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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS ROUNDUP
MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy
Butler scored 24 points, Jeff
Teague added 22 and the Minne-
sota Timberwolves wrapped up
a perfect homestand with a 120-
103 victory over the Portland Trail
Blazers on Sunday night.
Karl-Anthony Towns had
20 points and 11 rebounds for
his NBA-leading 37th dou-
ble-double of the season.
The Wolves had their first 5-0
homestand since 2001, winning
each game by double figures
against the likes of New Orleans,
Cleveland, Oklahoma City and
They led by as many as 26
against Portland to send the
Trail Blazers to their third loss in
— Associated Press
PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE
Girls basketball — Lopez Island vs.
Naselle, at Lower CC, TBA
Girls basketball — Valley Catholic at
Astoria, 7:45 p.m.; Scappoose at Sea-
side, 7:45 p.m.; Rainier at Warrenton,
7:30 p.m.; Willamette Valley Christian
at Jewell, 5:30 p.m.; Ilwaco at Willapa
Valley, 7 p.m.; Three Rivers at Naselle,
Boys basketball — Valley Catholic at
Astoria, 6 p.m.; Scappoose at Seaside,
6 p.m.; Rainier at Warrenton, 6 p.m.; Life
Christian at Knappa, 7:30 p.m.; Willa-
mette Valley Christian at Jewell, 7 p.m.;
Life Christian (WA) at Ilwaco, 7 p.m.;
Three Rivers at Naselle, 7 p.m.
Stayton 39, Astoria 20
12 9 6 12—39
5 2 4 9—20
STA (39): Marri Martinez 18, Bender
12, K.Nyquist 6, A.Nyquist 3.
AST (20): Sam Hemsley 8, Hankwitz
4, Cummings 4, Fausett 4, Jackson,
Rogers, Helmersen, Feldman, Norris,
O’Brien, Burnett, Long.
North Marion 42, Seaside 21
10 10 10 12—42
4 1 10 6—21
SEA (21): Annaka Garhofer 6, Babbitt
4, Ideue 4, Davis 4, Kiser 3, Goin, Zaga-
ta, Angulo-Joli, Smart, Hoekstre.
Warrenton 51, De La Salle 40
17 11 7 16—51
7 11 9 13—40
WAR (51): Tyla Little 19, M.Blodgett
12, Heyen 9, Alvarez 4, Bussert 4, Dyer
2, Diego 1.
DLS (40): May Brannon 12, Pearce
7, Boyd 7, Miller 7, Dalton 3, Rogers 2,
Knappa 42, Nestucca 40
10 8 11 13—42
7 10 12 11—40
KNA (42): Aiko Miller 10, Paris Vander-
burg 10, Weaver 9, Ramvick 7, Carlson
4, Inman 2, Tischer, Strain.
NES (40): Olivia Leslie 18, Ozuna 8,
Logan 6, Chatelain 6, Dunn 2.
Ilwaco 83, Chief Leschi 11
Chief Leschi 9 0 2 0—11
34 24 21 4—83
CL (11): Pluff 5, ScabbyRobe 4,
ILW (83): Makenzie Kaech 24, Jacob-
son 22, Bannister 18, Glenn 9, Kemmer
6, Bell 2, Simonson 2.
South Bend 40, Naselle 6
0 2 0
South Bend 5 6 10 19—40
NAS (6): Lilli Zimmerman 6, Steener-
son, Harman, Glenn, Gudmundsen.
SB (40): Karley Reidinger 11, Bying-
ton 9, Rohr 8, Sanchez 7, Loza 3, Doyle
Stayton 41, Astoria 24
11 9 17 4—41
9 6 7 2—24
STA (41): Kaleb Anundi 20, Daniels 8,
Nichol 4, Jenkins 3, Hendricks 3, Mitch-
AST (24): Karsten Johnson 14, Sten-
blom 4, Hunt 4, Brockman 2, Long,
Tice, P.Johnson, Ploghoft, Kee, Matlock,
Marincovich, Miller, Palmberg.
