It looked a lot like the first game of the season, but both teams showed prowess.
Winlock’s 16 fourth quarter points paved way for its 47-41 Central 2B League victory against Wahkiakum in Winlock on Tuesday. Coleson Richendollar scored 19 points and Bryce Cline added 18 points for Winlock, while Jake Leitz led the Mules with 10 points and Brody Carlson followed with nine points.
Winlock coach Nick Bamer and Wahkiakum coach Todd Souvenir were both happy with their teams’ performance and expected a little bit of rust early.
“We missed a lot of layups,” Bamer said, “but finally started to get the ball to go down.”
Alan Contreras led Winlock with 12 rebounds, and Cline added 11 more, while Wahkiakum’s Isaac Moon grabbed eight boards and Quentin Nelson grabbed seven boards.
Winlock 38, Castle Rock 34: The Cardinals outscored the Rockets 15-10 in the fourth quarter to claim a nonleague victory on Tuesday in Winlock.
Castle Rock (0-1) led 16-14 at halftime, and 24-23 entering the fourth quarter.
“We had our opportunities and showed great energy, but we couldn’t put the ball in the hole,” CR coach Kim Karnofski said. “We need more court time.”
Winlock (1-0) was paced by Madison Lofberg with a game-high 11 points. Addison Hall added nine points, and Karlie Jones had eight.
“We hit our free throws down the stretch, and led by 10 with a few minutes left,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said.
Winlock made 14-35 shots, compared to 15-45 for the Rockets.
Rachel Anderson led CR with nine points, with Megan Keeling adding seven.
On Thursday, Winlock visits Naselle, and Castle Rock hosts Morton/White Pass.
Morton/White Pass 47, Naselle 43: Lilli Zimmerman scored 15 points and Taylor Gudmundsen added nine points in the Comets’ season opening nonleague road loss Tuesday. Timberwolves’ guard Jacie Dunlap scored 35 points.
Naselle coach Rose Nisbet said the Comets played a good fundamental game of basketball, excelling in transition and post scoring.
The Comets host Winlock on Thursday.
Toledo 41, Ocosta 33: Kal Schaplow scored 22 points as the Indians enjoyed a nonleague road win in Westport, Wash. on Tuesday. Kyleigh Holmes added eight points and Stacie Spahr scored five points.
Coach Brian Layton cited defense as a major catalyst, especially with an 18-18 tie at halftime. The Indians forced a few late turnovers and began pulling away in the final frame, leading to the win.
Toledo hosts Elma at home Monday.