Day 1 of the WIAA Hardwood Classic all tipped off on Wednesday morning with all loser out, winners to the quarterfinals games.
State Basketball Tournaments Boys
March 6 1B, 2B Semi-Finals/Consolation
9am Muckleshoot Tribal vs Almira-Coulee-Hartline
10:30am Riverside Christian vs Oakesdale
3:45p Naselle vs Odessa
5:30p Lummi Nation vs Yakama Nation
12:15p Lake Roosevelt vs Liberty (Spangle)
2p Toutle Lake vs White Swan
7:15 Life Christian vs Willapa Valley
9p Brewster vs Saint George’s
12:15p Neah Bay vs Curlew
2p Yakama Nation vs Wellpinit
7:15p Oakesdale vs Pomeroy
9p Mt Vernon Chr vs Inchelium
9am Ilwaco vs Columbia (Burbank)
10:30am Toledo vs Tri-Cities Prep
3:45p NW Christian (Colbert) vs Liberty (Spangle)
5:30p Wahkiakum vs La Conner
DAY 2 RESULTS QUARTERFINALS
2B Boys Tournament
Life Christian 57, Lake Roosevelt 46 Box Score Link
Willapa Valley 71, Liberty (Spangle) 62 Box Score Link
Brewster 51, Toutle Lake 27 Box Score Link
Saint George’s 55, White Swan 53 Box Score Link
1B Boys Tournament
Naselle 57, Muckleshoot Tribal 50 Box Score Link
Odessa 42, Almira-Coulee-Hartline 39 Box Score Link
Lummi Nation 64, Riverside Christian 45 Box Score Link
Yakama Nation Tribal 45, Oakesdale 35 Box Score Link
2B Girls Tournament
NW Christian (Colbert) 50, Ilwaco 37 Box Score Link
Liberty (Spangle) 69, Columbia (Burbank) 26 Box Score Link
Wahkiakum 55, Toledo 48 Box Score Link
La Conner 69, Tri Cities Prep 27 Box Score Link
1B Girls Tournament
Oakesdale 58, Neah Bay 49 Box Score Link
Pomeroy 41, Curlew 26 Box Score Link
Mount Vernon Christ 37, Yakama Nation Tribal 35 Box Score Link
Inchelium 74, Wellpinit 63 Box Score Link
DAY 1 RESULTS
2B Boys Tournament
Lake Roosevelt 62, Wahkiakum 59 Box Score Link
The Raiders ended the Mules season using a big 20-9 3rd quarter run that ultimately was the difference. Leading L-R’s victory was Sam Wapato with 18 points and they will face Life Christian Academy in the quarterfinals. Wahkiakum’s Jake Leitz finished with 21.
Willapa Valley 66, Onalaska 47 Box Score Link
The Vikings shot 53% to the Loggers 32% and were consistent from start to finish to knock off the 7 seed and the underdog 10 seed will play on Thursday at 5:30 against #1 Liberty (Spangle). The Vikings were led by Logan Walker’s 21 points. Ony’s dream of a Football and Basketball Title came to an end on Wednesday, Carter Whitehead finished with 13 for the Loggers.
Brewster 74, Kettle Falls 48 Box Score Link
The Bears use a big close-out in the 2nd and 4th quarters to run past Kettle Falls. Brewster faces Toutle Lake in Thursday’s quarterfinals. The Bears had 4 players in double figures led by Connor Ashworth with 17 and just missed a double=double with 9 boards. K-F’s Mathew Thompson had 17.
White Swan 50, Colfax 44 Box Score Link
The Cougars trailed 23-16 at the half but a huge 19-7 turn-around led to the win knocking out the Bulldogs. Teal Soaring-Eagle led W-S with 13, one of four with double digit scoring. The Cougs will play Thursday night at 9 o’clock against Saint George’s in the quarters. Colfax had their season come to an end and John Lustig led the way with 11.
1B Boys Tournament
Muckleshoot Tribal 64, Garfield-Palouse 58 Box Score Link
Both schools were struggling offensively for the first 3 quarters and G-F led the Kings by 1 36-35. The floodgates opened in the 4th and M-T outshot the Vikings 29-22 to post the win. The Kings will play on Thursday the Naselle Comets at 9am. Leading M-T was Carlos Bennett with 19 and for G-F, Blake Jones with 16.
