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Centralia Chronicle (Newspaper) - February 24, 1997, Centralia, Washington B3 the chronicle Centralia Chehalis wash., monday feb. 24, 1997sports Toutle eyes 4th straight title storm leads Morton to Victory while tigers oust Naselle Patterson big finish ducks run away from Mossyrock in second half of semifinal by the chronicle Hoquiam a Mossyrock was knocking on the door but the Toutle Lake ducks would t open it Here saturday night. Toutle Lake the three time defending District in b boys basketball tournament champions ran away from the Vikings Over the final 12 minutes for a 55-38 semifinal Victory. The Vikings 17-6 were within two Points twice in the third Quarter but then went cold. Mossy turned the Ball Over five times in the final Quarter and did t grab an offensive Board during that Span. Quot we missed some Tough shots and they hit some Quot said Frank Petrino Mossyrock coach. Quot they were up to after three and then got it to 14 and that changed the complexion of the game. Quot you Start to get a Little nervous and get away from the things you want to Mossyrock did t score Over the final 2 42 of the game. It was the third meeting of the season Between the Central b league rivals and it was also the rubber game. Toutle Lake 21-2 got off to a Quick Start leading 17-8 after one Quarter. Mossyrock turned the Ball Over five times in the opening Quarter. But then the Vikings were Able to execute their game plan a Pound the Ball inside against the ducks. Quot we found from the first two games that when we got the Ball inside g xxi things happened a Petrino said. Quot we did a Good Job of showing District b boys a Here Are the scores and pairings for the 1997 District in class b boys basketball tournament saturdays scores semifinals Toutle Lake 55, Mossyrock 38 Rainier 56, North Beach 50 loser out Cathlamet 82, be Ell 54 Willapa Valley 54, Kalama 38 Napavine 69, Naselle 39 Morton 77, Taholah 60 wednesday s schedule loser out Cathlamet is. Willapa Valley at Centralia. 6 . Napavine is. Morton at Centralia 8 . Saturday March 1 Winner to state loser out All games at Chehalis Mossyrock is. Cath Valley Winner 11 . North Beach is Nap mor. Winner 1 . Championship both to state Toutle Lake is. Rainier 8 30 . Patience and getting the Ball inside. That was the Good that came from this but even the Good patience make up for the shooting differences. Toutle Lake hit 59 percent from the Field 23 of 39 while Mossyrock hit 39 percent 17 of 43. Quot they Toutle had 17 assists on their 23 baskets which Means they were really passing the Ball Petrino said. Quot they found the open Man and that Man hit the Casey Frandsen led the ducks with 17 Points while Travis Sparks had 15. Mossyrock had four players score eight or More led by Ryan Mcgee a 11. Adam deck chipped in nine while Kaleb Aust and Tye Pitts had eight apiece. Toutle Lake will play for its fourth straight District title saturday night in Chehalis against Rainier which downed North Beach 55-38. Mossyrock will play saturday at 11 . In Centralia against the Winner of wednesday s Cathlamet Valley matchup. It will be the fourth straight year that Mossyrock has played to go to state. The Vikings Only appearance thus far was in 1994. Cathlamet 82, be Ell 54 Adna a Cathlamet came out smoking and never let up As the mules rolled Over be Ell Here saturday in a loser out contest. Cathlamet hit 22 of 32 Field goal attempts 69 percent from two Point Range and cooled off just a bit beyond the three Point arc. Hitting to of 20 50 percent. The loss ends be Ellis season at 9-14 but it was a positive year for coach Brent Moon and the trojans who did no to have a senior on the roster. Quot we wanted to get As much experience As possible Quot Moon said. Quot we were out in two last year so to get a win this year was be Ell started the year 0-7 but got things going the second half of the season. Quot looking Back at it we had a pretty i xxx year after that Start Quot Moon said. Quot the Guys could have folded a couple of times but they battled through some things and worked hard and finished the year playing pretty Cathlamet meets Willapa Valley who beat Kalama wednesday at 6 . In Centralia with the Winner facing Mossyrock saturday morning for a berth in the state b tournament. A boys Long roads ahead for Evergreen squads