MWP Survives Second-Half Scare Against Adna
MORTON — The Timberwolves came out on top in a back-and-forth Central 2B League boys basketball game here Friday, beating Adna 46-43.
After a big first half, though, Morton-White Pass nearly let the win get away. The Timberwolves led 33-17 at halftime, but were outscored 16-2 in the third quarter to nearly even things up.
Hayden Young and Gary Dotson each scored 16 points to lead MWP, which shot 35% (18 of 52) from the field. The Timberwolves also outrebounded Adna 42-26, with Dotson and Keegan Kelly each grabbing eight boards.
Braden Thomas paced Adna with 19 points and eight rebounds. Cole Fay added nine points for the Pirates.
Adna (6-5, 1-2 league) hosts Mossyrock on Wednesday.
Morton-White Pass (6-6, 2-1 league) plays at Onalaska on Saturday.
Ocosta Gets Hot to Melt Down Trojans
OCOSTA — The Wildcats had a false start here on Friday before finding their touch and dispatching Pe Ell 64-40 in a Pacific 2B League boys basketball contest.
“We actually got off to a good start. I think we hit four threes. We had the lead and then they came back and got on fire,” said Pe Ell coach Clayburn Lusk. “We started giving open looks to the wrong people.”
Cole Hatton led Ocosta with 22 points while Omar Luque added 16 points. The Wildcats shot 42 percent from the field and sank 10 of 17 free throws.
Meanwhile, Pe Ell connected on 34 percent of their shots and wound up missing the only two free throws they were awarded in the game.
Kollin Jurek and Joey McCalden both scored 11 points for the Trojans in the loss. Max Smith added nine points and a team-high seven rebounds.
“Ocosta did a good job of rattling us. We did a poor job of settling down,” said Lusk.
Pe Ell (4-8, 3-7) will host Chief Leschi on Thursday.
Winlock Drubs Mossyrock 75-36
MOSSYROCK — The Cardinals poured in 35 points in the second quarter here Friday en route to a 75-36 C2BL boys hoops win over Mossyrock.
The second-quarter splurge put Winlock up 53-18 at halftime.
“We really only had one bad quarter but it was a monster,” Mossyrock coach Adam Deck said. “We turned the ball over a ton, but credit their defense, because they fly around. They tip everything.”
Bryce Cline led Winlock with 22 points, and Nolan Swofford added 13.
Gunnar Mulligan paced Mossyrock with 10 points, and Dyllan Padrick scored five with 15 rebounds.
“We’ve got to take care of the ball and learn how to block out and rebound, or this is just going to keep happening,” Deck said. “It’s an effort thing.”
Mossyrock (2-9, 0-3 league) plays at Adna on Wednesday. Winlock (9-2, 3-0 league) hosts Hoquiam in a non-league game Wednesday.
Dalsted Helps Loggers Slip Past Toledo
ONALASKA — Danny Dalsted hit a three-pointer to put Onalaska up for good, and the Loggers held off Toledo, 59-51, here Friday in Central 2B League boys basketball action.
Dalsted finished with 17 points, and his late triple put the Loggers up 53-50.
Carter Whitehead added a three on the Loggers’ next possession to seal the win, and the Loggers finished 10 of 22 (46%) from long range.
Toledo started the fourth quarter on a 15-4 run to tie the game at 50-50.
“I don’t know what happened,” Onalaska coach Wayne Nelson said. “We were cruising along in the third quarter and all of a sudden they were right back in the game. We didn’t defend the ball very well for awhile.”
The defense, however, stepped up late, Nelson noted.
“I thought down the stretch we played our best defense of the night,” he said. “Why we don’t play that way all the time, I don’t know.”
Kayden Allison led Onalaska with 20 points, and Whitehead finished with 13.
Carlo Arceo-Hansen led Toledo with 17 points with seven rebounds, and Jaxon Cook added 14. Duke Schaplow scored 10 with seven boards.
Toledo (4-9, 0-3 league) hosts Morton-White Pass on Wednesday. Onalaska (7-1, 3-1 league) hosts MWP on Saturday.
Bulldogs Bury Beavers in Second Quarter
TENINO — The Bulldogs used a 22-6 advantage in the fourth quarter to put Tenino away here on Friday as the visitors claimed a 65-41 victory in 1A Evergreen League boys basketball action.
“We’ve just got to take care of the rock,” noted Tenino coach Joe Chirhart. “I think with four minutes left in the first half it was 16-21 and then we gave up 17 straight points.”
Carter Olsen paced Montesano with 17 points while Trace Ridgeway and Cole Daniles added 11 points each.
The Beavers put up a better fight in the second half but by then it was too late.
Logan Brewer tied for a game-high with 17 points for Tenino.
“Brewer has been staying on a roll,” said Chirhart, who noted that his point guard scored 34 points at Forks earlier this week. “He’s got a little bit different role this year. I think it’s taken him a little bit to get comfortable attacking the rim.”
Takari Hickle added nine points and 11 rebounds for Tenino in essentially one half of play after being hindered by foul trouble early in the contest.
Chirhart also touted the play of Aiden Wright, a 6-foot senior guard.
“Aiden Wright got the start tonight and wound up with 11 points. He played solid defense and hit some jumpers. I was proud of his effort tonight,” noted the Beaver coach.
Tenino (4-8, 0-2 league) will host Elma on Tuesday.