Boys Hoops: Tigers Top Elma for Second-Straight Win


Napavine had three players score in double digits and pulled down 39 total rebounds to take a 56-45 victory over Elma on the road Wednesday for its second-straight victory to start the season.

James Grose scored a team-high 16 points for the Tigers, while junior Gavin Parker added 14 and junior Keith Olson chipped in 13. 

“Gavin played really well tonight and Gross was solid throughout,” Napavine coach Rex Stanley said.

Senior post Cade Evander scored nine points and pulled down an absurd 20 rebounds. Freshman Cael Stanley added a bucket.

“Really good way to start the season,” Rex Stanley said.

Napavine (2-0 overall, 1-1 league) hosts Tenino on Saturday.

Naselle Flies Past Pe Ell

Playing in the back end of a back-to-back, a disastrous second quarter sunk Pe Ell at Naselle on Wednesday, with the Trojans falling 76-30.

Kolby Glenn was near unstoppable for the Comets, netting 30 points on six 3-pointers and 8-of-8 from the charity stripe.

Joey McCalden led the Trojans in scoring with 11 points in a game Pe Ell trailed just 14-12 after one quarter. But myriad second-quarter turnovers led to 33 Naselle points, and the rout was on.

“They continued to battle,” Pe Ell coach Clayburn Lusk said.

Pe Ell (1-1) hosts Winlock on Saturday at 3 p.m.