Boys Hoops: Kolb, Vikings Hammer Firm Foundation 87-33


Keegan Kolb scored a career-high 34 points and Mossyrock had little trouble with Firm Foundation in an 87-33 1B Coastal League boys hoops win.

Kolb went 14 of 20 from the field, hit four three-pointers, grabbed eight rebounds and didn’t miss a shot until late in the third quarter.

“That’s a pretty good game for him,” Mossyrock coach Adam Deck said. “It’s good for him to get confidence in his shot.”

Gunner Mulligan added 15 points and five steals, and Tryn Thompson scored eight with 13 rebounds.

“He’s just the motor that keeps us going,” Deck said. “He’s all over the place, in a good way.”

The Vikings led 33-8 after a quarter and extended the lead to 48-17 by halftime.

“I wanted to make a point early. I didn’t want us to play down to our opponents,” Deck said. “I wanted us to jump on these guys quick and keep the throttle down.”

Mossyrock (6-3, 6-2 league) hosts Three Rivers Christian on Saturday.

Pe Ell Shows Improvement, Hammers TRC

Aaiden Lee scored 19 points and Joey McCalden added 14 as the Pe Ell Trojans whipped up on the Three Rivers Christian Eagles 52-27 on Thursday in Longview.

Lee hit four 3-pointers in the second half, all coming on consecutive possessions as the Trojans pulled away steadily.

Pe Ell held TRC’s big-and-skilled freshman forward Dossen Morrow to just nine points, all of which came in the second half.

Thursday’s win was a rather stark indicator of Pe Ell’s improvement this season.

In its opener earlier this month, Pe Ell limped to a 35-30 win over these same Eagles, but had no offensive issues Thursday night.

“We hit shots today,” Lusk said, “and on defense we flew around.”

Pe Ell (5-4) visits new league member Willapa Valley on Friday at 5:45 p.m.

W.F. West Falls to Capital

The Bearcats came up just short against 3A Capital on Thursday, falling 43-42 in non-league boys basketball action.

Whalen Deskins scored a team-high 16 points, including a trio of three-pointers, to pace the Bearcats. Dirk Plakinger added 13 and Carter McCoy chipped in nine.

The Bearcats kept things close throughout, trailing 22-20 at halftime at 34-33 after three.

Max Landers and Cooper Carlson each scored 11 to lead Capital.

W.F. West (4-2) hosted Rochester on Friday night to wrap its third-straight day of games.

Mary M. Knight Puts Away Oakville, 61-35

The Acorns got a solid game from freshman Eddie Klatush, but it wasn’t enough on Thursday in a 61-35 home loss to Mary M. Knight in 1B boys basketball action.

Klatush scored 15 with eight rebounds, four blocks, four steals and two assists.

Oakville had lost by just a point to the Owls in Matlock earlier in the sason, but were missing a key player in Thursday’s rematch.

“We were kind of shorthanded tonight,” Acorn coach Kyle Burkhardt said. “Overall, I’m pretty proud of how hard the kids worked. They didn’t give up tonight.”

Courtney Price added seven points and five rebounds and Tyson Wilson scored seven with six boards.

Oakville was coming off a cancellation of its Tuesday game at Taholah due to pandemic protocols. The Acorns (3-2) play at Wishkah Valley on Saturday.