continued from Page by can score a lot of Points a said Mcdaniel. Quot any time a team is 18-3 they Are Tough and two of the losses Are to la Center so you can throw those out. It should be an interesting and a Nightmare for any referee with a lightning Quick Pace expected. The matchup will take place thursday at 7 30 . In Castle Rock. Quot we have one More to go and we wont relax until that one is in our pocket a said Toledo about qualifying for the state tournament. Quot right now we re pleased with the Way we re Ilwaco 66, White pass 57 Rochester a it was a Workman like Effort that just came up Short for the panthers saturday. Ilwaco a Brady Turner got the Fisherman off Early As he hit four three pointers in the first Quarter and Ilwaco took a 17-11 Lead. White pass just fought to stay close Over the next two quarters. Then in the fourth they stormed Back to tie the game with three minutes to play. Quot Peter Blanton really sparked us a said White pass coach Brian Delong. Quot he played hard and with a lot of the panthers could never get the Lead though and Ilwaco hit la of 15 free throws Down the stretch to win it. Quot our Guys worked hard to get us Back but Ilwaco just made some key free throws at the end Quot said de Long. Blanton scored 15, tops on the panthers along with Andy Justice and had la rebounds. Justice grabbed 14 boards. Aaron Rashoff scored 13 and had seven assists for White pass. Justin Cotrone poured in 24 Points for the fishermen right at his season average. Turner finished with 19. The panthers 15-7 now face Ridgefield tuesday at 7 30 . In Rochester in a loser out contest. Quot we need to continue to play consistent a said Delong. Quot and we need to go in there ready to play for four Castle Rock 57, Rochester 36 Kelso a a this was the most disappointing performance i have been a part of in 11 years of coaching a said Rochester coach Dan Muscatel after his teams opening round loss to the rockets. Quot but when your House catches on fire you can look at it two ways it either bums up or Down. That a where we re at right where the team was saturday was in a zone a cold shooting zone. The warriors opened the game 0 of 7 from the floor and 2 of 7 from the line. The poor Start gave Castle Rock the Chance to in to a 22-5 Lead after one Quarter. But after a slow second Quarter by both teams Rochester made two runs in the third Quarter. After a Buzzer beater by Patrick Smith the warriors had Cut a 19-Point Lead to nine entering the fourth Perull. Quot i thought we were of. We had Cut it to single digits and that a the first thing you look for Quot said Muscatel. Quot then we got out and scored eight Points in the fourth Castle Rock scored 20. One thing that Hurt the warriors was the production of its three top seniors. Smith. Kevin Elbert and Chris Yocom averaged a combined 32 Points and 15 rebounds Over the season but came up with just la Points and three boards against the rockets. Quot that forced us to play a lot of Young kids a said Muscatel. John Burney came in and scored seven Points and had seven boards for the warriors. Neil Sharp and Tracey Lloyd also received Praise from the coach. Quot the frustrating part from a coaching standpoint was that Castle Rock did nothing we did t expect them to do a said Muscatel. Quot we just did no to come out and now the coach says hell see what his team is made of. Quot we have our backs planted firmly against the proverbial Wall a he said. Quot Well find out the character of this team Over the next the first test comes tuesday in Kelso at 6 . Against a Forks team the warriors have beaten twice this season. The warriors 12-9 have lost five of their last six with the Lone win coming against Forks. La Center 96, Tenino 39 Rochester a it was a loss a District in record loss. But the beavers know this route and that a comforting for Tenino coach Steve Watson. After a first round win the Evergreen a leagues no. 4 team found itself right where it was a year ago. And after its loss to la Center Watson was feeling a Little Dejavu. He Hopes. After last year s loss the beavers went on to qualify for the state tournament a feat he thinks this years team is capable of repeating. Quot you have to win three sometimes and this is the same route we took last year a he said. Quot this club has bounced Back All year. When their backs Are to the Wall they