a good ball game for us. Obviously turnovers were the difference; we had 23 turnovers,” Pe Ell coach Chris Fitzgerald said. “It was fun. A win would have been better, but that’s OK.”

Ocosta’s Zach Allton led all scorers with 31 points.

The Wildcats jumped on top early and led 19-13 after the first quarter. Pe Ell bounced back with a solid second quarter and led 30-29 at halftime.

The Trojans scored 11 points in the third quarter to lead 41-38 heading into the fourth. Pe Ell managed just 11 points in the fourth quarter and Ocosta was able to pull ahead and hold on for the win.

Pe Ell (1-0) is back on the court on Saturday, hosting Raymond in a nonleague game.
Tenino Drops Opener to Northwest Christian

TENINO — Tenino tried to open the season with a comeback victory, but came up short as Northwest Christian earned a 65-56 win in a nonleague boys basketball game here on Tuesday.

Tony Canepa led the Beavers with 18 points. Yngwie Dowies added 14 points and Logan Brewer chipped in 10 points.

Northwest Christian shot 44.7 percent from the field compared to Tenino’s 29.7 shooting percentage.

“It was a good opening game for us. We were 2-18 season last year with a team full of sophomores,” Tenino coach Josef Chirhart said. “We had a tough year, but we did some stuff this summer. I was pleased with the effort, and it was good to see some growth. We did well but we’ve got a lot of things to improve on.”

The Navigators led 38-21 at halftime. After an even third quarter, the Beavers started to climb back into the game and outscored Northwest Christian 21-13 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough.

Tenino (0-1) travels to Rainier on Thursday for a nonleague game.

Pirates Rally Past Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD — Cody Young put together a solid season debut, and Adna pulled away in the second half for a 47-38 win over 2A Ridgefield here Tuesday night.

Young, a senior guard, scored 18 points with seven rebounds, six assists and four steals. Lyle Metzenberg added 10 points and five rebounds for the Pirates.

Ridgefield led 15-9 after a quarter, but Adna tied things up at halftime and outscored the Spudders 16-8 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Adna (1-0) plays another nonleague game at Seton Catholic on Thursday.

Gootgeld’s 32 Not Enough for Mossyrock

RAINIER — Justin Gootgeld scored 32 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Vikings in a season-opening 54-43 loss to Rainier here Tuesday in Central 2B League boys basketball action.

Gootgeld, a senior, was playing point guard for the first time, according to Mossyrock coach Jordan Hunter.

“I think a lot of people would have expected that more out of his little brother (sophomore Evan Gootgeld) than him,” Hunter said. “But Evan’s not cleared to play yet, so Justin stepped up and played hard.”

Rainier pulled away in the fourth quarter, after Viking forward Lucas Johnson was hit with his fifth foul and headed for the bench.

“He really controlled the paint, defensively, and the glass for us,” Hunter said. “He got Gootgeld open for a lot of easy buckets, and once he fouled out we did not have that ability any more.”

Johnson added 8 points for Mossyrock, while Jeff Ashby led Rainier with 10 points.

The Vikings hope to have three projected starters back in the lineup soon. Point guard Duece Kolb is expected to be back in the lineup when Mossyrock plays at Onalaska on Friday; Dyllan Padrick is slated to return in two weeks, and Evan Gootgeld should be cleared to join the team by Christmas, Hunter said.

At Olympia


Centralia 14 18 9 14 —55

Capital     10 10 16 27 —63

Centralia (55) — Wasson 2, Janssan 19, Baird 5, Ashmore 23, Grimm 6

FG: 21 of 52 —.404 FT: 6 of 14 —.428 Reb. 24 (Ashmore 10)

Capital (63) — Layton 15, Penner 16, D. Landers 8, Stock 13, Riedel 4, Erickson 7

FG: 24 of 58 —.414 FT: 12 of 20 —.600 Reb. 28
At Toledo


Chief Leschi 13 14 11 10 —48

Toledo            9 18 18 20 —65

Chief Leschi (48) — McQueen 5, Gower 6, Lee, Irvin 14, Baker 10, Sharp, Horton 2, Whitford 11

FG: N/A FT: 4 of 14 —.286 Reb. 29

Toledo (65) — Wood 8, B. Marcil, D. Marcil 9, Arceo-Hansen 13, Farbo 2, Malunat 7, W. Wallace 6, R. Wallace 20, Schaplow

FG: N/A FT: 18 of 26 —.692 Reb. 45 (Arceo-Hansen 10, D. Marcil 9)
At Pe Ell


Ocosta 19 10 9 23 — 61

Pe Ell   13 17 11 11 — 52

Ocosta (61) — Bailey 5, Allton 31, Hatton 13, Beck 5, Waara 2, Bjornsgard 2, Warlow 2

FG: 22 of 49 — .449 FT: 10 of 16 — .625 Reb: N/A

Pe Ell (52) — Ward 2, Smith 5, Cox 2, Shepherd 2, McCalden 20, Nelson 4, Hoffman 9, Prestegord 8

FG: 23 of 48 — .479 FT: 2 of 4 — .500 Reb: 21 (Hoffman 13)
At Tenino


NWC    18 20 14 13 — 65

Tenino 11 10 14 21 — 56

Northwest Christian (65) — Fox 6, Sinclair 8, Koukai 14, N. Phillips 19, J. Phillips 6, McShaeffrey 1, Dominguez 11

FG: 21 of 47 — .447 FT: 11 of 21 — .524 Reb: N/A

Tenino (56) — Canepa 18, Villa 8, Russell 6, Dowies 14, Brewer 10

FG: 11 of 37 — .297 FT: 7 of 12 — .583 Reb: 29 (Russell 10)

At Rainier


Mossyrock 13 13 13 4 —43

Rainier 12 13 9 20 —54

Mossyrock (43) — Justin Gootgeld 32, Luis Hilario-Garcia 2, Ryan Bellino 1, Lucas Johnson 8

FG: N/A FT: N/A Reb. N/A

Rainier (54) — Eygabroad 9, Holmes 1, Gehrke 4, Ashby 10, Honaker 8, DuCharme 8, Chatman 3, Coleman 8

FG: N/A FT: N/A Reb. N/A

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