Wednesday roundup: Montesano and Elma drop boys’ basketball league openers

The Montesano and Elma Boys basketball teams lost their league openers as we review Wednesday’s Twin Harbors prep hoops action.


Tenino 43, Montesano 30

Montesano struggled to score as he lost his league opener 43-30 to Tenino on Wednesday at Tenino.

Playing his first game since Dec. 22, Montesano (1-8 on aggregate, 0-1 1A Evergreen) led 15-13 late in the first half in a low-scoring game.

But behind 15 points from senior Takari Hickle, Tenino took a 23-22 lead late in the third and opened the game in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 43-30.

Tyce Peterson and Soren Cobb led Montesano with eight and seven points, respectively, as Montesano shot 13 of 51 (25%) from the field and 3 of 13 (11%) from the foul line.

“We struggled offensively all night,” said Bulldogs head coach Doug Farmer, who said he was happy with the way his defense played. “We just didn’t find the rhythm offensively and we didn’t shoot the ball well.”

Eatonville 61, Elma 34

Not much went right for the Elma Eagles in a 61-34 loss to Eatonville on Wednesday at Elma.

The Eagles (1-4, 0-1 1A Evergreen) trailed by nine late in the first quarter and managed just 11 combined points in the second and third quarters en route to defeat.

“We went out and fought, but lost focus when things didn’t go our way,” Elma head coach Matt Ferrier said. “We struggle to stay consistent. We’re careless with basketball and that costs us possessions and lost possessions cost you games.

Elma rookie Traden Carter scored 13 points to lead the Eagles.

Ferrier said the Cruisers (5-1, 1-0) have a size and skill advantage as well as a “stronger mindset going into the game.”

“I have to do better to get the boys to play confidently in a structured system,” he said. “We come to the most important time of the year with research to do. Coaches need to do better. Players need to do better.”

Raymond 73, North Beach 41

Raymond found consistency in the first half to defeat North Beach 73-41 in a key Pacific League 2B game on Wednesday at Raymond.

Leading by one after the first quarter, Raymond (4-2, 2-2 2B Pacific) warmed up to score 26 points in the second period and took a 36-21 lead at halftime.

The Seagulls continued to apply pressure in the second half, beating the Hyaks (4-3, 1-3) 18-8 in the third quarter to move up 25 points in the final eight minutes to put the game away. .

“I thought we started to lack pace offensively in the first quarter, but we were able to correct that in the second quarter,” Raymond head coach Derek Rask said. “Defensively I think we were solid throughout the game and we forced a lot of hard shots and turnovers. I thought that was the key to the game.”

Raymond was led by senior guard Tre ‘Seydel, who scored 27 points, eight rebounds and five steals.

Morgan Anderson (16 points, 4 steals), Adrian Quintana (13 pts, 7 assists) and Skyler Hutson (10 pts) also scored in double figures for Raymond.

The Seagulls moved up to fourth with the win and are scheduled to face Northwest Christian at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Lacey.

With the loss, North Beach sits in sixth place and will face South Bend at 7 p.m. Friday at South Bend High School.

Ilwaco 62, Ocosta 32

Ocosta struggled against one of the league’s top teams when they lost to Ilwaco 62-32 on Wednesday at Westport.

Ocosta (3-4, 1-2 2B Pacific) kept the game within reach for the first three quarters against Ilwaco (8-0, 6-0), trailing by nine at halftime and 42-29 at halftime. start of the fourth trimester.

But the Fishermen missed 20 straight points in the final quarter to put the game aside, limiting the Wildcats to just three points in the final eight minutes of play.

“I felt like we could have been pretty balanced with a little bit better execution of the game plan,” Ocosta head coach Jason Quinby said. “We got the look we wanted when we patiently led our offense. … Ilwaco is probably the best dog in the league and I think we competed pretty well with them for most of the game until we got tired and lost our temper.

Xander Prigmore led Ocosta with 10 points for a Wildcats team that shot 19 of 47 (40%) from the field.

The Wildcats are scheduled to face No. 3 Forks at 7 p.m. Friday in Forks.

Other sheet music

The Center 65, Hoquiam 58

Thursday’s local preseason basketball games have been canceled / postponed

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