seem to respond and we re up against the Wall now. Its time to put together a Little run and who knows what can happen a what happened saturday was the beavers got a taste of the Derek and Dustin Vanweerd Huizen show. The duo the states class a no. 2 and 3 scorers combined to outscore the beavers in the second and third quarters alone. Tenino was Able to slow the wildcats Down in the first Quarter and held them to just 16 Points but the beavers scored just four. Quot we Felt pretty Gix i about our defensive Effort in the first Quarter a said Watson. Quot but then we went away after that. We did t play As a unit offensively throughout the entire game. That was the big disappointment we did t appear to be mentally in the Over the second and third quarters Derek Vanweerd Huizen scored 21 of his 25 Points and brother Dustin added 19 of his 27. Quot hey la Center is a pretty a taxi bal club a said Watson of the states no. Franked team according to the a poll. Quot after the first Quarter they got it going. Those two really stuck it to the wildcats also shut Down Tenino a Chris Johnson. Corey Tucker and Adam Coleman. The Trio did no to score a Point Between them. On the flip Side the beavers got a solid night from Walt Simpson. The 6-3 Sophomore who has joined the team for the tournament from the Jav came off the Bench to Lead the team with 11 Points. A the came in pretty Early against la centers first unit and did no to play wide eyed at All a said Watson. Quot he a definitely got a big future in the Nathan evander added to for the beavers and Joe Riley seven. The beavers come Back tuesday against Raymond in Rochester at 6 . Quot we split with them during the regular season a said Watson. Quot and we feel confident we can play with them collision course huskies and tigers have rubber game wednesday with the loser s season coming to an end by Mike Taylor the chronicle the bus ride Nim the Beach was a Nice one for Taholah saturday As the sky was Blue and the Sun was Bright. Little did the chit Whins know that a storm was brewing in Centralia. Morton a Curt storm rained District b on Taholah s Parade Here at Cen boys Thalia s Tiger gymnasium Early propelling the huskies past the chit Whins 77-60 in District in b boys basketball tournament action in a loser out contest. In another loser out game Napavine drilled Naselle 69-39. Morton and Napavine meet wednesday in Centralia 8 . In another loser out contest. The two Sci oils split their two meetings during the regular season. Storm came out of the blocks on fire hitting his first three shots before missing a three Pointer. Then he nailed his next three including a pair of treys for 14 first Quarter Points. Taholah on the other hand scored just six tallies in the Perull four of those in the final 30 seconds. Morton 8-14 led after one Quarter 25-6. The huskies led by 16 at halftime. Tim Mccoy stepped up for Morton in the third Quarter with 11 Points As the Lead Ball Ltd it Ned to 23 at 60-37. Things got ragged in the final Quarter As the husky reserves turned the Ball Over to times and saw the chit Whins close to within 13 with three minutes to go. Quot we tried to get All the kids in the game As Early As possible tonight a said Morton coach Jim Johnson. Quot that tends to made the game get a Little ragged at Morton finished with 23 turnovers 14 in the second half while the chit Whins mishandled the Ball just seven times in the final two periods and 19 for the game. Quot we a liked really Glt xxi at times tonight Quot said Johnson. Quot i think we started to let their style of play dictate our play at times but its hard to dismiss quickness we had to just go with the flow and fortunately the kids were Able to hang on and Nail Down the win Quot storm led All scorers with 20 Points and to rebounds. Mccoy chipped in with 19 tallies and 15 rebounds while Chris Colmyer added 18 Points. Kyle Mcsherry grabbed 13 carols. Another Bright spot on the huskies Side was the free throw shooting where Morton nailed 20 of 31. Napavine 69, Naselle 39 Napavine coach Jim Prather has been waiting All season for his tigers to put the whole package together in a single game. It finally happened Here saturday night As the tigers put an end to Naselle s season 69-39 and May have put an end to an Era in boys class b basketball. Longtime Naselle coach Lyle Patterson May have coached his