Naselle’s boys’ basketball team wasted no time in proving its playoff mettle. The Comets steamrolled North River 79-19 on Tuesday in the first round of the Southwest 1B District Tournament. It sets up a meeting with Firm Foundation in the semifinals on Saturday in Ilwaco.
That loser-out contest is slated for 4 p.m.
On Tuesday, Antonio Nolan paced the Comets with 14 points as one of four players to score in double figures. As a team, Naselle shot 53 percent (36-68) and only committed nine turnovers.
Jacob Eaton added 11 points and Cole Dorman went 5 for 5 with 11 points. Corey Gregory chipped in 10 points.
Washougal 48, Woodland 45: The Beavers’ season ended prematurely on Tuesday after a Greater St. Helens 2A League defeat cost them a shot at a playoff spot. Woodland finishes the year with a 9-11 record and a sixth-place league finish.
Palmer Dinehart tallied 17 points on Tuesday night and Isaiah Flanagan added 10.
Wyatt Harsh and Dinehart are the only graduates for the Beavers.
R.A. Long 55, Hockinson 52: The Lumberjacks nabbed a Greater St. Helens League 2A home win on senior night in coach Rally Wallace’s final game on the bench Tuesday.
Junior Jacob Childers scored 19 points while Corbin Comin and Tanner Rybnikar snatched six rebounds apiece.
R.A. Long graduates five, including Herbie Desrouleaux, Elijah Sharer, Conner Wallace, Cole Kotera and Comin. The Jacks finished the year 5-15.
Three Rivers Christian vs. Taholah: No information was reported from the Southwest 1B District Tournament loser-out game.
Kalama 30, Raymond 22: The Chinooks season came to a close at 7-14 after a poor shooting night doomed Kalama in the Southwest 2B District Tournament play-in game on Tuesday. The Chinooks shot just 11 percent, but led at 8-6 at halftime.
“We were getting good looks,” coach Brynan Shipley said. “We just couldn’t get anything to go.”
Kalama graduates five players, including Macey Sykes, Natalie Wilson and Brenna Weden. Emily Mickelson and Madison Hull, who didn’t play this season due to injury, also move on.
Natalie Wilson finished with six points and Ryann Bailey added eight rebounds and six steals. Matti Olson tallied nine rebounds.