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Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
The Daily Astorian
GASTON — The Knappa Log-
gers remain in the driver’s seat of
Northwest League boys basketball,
following another routine 30-point
win Friday at Gaston, 73-43.
Knappa improves to 8-0 in
league, well ahead of Life Chris-
tian (5-0).
The Loggers held a slim 16-15
lead after one quarter, then out-
scored the Greyhounds 38-15 over
the second and third quarters to
take control.
Eli Takalo sparked the Loggers
off the bench with three 3-pointers
in the first quarter, as he scored 15
of his game-high 20 points in the
first half.
Timber Engblom added a nice
all-around game, with eight points,
five rebounds, four assists and
three steals.
Knappa had 18 turnovers, but
also finished with 18 team assists.
The Loggers were 24-of-33 from
two-point territory, and 7-for-21
from the 3-point line.
The No. 7-ranked Loggers,
11-2 overall, host Neah-Kah-Nie
Photos by Jeff Ter Har/For The Daily Astorian
Seaside junior Astor Landwehr, No. 22, tries to shoot past the defense of Astoria’s Cade O’Brien late in Saturday’s Clatsop Clash.
Oregon assistant
coach to be fired
Associated Press
The University of Oregon says
the football co-offensive coordi-
nator, David Reaves, will be fired
after his arrest on suspicion of
driving under the influence, mark-
ing the latest problem for the team.
Girls Basketball — Crosshill Chris-
tian at Jewell, 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball — Crosshill Chris-
tian at Jewell, 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball — Tillamook at As-
toria, 7:30 p.m.; Valley Catholic at Sea-
side, 7:30 p.m.; Warrenton at Portland
Adventist, 6 p.m.; Knappa at Neah-Kah-
Nie, 6 p.m.; Ilwaco at Life Christian, 7
Boys Basketball — Tillamook at Asto-
ria, 6 p.m.; Valley Catholic at Seaside, 6
p.m.; Warrenton at Portland Adventist, 8
p.m.; Knappa at Neah-Kah-Nie, 8 p.m.;
Ilwaco at Life Christian, 7
Wrestling — Knappa League Meet,
Seaside 73, Astoria 54
AST (54): Ryan Palek 11, Englund 10,
Gohl 10, Wallace 9, Arnsdorf 7, Johnson
5, Olson 2, O’Brien, Burchfield, Schum-
acher, Kanonohi, Sharp.
SEA (73): Jackson Januik 28, C.
Januik 13, H.Thompson 13, Westerholm
4, D.Thompson 2, Hoekstre 2, Carter 2,
Landwehr 1, Hague, Sibony, Johnson,
12 12 15 15—54
17 17 19 20—73
Field goals: Astoria 18-38; Seaside
26-58. 3-Point goals: Astoria 7-17
(Wallace 3, Gohl 2, Arnsdorf, Johnson);
Seaside 8-22 (J.Januik 4, C.Januik 2,
H.Thompson 2). Free throws: Astoria
11-14; Seaside 13-23. Fouls: Astoria
18, Seaside 15. Turnovers: Astoria 16,
Seaside 5.
JV: Seaside 38, Astoria 29
Knappa 73, Gaston 43
KNA (73): Eli Takalo 20, D.Takalo 17,
Weirup 11, Engblom 8, J.Miller 6, Rubus
6, Vanderburg 3, Ramvick 2.
GAS (43): Luke Anderson 11, Patzlaff
8, Lund 6, Marshall 6, Spidal 5, Ingle 2,
Lowry 2.
16 19 19 19—73
15 7 8 13—43
AST (42): Hailey O’Brien 8, Wallace 7,
Cummings 7, Hankwitz 6, Norris 5, Gim-
re 4, Hemsley 2, DeMander 2, Rogers 1,
Burnett, Nash.
SEA (60): Jetta Ideue 12, Bryre Babbitt
12, Sydney Villegas 12, Maddi Utti 12,
Smart 6, Garhofer 4, Falleur 2, Kiser,
Huddleston, Bodner, Turner, Hoekstre.
6 14 5 17—42
18 20 13 9—60
Field goals: Astoria 16-50; Seaside
28-54. 3-Point goals: Astoria 3-21
(Wallace, Cummings, Norris); Seaside
0-8. Free throws: Astoria 7-15; Seaside
4-14. Fouls: Astoria 15, Seaside 17.
Turnovers: Astoria 24, Seaside 19.
Gaston 31, Knappa 30
KNA (30): Ressa Inman 8, Kaitlyn
Landwehr 8, Weaver 5, Vandergriff 4,
Vanderburg 2, Strain 2, Miller 1.
GAS (31): Amber Becker 12, Hall 9,
Bassel 3, Jordan 3, Lewis 2, Clark 2.
7 6 3 14—30
9 5 11 6—31
Seaside stays undefeated
Januik scores 28 in
Clatsop Clash win
The Daily Astorian
EASIDE — The Astoria Fishermen
never give up a lot of points, while
the Seaside Gulls are one of the high-
est-scoring teams in the state, at any level.
Something had to give in the first meeting
of the season between the two teams, which
met for a little Clatsop Clash action, “Satur-
day Night Live” style at Seaside.
The Gulls’ Nest was packed for the Cow-
apa League showdown. And something did
give — a little on both sides.
Astoria allowed over 70 points for just the
second time this season, while Seaside was
held under 80 points for just the fourth time,
in a 73-54 win for the Gulls.
“You look at (Astoria’s) scores, and they
don’t give up a whole lot of points,” said Sea-
side coach Bill Westerholm. “They can move
the ball on the offensive end against our man-
(to-man), and they run that zone defense,
which forced us to pack it in and shoot the ball
from the outside.”