last game for the comets saturday but maybe not his last game. When asked if he would be Back As the Comet Mentor next season Patterson replied Quot who knows i d like asked if he would consider coaching for another school he said Quot if i done to return Here and someone asks definitely. If not. Of Well its just a Napavine came out with defense on its mind figuring the comets would be fired up and run the Ball. But Naselle was patient which played into Napavine a hands the tigers led 15-9 after one Quarter and stretched the Lead to nine by halftime. Napavine a offence got going in the third Quarter As the Lead reached 12 at 45-33. Then the fun started for the tigers. Napavine held the comets scoreless for the first four minutes of the fourth while the transition game started to flow and the margin widened. Naselle managed six Points late in the Quarter while the Tiger offence was snapping the net for 24 tallies. Quot we came out and did some of the things i have been waiting for us to do All year Quot said Prather. Quot finally the whole package seemed to be there at one time and it was really Nice to see. Its coming at a great time of the season for Tanner Palmateer led the tigers with 20 Points while Adam Spencer added 18 tallies and 11 rebounds. Chris Wisner had a huge game for the winners with 13 Points including three of four from three Point Range five assists and four steals. Quot the kids really stepped it up on defense tonight especially in the fourth Quarter a said Prather. A and on offence we were patient and ran the plays set the picks and got the shots we now Napavine meets Morton in another loser out contest wednesday in Centralia at 8 . A girls Toledo girls feel right at Home in Castle Rock continued from Page by 6 . Against Raymond in Toledo. The two teams split during the regular season. Linnaea Jablonski led White pass with 12 Points saturday while Mandy Montoure added eight. Kelly was very pleased with the play of Amber Maxwell who filled in for ailing Point guard Lori Olinger. She injured her knee against Stevenson. Quot she was on schedule for next year and i told her next year is now Quot said Kelly. Quot she has really turned into quite a Toledo 68, Castle Rock 45 Castle Rock a the indians May Start calling Castler Ltd k Home from now on after another easy win Over the rockets on their Home turf. Because the two Sci oils were the Lone hosts for the tournament and since the game was scheduled for Castle Rock there Wasny to an alternative site found for the second round District game. But that did no to bother Toledo any saturday. Toledo is 21-0 and ranked atop the states a class a girls poll. The indians got balanced scoring and solid defense from throughout the team in their District opener and duplicated their feat from earlier this year. Dunn the regular season the indians swept the rockets but beat them by just seven at Home and 25 in Castle Rix k. That does no to fare Well for the indians next opponent since Toledo faces Montesano thursday at 7 30 . In a game to be played in Castle Rock again. Toledo beat the bulldogs by to in an Evergreen a league game at Monte. A i thought we played very Well in the first half a said Toledo coach to Thom / the chronicle Michelle Magnuson left of White pass tries to Man Euver against a Woodland defender saturday in Toledo. Mike Croy of the District opening win. Quot we did no to really run great but we got Gix i shots and knocked them the indians were 13 of 24 in the first half against the rockets and shot 44 percent for the night. And after leading 34-18 at halftime the Pace really went in Toledo a favor in the third Perkul As they outscored the rockets 25-16 in the Frame. Quot we scored in Bunches and after halftime they started cutting into our Lead Quot said Croy. Quot but in the last three minutes of the Quarter we really got going and scored 16 four different Toledo players scored in double figures and a fifth Tiffany Dobosh scored nine. Trina Plandel added seven Points off the Bench. Sarah Miller led the winners with 14, a Nike Sellards and Hope Truitt each added to and Tasha Rico the senior do All guard scored 12 Points had la rebounds eight assists and seven steals. A i thought Tasha played real Well a said Croy. Quot everyone played hard and that a what we needed today. 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