Almira-Coulee-Hartline 62, Rainier Chr 30 Box Score Link
A-C-H jumped out to a 16-2 lead after 1 and never looked back cruising into the quarterfinals on Thursday where they will play #1 Odessa at 10:30am. Reece Isaak had a big first day for A-C-H scoring 19 and grabbing 10 boards for a double-double. Landen Bruce led R-C with 12 but their season came to an end.
Riverside Christian 69, Selkirk 67 (OT) Box Score Link
Riverside Christian dueled with Selkirk in one of the top boys games of the day that went to overtime. The Crusaders were led by the double-double of Levi Rivera with 19 points and 10 boards. The Crusaders will play Lummi Nation tomorrow at 2pm. Selkirk’s tough loss will be one they replay in their heads for years to come. Ryan Zimmerman led the Rangers with 25.
Oakesdale 65, Taholah 58 (2OT) Box Score Link
The Nighthawks and Chitwins couldn’t decide this in regular time or in 1 OT they had to go to a 2nd full overtime period to settle this and it was Oakesdale finally wearing out Taholah. Oakesdale’s Matthew Hockett scored 17 and had 10 boards for a double-double while Taholah’s Izaiah Mowitch scored 20. Oakesdale will have to get back to work tomorrow at 2p when they face the Yakama Nation in the quarterfinals.
2B Girls Tournament
NW Christian (Colbert) 47, Adna 28 Box Score Link
NWC (Colbert) led from the start and will move on to the quarterfinals on Thursday against Ilwaco at 9am. Ellie Sander led NWC with 13 while Chiara Carey and McKenzie Nelson each had 5. Adna had their season come to an end, their leading scorer was Peyton Aseltine.
Columbia (Burbank) 50, Mossyrock 40 Box Score Link
C-B advances to Thursday and will get to play at least 2 more games knocking out the Vikings in today’s loser out contest. C-B will take on #1 ranked Liberty (Spangle) tomorrow morning at 10:30. Jadyn Johnson led Columbia with 15 points while Andee Nelson topped the Vikings with 12.
Toledo 50, Colfax 48 Box Score Link
The Indians and Bulldogs were all square at halftime 31-31 and both scored 20 in the 3rd and remained deadlocked at 51. The defenses kicked in and conservative play but Toledo pulled off one of the games of the day squeezing out a 2 point win by outscoring Colfax 9-7 in the 4th. Toledo faces Wahkiakum tomorrow at 12:15. Leading Toledo was Kal Schaplow with 19 and the Bulldogs Asher Cai had 14.
Tri-Cities Prep 56, St. George’s 47 Box Score Link
After leading by 1 at the break, T-C-P pulled away for the important opening day win. McKenna Martinez paced the Jaguars with 20 while Emily Dickson chipped in 12 and led the battle of the boards with 8. The Jags will get La Conner in the quarters tomorrow at 2pm. The Dragons were led by Annika Bergquists 13 as their season came to an end.
1B Girls Tournament
Oakesdale 62, Lummi Nation 28 Box Score Link
Oakesdake wasted little time in taking control leading 19-7 after 1 and 36-17 at the half. Any thought of a comeback was extinguished when the Nighthawks went on a 19-3 3rd quarter run. Oakesdale now gets Neah Bay on Thursday at 3:45. Julie Baljo topped a trio of double figure scorers with 15 as 8 different players scored for the winners. Lummi Nation’s Raven Soloman had 6 to lead their offense.
Curlew 53, Naselle 26 Box Score Link
A swarming Curlew defense limited Naselle to just single digits in each quarter. Leading the Cougars was Korin Baker, a one man wrecking crew with 25 points, 22 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Curlew moves on Thursday to take on #1 Pomeroy in the quarterfinals. Naselle got 8 points from Lauren Katyryniuk to top the Comtes.
Mount Vernon Chr 49, Moses Lake Chr 41 Box Score Link
The Hurricanes advanced to Thursday with the 8 point victory over M-L-C. Josie Droog and Sophia Wood each recorded a double-double with 18 and 10 and 13 and 10 respectively. The Canes will take on Yakama Nation in the quarters. M-L-C’s season came to an end with Kali Kast going out as the top scorer with 15.
Wellpinit 68, Clallam Bay 57 Box Score Link
The Redskins got off to a slow start scoring only 7 points in the 1st and trailed Bay 15-7. But a 27 point 2nd quarter powered Wellpinit to the win. Ashlynn Hill led Wellpinit with 22 points along with 6 assists and 6 steals. The Redskins play Inchelium on Thursday. Clallam Bay is done for the year and Amber Swan led the squad with 22 points.