Grose goes off, Tigers beat Ducks by 17


In the battle between the two top scorers in the Central 2B League, James Grose beat Zach Swanson by 10 points, and Grose’s teammates beat Swanson’s by a further seven to give Napavine a 74-57 win over Toutle Lake in Cowlitz County.

Grose dropped 36 points on 12-of-24 shooting, drilling six 3-pointers and going 6 for 7 from the free-throw line. Jarin Prather added 17 points, while Karsen Denault had eight points and a team-high nine rebounds and five assists.

For his own part, Swanson finished with 26 points and also shot 50% from the field, but the rest of the Toutle Lake lineup went a rough 3 for 20 from beyond the arc.

Napavine led by eight points at halftime, then went on a 24-14 run in the third quarter to put things well and truly out of reach.

The Tigers (2-0, 2-0 C2BL) will take on Toledo on Thursday.