TONASKET – Okanogan came from behind late to slip past Tonasket, 76-66, in a non-league boys’ basketball game Jan. 19.
“We trailed the whole way,” said Okanogan coach Mike Carlquist. “We were down eight at the half and down double digits in the third. We came back in the fourth with a couple big plays by Josue Ramos and outscored Tonasket 19-6 in the quarter.
“We gave up 47 points in the first half, but only 19 in the second half.”
Okanogan was led by Gage Wilson with 20 points, Martin Grooms and Levi Veenhuizen with 13 points each, and Kolby Picard with 11 points.
“I thought the boys played hard, just came up a little short in the end,” said Tonasket coach Aaron Small.
The Tigers were led by Jordan Thrasher with 17 points, Jack Montowski with 16 points and Ryker Ayers with 12 points.
Okanogan (76) – Picard 11, Grooms 13, Rubert 6, Vega 6, Ramos 5, Veenhuizen 13, G. Wilson 20, C. Wilson 2.
Tonasket (66) – Montowski 16, Thrasher 17, Ayers 12, Smith 8, Morris 6, Williams 5, Haug 2.
Pateros 58, Waterville-Mansfield 43
PATEROS –Pateros slowly but steadily pulled away for a 58-43 win over Waterville-Mansfield on Jan. 19.
“We were able to pressure Waterville and force them to turn it over 16 times,” said Pateros coach Marcus Stennes, whose team led 32-23 at halftime. “We also were able to transition those turnovers into baskets. We distributed the ball very well with our balanced scoring.”
Ethan Wall finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds while Ivan Ceniceros produced 10 points, nine rebounds and five steals for the Billygoats (11-6 overall, 4-3 league).
“We now focus our efforts to a big league game next Friday at 7 p.m. versus Riverside Christian,” said Stennes. Riverside Christian is 4-1 in league, a half-game behind leader Moses Lake Christian Academy at 5-1.
“We need a big performance to redeem ourselves from our loss (51-43) down there in December,” he said.
Pateros (58) – Gonzalez 7, Piechalski 3, Mota 3, Freels 9, Larsen 8, Wall 13, Hall 5, Ceniceros 10. Rebounds - Wall 10, Ceniceros 9, Easter 7, Gonzalez 5, Hall 4, Piechalski 2, Ewing 2. Assists - Larsen 7, Easter 5, Freels 5. Steals - Ceniceros 5.
Wellpinit 68, Curlew 46
CURLEW - Wellpinit knocked off Curlew, 68-46, in a league game Jan. 19.
Seth Wright scored 11 points to lead Curlew.
Curlew (46) - Sa. Wright 4, Olson 9, Thomas 6, Se. Wright 11, J. Wright 5, Pennington 7, J. Mills 4.
Odessa 75, Republic 24
REPUBLIC - Odessa’s offense zoomed to a 57-12 halftime lead before coasting to a 75-24 league victory Jan. 19 against Republic.
David Larsen led Republic with seven points.
Republic (24) - Fletcher, Harmon, Jensen 5, Koepke 3, Larsen 7, Lightfoot 3, McKay 3, T. Connor 3.
ACH 82, Cusick 45
CUSICK - Almira/Coulee-Hartline looked strong at both ends of the court in toppling Cusick, 82-45, on Jan. 19.
The Warriors (8-1) have won their last eight games and are a half-game behind first-place Odessa (9-1) in the south division.
Cusick (9-3 league) is a half-game in front of Selkirk (8-3) and a game in front of Inchelium (7-3) in the north division.
Hayden Loomis made 10 three-pointers for 30 points for ACH, which led 42-28 at halftime.
Also for the Warriors were Maguire Isaak with 16 points, Reece Isaak with 14 points and Brayton Schafer with 10 points.
ACH (82) - Loomis 30, Gerard, Murray 3, Roberts 3, Schafer 10, Burchill 2, R. Isaak 14, Kagele, M. Isaak 16, McWalter 2, Correia, D. Isaak 2.
Okanogan 65, Cascade 38
LEAVENWORTH – Okanogan overwhelmed Cascade, 65-38, Jan. 18.
