Raymond bombarded Northwest Christian 71-41 with Abby Maneman leading the assault with 23 points Friday night at Seagull Gym. It was the 11th straight win for the Lady Seagulls (11-1). Raymond is 6-0 in the Pacific League.
“We as a coaching staff were nervous about tonight’s game,” Raymond head coach Jon Schray told the Herald. “Northwest Christian is tall, they have some good guards and are fundamentally sound. We came out playing a man-to-man defense, and the girls did a great job guarding their cuts and drives. We shot the ball very well, hitting 10 three-pointers. We were able to play all 13 players on the roster and they all did a great job contributing to the win.”
Maneman, who also grabbed nine rebounds and made four steals, received ample offensive support from Hailee Williams (14 pts, 5 as), Courtney Hagain (13) and Aiysha Garcia (9).
Raymond was in front 23-6 after one quarter. Lady Seagulls 55, Hoquiam 20
Raymond pulverized Hoquiam 55-20 at its own Co-Ed New Year’s Classic on Saturday night (Dec. 29) at Seagull Gym.
“This was our third game in three days and we really stepped up to get the job done,” Schray told the Herald. “We laid out a strict game plan as far as our defense was going to be played based on what we noted on them from the day before, and the girls executed very well. We had three players in double figures, hit 21 free throws and forced 18 turnovers.”
Four players provided the brunt of the scoring for the Lady Seagulls, including Maneman (13 points), Hagain (12), Garcia (10) and Boyes (9). Hagain also pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double. Boyes grabbed nine offensive rebounds.
Raymond led 17-8 after the first quarter and was well on its way to a 35-point romp. The Lady Gulls held HHS (6-3) to 18 percent shooting against their 2-3 zone. Raymond sank 21 of 32 free throws compared to 0-3 for the Lady Grizzlies.
Lady Gulls 58, Montesano 36
Hagain, Williams and Maneman combined for 43 points during Raymond’s 58-36 win at its tournament Dec. 28.
“We played together with efficiency in this game,” Schray told the Herald. “We maintained control throughout the game with some good defense. Courtney (Hagain) was 3 of 4 from the three point line and we had three players in double figures.”
Raymond hosts Ocosta Thursday, visits Rainier Saturday and is at South Bend Tuesday.