Ocosta teams look strong in early games

  • Thu Dec 6th, 2018 1:30am
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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL

Northwest Christian 66, Ocosta 65

A late surge from Northwest Christian sunk Ocosta in the fourth quarter in a tough 66-65 loss to the Navigators on Tuesday night.

Ocosta carried a 50-43 lead into the fourth quarter, but Wildcats’ trouble rebounding ended up being their Achilles’ heal as Northwest Christian (3-1) came away with 29 offensive rebounds.

Kobe Beck was a bright spot for his team in the loss with, leading Ocosta with 28 points. Alex Bailey contributed on defense with six steals.

Ocosta (2-2) will look to bounce back from its loss with a game against the Hyaks in North Beach on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Ocosta 17 23 10 15 – 65

Northwest Christian 17 13 13 23 – 66

Top Players: Ocosta – Beck (28 pts.) Richard Dueber (14 pts.) Cole Hatton (10 pts.) Alex Bailey 5 stls, 6 assts)

Ocosta 59, Raymond 56

In a game that was a closely-contested, back-and-forth contest, the Ocosta Wildcats made clutch shots late in the game to earn a 59-56 victory over Raymond Nov. 30, at Raymond High School.

Ocosta’s Kobe Beck had a game-high 17 points and hit big shots in the fourth quarter to help lead the Wildcats to a 2B Pacific League victory.

Raymond drops to 0-3, 0-2 in Pacific 2B. Ocosta is 2-0, both league wins.

Beck was joined by fellow Wildcat Richard Bueber in the double-digit scoring category. The 6-foot-4 post player had 10 points and was commended by Quinby for his play in the paint.

Ocosta 8 17 11 23 — 59

Raymond 17 8 12 19 — 56

Top Players: Ocosta — Beck (17 pts., Bueber (13 pts.), Alex Bailey (5 stl., 4 asst.); Raymond — Souvannavanh (16 pts., 7 reb.), J. Delgado (13 pts.), Seydel (10 pts., 7 asst.)

Ocosta 59, Pe Ell 53

The Ocosta Wildcats got a double-double from Cole Hatton and hit free throws down the stretch to secure a 59-53 win over the Pe Ell Trojans on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Westport. Hatton had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Ocosta.

Pe Ell 11 15 13 14 — 53

Ocosta 15 16 13 15 — 59

Top Players: Ocosta — Hatton (16 pts., 10 reb.), Beck (14 pts.), Bailey (4 stl., 5 assts.)

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL

Ocosta 57, Northwest Christian 18

The Wildcats got 23 points from Kjirsten Hopfer in a dominant 57-18 win over Northwest Christian in Ocosta on Tuesday.

The Wildcats (2-1) forced 25 turnovers in the game and relied on the fast break to get transition layups.

The Wildcats will now set their sights on North Beach for a home game that is schedule to tip off at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Northwest Christian 5 2 6 5 — 18

Ocosta 26 12 13 6 — 57

Top Players: Ocosta — Hopfer (23 pts.), Banrum (14 pts., 8 assts.), Raffelson (8 rebs.)

Ocosta 64, Pe Ell 30

They say dynamite comes in small packages. In Ocosta’s 64-30 victory over Pe Ell on Thursday night, that dynamite was named Kjirstin Hopfer.

Ocosta’s 5-foot-5 guard scored a season-high 28 points to lead the Wildcats over the Trojans at Pe Ell High School.

“Huge game from Hopfer,” Ocosta head coach Jason Barnum said. “You have a girl score 28 points against you, you are going to have a hard time.”

Ocosta 14 15 15 20 — 64

Pe Ell 8 5 15 2 — 30

Top Players: Ocosta — Hopfer (28 pts.), Raffelson (15 pts.); Pe Ell — Davis (11 pts.), Baldwin (8 pts.)

Toldeo 41, Ocosta 33

Ocosta couldn’t quite find its stride in its first game of the season and fell to Toledo 41-33 in a home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Kaylee Barnum was the only player in double figures with 15 points on a night where the Wildcats struggled to find a rhythm.