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Friday’s 2B Boys Basketball: Thomas, Blankenship-Todd Combine for 45

By The Chronicle

NAPAVINE — Braden Thomas busted out a game-high 25 points, Zander Blankenship-Todd added 20 and Adna fought off Napavine for a 59-47 here Friday in Central 2B League action.

The Pirates (10-8, 5-3) have now won five of their last six with two regular season games to go. Napavine fell to 10-7, 2-6 with the loss.

“It was tight the whole way,” Napavine coach Rex Stanley said. “Not many easy games in this league.”

Napavine was led by Keith Olson’s 16 points and Laythan Demarest’s 11. Olson and Cade Evander each grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Tigers lost it during a critical stretch in the third quarter with untimely turnovers, while the Pirates hit 3s to extend their lead to eight. Napavine couldn’t climb back in it after that.

“We played fairly well,” Stanley said. “The empty possessions were just a killer. We gave away 10 possessions without getting a shot off.”

Napavine heads to Winlock on Tuesday. Adna hosts Kalama on Tuesday.

Ducks Hand Cards First C2BL Loss

WINLOCK — The Cardinals clawed back late, but Toutle Lake got a 41-39 win — and the top spot, for the moment, in the Central 2B League boys basketball standings — here Friday night.

The Cardinals trailed 35-24 going into the fourth quarter, but dug themselves out of the hole and cut the lead to its final 41-39 margin with about 15 seconds left on the clock.

The Cardinals turned the ball over, got it back after a missed Duck foul shot, and got one final look at an unsuccessful three-pointer as time expired.

“We made a game of it,” Winlock coach Nick Bamer said. “Hats off to Toutle. We were struggling to get the ball to go in and settled for bad shots. They had good perimeter defense.”

Broc Keeton led the Ducks with 15 points. Jackson Cox and Chase Hadaller pitched in 10 points each.

Bryce Cline led Winlock with 16 points. Noah Patching added 10.

Neither team shot particularly well, with the Cardinals going 15 of 51 from the field and the Ducks hitting at a 28 percent clip (14 of 50).

The win puts the teams in a technical tie with identical 7-1 records in C2BL play, but the head-to-head win gives the Ducks the top seed to the District 4 tournament in the event of a tiebreaker. Winlock’s 14-game win streak was snapped with the loss.

“It’s crazy how many people were there,” Bamer said, noting a line out the door at 5 p.m. “It was standing-room only. It was a really fun atmosphere.”

Winlock (15-3, 7-1 league) hosts Napavine on Tuesday.

Toledo Rallies Past Esary, Chinooks

TOLEDO — The Indians trailed throughout, but made a big push in the fourth quarter and got two big free throws from Duke Schaplow to beat Kalama, 52-50, here Friday night.

The Indians turned the ball over a play earlier, but coaxed a missed shot out of Kalama and got the ball back with a few seconds left on the clock. Schaplow’s 3-point attempt hit the front iron, but he followed followed up his own rebound and was fouled on the putback.

His game-winning foul shots came with 1.5 seconds left on the clock.

“For two teams fighting to stay alive, it was a great game,” Toledo coach Grady Fallon said. “It was loud, back and forth. It was cool.”

The teams came into the game knotted at 2-5 — along with Napavine — for eighth place in the C2BL standings. Eight C2BL teams advance to the District 4 tournament.

The win, combined with Napavine’s loss to Adna on Friday, put the Indians (7-11, 3-5 league) alone in eight place, with a game at league-leading Toutle Lake on Tuesday.

Carlo Arceo-Hansen led Toledo with 17 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals. Schaplow added nine points and six rebounds, and Walker Sorensen played what Fallon called his best game of the season with eight points and eight boards.

Freshman Jaxon Cook chipped in nine points with seven rebounds.

Jackson Esary led Kalama with 18 points.

Allison, Whitehead Power Loggers in Win Over Mossyrock

MOSSYROCK — Kayden Allison scored 24 points, Carter Whitehead added 22, and Onalaska blew past Mossyrock, 87-65, here Friday in C2BL boys hoops action.

The Loggers led 23-11 after a quarter, and scored at least 20 points in each frame.

“We put up a better fight than normal,” Mossyrock coach Adam Deck said. “Our defense just needs to get better.”

