Prep boys basketball roundup, 1/28

2014-01-28T22:25:00Z 2014-01-29T08:02:46Z Prep boys basketball roundup, 1/28 Longview Daily News

Woodland’s Jake Rosenbalm only scored six points in Tuesday’s Southwest 1A Trico Division boys basketball game with Castle Rock, but his last two were the most important.

Rosenbalm converted a lob in the paint from Troy Flanagan with one second left in overtime to lift the Beavers to a 58-56 victory over the Rockets on LeBaron Court in Castle Rock.

“Jake wasn’t great the whole game but he made the plays that counted,” Woodland coach Jason Buffum said. “His six points were huge, but the last two were probably the biggest two of the season.”

Rosenbalm’s heroics took the luster off CR’s Brock Johnson, who exploded for 28 points.

“Brock made some tough shots all night long,” Buffum said. “He’s going to be a special player, and he was tough tonight. Every time we thought we had him in a tough spot he ended up making a shot on us.”

Woodland (13-2 league, 13-4 overall) grabbed an 18-10 lead after the opening period, and took a 39-36 lead into the final eight minutes.

The Rockets (9-6, 9-8) rallied, and tied the game at 52 on a Johnson bucket with 30 seconds left. Woodland missed its final shot of regulation, which sent the game into overtime. The game went back-and-forth in the extra session until Woodland’s Anthony Dizon made a steal on a tipped pass with 24 seconds left. The Beavers called a timeout to set up Rosenbalm’s game-winner. After his bucket, the Rockets called a timeout with a second left.

“We threw the ball the length of the floor,” CR coach Kevin Johnson said. “It was more like a 70-foot shot that wasn’t close at the buzzer. We just came up a play short.”

Flanagan finished with 14 points and seven assists. Tanner Huddleston had 12 points and six rebounds, Logan Piper tossed in 12 points, with Rosenbalm and Kyle Hendrix pulling nine and seven rebounds, respectively.

“I got to tip my hat to Castle Rock,” Buffum said. “They played hard and made play after play when they needed it. ...Tonight was totally a playoff atmosphere. This game was important for both of us.”

Mason Klingberg added 12 points and 10 rebounds for CR. Ty Johnson dished 11 assists, and Jesse Althauser grabbed seven rebounds.

On Friday, Woodland hosts White Salmon, and Castle Rock visits La Center.

Beavers 58, Rockets 56 (OT)

WOODLAND (58) — Ryan Sturdivan 6, Tanner Huddleston 12, Jake Rosenbalm 6, Logan Piper 12, Anthony Dizon 4, Kyle Hendrix 4, Troy Flanagan 14.

CASTLE ROCK (56) — Ty Johnson 12, Taite Kleine 2, Brock Johnson 28, Mason Klingberg 12, Jesse Althauser 2.

Woodland 18 10 11 13 6 — 58

Castle Rock 10 14 12 16 4 — 56

Toledo 73, Ilwaco 25: Brent Wood drilled eight 3-pointers for a game-high 26 points as the Indians cruised to a Trico victory on Tuesday at Ilwaco.

Wood drained four of his 3s in the first quarter as Toledo bolted to a 30-6 lead. The Indians led 66-19 entering the final eight minutes.

Forrest Wallace, Grant McEwen and Conner Vermilyea added 10 points apiece for Toledo (9-6 league, 11-6).

“We handled their press, but we were outplayed in the halfcourt,” Ilwaco coach Kip Meinhardt said. “They also beat us up and down the floor in transition.”

Eric McMillan paced Ilwaco (0-15 league, 0-17) with nine points.

On Friday, Toledo entertains Kalama, and Ilwaco visits Stevenson.

Indians 73, Fishermen 25

TOLEDO (73) — Brent Wood 26, Forrest Wallace 10, Grant McEwen 10, Conner Vermilyea 10, Donevin Merly 2, Isaiah Johnson 6, Kreed Askin 2, Joe Wallace 5, Riley Bowen 2.

ILWACO (25) — Kenneth Sheldon 6, Eric McMillan 9, Carlos Lopez 2, Taylor Schisler 5, Kienyn Adams 3.

Toledo 30 20 16 7 — 73

Ilwaco 6 4 9 6 — 25

Three Rivers Christian 59, Washington School for the Deaf 22: Zach Martinez and Matthew Hull combined for 27 points as the Eagles soared to a Columbia Valley 1B League victory on Tuesday at Kelso.

Martinez tossed in 16 points, and Hull had 11. Ian Hoffman grabbed seven rebounds and had four steals, and Caleb Moore dished four assists.

