Shaw Anderson had a monster night for Kelso with 29 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as the Hilanders rolled to a 63-45 nonleague boys’ basketball victory over W.F. West on Tuesday at home.
“I’m pleased with our ability to handle their pressure,” Kelso coach Joe Kinch said. “We had only nine turnovers, and had some fantastic interior passing.”
Kelso (3-0) did a solid job taking care of the ball with nine turnovers. The Bearcats’ physicality led to 31 fouls which sent Kelso to the free throw line for 45 shots.
Riley Noah added 11 points, and Josh Webb tossed in eight.
Adna 64, Toutle Lake 51: Michael Adams tossed in 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Logan Grabenhorst added seven points and seven assists as the Ducks lost a Central 2B League matchup on Tuesday in Toutle. “They got going in the first quarter, and we had struggles shooting in the first and third quarters,” TL coach Eric Swanson said.
Clatskanie 60, Knappa 57: Cooper Blodgett netted 22 points, and J’kari Combs added 13 as the Tigers claimed a nonleague victory at Bryan Linn Court on Tuesday in Clatskanie. “Cooper was huge for us,” Clatskanie coach Deshaun Combs said. “He really worked hard, and we were able to get the ball down low to him.”
Ilwaco 67, Naselle 64 (OT): Joe Nisbet had a game-high 23 points including some key buckets down the stretch, and in overtime to lift the Fishermen to a victory in the Bear River Battle at the Lyle Patterson Gymnasium on Tuesday in Naselle. Alex Kaino added 17 points, and Reese Tynkila tossed in 12. For Naselle, Antonio Nolan had 17 points, Jacob Eaton 16, and Cole Dorman and Ethan Lindstrom had 11 apiece.
Onalaska 74, Wahkiakum 58: Brody Carlson and Quentin Nelson scored 13 points apiece, Lucas Brown added 12 points, Logan LaBerge tossed in 11, and Isaac Moon grabbed five rebounds as the Mules dropped a Central 2B League game on Tuesday in Onalaska. “They played man to man defense and we didn’t handle it well,” Wahkiakum coach Todd Souvenir said. “We had some unforced turnovers which led to easy buckets for them.”
Aberdeen 50, R.A. Long 46: Tanner Rybnikar scored 18 points, and Jacob Thompson added 16 as the Lumberjacks dropped a nonleague matchup on Tuesday in Aberdeen.
Toledo 72, Winlock 40: Andreas Malunat scored 20 points with six three’s as Toledo beat Winlock in the Battle of the Cowlitz at home in its Central 2B League showdown Tuesday. The Indians’ wire-to-wire win included six different players hitting shots from the arc and the team shot 44 percent from deep.
Bryce Cline led Winlock with 16 points, and Coleson Richendollar scored 15 points.
Woodland 94, Centralia 57: Coach Andrew Johnson need do nothing but sit and watch the Beavers win their nonleague road game in Centralia on Tuesday. Isaiah Flanagan scored 22 points and Johnson said the Beavers played as a team and executed the game plan so “there was nothing special I had to do as a coach.”
Alex Bishop scored 19 points and Tyler Flanagan added 18 points.
Ridgefield 49, Castle Rock 44: Connor Edwards scored 22 points with six rebounds in the Rockets’ nonleague road loss Tuesday. Castle Rock trailed early but closed the deficit to within two before the Spudders sank two baskets in the final 30 seconds. Landon Gardner added 12 points for the Rockets.
Rainier 49, Kalama 43: Hannah Biddix scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Columbians won a nonleague game on Tuesday in Rainier. Hannah Ferrell added six steals, and Reese Schimmel grabbed six rebounds. “We did enough down the stretch to pull it out,” Rainier coach Doug Knox said. For Kalama, Akura Rocha scored 15 points, and Ryann Bailey added 10.
Washougal 62, R.A. Long 48: The Jills took a Greater St. Helens League 2A loss Tuesday at Joe Moses Court after fighting back from an early 17-2 deficit in the first quarter. They outscored the Panthers in the second quarter before a fairly even second half which coach Jan Karnoski was pleased with. Eastyn Reeves and Bobbi Clark combined for 35 points while Clark added seven boards.
Warrenton 61, Naselle 24: The Comets took a nonleague road loss Tuesday as Lily Zimmerman scored eight points and Jackie Steenerson scored five points. Zimmerman, Taylor Gudmundsen and Kenzie Glenn had five rebounds apiece.
Ilwaco 54, South Bend 39: Ilwaco earned a Pacific 2B League home win Tuesday, outscoring a league rival over the first three quarters and implementing a successful full-court press. “It created some good, simple offense for us,” coach Ned Bittner said. “We just kept them out of their half-court game.” Erika Glenn’s 18 points and Sunny Kemmer’s 11 points didn’t hurt, either.