The Clatskanie High School (CHS) girls’ basketball team played five games over the holidays, losing three and winning two. In the first game of the Gervais Classic Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 27, the Tigers lost 40-43 to the Lebanon junior varsity team.
Junior guard Kori Stavig led the Tigers in scoring with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Holly Burghardt had nine points, Vanessa Watson made five points. Shelby Weldon, Christmas Fou and Saige Anderson each contributed four points.
In their second game of the tournament, the Lady Tigers defeated Gaston 73-51 on Saturday, Dec. 28, with four Clatskanie players scoring in double figures for the highest scoring game of the season.
Stavig led the scoring with 14 points and eight rebounds. Weldon contributed 12 points. Burghardt made 11 points, had four assists and six rebounds. Megan Strong netted 10 points and six rebounds. Watson added eight, Jocelyn Dines had six and three steals, and Demi Farbo made six points.
On Wednesday, Jan. 2, CHS lost 53-61 to the Loggers in Knappa.
In a home game against Warrenton, CHS lost 45-48, though Coach Renee Wells called the Dec. 4th game, “hands down our best game all year.”
Burghardt led Clatskanie in scoring with 15 points. Stavig followed up with 13 and Strong contributed 10.
The Tigers went to North Portland and defeated De La Salle 33-23 on Saturday, Jan. 5.
Stavig and Burghardt each scored 11 points in the game. Weldon made six and Strong contributed four.
The Clatskanie High School (CHS) Tigers boys’ basketball team played three games in the first week of 2013, defeating Knappa 70-56 on Tuesday, Jan. 2, and Warrenton 61-43 on Friday, Jan. 4, but then falling to fifth-ranked De La Salle 46-58 on Saturday, Jan. 5.
In Knappa CHS surged ahead early against the Loggers, coming out with a 21-12 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Tigers continued out-scoring Knappa in the second quarter, ending the half with a 42-25 lead.
Tiger scoring slowed in the second half, but they maintained their 17-point lead in the third quarter, which ended 52-35. Knappa made some headway in the fourth, but Clatskanie’s early lead was too much for them and the Tigers won 70-56
Tyler Johnson continued to lead CHS in scoring with 34 points (22 in the first half) eight rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. Kyle Sharek scored nine points and had four assists and four rebounds. Colton Puzey made eight points, had three assists and five rebounds. Travis Griffiths added six point and nine rebounds.
“We came out hard and fast. I would like to see the intensity be there for the whole game.” said Coach Jim Engen “I wasn’t happy about the let down in execution offensively in the third or the defensive effort in the fourth.”
Coach Engen added, “We moved the ball really well, with 15 assists for the team, and ran our offense effectively.” He also noted that Travis and Morgan Keyser, who had three steals, played solidly down low and gave the Tigers, “a huge lift with their post defense and rebounding.” CHS out-rebounded Knappa 36 to 26
CHS played Warrenton at home Friday night, Jan. 4.
“We started out really slow.” noted Coach Engen, commenting on the Tigers trailing 9 to 11 at the end of the first quarter. He noted that Warranton’s defense gave them trouble in that quarter, “It took us awhile to figure out how to attack it.”
Clatskanie came back in the second and finished the half 27-21. They continued to pull ahead in the third for a 45-33 lead. Finishing strong, the Tigers won 61-43.
Johnson scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds. Puzey made 21 points and had three steals. Kyle Sharek contributed 10 points and three assists.
“Colten (Puzey) was huge. He saw the openings and hit eight of his 11 shots in the final three quarters.” said Coach Engen. “There are no easy wins in this league. Every game is a battle. Good win!” concluded Engen.
The Tigers traveled to North Portland Saturday, Jan. 5, where they were defeated by De La Salle 46-58.
CHS trailed at the end of every quarter – 11-14 fin the first, 22-29 at the half, 32-40 at the end of the third.
Coach Engen noted that the Tigers narrowed the gap to four points in the fourth quarter with 2:21 left on the clock, but then, “we threw the ball away our next four trips down the floor.”
Johnson made 17 points, had 13 rebounds and four blocked shots. Griffiths made 10 points and had eight rebounds.
Coach Engen said, “It was a game to forget.”
CHS is 9-4 overall for the 2012-13 season and 4-3 in league.
Rainier High School’s (RHS) varsity boys basketball team has an even 7-7 season so far for 2012-13, after falling 21-42 to Oregon 3A number two-ranked Valley Catholic at home on Saturday, Jan. 5.
Rainier’s offense struggled for the first three quarters and the Columbians trailed 2-10 at the end of the first quarter, 5-22 at the half and 8-28 at the close of the third quarter. RHS recovered in the fourth, scoring 13 points to finish the game 21-42.
Junior guard Jordan Brittain led Rainier in scoring with eight points and five rebounds. Sala Clark had six points and seven rebounds.
Coach Joe Niell stated: “We played pretty well defensively throughout the game and our energy and effort were great, but we had a difficult time scoring, especially in the first three quarters.”
Earlier in the week the Columbians defeated Corbett 67-34 on Thursday, Jan. 3.
The Rainier High School girls basketball team lost 40-43 at home to Corbett Thursday, Jan. 3.
Aubree Coffman led the Columbians in scoring with 11 points. Dominique Pedersen made 10 rebounds.
Coach Doug Knox stated, “This was by far our poorest performance of the season. Hopefully after our two weeks off of school we are rested and ready to get back to work in the next few weeks.”
The Lady Columbians fell 35-46 to number one-ranked Valley Catholic in Beaverton on Saturday, Jan. 5.
Kaylea Knox scored 15 points and had five steals. Coffman made eight points, and Kylee Crape added four points and 10 rebounds.
Coach Knox said, “We dug ourselves a big hole in the first half and couldn’t recover from that. We played them even in the second half and I was pleased with our effort.”
To date the Columbians are 10-4 for the season and 3-3 in league.
The Rainier junior varsity (JV) girls defeated Corbett 35-20 on Thursday, Jan. 3. Alexi Hall and Hydee Coffman each scored nine points and Brandy Thurston made eight points.
On Saturday, Jan. 5, the RHS JV loss 13-30 to Valley Catholic. Jessica Gibson scored seven points and had nine rebounds. Laken Garman made four points. The JV girls now have a 7-2 record for the season.