February 29, 1996 in Sports

Wednesday’s Games

 

Clallam Bay 60, Toutle Lk. 50

Key to the game: The Bruins (22-4) kept their composure despite a miserable start and once they opened a five-point lead on the Ducks (23-2) in the fourth quarter scored eight of their final 12 points on perfect free throw shooting in the last 2 1/2 minutes.

Other highlights: In the Bruins’ eyes, all the pressure was on the Ducks, runnersup a year ago and top-ranked in a newspaper poll on the other side of the state.

TL made just 5 of 21 shots in the fourth and 29 percent for the game (18-63), including 3 of 20 from 3-point range.

Clallam Bay 4 20 19 17 - 60

Toutle Lake 10 13 13 14 - 50

CLALLAM BAY T.Sawyer 13, Simmons 2, McGimpsey 4, McGregory 0, Michelean 23, Olney 0, Whiteshield 11, Callihoo 7.

TOUTLE LAKE Wheatley 2, Grabenhorst 20, Hayden 6, Dameion 8, Shaw 2, Thompson 0, Sparks 12, Hynning 0.

Kittitas 61, Waitsburg 58

Key to the game: The Coyotes (17-6) didn’t panic after blowing a 10-point third quarter lead to fall behind the Cardinals (16-9) by eight in the same period then hit 4 of 6 shots down the stretch and sealed it by going 4-4 from the line in the last 30 seconds.

Other highlights: Kelly Smith, a 6-1 senior foward for Kittitas, sprained his left ankle in the first half and it almost proved costly. Waitsburg, down 34-24, went on a 22-4 run to grab a 46-38 lead late in the third quarter.

Hill, a 6-4 junior guard, had 10 points in the first half and 7 in the fourth quarter to finish with 17; Smith had 18.

Waitsburg 9 12 25 12 - 58

Kittitas 17 15 9 20 - 61

WAITSBURG Largent 2, Scott 0, Riggs 2, Pesina 0, Pearson 0, Wyatt 14, Erikson 8, Ward 2, Banks 30, Abby 2.

KITTITAS D.Rairdan 0, Flippins 0, Grindrod 2, Smith 18, Hill 17, Kooy 6, Nash 4, Erickson 14.

St. George’s 49, Orcas 47

Key to the game: The much smaller Dragons (25-2) got inside the frontline of the Vikings (16-9) for three straight baskets midway through the fourth quarter to break away from a 41-41 tie and then survived despite missing 5 of 6 free throws in the final 63 seconds, including the front end of two one-and-ones.

Other highlights: The Orcas front wall included 6-6 seniors Jake Knapp and Sean Roach and 6-5 junior Pete Rutledge but the Vikings only had a 37-31 rebounding edge. And a big reason they stayed in the game was freshman Reggie Harris coming off the bench to score 14 points with four 3s.

Dylan Averett, a 6-1 junior, led the Dragsons with 13 pionts and 12 rebounds, six on the offensive end.

Orcas 13 6 14 14 - 47

St. George’s 10 11 13 15 - 49

ORCAS Segault 2, Rueb 0, Mahony 2, Harris 14, Eastman 5, Sasan 0, Roach 4, Rutledge 8, Knapp 12.

ST. GEORGE’S Tseng 9, Kennedy 5, Sadler 0, Laugen 11, Ala 11, Averett 13.

North Beach 54, Summit 53

Key to the game: The Hyaks (23-4) were forced to foul but were called for an intentional foul with 29 seconds left. The Invaders (17-8) used the two free throws and one on the ensuing possession for a 52-48 lead but Ben Sheaffer roared back with a layup he converted into a three-point play with 18 seconds left, allowing the Hyaks to have a chance. They capitalized with Sheaffer’s game-winning 3 with four seconds left.

Other highlights: The Hyaks made 9 of 13 shots in the fourth quarter to get back in the game. They scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to take a 40-38 lead, their first since Summitt went on a 14-0 run to erase an 18-8 deficit.

North Beach 15 7 12 20 - 54

Summit 6 20 12 15 - 53

NORTH BEACH Carlson 2, Hulet 2, Lilja 0, Sage 0, Richard 0, Pence 0, Richards 14, Sheaffer 23, Johnson 13.

SUMMIT Wilder 8, Gibson 0, Robinson 0, Paul 14, Brandon 9, Sims 8, Alley 0, Lawley 10, Tomlinson 4.

Morton 51, NWC 39

Key to the game: Junior guard Curt Storm’s 3-pointer with 3:06 left ended Morton’s scoreless drought of 8:13 and derailed NWC’s comeback bid.

Other highlights: NWC (17-11) stormed to a 13-4 lead before the Huskies (16-9) strung together a 17-0 run to take charge.

Senior post Brandon Clark, who averages 6.6 points, led the run with eight points.