The Bulldogs led 49-12 at halftime and by the middle of the third quarter gained a lead of 40 points for a running clock.
“Our starters sat the fourth quarter and we got all of our kids in for lots of playing time,” Okanogan coach Mike Carlquist said.
Gage Wilson scored 20 points and Martin Grooms 11 points to lead the Bulldogs.
Okanogan (65) - Picard 6, Grooms 11, Rubert 6, Vega 6, Ramos 2, Veenhuizen 6, G. Wilson 20, C. Wilson 7, Cohen, Tverberg, Clark.
Tonasket 72, Bridgeport 40
TONASKET – Jack Montowski hit for 27 points to help lead Tonasket past Bridgeport, 72-40, in a league game Jan. 18.
Also for the Tigers were Ryker Ayers with 13 points, Jordan Thrasher with 11 points and Ethan Smith with 10 points.
Tonasket (72) – Montowski 27, Ayers 13, Thrasher 11, Smith 10, Haug 7, Williams 4.
ACH 65, Odessa 62
COULEE CITY - Almira/Coulee-Hartline went to the long ball to come from behind and hand Odessa its first loss of the season, 65-62, in a key showdown in the Northeast 1B League south division Jan. 18.
The Tigers led 31-27 at the half before the teams played evenly in the third quarter (17 each).
The Warriors, behind the three treys of Hayden Loomis (16 points), won the fourth, 21-15, to pull out the win.
Also for ACH was Maguire Isaak with a team-high 28 points.
The victory extended the Warriors’ win streak to seven games and avenged a 60-59 loss to Odessa on Dec. 11.
ACH (65) - Loomis 16, Gerard 5, Murray, Schafer 8, Burchill, R. Isaak 8, M. Isaak 28.
Curlew 55, Northport 45
CURLEW - Curlew built on a strong first half to take out Northport, 55-45, in a league game Jan. 18.
The Cougars won the first half, 27-20, before cruising to the victory.
Curlew was led by Jacob Mills with 13 points and eight rebounds, and Lane Olson scored 11 points.
Curlew (55) - Sa. Wright 8, Olson 11, Thomas 9, Se. Wright 8, J. Wright 4, Pennington 2, J. Mills 13.
Inchelium 78, Republic 37
INCHELIUM - Inchelium stayed in the hunt for a top-three finish in the Northeast 1B League’s northern division with a 78-37 win over Republic on Jan. 18.
The Hornets, which picked up their seventh league win and were in third place, a half game behind Selkirk with eight league wins, was paced by Brenton Swan with 18 points.
Also for Inchelium were Duke Finley with 12 points, Jacob Flett with 11 points and Lonnie Simpson Jr. with 10 points.
Republic was led by David Jensen with a game-high 20 points.
Republic (37) - C. Connor 4, Fletcher, Harmon, Jensen 20, Koepke 2, Larsen 6, Lightfoot, Marques, McKay 2, Nee, Shreier, T. Connor 4, Tonasket.
Oroville 54, Lake Roosevelt 49
OROVILLE – Oroville won the first and fourth quarters in a tight 54-49 league victory over Lake Roosevelt on Jan. 18.
Oroville led 14-8 after the first period, trailed 25-24 at the half and was down 41-37 after three quarters before winning the fourth quarter, 17-8.
Anthony Jamison scored 24 points and Spencer Martin added 16 points for the Hornets.
The Raiders were led by Tyler Jordan with 12 points and Soarin’ Marchand with 10 points.
Lake Roosevelt (49) - Marchand 10, St. Pierre, Cante 8, Whitelaw 4, Waters, McCraigie 9, Edmo, Nicholson, George 2, Boyd, Jordan 12, Wapato 4.
Oroville (54) - A. Jamison 24, Anderson, Hilderbrand 3, Lopez 4, Rise, Ocampo, Martin 16, Bernard 5, Allie, Sarmiento 2, Egerton, J. Jamison.
Brewster 64, Liberty Bell 20
BREWSTER - Brewster ran away from Liberty Bell, 64-20, in a league game Jan. 18.
