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Tuesday’s 2B Boys Basketball: Cline Explodes for 31 Against Tigers

By The Chronicle

WINLOCK — Bryce Cline erupted for a game-high 31 points and Winlock held off a ferocious upset bid from Napavine in a 63-55 2B Central League victory for the Cardinals on the road Tuesday.

“He did what we expected,” Winlock coach Nick Bamer said. “He carried us. [Napavine] did everything to try and stop him.”

The Cardinals rebounded from a 41-39 loss to Toutle Lake last Friday, which snapped their 14-game win streak, to put a fiesty Napavine team away in a crucial road victory. Winlock raced out to a 21-10 lead in the first quarter then let the Tigers climb back in it.

“We got out early and pressured them,” Bamer said. “They battled back and got every damn rebound.”

Napavine finally tied it in the third quarter before the Cardinals went on a 6-0 run, highlighted by a couple stops and runouts, to cushion their lead.

“It was a lot closer than the eight-point score indicates,” Bamer said. “It was a for-sure battle.”

Carson Richendollar added 14 points for the Cardinals, while Noah Patching had eight and Nolan Swofford finished with nine.

The Tigers were led by Keith Olson’s 20 points, Cade Evander’s 13 and Laythan Demarest’s nine.

Winlock finishes the regular season at Adna on Thursday. Napavine hosts Toledo on Thursday in its regular-season finale.

Keeton’s 25 Lifts Toutle Over Toledo

TOUTLE — Senior Broc Keeton unleashed a game-high 25 points and Toutle Lake routed Toledo in Central 2B League play here Tuesday.

It marked the fourth-straight win for the Ducks, who improve to 16-3, 8-1, and are tied with Winlock (16-3, 8-1) atop the league standings but hold a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Cardinals after defeating them 41-39 on Jan. 31.

The Ducks drained seven 3-pointers and shot even better from beyond the arc (37 percent) than they did in front of it (34 percent).

But it was Toutle’s defense that shined against Toledo, holding the Indians to just 16 percent from the field and 15 percent from long range. The Ducks overcame sloppy ballhandling and 18 turnovers by forcing 19 from the Cardinals.

Toutle’s 6-foot eighth grader, Zach Swanson, had the second-highest point total for the Ducks with seven points on the night. Connor Cox, also and eighth grader, added five points.

Toledo was led by junior Carlo-Arceo Hansen’s and Duke Schaplow’s seven points a piece. Jaxon Cook contributed six and Walker Sorenson five.

“We held them to 15 points at halftime,” Toledo coach Grady Fallon said. The problem is we had eight. I’m going to repeat that… It was 15-8 at halftime. We had too many turnovers in the first half and only had four guys score. You’re not going to win many games shooting that badly.

The Indians fell to 7-12, 3-6 and travels to Napavine on Thursday. Toutle travels to Kalama on Thursday. If Toledo beats Napavine they finish with the eighth and final district playoff spot, and the Tigers and Kalama are eliminated from postseason contention.

If Napavine beats Toledo then the Tigers, Kalama and Toledo would all tie for eighth.

MWP Overcomes Foul Trouble

RAINIER — The Timberwolves overcame early foul trouble and as a result had 10 Morton-White Pass players scored points in a 56-52 Central 2B League victory over Rainier Tuesday.

In what was the back end of back-to-back long road trips for MWP (Wahkiakum and Rainier), the Timberwolves secured the win to remain tied with Onalaska for second place in the league.

Foul trouble took MWP out of its game plan in this one, Timberwolves coach Chad Cramer said.

“We played with different lineups than we were used to,” Cramer said. “It made it difficult. I’m proud of our depth and our bench for holding on. Depth is big.”

Hayden Young had a team-high 10 points for MWP, while Leytan Collette collected nine points and a team-high nine rebounds.

“Leytan played outstanding,” Cramer said. “He played nearly the entire game.”

Rainier’s Ian Sprouffske had a game-high 19 points for the Mountaineers, while Jake Jeske added 10.

MWP improves to 10-9, 6-3 and hosts Mossyrock on Thursday. Rainier travels to Onalaska Thursday.

Chinooks Knock Off Adna to Keep Playoff Hopes Alives

ADNA — The Pirates struggled on multiple fronts here on Tuesday as they dropped a Central 2B boys basketball game to Kalama by a score of 63-52.

The Chinooks parlayed a 21-13 advantage in the second quarter into a 12 point lead at the half and Adna was never able to find their stroke offensively, nor their druthers defensively, in order to get back into the contest.

“They were getting by us with the basketball. We couldn’t keep anyone in front of us and then if they didn’t finish they’d get an offensive rebound,” Adna coach Luke Salme said.

Jackson Esary led the Chinooks with 19 points and Preston Armstrong added 13 points.

Kalama won the rebound battle 38-21. The visitors also had more luck putting the ball through the cylinder, knocking down 48 percent of their 49 shots while the Pirates connected on just 35 percent of 59 shots.

“The game is pretty simple sometimes and if you get out-rebounded by 17 and don’t keep guys in front of you and then shoot 5 of 30 from the three point line, you’re probably not going to win,” Salme said. “We got good looks and that’s one thing we’ve been doing pretty consistently is knocking down our looks, but tonight we did not.”