Seaside 58, North Marion 55
SEA (58): Ryan Hague 22, Thompson
15, Be.Johnson 11, Januik 6, Wester-
holm 4, Carter, Sibony, Landwehr, Mey-
Knappa 58, Nestucca 37
20 8 14 16—58
8 9 14 6—37
KNA (58): Dale Takalo 16, E.Takalo
12, Ramvick 8, Weirup 8, Vanderburg 4,
Hoover 3, Miller 3, Phillip 2, Eltagonde
NES (37): Cole Strober 17, Hurliman 9,
Richwine 6, Link 3, Morgan 1, Perez 1.
Chief Leschi 68, Ilwaco 61
Chief Leschi 11 12 22 23—68
16 8 14 23—61
CL (68): Donnelle Irvin 19, Gower 14,
Whitford 13, Baker 13, Lee 5, McQueen
3, Horton 1.
ILW (61): Reese Tynkila 18, Baze
15, Kaino 13, Whiting 8, Te.Ramsey 3,
Kaech 2, Glenn 1, Sheldon 1.
Photos by Colin Murphey/The Daily Astorian
ABOVE: Kajsa Jackson, left, 42, defends for the Astoria Fishermen. BELOW: Astoria boys block a Stayton player.
Stayton stall beats Astoria girls
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hooting woes, foul trouble, turnovers
and a four-minute stall by Stayton … it
was all too much to overcome for the
Astoria girls basketball team Friday night.
The visiting Eagles were on target right
from the start at the Brick House, in a 39-20
victory over the No. 7-ranked Lady Fishermen.
Astoria finished 7-of-39 from the field
(which included a 2-for-18 performance in the
first half), and the Lady Fish were just 4-of-18
from the free throw line.
Coupled with untimely turnovers and early
foul trouble for Astoria’s Brooklynn Hankwitz,
Stayton cruised to its ninth straight win.
Stayton’s pair of 6-foot-1 post players,
senior Alexa Bender and junior Marri Marti-
nez, were also tough to stop.
Martinez overcame some foul trouble of her
own to score 18 points, and Bender added 12 as
the two combined for 30 points.
Leading 27-13 to start the fourth quarter, the
Eagles held the ball at midcourt and ran nearly
four minutes off the clock before the Fishermen
Sam Hemsley scored eight points to lead
Astoria, which opens Cowapa League play
Tuesday at home vs. Valley Catholic.
Second half run leads
Stayton past Astoria boys
Both teams had problems scoring, but one
good quarter for Stayton made the difference
Friday night at the Brick House.
The Eagles led just 20-15 at halftime, but
went on a 17-3 run in the third period on their
way to a 41-24 win over the Fishermen in a
nonleague boys basketball game.
Astoria’s Karsten Johnson had three early
scores to give the Fishermen a 9-4 lead, but
Stayton reeled off 14 straight points for an 18-9
advantage. Riley Nichol slam-dunked a lob
pass from Nathan Hendricks to cap the run.
Johnson followed with a no-look reverse layup
Stayton was 6-of-24 from the field in the
first half, while the Fishermen were just 1-of-
15 from the 3-point line for the game. Astoria
made just three field goals in the second half,
while Johnson led the Fishermen with 14 points.
Seaside boys rally to
beat North Marion
SEASIDE — The Seaside Gulls rallied from
a 17-point halftime deficit Friday, and escaped
their own court with a 58-55 win over North
Marion in a nonleague boys basketball game.
Seaside “didn’t show up in the first half,”
said Gulls’ coach Bill Westerholm. “Hopefully
we learned a lesson.”
The Gulls finished 8-of-19 at the free throw
line, which kept the Huskies in the game.
Seaside finished 22-of-61 from the field,
including 6-of-17 from the 3-point line.
Ryan Hague paced the scoring with 22 points,
followed by Duncan Thompson with 15 points
and nine rebounds. Chase Januik dished out five
assists and Payton Westerholm had five steals.
The Gulls open Cowapa League play Tues-
day at home vs. Scappoose.
North Marion tops
Seaside girls, 42-21
SEASIDE — North Marion held Seaside to
a season low in points, and the Huskies scored
in double figures in every quarter, in a 42-21
win Friday over the Gulls in a nonleague game
The Gulls lost their fifth in a row, which
was also their fifth straight game with under 30
“Ready or not, here comes league,” said
Seaside coach Mike Hawes. “We are in a pain-
ful process of trying to figure out how to score.