The Bears led 20-5 after the first quarter and 40-13 at halftime after Tim Taylor hit a three-pointer at the buzzer.
MLCA 65, Pateros 64 2OT
MOSES LAKE – Pateros fought back from a poor first half only to fall in double overtime, 65-64, to Moses Lake Christian Academy in a league game Jan. 17.
The Lions led 12-8 after one quarter and 18-15 at halftime.
“We couldn’t hit a shot in the first half, going 5-33 (15 percent),” Pateros coach Marcus Stennes said. “Luckily we were getting defensive stops and able to hold them to 18 points.”
Pateros was up 36-15 after three quarters before the game was tied at 52-all heading into the first overtime.
“We had an opportunity in the first overtime with free throws, but came up short,” Stennes said. “We broke down defensively to let them score and force a second overtime.
“Second overtime went back and forth. We had the last shot to win it but came up short.”
The win elevated MLCA to 5-1 and a half-game in front of Riverside Christian (4-1) in the Central Washington 1B League.
Pateros fell to third at 4-3.
Riverside Christian is at Pateros at 7 p.m. this Friday.
“This will be a very big game for us,” Stennes said. “It’s a must-win to continue to try to seal a home site for first round of districts.”
Pateros (64) – Ceniceros 5, Easter, Freels 27, Gonzalez 10, Larsen 6, Piechalski, Mota, Hall 6, Wall 10, Ewing. Rebounds - Wall 15, Easter 7, Freels 6, Ceniceros 5, Gonzalez 4, Larsen 4, Hall 3, Piechalski 2. Assists - Easter 5, Freels 5.
Omak 64, Chelan 58
OMAK – Omak built a solid first quarter lead before beating Chelan, 64-58, in a Caribou Trail League game Jan. 15.
“We played our best first quarter of the year and, except for a buzzer beater, still had an 11-point lead at the end of the first,” said Omak coach Geoff Pearson, whose team led 21-10. “From there, we kept making the plays we needed to and limiting Chelan.”
By the half, the Pioneers led 28-18 and 40-34 after three quarters.
“We really limited what they could do for the first half, giving up 18 points to a team that averages almost 70 a game,” Pearson said. “In the second half, we didn’t execute defensively as well as we could have. Chelan started making us pay for our lapses. Saying that, we had kids step up and make our free-throws down the stretch to keep them at bay.”
Tre Marchand led the Pioneers with 18 points, all in the second half (6-6 on free throws).
Reilly Davis (nine points, block) hit three treys in the first half in the run for the lead before finishing with nine points.
“I also thought Jojo Ibarra (seven points, seven rebounds, three steals) and Kanen Ables (13 points, six rebounds, five steals, four blocks) played really good defensive games that translated to some easy offense,” Pearson said.
Omak outrebounded Chelan, 35-25, and shot better on free throws - Pioneers at 15-21 (71.4 percent) to the Goats 11-20 (55 percent).
Omak (51) - Ables 13, Black, Carlton 6, Cawston 8, Davis 9, Foss 2, Ibarra 8, Marchand 18, Rivera, Sackman. Rebounds (35) - Carlton 9, Ibarra 7, Ables 6, Cawston 5. Assists (11) - Carlton 5, Cawston 4. Steals (9) - Ables 5, Ibarra 3. Blocks (5) - Ables 4, Davis 1.
Brewster 51, Oroville 49
OROVILLE – Brewster retained its lead in the Central Washington 2B League by winning a 51-49 battle against Oroville on Jan. 15.
“Intense, physical, hard-fought game in Oroville,” said Brewster coach Tim Taylor.
What started as an offensive game – the Hornets led 23-20 after the first quarter – switched to a defensive struggle the rest of the way.
Brewster won the second quarter, 5-4, to cut Oroville’s lead to 27-25 at the half.
The game was tied at 38-all after three quarters.
The one constant in the game was Corey Jarrell’s scoring, which ended up being a game-high of 32 points.
“It was a playoff-type game where either team could have won,” Oroville coach Jay Thacker said. “Brewster was able to hit their free throws to win it. And Jarrell had a nice night.”