Braden Thomas scored a game-high 21 points in the loss while Zander Blankenship-Todd and Tyler Minkoff each notched eight points.

Adna (10-9, 5-4 league) is sitting in fifth place in the C2BL and will host Winlock on Thursday for their senior night.

Mules Maraud Over Mossyrock

CATHLAMET — Wahkikakum scored 54 points combined in the second and third quarters in order to run away with a 89-42 win over the Vikings here on Tuesday in a Central 2B League boys basketball contest.

The Mules led by eight points after the first quarter extending their lead to 49 points by the end of the third frame.

KC Beery led the Mules with 23 points. Logan LaBerge added 15 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals, while Jake Leitz notched 14 points and 14 rebounds for the home team.

Keegan Kolb paced Mossyrock’s offense with 17 points while Gunner Mulligan notched 11 points.

Mossyrock (2-17, 0-9 league) will play Morton-White Pass at Randle on Thursday.

Hyaks Hacksaw Trojans’ Playoff Hopes

PE ELL — The Trojans needed a win here Tuesday night in order to keep their playoff hopes alive but wound up on the wrong end of a 61-39 loss at the hands of North Beach. The win gives the Hyaks the eighth and final playoff spot out for boys basketball out of the Pacific 2B League.

“It was a good first half and then the wheels just fell off offensively,” Pe Ell coach Clayburn Lusk said. “We lost our touch. Smith had 11 points in the first half. He was kind of our rock and then we just started missing shots in the second half.”

The Trojans shot just 26 percent from the field in the game while North Beach sank 48 percent of their attempts. Reagan Harnagy led the Hyaks with 21 points and Josh Bighead notched 17 points.

“They were pretty effective,” Lusk added. “That Harnagy kid really took it to us. He had 12 points in the third quarter. He’s smooth. They’re going to give somebody trouble in districts coming in as an eight seed.”

Max Smith led Pe Ell with team-highs in points (19), rebounds (9) and steals (8). Joey McCalden added nine points in the loss.

“Smith played extremely well. He always plays his butt off,” Lusk said

Pe Ell (5-14, 4-13 league) wrap up their season at Willapa Valley on Thursday.


At Winlock


Napavine 10 15 11 19 —55

Winlock 21 11 15 7 —63

Napavine (55) — Evander 13, Olson 20, Demarest 9, Gross 6, Parker 4, Stewart 4

FG: N/A FT: 7 of 15 —.467 Reb. N/A

Winlock (63) — Clione 31, Richendollar 14, Swofford 9, Patching 8, Suhrbier 2, Tiemens 1

FG: N/A FT: 13 of 20 —.650 Reb. N/A


At Toutle


Toledo 3 5 6 9 —25

Toutle Lk. 11 4 17 16 —48

Toledo (25) — Arceo-Hanson 7, Schaplow 7, Cook 6, Sorenson 5

FG: 8 of 49 —.163 FT: 7 of 14 —.500 Reb. 31(Soto 8)

Toutle Lk. (48) — Keeton 25, Swanson 7, Cox 5, Lundquist 4, Hadaller 4, Moss 3

FG: 17 of 50 —.340 FT: 7 of 9 —.778 Reb. 37


At Rainier


MWP 13 17 13 13 —56

Rainier 9 15 10 18 —52

MWPl (56) — Young 10, L. Collette 9, Dean 2, Kelly 3, Holmes 5, T. Collette 5, Dotson 4, Smith 3, Salguero 13

FG: 23 of 60 —.383 FT: 7 of 19 —.368 Reb. 41 (L. Collette 9)

Rainier (52) — Sprouffske 19, Jeske 10, Bowers 12, Keller 2, Green 5, Davis 4

FG: 20 of 52 —.385 FT: 5 of 10 —.500 Reb. 37


At Pe Ell


North Beach 9 17 20 15 —61

Pe Ell 11 16 6 7 — 39

North Beach (61) — Harnagy 31, Bighead 17, Scholler 7, Greene 6

FG: 24 of 49 —.489 FT: 5 of 6 —.833 Reb: N/A

Pe Ell (39) — Smith 19, Jurek 5, McCalden 7, Bush 4, Yost 4

FG: 14 of 53 —.264 FT: 7 of 17 —.411 Reb: 21 (Smith 9)


At Adna


Kalama 12 21 13 17 —63

Adna 8 13 16 14 —52

Kalama (63) — Brandenburg 8, Cox 5, Doerty 9, Mills 5, Armstrong 13, Esary 19, Cooney 4

FG: 24 of 49 —.489 FT: 10 of 15 —.667 Reb: 38

Adna (52) — Fay 6, Blankenship 8, Thomas 21, Warner 2, Collins 8, Minkoff 7

FG: 21 of 59 —.355 FT: 5 of 8 —.625 Reb: 21


At Cathlamet


Mossyrock 9 13 6 14 —42

Wahkiakum 17 28 26 12 —89

Mossyrock (42) — K. Kolb 17, G. Mulligan 11, R. Bellino 4, A. Weist 3, T. Thompson 3, W. Nelson 2, JC Workman 2

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

Wahkiakum (89) — KC Beery 23, LaBerge 15, Leitz 14, Avalaon 14, Carlson 8, Rose 7, Niemela 5, Sause 3

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

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