SPORTS: Forks boys basketball team rips Montesano; other prep reports

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FORKS — Braden Decker swished in 18 points to spark the Forks boys basketball team to a crucial SWL-Evergreen Division win over Montesano.

Leo Gonzales added 10 points for the Spartans as Forks won 43-34 to improve to 4-0 in league and 10-1 overall Wednesday night.

The Spartans came off the holiday break on fire, leading the Bulldogs 21-11 at halftime and 34-15 going into the final period.

Montesano rallied in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Spartans 19-9 to make the game appear closer than it was.

“The fourth quarter was obviously a bummer,” coach Rick Gooding said.

“Defensively we held them to 15 points in the first three quarters and then gave them 19 in the fourth.

“I hope we didn’t go into cruise control. Everyone struggled.”

Now the Spartans have three tough games in a row, starting with Tenino tonight, Neah Bay on Tuesday and Hoquiam in a makeup game Thursday.

Tenino (7-3) and Hoquiam (8-2) are two of the better teams in league while the Red Devils have been red-hot and rolling all season.

And then after all of that, Forks will play Elma (1-10) the day after playing Hoquiam.

“Now we have our toughest three-game stretch of the season,” Gooding said.

“Hopefully, our boys can bring it together and play a complete game.”

Forks 43, Montesano 34

Montesano 4 7 4 19— 34

Forks 7 14 13 9— 43

Individual scoring

Montesano (34)

Ibabao 11, Rodgers 6, Ohashi 2, Roy 7, Bruner 6, Jensen 2.

Forks (43)

Raben 5, Gilmore 4, Harris 5, Decker 18, Hatch 1, Gonzales 10.

Sequim splits games in Nevada tourney

LAS VEGAS — The Wolves split two games at the Foothill Holiday Classic tournament in Nevada on Wednesday.

Sequim beat Bonanza, Nev., 52-46, then lost to Abraham Lincoln of Denver 67-49.

Sequim 52,
Bonanza, Nev. 46

Gabe Carter hit a 3-pointer with about 3:30 remaining to give the Wolves the lead for good.

Carter led the Wolves with 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Sequim hit 8 of 11 free throws down the stretch to clinch the victory.

Alex Barry and Rory Kallappa had 10 points apiece for the Wolves.

Late in the first half, Sequim was energized by the offensive rebounding and putback shots of Kallappa and Erik Christensen.

The duo’s effort ignited the squad to crash the boards and Sequim had an unofficial 14 offensive rebounds the rest of the way, according to KONP.

Anthony Pinza was credited for ball-handling, despite playing with an illness.

Sequim 52, Bonanza 46
Scoring by halves

Bonanza 31 15— 46

Sequim 31 21— 52

Individual scoring

Bonanza (46)

Landson 14, Chandler 14, Price 7, Flores 9, Green 2.

Sequim (52)

Pinza 2, Barry 10, Kallappa 10, Brocklesby 7, Guan 8, Carter 11, Shimer 4.

Lincoln 67,
Sequim 49

Abraham Lincoln of Denver, a 5A Colorado school, handled the 2A Wolves.

Lincoln sophomore guard Michael Sparks connected on five treys on the way to a game-high 21 points.

Lincoln 6-foot-9 forward Gabriel Vasquez had nine of his 13 points in the second half on cuts and slashes to the hoop.

Sequim frustrated Vasquez in the first half with the defense of 6-4 Andrew Shimer and a double down from 5-8 guard Anthony Pinza.

Lincoln led 31-26 at intermission.

Rory Kallappa led the Wolves with 14 points, all in the second half.

Gabe Carter added 11 for Sequim, Jayson Brocklesby had seven and Pinza and Alex Barry added six apiece.

Carter also had six assists.

Sequim (7-3) wrapped up the tourney with a game against the Valhalla High Norseman of El Cajon, Calif., on Thursday evening at Foothill High School.

Results of the final game weren’t available by press time.

Lincoln 67, Sequim 49

Scoring by halves

Sequim 26 23— 49

Lincoln 31 36— 67

Individual scoring

Sequim (49)

Pinza 6, Barry 6, Kallappa 14, Brocklesby 7, Guan 3, Christensen 2, Carter 11.

Lincoln (67)

Muniz 9, Sparks 21, Dotson 11, Dunn 4, Vasquez 13, Arenas 3, Ebert 4, Christian 2.

Vashon 75, Chimacum 53

CHIMACUM — Rafael Pagasian, Kevin Miller and Orion Weller all scored in double figures for the Cowboys but it wasn’t enough against Nisqually League powerhouse Vashon Island on Wednesday night.

Pagasian led the Cowboys with 12 points while Miller sank 11 and Weller had 10.

The Pirates outscored the Cowboys in every quarter, leading 37-24 at halftime.

Vashon improved to 3-2 in league and 8-2 overall while Chimacum fell to 0-6, 2-8.

Vashon 75, Chimacum 53

Vashon 19 18 21 17— 75

Chimacum 10 14 17 12— 53

Individual scoring

Vashon Island (75)

Starr 1, Stewart 7, Hruska-Meyer 3, Yates 13, Whitaker 26, Norton 19, Jennings 2, Swope 2, Plihal 2.

Chimacum (53)

Miller 11, Pagasian 12, Carthum 8, Settje 3, Ritchie 2, Ajax 4, Weller 10, Settlemire 1, Ham 2.

Girls Basketball
Vashon 33, Chimacum 29

VASHON — The Cowboys came charging back in the fourth quarter but couldn’t quite catch the Pirates in Nisqually League action Wednesday night.

“Another interesting one tonight,” Chimacum coach Trevor Huntingford said.

“Bottom line is we beat ourselves by not playing fast enough for four quarters on defense.

“We played fair the first two quarters but started slow again in the third, so the bench came on and picked up the pace.

“When the starters came back and played the defense we are capable of, we held Vashon to a single point in the fourth.”

The Cowboys also held the Pirates to single digits, nine, in the second quarter.

Mallori Cossell scored a team-high 10 points for the Cowboys.

“I was pleased with the way the girls played defense in the fourth quarter, and I think for most of the game we did a good job of creating open shots, but unfortunately we just didn’t knock down enough of those open looks or play a high enough level on defense to get a victory.”

Vashon 33, Chimacum 29

Chimacum 9 4 6 10— 29

Vashon 11 9 12 1— 33

Individual scoring

Chimacum (29)

Cerna 2, A. Thacker 6, L. Thacker 5, Cossell 10, Snyder 6.

Vashon (33)

Quig 10, Janetty 13, Lynch 4, Atwell 4.

Last modified: January 03. 2013 5:47PM
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