Toutle Lake’s boys’ basketball team spread the ball around and played lockdown defense in dispatching Rainier, Wash. 63-34 in the Southwest 2B District Tournament play-in game on Monday in Toutle.
Logan Grabenhorst finished with 13 points and Michael Adams tallied 12 points for the Ducks, who held the Mountaineers to just one point in the opening period.
Toutle Lake will square off with Ilwaco on Wednesday in the first round. That game will be played at 6 p.m. at W.F. West.
Raymond 54, Kalama 45: The Chinooks’ season came to a close on Monday in Raymond as poor shooting plagued Kalama and the Seagulls took advantage.
“The kids played hard; we just didn’t get any kind of rhythm,” coach Jody Stemkoski said.
Kalama shot only 26 percent. Alex Dyer finished with 19 points and eight rebounds and Grant Vandenberg added 12 rebounds. Montego Mercer finished with 11 points.
The Chinooks graduate three (Keenan Lindsey, Cody Mortensen, KC Larranaga) after finishing 9-12 on the year.
“I thought we were starting to make progress, but the whole season was kind of a funky, weird deal,” Stemkoski said. “We started late from football and it’s just been kind of weird. But we were finally starting to make progress. It just depends how much work they put in during the offseason, because there’s a solid core group coming back.”
North Beach 80, Wahkiakum 63: Luke Brown and Zach Brown combined for 26 points and 20 rebounds but the Hyaks came out hot and held on to eliminate Wahkiakum in the Southwest 2B District Tournament play-in game. The Mules’ season ends at 6-12.
“I’m proud of the way the kids came back,” Wahkiakum coach Todd Souvenir said. “We’ve made some strides.”
KC Beery added 17 points to go with Luke Brown’s 15 and Zach Brown’s 11. Zach Brown and Casey Wilson graduate from the Mules’ squad.
De La Salle 63, Clatskanie 51: The Tigers fell on the road to the state’s top-ranked Knights. Clatskanie will host Rainier on Thursday to determine playoff seeding. No other information was reported.
Hockinson 65, R.A. Long 61: Eastyn Reeves hit one of two free-throw as time ticked down in regulation to give the Lumberjills a three-point lead. But the Hawks hit one of their nine 3-pointers to send the game into overtime, where they ran to the victory.
R.A. Long’s season ends at 5-15, but the progress continues to be seen even if not in the final score.
“The girls deserve better breaks than we’ve been getting,” coach Jan Karnoski said. “We plan on doing some damage next year. These girls’ attitudes have been fantastic.”
Eastyn Reeves finished with 20 points and Arianna Maryott added 18 points. Shauncey Flemming and Abagail Smith graduate for RAL.
Clatskanie 65, De La Salle 57: Shelby Blodgett eclipsed 30 points for the 10th time this season, as she dropped 32 points in the Lewis and Clark League win for the Tigers, who battle for a league crown with Rainier on Thursday. Olivia Sprague added 24 points and six assists for the Tigers, who started with a 21-10 lead in the first quarter.
Mark Morris 60, Ridgefield 47: Madison Mosier helped the Monarchs pull away late with some clutch 3-point shooting. The senior guard finished with 20 points in the Greater St. Helens 2A League game in Ridgefield. Alexis Troy and Libby Bartleson also flirted with double-doubles for MM, which will enter the Southwest 2A District Tourmament as either the No. 2 or No. 3 seed after finishing the regular season at 14-6 and tied with Hockinson.
It was not immediately clear at press time how that seed would be determined.
Washougal 53, Woodland 36: The Beavers concluded the regular season at 12-8 and will enter the Southwest 2A District Tournament as GSHL’s No. 4 seed. They will travel to the W.F. West on Friday for a first-round game. No other information was reported.