Also for Brewster, which improved to 10-1 in league, 12-3 overall, were Cade Gebbers with 13 points, Isaac Baker with eight rebounds, Conner Ashworth with six rebounds and Joe Taylor with six rebounds and six assists.
Oroville was led by Spencer Martin’s 16 points and Anthony Jamison’s 13 points.
Brewster (51) - Kelly, Vazquez, Gebbers 13, Nanamkin, Baker, McGuire 2, Najera, Arellano, Vassar, Nila, Jarrell 32, Taylor 2, Kelpman, Ashworth 2.
Oroville (49) - A. Jamison 13, Anderson, Hilderbrand 3, Lopez 2, Rise, Ocampo, Martin 16, Bernard 8, Allie 7, Sarmiento, Egerton, J. Jamison.
Tonasket 60, Liberty Bell 35
WINTHROP - Tonasket pulled away in the second half for a 60-35 league victory over Liberty Bell on Jan. 15.
“The boys started slow but finished strong,” said Tonasket coach Aaron Small.
The Tigers led 21-15 at the half before winning the second half, 39-20.
For Tonasket, Jordan Thrasher scored 18 points and Jack Montowski had 14 points.
Liberty Bell was paced by Lucaas Gonzales-Ortega with nine points and nine rebounds, and Nolan Falcon-George with eight points and eight rebounds.
Tonasket (60) – Thrasher 18, Montowski 14, Haus 8, Ayers 6, Williams 5, Morris 5, Smith 4, Clark 2.
Liberty Bell (35) - Smith, Hevly 4, Knox 5, Nolan Falcon-George 8, Patterson 4, Studen 4, Gonzales-Ortega 9, Darwood 1. Rebounds (38) - Gonzales-Ortega 9, Falcon-George 8, Darwood 6, Hevly 5. Assists (11) - Hevly 4, Patterson 3. Steals (6) - Knox 3, Studen 2.
Valley Christian 49, Curlew 30
SPOKANE - Valley Christian knocked off Curlew, 49-30, in a league game Jan. 15.
The Cougars fell behind 37-14 by halftime.
Curlew was led by Jayden Thomas with 12 points.
Curlew (30) - Sa. Wright 2, Olson 5, Thomas 12, Se. Wright 4, J. Wright, Pennington 2, J. Mills 5.
Inchelium 66, Mary Walker 53
INCHELIUM - A big first quarter proved enough to lift Inchelium to a 66-53 win over Mary Walker on Jan. 15.
The Cougars jumped in front 27-9 after the first quarter before the Chargers won the second quarter, 19-11, and trail 38-28.
Top scorers for Inchelium were Damion DeLaCruz with 21 points, Brenton Swan with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Robert McKinney with 11 points.
Inchelium (66) - Boyd 2, Carson, DeLaCruz 21, Finely, Flett 9, Mason, McKinney 11, Seymour, Simpson 3, Swan 20.
Soap Lake at Lake Roosevelt, postponed
COULEE DAM – A broken water main postponed the Soap Lake-Lake Roosevelt game, set for Jan. 15, to Jan. 24.
Jan. 15 score
Manson 36, Bridgeport 34
Pateros 43, Cascade Christian 31
WENATCHEE – A strong first half and great defense for Pateros translated to a 43-31 league victory over Cascade Christian Academy on Jan. 14.
“We struggled talking care of the ball, having 23 turnovers,” said Pateros coach Marcus Stennes. “But (we) were able to limit them to one shot and convert on the other end for the most part, only shooting 30 percent from the floor.”
The Billygoats led 13-4 after the first quarter and 25-9 at the half.
CCA won the second half, 22-18.
For Pateros, Ethan Wall finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Sam Larsen added 16 points and seven rebounds.
Pateros (43) – Ceniceros, Easter 2, Gonzalez 9, Larsen 16, Piechalski 2, Mota, Hall 2, Wall 12, Ewing. Rebounds - Wall 14, Ceniceros 8, Larsen 7, Hall 5, Gonzalez 4, Ewing 1. Assists - Piechalski 3. Steals - Easter 5, Gonzalez 5.