But there are signs of life.”
Seaside was 8-for-49 from the field, 2-of-15
from the 3-point line.
Annaka Garhofer led the Gulls with six
points and three steals, and teammate Gretchen
Hoekstre had seven rebounds.
Seaside hosts Scappoose Tuesday in a Cow-
apa League opener.
Knappa boys beat Nestucca
CLOVERDALE — Dale Takalo scored 16
points Saturday in Cloverdale, helping Knappa
to a 58-37 win over Nestucca in a Northwest
League boys basketball game.
The Loggers built a 28-17 halftime lead,
before the Bobcats came back and played
evenly with Knappa in the third quarter.
“We looked like we were playing our third
road game in six days,” said Knappa coach
Chris Spencer. “They were scrappy, but we
had some contributors off the bench and finally
wore them down in the fourth quarter.”
Devin Hoover and Braedon Eltagonde both
saw extended minutes and both scored points,
while Takalo scored 13 of his 16 in the second
half. Eli Takalo added 12 points for the Log-
gers, who closed the game with a 16-6 run.
Knappa returns for home games this week
vs. Life Christian and Gaston.
Miller hits buzzer-
beater, Knappa girls
get past Nestucca, 29-28
CLOVERDALE — After 12 straight losses
to open the season, the Knappa Lady Loggers
have won two in a row, by a combined three
Knappa followed Thursday’s 29-28 win at
Columbia Christian with a 42-40 victory Satur-
day afternoon at Nestucca.
Aiko Miller’s eight-foot shot at the buzzer
represented the winning points for the Loggers,
who are right back in the thick of the league
playoff race. Nestucca falls to 0-12.
“We came out shooting really well, then
kind of let (the Bobcats) back in it,” said
Knappa coach Marie Green. “It was just a fun,
back and forth game from there.”
The Loggers took possession of a jump ball
with 1.1 seconds left, which set up Miller’s
Miller and Paris Vanderburg each scored 10
points, while Vanderburg also had 10 rebounds
and five assists. Madelynn Weaver added nine
points and six boards, and Vicki Ramvick had
seven points and five rebounds.
Eight straight wins
for Warrenton girls
PORTLAND — The Warrenton Warriors
have basically secured a top three finish in the
Lewis & Clark League, and are just two games
behind league-leading Rainier, with the second
half of the league season set to begin Tuesday.
Warrenton scored its eighth win in a row
Friday in Portland, where the Warriors jumped
out to a big first quarter lead on their way to a
51-40 win over De La Salle.
Tyla Little made three 3-pointers in the
first quarter, on her way to 19 points. Mor-
gan Blodgett scored 12 for the Warriors. Maria
Heyen added nine points and Claire Bussert
dished out eight assists.
In the boys’ game, De Le Salle scored an
82-31 win over the Warriors.
Both Warrenton teams host Rainier Tuesday.
Ilwaco teams split
with Chief Leschi
ILWACO, Wash. — The Ilwaco boys bas-
ketball team had three players score in dou-
ble figures, but it wasn’t enough Friday night
at home, as Chief Leschi overcame a first-half
deficit to post a 68-61 win over the Fishermen
in a Pacific 2B League game.
Reese Tynkila led Ilwaco with 18 points,
followed by Calvin Baze with 15 and Alex
Kaino with 13.
Chief Leschi countered with four players
in double figures, led by Donnelle Irvin’s 19
In the girls’ game, Ilwaco’s Makenzie
Kaech scored 22 points in an 83-11 win over
Chief Leschi. The Fishermen led 58-9 at half-
time, outscoring the visitors 24-0 in the second
Naselle boys win, girls
lose at South Bend
SOUTH BEND, Wash. — Naselle’s Jacob
Eaton scored 18 points and teammate Anto-
nio Nolan tossed in 17, helping the Comets to a
59-48 win Friday at South Bend.
In the girls’ contest, Lilli Zimmerman
scored all six points for Naselle, in a 40-6 loss
to South Bend.