Winlock’s boys’ basketball team caught fire in the fourth quarter, tallying 27 points by breaking Wahkiakum’s trapping defense and rolled to a 75-52 Central 2B League win to move to 2-0 on the year.
Bryce Cline finished with 19 points, Nick Patching added 18 points and Dawson Hall had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jayce Coleman had six points and six rebounds.
“I think he had his best performance for us,” Winlock coach Nick Bamer said of Coleman. “He was a beast in the middle, and was changing a lot of shots.”
Wahkiakum got 19 points and nine rebounds from Zach Brown and 12 points and nine rebounds from Luke Brown. KC Beery finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.
“We struggled a bit to start, but managed to battle back and keep it close,” said Mules coach Todd Souvenir, whose team was 19-22 from the free-throw line. “They caught fire in the fourth quarter and put it away.”
Kelso 59, W.F. West 44: Shaw Anderson had 19 points and eight rebounds, Emmitt Kinch tallied 13 and Riley Noah chipped in 12 points in the Scotties’ nonleague road win. The Scotties shot 13-18 from the free-throw line and had only nine turnovers, as coach Joe Kinch applauded the role players of Anders Gamble (seven points), Peyton Noah (four) and Jon Bowlby (four).
Timberline 73, Mark Morris 64: The Class 3A Blazers rolled to a 45-32 halftime lead and held off the road-warrior Monarchs, who picked up a huge night from Reece Gibb. The junior hit four 3-pointer and tallied a team-high 18 points. Garrett Berger chipped in 17 points for MM, which falls to 1-2.
Toledo 79, Mossyrock 30: Andreas Malunat caught fire from 3-point range and finished with 18 points on six 3-pointers and the Indians finished 13-25 from beyond the arc in the Central 2B League win. Westin Wallace added 14 points and nine rebounds and Reece Wallace added 14 points.
Naselle 61, Warrenton 57: Jacob Eaton tallied 17 points, Kolby Glenn and Oggie Lopez chipped in 11 apiece and the Comets picked up the nonleague road win on Tuesday. “We just need to keep working on rebounding and we could have pulled away more,” Comets coach Brian Macy said.
Woodland 65, Castle Rock 45: The Beavers beat the Rockets in their nonleague road matchup with big contributions from Palmer Dinehart (22) and Alex Bishop (24). Bryce Desarmo led Castle Rock in scoring (18) and Connor Edwards fared well too (13).
Chief Leschi 70, Ilwaco 57: Reese Tynkila scored 17 and Alex Kaino scored 11, but it wasn’t enough as the Fishermen fell in their Pacific 2B League road game Tuesday. The Warriors jumped out to a seven-point lead by halftime and continued to chip away. Ilwaco is now 2-2.
Clatskanie 56, Knappa 53: Cooper Blodgett and James Helmen combined for 29 points while Dusten Sewald added 13 more in the Tigers’ home nonleague win Tuesday. The Tigers held Knappa to five points in the final frame while scoring 19 points of their own in the come-from-behind win.
Portland Waldorf at Three Rivers Christian: No score was reported from TRC’s home tilt.
Willapa Valley 57, Wahkiakum 55 (OT): Zach Brown tallied 24 points and Luke Brown added 16 in the overtime nonleague defeat on Monday. The Mules fell behind 9-0 early before rallying, getting help from KC Beery’s 10 rebounds and Zach Brown’s three assists.
Toutle Lake 68, Naselle 40: Nate Hoff (20), Cam Swanson (17) and Michael Adams (15) all scored in double figures for the Ducks in a takedown of the Class 1B Comets on Saturday. Ryder Moss added nine rebounds and Hoff picked up six assists. Zach Vetter had four steals for the Ducks, while the Comets were paced by Cole Dorman’s nine points.
MM splits dual meets: Mark Morris topped Fort Vancouver 56-28 and fell to Mountain View 40-30 in a pair of duals with Class 3A opponents Tuesday at MMHS. Lane Williams wrestled up a weight class at 170 pounds and earned pins in both his matches. John Sawyer, a transfer from South Dakota, earned a 4-2 decision and a first-round pin at 126 pounds in his first match with the team.
MM, RAL split at DMMP: Mark Morris got a 116-29 win over Washougal, R.A. Long topped Washougal 91-34, and Camas swept both Longview schools on Tuesday at Dick Mealy Memorial Pool.
MM’s 200 freestyle team, including Brian Franklin, Ryan Pospichal, Dawson Dang and Kodee Soetamin, with a time of 1 minute, 42.48 seconds. Soetamin also finished second in the 100 freestyle, Cody Schreier finished second in the 100 backstroke and Dang finished second in the 100 breaststroke.
For R.A. Long, the 200 freestyle relay finished third, and Zachary Hayes (100 fly), Tyler Reece (100 free) and Michael Webster (100 backstroke) all finished sixth in their respective events.
Kelso sweeps duals at Propstra: The Scotties topped Hudson’s Bay 114-45 and Columbia River 91-72 at Propstra Aquatic Center on Tuesday. Drake Lehto topped the field in the 200 freestyle (2:12.31), Jacob Redmill won the 50 freestyle (24.74) and Clay Downing won the 100 backstroke (1:14.87). Downing was also part of the winning 200 freestyle relay team (1:53.92), which included Mannix and Mason Montoya and Brenden Kasensky.
“He’s always been a great shooter. Now that he’s gotten a little stronger and really worked hard on his defense, I can put him in there a bit more.” Toledo coach Grady Fallon said, of junior Andreas Malunat’s 18-point performance that included six 3-pointers in a 79-30 win over Mossyrock