SPORTS: Sonoma Valley, Calif., shades Port Angeles in boys basketball; more prep reports

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PORT ANGELES — Sonoma Valley, Calif., held off a strong Port Angeles High School late-game rally to win 53-45 the nonleague boys basketball game Wednesday night.

The Roughriders were led by Justin Williams with a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Steve Rogers scored nine and Ian Ward sank seven, including two 3-pointers to pull the game within three points in the second half to help the Riders (3-2, 5-3).

Still, it wasn’t enough to stop a big and physical Dragons team.

“We played hard, but our half-court execution was soft,” Riders coach Wes Armstrong said.

“We’re going back to the drawing board to prepare for North Mason (3-1, 5-1) coming up.”

Sonoma Valley, Calif. 53, Port Angeles 45

Sonoma Valley 15 12 11 15 — 53

Port Angeles 10 8 9 18 — 45

Individual Scoring

Sonoma Valley (53)

Rose 13, Mortenson 10 Severson 10, McGunagle 6, Grass 6, Palominos 2, Woodle 1.

Port Angeles (45)

Williams 17, Rogers 9, Ward 7, Morgan 4, Stevenson 4, Moses 2, Wheeler 2.

North Beach 45, Forks 40

OCEAN SHORES — The Spartans lost a heartbreaker to host team North Beach at the North Beach Invitational on Wednesday.

Forks rallied in the fourth quarter after being behind by 13 points early in the period.

The Spartans took the lead at 1:15 but North Beach came back for a slight advantage with time running out.

Forks tried to even it up with 14 seconds left but lost the ball that led to a North Beach layup and final margin of five points.

Fernando Hernandez had a double-double with 16 points and 14 boards for the Spartans while Brady Castellano sank 11 points and brought down nine rebounds.

Alexis Ayala earned five steals and had three assists in the game while freshman Braden Decker had four assists and two steals.

The Spartans (5-3 overall) next host Winlock on Tuesday.

North Beach 45, Forks 40

Forks 7 8 11 14 — 40

North Beach 8 16 10 11 — 45

Individual Scoring

Forks (40)

T. Penn 2, Castellano 11, Gaydeski 4, Ayala 3, Decker 4, Hernandez 16.

North Beach (45)

Pillsbury 9, Pope 10, Ray 2, Jones 10, Fry 4, Vick 9.

Taholah 56, Crescent 53

TAHOLAH — The Loggers made a powerful fourth-quarter comeback but came up just short against the Chitwins Tuesday night.

A poor shooting third quarter led to the Loggers demise.

“We always seem to have one bad spell that sinks us,” Crescent coach Darren Heaward said.

Bay Tsolomon led the scoring attack for Crescent with 23 points while grabbing 13 rebounds as well.

Josh Anderson added 18 points and Joel Williams had 10.

“We did some great things out there tonight, we’re really starting to learn our positions well.”

The Loggers host Quilcene Tuesday.

Taholah 56, Crescent 53

Crescent 13 17 6 17 — 53

Taholah 16 13 18 9 — 56

Individual Scoring

Crescent (53)

Tsolomon 23, Anderson 18, Williams 10, Trereise 2.

Girls Basketball Evergreen 48, Forks 28

OCEAN SHORES — The Eagles of Evergreen Lutheran shut down the Spartans in the first half of the Wednesday night game of the North Beach Invitational.

The Spartans 0-2, 3-5) made a game of it in the second half, but couldn’t get a much needed break in the loss.

Taylor Morris scored eight points for Forks while Mariah Dillard added seven.

“We need to work even harder on our defense right now,” Forks coach Dave Zellar said.

“The girls are bringing positive energy and great attitude to every practice and game.”

Forks plays host to Winlock on Tuesday.

Evergreen 48, Forks 28

Forks 3 8 8 9 — 28

Evergreen 15 9 12 12 — 48

Individual Scoring

Forks (28)

Smith 2, Williams 2, Decker 3, Raven 3, Dillard 7, Morris 8.

Evergreen (48)

Markelle 10, Megone 7, Kati,6

Taholah (56).

Wrestling Port Angeles at North Mason

NORTH MASON — The Roughriders wrestlers finished ninth out of 13 teams competing.

Adam Raemer took first place in the 145 pound class with a technical fall finish.

At 189 pounds, Nathan Christion took second overall.

Riders Josh Basden at 103 pounds, Montana Collins at 152, Brandon Vaught at 171 and Jacob Dostie all placed fifth for the tournament.

Next up, Port Angeles hosts archrival Sequim in a dual meet Wednesday.

Sequim at North Mason

BELFAIR — The Wolves had four wrestlers place at the 16-team North Mason Classic tournament Wednesday.

“We won 20 matches and lost 20, and as young as our kids are, that’s pretty good for this time of year,” Sequim coach Len Borchers said.

The Wolves claimed 12th place as Dakota Hinton captured third place at 152 pounds and Clay Charlie was third at 215. Both wrestlers went 4-1 in the tourney.

Kenny Griffith took fifth at 112 while Austin Middleton was fifth at 125.

The Wolves have a crucial meet next as they travel to Port Angeles to take on their archrival Wednesday.

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