TRC (5-0 league, 15-2) visits Columbia Adventist on Thursday.

Eagles 59, Terriers 22

WASHINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (22) — Norinston 3, Smith 4, Peregrino 3, Selvog 3, Green 1, Rodriguez 2, Dockter 6.

THREE RIVERS CHRISTIAN (59) — Zach Martinez 16, Kaden Vanderwerf 2, Nolan LaBiche 6, Eric Powell 3, Seth Carns 6, Ian Hoffman 9, Danny Hull 2, Matthew Hull 11, Caleb Moore 4, Zach Mann 0.

State Deaf 5 11 2 4 — 22

Three Rivers 12 15 14 18 — 59

Clatskanie 74, Corbett 64: Will Burghardt knocked down 24 points, and three other Tigers scored in double figures in a Lewis and Clark League victory on Tuesday at Clatskanie.

“We had a slow start, but we were able to get a lead and extend it by halftime,” Clatskanie coach Lucius Jones said. “We played aggressive, and they got guys in foul trouble. They put together a run in the fourth quarter, but we were able to hold them off.”

Colten Puzey added 14 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Codi Blodgett had 13 points and seven rebounds, German George tossed in 10 points, and Jaden Johnson had six rebounds and five assists.

Clatskanie (5-7 league, 11-8) visits Portland Adventist on Thursday.

Tigers 74, Cardinals 64

CORBETT (64) — Marc Kaehuaea 5, Caleb Paul 2, Devin Weien 4, Josh Bunch 4, Hunter Raglione 30, Zander Annus 17, Reed Woodward 2.

CLATSKANIE (74) — Colten Puzey 14, Jaden Johnson 9, Codi Blodgett 13, Drexler Martin 0, German George 10, Griffin Haas 2, Micah McLeod 2, Wyatt McKay 0, Will Burghardt 24.

Corbett 11 13 13 27 — 64

Clatskanie 11 22 20 21 — 74

Kalama 55, White Salmon 30: Elijah Bannister scored 11 points to lead a group of four Chinooks with nine-plus points in Tuesday night’s Trico win in Kalama.

Kalama (14-1 league, 16-1) held White Salmon to 13 points through two quarters as it built a 17-point halftime cushion and cruised to its 16th straight win.

“We made it through tonight,” Kalama coach Jody Stemkoski said. “The kids didn’t have a lot of energy, but we did what we needed to do.”

Kalama next travels to Toledo on Friday night.

Chinooks 55, Bruins 30

WHITE SALMON (30) — Gross 2, Garwood 4, Lockman 0, McClain 2, Gilbert 7, Gomez 2, Rabinowitz 2, Bond 3, Walker 8.

KALAMA (55) — Harley Gates 5, Jared Shagool 9, Elijah Bannister 11, Seth Freeman 8, Hunter Esary 9, Isaac Truesdell 9, Victor Leatzow 0, Casey Sweet 2, Tanner Stemkoski 0, Zach Stariha 0, Spencer Stone 2.

White Salmon 3 10 8 9 — 30

Kalama 13 17 14 11 — 55

Naselle 61, Mary M. Knight 41: Jake Williams scored 19 points and the Comets defense limited the Owls to 15 first-half points en route a nonleague win Tuesday night in Naselle.

Gino Juarez added 10 points and Sam Scrabeck nine as the Comets (1-7 league, 5-11) jumped ahead 28-15 after one half and held off a Mary M. Knight third-quarter rally to end a four-game losing streak.

Naselle made 18 of 29 from the foul line and outscored the Owls 23-15 in the fourth quarter.

“It was kind of a rugged game, lots of fouls and not a whole lot of flow to the game,” Naselle coach Brian Macy said. “We ended up battling it out there in the fourth quarter.”

Naselle next travels to Northwest Christian (Lacey) tonight.

Comets 61, Owls 41

MARY M. KNIGHT (41) — Pais 12, Kenyon 4, Anderson 9, M. Thompson 1, A. Thompson 6, McGee 1, Werly 2, Renecker 6.

NASELLE (61) — Jake Williams 19, Matt Carter 3, Adrian Corona 2, Sam Scrabeck 9, Connor See 5, Tony Lopez 5, Cole Bergeson 8, Gino Juarez 10, Kyler Wulf 0, Jacob Scrabeck 0, Hayden Gudmundsen 0, Moti Tutu’u 0.

Mary M. Knight 6 9 11 15 — 41

Naselle 11 17 10 23 — 61

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