Mixed results for Ocosta hoop squads

  • Thu Jan 11th, 2018 8:49am
  • Sports

Fishermen 67, Wildcats 58

ILWACO — Well-balanced Ilwaco dominated the middle two quarters in topping Ocosta in a Pacific 2B League contest Tuesday night at Ilwaco.

The Wildcats jumped out to a 20-8 lead after one quarter but Ilwaco flipped the switch by outscoring the visitors 37-20 over the next two periods.

Ocosta was still within five points with about one minute remaining before the Fishermen pulled away from the foul line.

“We were playing fast, shooting well, playing good defense (in the first quarter,” Wildcat coach Jason Quinby said. “In the middle two quarters, we kind of lost a little flow and Ilwaco picked up the (physicality) a little bit.”

Kobe Beck scored 17 points to top the Wildcats (3-7, 6-8). Leading scorer Zach Allton returned to action after missing a game due to a knee strain.

Ocosta visits Northwest Christian on Friday.

Ocosta 20 13 7 18 — 58

Ilwaco 8 20 17 22 — 67

Ocosta (58) — Bailey 11, Martinez, Allton 9, Hatton 13, Beck 17, Waara, Bjornsgard 2, Dueber 6. FG — 21-56 (.375). FT — 9-10.

Ilwaco (67) — Whiting 13, Kaino 14, Ramsey 6, Glenn, Baze 12, Tynkila 19, Sheldon 3. FG — 23-68 (.338). FT — 19-26.

Hyaks 73, Wildcats 51

WESTPORT — Paced by Steven Sotomish’s 28 points, improving North Beach thumped short-handed Ocosta in a Pacific 2B League game Saturday at Westport.

Rodney Washington and Ben Poplin contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Hyaks (3-6, 4-8).

Ocosta, meanwhile, was without leading scoring Zach Allton, who sat out with a knee injury of as-yet undetermined severity.

Wildcat coach Jason Quinby, who said attempts to pound the ball inside in the absence of Allton was “massively unsuccessful,” was encouraged by the play of some of his younger players in a fast-paced tempo in the second half.

“We might have found a rhythm on offense that might suit our (personnel) better,” Quinby said. “Now we have to work on cleaning up the defensive part.”

Cole Hatton topped the Wildcats with 14 points and eight rebounds. Quinby also cited the play of Evan Waara, Jose Sevilla and freshman Cesar Martinez.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wildcats 63, Spartans 46

WESTPORT — Kristi Raffelson poured in 28 points as Ocosta handled Forks with surprising ease in a non-league contest Saturday at Westport.

Raffelson, who also grabbed seven rebounds, was dominant inside. But guards Kaylee Barnum and Erika Snider combined for 32 points as well. Barnum barely missed a triple-double with 19 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

“When they doubling down, tripling down on Raffelson, we got the shots from outside,” Wildcat coach Jason Barnum said.

The Wildcats (9-3) suited up only six players due to other commitments.

Ocosta hosts league-leading Ilwaco on Tuesday.

Forks 12 13 14 7 — 46

Ocosta 23 8 16 16 — 63

Forks (46) — I. Johnson 8, Olson 12, Kratzer 2, Peters 11, Leverington 13. FG — 18-62 (.290). FT — 2-11.

Ocosta (63) — Erika Snider 13, K. Barnum 19, Poirier 3, Raffelson 28, Denny, Martin. FG — 26-58 (.448). FT — 8-19.

Wildcats 57, Hyaks 29

OYEHUT – Ocosta was hitting on all cylinders in its Pacific 2B League road win over North Beach on Friday.

Ocosta (6-3, 9-3) started off going inside to Kristi Rafelson as a scoring threat and then looked to Kjirstin Hopfer to hit open jumpers.

Ocosta head coach Jason Barnum said things ran smoothly from the opening tip.

“Once we established our inside scoring threat our offense just opened up from there,” he said. “We moved the ball well and we had good looks from the outside.”

Ocosta 25 13 12 7 — 57

North River 5 10 6 8 — 29

Ocosta (57) — Hopfer 18, Emily Snider 2, Erica Snider 1, Marsh 2, K. Barnum 6, L. Barnum 2, Raffelson 19. FG — 22-58(.379) FT— 10-20.

North Beach (29) — Herbrand 8, Desamours 4, Vogler 6, Bighead 1, Dycus 3, Garman 7. FG — 9-50 (.180). FT — 6-16.