Ashton Haight and Cade Lawrence each added 10 points for Onalaska, which improved to 6-3 in league play (13-5 overall).

Keegan Kolb led the Vikings with 24 points. Matthew De Hoyos chipped in 12, and Gunner Mulligan added 10.

Kolb knocked down four 3-pointers for Mossyrock.

“He did everything he could for us,” Deck said. “He’s only 5-foot-2, but he was the highlight for us tonight.”

Mossyrock plays at Wahkiakum on Tuesday. Onalaska plays at Hoquiam on Monday, and hosts Rainier on Thursday to close out the regular season.

Leitz, Mules Drop MWP

The Timberwolves let the Mules kick them while they were down and lost 70-56 in a Central 2B boys basketball game Friday night in Wahkiakum.

MWP’s Hayden Young led the team in scoring with 19 points followed by Josh Salguero who had 18. Gary Dotson put seven on the board. Leytan Collette scored five and his brother Kysen scored four. Elliott Smith also scored three points on the night.

Wahkiakum’s Jake Leitz was the top scorer with 25 points. Brodie Avalon scored 14 and Logan LaBerge had 13. Brody Carlson out ten on the board and KC Beery added eight.

“We came out and didn’t shoot well, plus Salguero had his head split open and missed most of the first half,” said coach Chad Cramer. “That opening quarter just doomed us.”

Morton-White Pass (9-9) play at Rainier on Tuesday.

At Mossyrock


Onalaska 23 20 22 22 —87

Mossyrock 11 12 18 14 —65

Onalaska (87) — Allison 24, Whitehead 22, Haight 10, Lawrence 10, Dalsted 8, Marshall 5, Martin, 4, Pannkuk 2

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

Mossyrock (65) — Kolb 24, De Hoyos 12, Mulligan 10, Bellino 8, Weist 5, Thompson 3, Workman 3

FG: N/A FT: 9 of 26 —.346 Reb. 26 (Weist 5)


At Napavine


Adna 14 18 6 9 —47

Napavine 16 15 14 14 —59

Napavine (47) — Olson 16, Demarest 11, Evander 8, Perz-Stewart 6, Parker 4, Grose 2

FG: 19 of 48 —.396 FT: 6 of 12 —.500 Reb. 37 (Evander, Olson 11)

Adna (59) — Thomas 25, Blankenship-Todd 20, Minoff 5

FG: 21 of 51 —.412 FT: 8 of 13 —.615 Reb. 22 (Minkoff 6)


At Toledo


Kalama 14 15 14 7 —50

Toledo 11 6 22 13 —52

Kalama (50) — Brandenburg 10, O’Neill 4, Cox 10, Doerty 3, Armstrong 2, Esary 18, Cooney 3

FG: 19 of 59 —.322 FT: 3 of 6 —.500 Reb. 36

Toledo (52) — Bloomstrom 9, Arceo-Hansen 17, Schaplow 9, Cook 9, Sorensen 8

FG: 19 of 59 —.322 FT: 10 of 16 —.625 Reb. 38 (Arceo-Hansen, Sorensen 8)


At Winlock


Toutle Lk. 8 8 18 6 —41

Winlock 7 7 10 15 —39

Toutle Lk. (41) — Keeton 15, Cox 10, Hadaller 10, Swanson 4, Lindquist 2

FG: 14 of 50 —.280 FT: 7 of 10 —.700 Reb. 25

Winlock (39) — Tiemens 3, Cline 16, Richendollar 6, Patching 10, Swofford 4

FG: 15 of 51 —.294 FT: 6 of 6 —.1000 Reb. 22 (Cline 8)


At Wahkiakum


MWP 6 8 25 17 —56

Home School 19 9 21 21 —70

Morton White-Pass (56) — L. Collette 5, Young 19, K. Collette 4, Dotson 7, Smith 3, Salguero 18,

FG: 19 of 63 —.302 FT: 14 of 24 —.583 Reb. 49 (Dotson 7 Reb.)

Wahkiakum (70) — LaBerge 13, Leitz 25, Carlson 10, Avalon 14, Beery 8

FG: 25 of 51 —.490 FT: 10 of 20 —.500 Reb. 33

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