Raymond rakes Rainier to remain unbeaten

By George Kunke

Raymond rakes Rainier to remain unbeaten


Buoyed by a seven-point spurt in the second quarter, Raymond surged past visiting Rainier 64-36 Thursday at Seagull Gym.

The Seagulls (8-0) trailed 15-8 after a poor first quarter against the Mountaineers and were down 18-13 before erupting on a 7-0 run and a 20-18 edge. Rayce Newman scored on an old-fashioned three-point play, which was followed by two made technical foul free throws by Marvin So. Raymond then converted on the ensuing inbound following the technical foul. Raymond then proceeded to outscore Rainier 44-18 the rest of the way.

Newman and Darol Ratsavongsy spearheaded the Gulls’ offense with a dozen points each and So sank 11 points. Raymond head coach Mike Tully received good balanced scoring with Elliott Murdock contributing nine and Carte Bisbee banging in eight points.

Raymond shot 41 percent from the floor on 24 of 58, while its defense held Rainier to 30 percent shooting (12 of 40).

Raymond hosted Montesano Friday and Hoquiam Saturday at its Co-Ed New Year’s Classic. The Gulls host Willapa Valley Thursday and travel to Northwest Christian Saturday and Ocosta Tuesday (Jan. 8).

LaConner 49, Vikings 47

Willapa Valley lost a buzzer-beater after LaConner’s Jonah Cook shoveled in an offensive putback for a 49-47 win at Valley’s holiday tournament Thursday night.

Anthony Sagen nailed a trey with 10 seconds to play to knot the game at 47. Matt Konigsberger pumped in a game-high 17 points for the Vikings.

Stephen Camenzind collected eight rebounds and scored 10 points and Sagen scored nine points.

Valley led 14-11 after one quarter and 30-25 at intermission. The Braves rallied for a 39-36 lead after three quarters.

The Vikings were 12 of 16 at the charity stripe, while LHS was 5 of 12. The Braves shot well at 47 percent (21 of 45) compared to 15 of 51 (29%) for Willapa, now 8-3.

Willapa Valley played Pe Ell Saturday night at the tournament. The Vikings make short trips to Raymond (Thurs.) and South Bend (Sat.) before hosting Naselle Tuesday for Pacific League games.

Vikings 52, Napavine 44

In a game marred by tons of fouls, Willapa Valley scored 25 points from the charity stripe during a 52-44 home victory over Napavine Dec. 22.

The Vikes drilled 25 of 39 foul shots compared to 16 of 30 for the Tigers. Konigsberger popped in 16 points, Camenzind canned 12 and David Rockett rammed in 10 for the winners.

Valley scored 15 points from the foul line in the fourth quarter and blocked six shots.

Pe Ell 59, South Bend 49

Pe Ell started fast and finished off South Bend during a 59-49 victory at the Jack Q. Pearson Holiday Tournament at Menlo Thursday afternoon.

It was the 10th loss in as many games for the Indians under head coach Tom Betrozoff this season.

Miles Davis scored 13 points for the Indians and took down seven boards. Mitchell Edwards added 10 points and seven rebounds. Austin Lewis and Zane Johnson netted nine points apiece.

The Trojans led 19-8 after the first quarter, 30-24 at halftime and 45-38 after three stops.

South Bend shot a dismal 24 percent from the floor on 15 of 62, while Pe Ell was at 29 percent (19 of 66). The Trojans made nine treys. Pe Ell was 12 of 27 at the foul stripe and SBHS was 18 of 31.

Wahkiakum 75, Indians 24

Wahkiakum walloped host South Bend 75-24 Dec. 22. The Mules kicked in with 31 points in the second quarter while holding the Tribe to three for a 49-14 halftime edge.

Mike Hoerr scored seven points for SBHS and Edwards made six steals and grabbed six rebounds.

The Tribe also lost to LaConner at the tournament Saturday afternoon. Because of Saturday’s early press deadline, information was not made available to the Herald. The Tribe (0-11) will try their first win of the season at home against Naselle Thursday. Willapa Valley visits Koplitz Field House Saturday and the Indians visits Montesano Monday (Dec. 7).