Lady Vikings swamp Ocosta
By GEORGE KUNKE
By GEORGE KUNKE
Willapa Valley outscored Ocosta 43-13 in the final three quarters to win convincingly 53-21 Saturday at Westport. Karli Friese fired in 22 points, collected seven rebounds and stole the ball five times.
Michaela Huber pumped in 12 points, hooked onto eight rebounds and made two steals. Abbee Bannish popped in six points.
The Lady Vikings upped their overall record to 9-6 and improved to 6-2 in the Pacific League while the Lady Wildcats went to 2-13 and 0-8.
Willapa Valley (53): L Friiese 1, Bannish 6, Huber 12, K Friese 22, Walker 0, Smaciarz 4, Fluke 2, Harden 2, Wilkeson 2, Cook 2. 20/66, floor; 11/20, FT.
Ocosta (21): Schmeling 2, Sunde 0, Phillips 5, Wingate 0, Jones 5, Saul 0, Rutzer 0, Poulsen 0, Christensen 9. 7/28, floor; 6/15, FT.
Lady Vikes 61, Naselle 31
Solid shooting and 17 points by Karli Friese proved fatal for visiting Naselle during Willapa Valley’s 61-31 cakewalk last Thursday.
1/10 WV 61 vs. Naselle 31
Huber tallied nine points and Harden and Lauren Friese added eight each.
Lady Vikings 52, South Bend 34
Valley’s defense held South Bend to 18 percent (10 of 54) shooting to a 52-34 whipping Jan. 4 at Tenoski Gym in Menlo. Lauren Friese (12) and Karli Friese (11) combined for 23 points for the winners.
“We looked to push the ball again tonight and got some baskets off
Makenzie Russell had 13 rebounds, Myranda Curtis 12 and Katlyn Sawyer nine for SBHS.
“We started off strong and did see improvement in passing and moving the ball,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson told the Herald. “We went cold from the field and just did not stay aggressive on offense. It will be nice to get back into a regular routine now that school is back in session.”
Willapa Valley: L Friese 12, Bannish 4, Huber 9, K Friese 11, Walker 6, Smaciarz 6, Fluke 2, Harden 2, Wilkeson 0. Floor: 19/64; FT: 10/18.
South Bend: Cearns 9, Sanchez 2, Funkhauser 1, Patterson 1, Russell 7, Sawyer 6, Curtis 6, Myers 2, Wilson 0. Floor: 10/54; FT: 2/14.
Pe Ell 62, Lady Vikes 39
Pe Ell ripped Willapa Valley 62-39 at the Jack Q. Pearson Friday night (Dec. 28) at Tenoski Gym in Menlo. Karli Friese had a big game for Valley with 19 points.
“We had a great first half...solid defense, ran the floor well, shot the
Willapa was in front 20-12 after the first quarter and trailed by only four (31-27) at halftime. The Lady Trojans won the second half 31-12 to win going away.
The Lady Vikings shot only 22 percent for the game (11 of 49), while PHS was at 38 percent (19 of 50).
Valley hosted North Beach Tuesday and Adna comes to Menlo Saturday.
Editor’s Note: Individual Scoring on all games courtesy of Coach Aust.