Morton 15 18 8 10 - 51

NW Christian 13 8 12 6 - 39

MORTON Cramer 10, Storm 9, Petersen 4, Steele 2, Herron 7; Clark 13, Hope 4, McCoy 2.

NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN Mortlock 0, Dygert 0, West 11, Dillbeck 0, Marr 2, McCormick 1, Affeldt 14, Klaja 2, Phelps 0, A.Crouch 9, Smith 0, M.Crouch 0.

Garfield-Palouse 65, Tacoma Baptist 48

Key to the game: Consecutive three-point plays by Sean Thurston, Logan Coles and Jeremy Fox early in the third quarter led a 14-2 run that gave the Vikings (21-5) command at 38-27.

Other highlights: Logan Coles scored all of Gar-Pal’s first-quarter points.

After that, B.J. Hill scored 11 of Gar-Pal’s next 15 points, including a basket to open the second half that ended Tac-Bap’s game-long lead.

Coles and Hill were both 6 of 9 from the field, guiding a 57-percent shooting effort.

Tacoma Baptist 10 13 13 12 - 48

Garfield-Palouse 9 13 23 20 - 65

TACOMA BAPTIST Andersen 0, Peil 3, French 0, C.Shamp 2, Rolfzen 4, Norman 3, A.Shamp 10, Crittendon III 14, Russell 12, A.Meyers 0, J.Meyers 0.

GARFIELD-PALOUSE Hill 17, Bischoff 10, Coles 19, Fox 7, Gearhart 2, Miller 2, Hegg 0, Thurston 8, Sheffler 0, Million 0, Tiegs 0.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 65, La Conner 52

Key to the game: Exploiting all sorts of defensive looks, senior forward Aaron Murray of the Warriors (21-4) scored seven of his 17 first-half points during a 15-4 second-quarter run that buried the Braves (17-9) in a deep hole.

Other highlights: ACH broke ahead 10-2 and never let La Conner closer than four points after that.

Eight players scored in the final quarter for ACH.

The Warriors clamped down on leading Braves scorer Brandon Odell after the sophomore finished the first quarter with six points.

ACH 19 17 13 16 - 65

La Conner 12 8 10 22 - 52

ALMIRA/COULEE-HARTLINE Higginbotham 2, Pierce 6, Murray 27, Elder 8, Leander 0, Durrant 0, Behne 2, Carstensen 6, Nielsen 2, Goodwin 4, J.Evers 2, K.Evers 6.

LA CONNER Otis 10, Costello 12, Stephens 0, Nystrom 3, Lundberg 2, Sophusson 4, Skiffington 3, Rivera 0, Odell 8, Lane 2, Weston 0, Koss 8.

Pateros 63, Mabton 39

Key to the game: Pat Hunter’s three quick baskets lifted Pateros (26-1) to a 10-3 lead and ruined Mabton’s plan to slow the pace. Embroiled in a shootout, the smaller Vikings (17-8) were outmatched.

Other highlights: Hunter encountered foul trouble, picking up his third with 2:32 left in the first quarter, but the Billygoats’ balance made up for the senior guard’s absence.

Mabton scrapped and clawed within six point by halftime, but with Hunter back the Billygoats opened the second half with a 15-2 spree.

Mabton 6 16 8 9 -39

Pateros 14 14 19 16 -63

MABTON Ri.Maldanado 9, McCallum 1, Clark 0, Desmarais 8, Hernandez 3, L.Maldanado 16, Ra.Maldanado 0, Herrera 2.

PATEROS Barth 14, Crawley 6, Zahn 0, Hunter 12, Zwar 21, Neuneker 0, James 8, Michael 0, Hillegas 2. , DataTimes MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: Today’s schedule Toutle Lake vs. Waitsburg (loser out)9 a.m. Orcas Island vs. North Beach (loser out)10 a.m. Northwest Christian vs. Tacoma Baptist (loser out) noon La Conner vs. Mabton (quarterfinal)1:30 p.m. Clallam Bay vs. Kittitas (quarterfinal)5 p.m. St. George’s vs. North Beach (quarterfinal)6:30 p.m. Morton vs. Garfield-Palouse (quarterfinal)8 p.m. Almira/Coulee-Hartline vs. Pateros (quarterfinal)9:30 p.m.

This sidebar appeared with the story: Today’s schedule Toutle Lake vs. Waitsburg (loser out)9 a.m. Orcas Island vs. North Beach (loser out)10 a.m. Northwest Christian vs. Tacoma Baptist (loser out) noon La Conner vs. Mabton (quarterfinal)1:30 p.m. Clallam Bay vs. Kittitas (quarterfinal)5 p.m. St. George’s vs. North Beach (quarterfinal)6:30 p.m. Morton vs. Garfield-Palouse (quarterfinal)8 p.m. Almira/Coulee-Hartline vs. Pateros (quarterfinal)9:30 p.m.

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