Kalama girls’ basketball sophomore Akura Rocha tallied 16 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists in the Chinooks 54-37 victory over Pe Ell on the road Thursday.
Once a junior varsity player, Rocha has entrenched herself in the lineup and is the team’s top scorer.
“She’s stepping up big time for us,” Kalama coach Brynan Shipley said. “We started off slow tonight, regrouped and switched things up in the second half. It was a good team win.
“We’ve struggled a bit this season, so they’re feeling real good tonight.”
Macey Sykes added 14 points, including going 6-7 from the free-throw line for the Chinooks, who trailed 17-9 after the first frame before holding the Trojans to just three second-quarter points.
Castle Rock 53, Seton Catholic 48: Nakayla Ehrhorn scored a career-high 38 points as the Rockets came back from an 18-5 deficit to top the Cougars in the Trico 1A League road victory. Ehrhorn was 18-26 from the free-throw line and hit four 3-pointers.
“She just hesitates at the 3-point line and attacks the basket,” Rock coach Sherry Allen said. “The team had a heart to heart between quarters and came out with a little more fire.”
Megan Keeling also added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Woodland 69, Fort Vancouver 18: Carleigh Risley scored a career-high 10 points, Kelly Sweyer added seven assists and Payten Foster and Nicole Guthrie combined for 24 points in the Beavers’ Greater St. Helens 2A League win. Foster tallied 13 points and Guthrie had 11.
Napavine 52, Winlock 4: Jenna Jones scored all of the Cardinals’ points in the Central 2B League road defeat.
Ilwaco 75, Ocosta 29: Madeline Jacobson scored her 1,000th career point by tallying 20 in the Fishermen’s Pacific 2B League road victory. She also had seven rebounds and six steals.
Eliza Bannister chipped in 21 points and Makenzie Kaech had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
Toledo 39, Morton-White Pass 35: Anna Tauscher tallied 17 points and eight rebounds as the Indians staved off the Timberwolves in the Central 2B League victory. Haleigh Holmes was also applauded for her defensive effort. Kal Schaplow added 10 points. Wahkiakum 63, Rainier, Wash. 12: Five players scored in double figures as the Mules’ goal of creating a balanced offense continued to earn them victories in the Central 2B League. Ellie Leitz paced the team with 14 points and nine rebounds, Jansi Merz added eight rebounds, and Mckensi Fluckiger, Charlie Ashe, Maddy Mace and Macie Elliott all picked up 10 points.
Adna 48, Toutle Lake 27: Casey Wentz scored 16 points with 10 steals in the Ducks’ Central 2B League road loss Thursday. Keeley Studebaker-Smith grabbed 15 boards and scored three points. Toutle Lake (1-6 in league, 1-8 overall) trailed all game, but finished strong with 15 fourth-quarter points.
Mark Morris 63, Hockinson 60: Tyler Berger scored 22 points, Garrett Berger chipped in 17 and the Monarchs rallied from an early 17-11 hole to earn the GSHL 2A League victory on the road Thursday.
“I was particularly happy with our execution in the second quarter,” MM coach Bill Bakamus said. MM outpaced Hockinson 24-16 in the period. “Both Garrett and Tyler Berger hit clutch shots down the stretch.”
Tanner Vaillencourt paced the Monarchs with seven rebounds to go with 10 points, and Jack Shipley “played well” in his varsity debut.
Three Rivers Christian 61, Firm Foundation 39: Wyatt Richards and Gabe Moreno-Chandler each scored 19 points in the Eagles’ 1B Columbia Valley home win Thursday.
Woodland 49, Mark Morris 24: The Beavers earned pins from Judeah and Josiah Sanders, Ayden Alexander, Jacob Flanagan and Andrew Pottratz in the GSHL 2A dual.
Gaige Pilot, JJ Fuerst, Anthony Clifford and Luke Parish earned decision victories for the Beavers.
Mark Morris’ Hunter Robbins returned from a serious injury to win by pin at 220 pounds. Brady Anderson also earned a pin.
On the girls’ side, Ashlyn Daugherty earned a pin and Mikayla Upson scored a major decision for the Beavers. Alejandra Guzman earned a win for the Monarchs.
Castle Rock 60, La Center 21: Ryan Hurley (182), Jayden Nelson (106), Ryan Marcil (113), Ethan Erickson (120), Dakota Gottschalk (138), Buddy Kayser (145) and Nate Myklebust (152) all won by pins for the Rockets. “We came out strong, and pinned our way through every match we won,” CR coach Joe Godinho said.
Mark Morris 1915, W.F. West 1912: Brooklyn Boudreau rolled a 207-382 as the Monarchs staved off a hard-charging Bearcats squad in the baker games to earn the nonleague victory. Cinthia Ramirez scored a 189-322, Hailee Reynolds a 166-317 and Myriah Mithcell rolled a 174-311.