Both teams had three players score in dou-
ble figures, but Astoria’s three (Ryan Palek
with 11 points, Ole Englund and Jasyn Gohl
with 10 apiece) were topped by Seaside’s
Seaside’s Jackson Januik drives in for
two of his 28 points in Saturday’s win
over Astoria.
three, as Jackson Januik popped for a game-
high 28 points, with 13 points each from
Chase Januik and Hunter Thompson.
Astoria led 4-0, but a 3-pointer from
Hunter Thompson sparked a 12-5 run for the
The Fishermen kept it close for a few min-
utes, as Palek’s reverse layup tied the score at
12-12, but a put-back score from Thompson,
a basket by Duncan Thompson off a no-look
pass from Attikin Babb, and a 3-pointer by
Jackson Januik to start the second quarter
gave the Gulls a 20-12 lead.
“We had a couple little spurts where we’d
hit a couple shots, but we didn’t shoot the ball
extremely well from the outside,” Westerholm
said. “It seemed at times we were a little out
of sync. We lost track of guys, and were leav-
ing guys open.”
The Fishermen were still hanging around
at halftime, trailing just 34-24, before a cou-
ple of long-range bombs by the Januik broth-
ers helped Seaside open a 49-33 lead midway
through the third.
Astoria answered with 3-pointers from
Karsten Johnson, Gohl and Jackson Arns-
dorf, but Seaside missed just two shots from
the field in the fourth quarter, and maintained
a 12-to-15 point lead for the rest of the game.
Jackson Januik and his 28 points were the
“Jackson shows up ready to play every
night,” Westerholm said. “But I’m not sure
our whole team showed up. It’s a Saturday
night game, and it’s the first time we’ve played
against a zone all year, believe it or not.
“We’re going to see a zone Tuesday against
Valley Catholic, a 1-3-1,” he said. “Friday
we’ll see a zone against Tillamook, and the
following Tuesday we’ll see a zone against
Banks. It’s good that we finally got to run our
offense against a zone.”
Gulls pick up slack in win over Astoria
The Daily Astorian
SEASIDE — For one of the few
times this season, the Seaside girls bas-
ketball team faced a challenge Satur-
day night at home.
Not only was Astoria playing well,
but the Gulls’ shooting star, Maddi
Utti, picked up her fourth foul just over
two minutes into the third quarter of
the Clatsop Clash meeting.
With Utti on the bench for almost
10 minutes of the second half, the rest
of the Lady Gulls picked up the slack
and scored a 60-42 win over Astoria in
the much-anticipated battle.
Four players scored 12 points
apiece for the Gulls, ranked sixth in the
latest 4A coaches poll.
The teams struggled from the
3-point line (a combined 3-for-29), and
went 11-for-29 at the free throw line,
with a combined 43 turnovers.
Still, it was one of the best games
of the season for the Lady Fishermen,
who drop to 0-2 in league play, 4-11
Early on, however, it was Utti
doing what she does best — forcing
turnovers and scoring — enough for
eight points in the first quarter and a
quick 18-4 lead.
But Astoria shot well from the field
in the first half (9-for-27), with 3-point-
ers from Alexis Wallace and Julia Nor-
ris helping the Lady Fish rally to
within 30-18 midway through the sec-
ond quarter.
Utti scored just once in the second
period, on a steal and layup. Instead, it
Maddi Utti,
No. 25,
provides the
defense on
Alexis Wal-
lace during
Clash, won by
the Gulls.
Jeff Ter Har/For The Daily Astorian
was Sydney Villegas scoring on cuts
to the hoop and offensive rebounds, as
the senior scored 10 of her 12 points in
the quarter.
Anesha Smart added four points
off the bench, and the Lady Gulls led
38-20 at halftime.
And with Utti on the bench in the
second half, it was Bryre Babbitt who
stepped up and knocked down three
straight shots from the outside for six
points in the third quarter, while Jetta
Ideue’s three-point play early in the
fourth gave Seaside a 54-30 lead.
Seaside coach Mike Hawes was
“really pleased for the most part. Espe-
cially in the first half, where we had
good pressure, ran the ball, and distrib-
uted really well. A little spurt right at
the end of the second quarter gave us
some nice separation.”
The third quarter “was a bit wor-
risome,” he said, “obviously when
Maddi picked up her third and fourth
foul with maybe three minutes gone.
“For the most part I thought we
did a pretty good job,” he said. “Mike
(Jacobson, Astoria coach) was going to
pressure us at that point and we tend to
be a bit more cautious, but the kids did
pretty well. Jetta and Bryre had their
best games together.
“Maddi played four to five minutes
in the second half, so …. good and nec-
essary learning experience,” Hawes
said. “We’ve got some other good
players and they need to be confident
enough to make plays whoever’s in.”
Lady Logger
rally comes
up short
The Daily Astorian
GASTON — A furious Knappa
comeback came up short Friday
night at Gaston, where the Grey-
hounds managed to survive the
fourth quarter for a 31-30 win over
the Loggers, in a key Northwest
League girls basketball game.
Gaston outscored Knappa 11-3
in the third quarter to take a 25-16
lead into the final period, when
the Loggers turned up the defen-
sive pressure and took a late lead.
The Greyhounds retook the
lead, and a pair of Knappa shots
in the closing seconds missed the
“We played a great first half,
but none of our shots were falling
in the third quarter,” said Knappa
coach Marie Green. “Then we
did what we usually do in the
fourth,” stepping up the defensive
Six of Knappa’s seven players
finished with multiple steals, led
by Kaitlyn Landwehr with seven.
Devin Vandergriff had six steals,
and the Loggers finished with 25
team steals.
Ressa Inman and Landwehr
led the offensive attack with eight
points apiece, while Landwehr
added 12 rebounds and two