Photo by Steve Rogers South Bend HS junior Rielly Myers looks for a shot against a tough Montesano defender in the Tribe's non-league loss to the Bulldogs.
By GEORGE KUNKE
Raymond's defense shut down South Bend 44-33 and Hailee Williams and Aiysha Garcia provided enough offense Friday night at Koplitz Fieldhouse.
The Lady Seagulls held the Lady Indians to 24% shooting (13 of 53), while Williams (15 pts) and Garcia (14 pts) controlled the offensive end. Raymond also outscored South Bend at the charity stripe, 10 to 3. The Lady Gulls had way more attempts, 24 to 7, than the Tribe did.
“We were able to grind out an 11-point win in South Bend tonight,” Raymond HS Head Girls' Basketball Coach Jon Schray told the Herald. “We had a hard time getting into a rhythm offensively. They ran a good zone and slowed way down. I was pleased with the effort put out by our players tonight. The really stuck it out and maintained the lead right around 10 the whole game despite our shooting woes.
“Hailee (10) and Aiysha (12) were tough as usual pulling down 22 boards between the two of them,” Schray noted. “Mikayla Collins had another good night for us leading the team in steals. Winter Newman did some really good things defensively coming with a couple steals in the limited minutes her chest cold would let her go game speed.”
Raymond upped its overall record to 11-5. The Lady Gulls are 7-1 in the Pacific League.
Katlyn Sawyer scored 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead SBHS, and Rielly Myers took down 9 boards and scored 7 points.
“We were extremely cold to start with,” South Bend head coach Gary Wilson told the Herald. “We had a hard time getting things going.”
Lady Gulls 68, Tenino 38
Raymond trounced Tenino 68-38 last Wednesday at Seagull Gym. Williams drilled in 22 points, stole the ball 6 times and grabbed 6 caroms. Garcia scored 15 points, Alex Gilbert netted 10, and Mikayla Collins had 9 rebounds.
“We had a decent shooting night tonight against Tenino getting (44%) percent from the field. Aiysha and Mikayla did a great job playing the post 2-man game in the first half. They came out and really packed it in to the key in the second half and we responded by hitting 5 of 10 from behind the arc and brought them back out so we could drive it back inside. I was very pleased with the passing form the whole team tonight. We did a great job sharing the ball getting three players in double digit scoring.”
The Gulls committed only 10 turnovers.
Raymond takes to the road tomorrow at North Beach, then visits Naselle Saturday before coming home to face Northwest Christian for Senior night Tuesday (Feb. 4).
NW Christian 52, South Bend 41
Northwest Christian knocked down South Bend 52-41 last Tuesday (Jan. 21) at Lacey. Sawyer scored 20 points and Myers banged in 10 for SBHS. The Tribe shot only 26 percent on 16 of 61. Northwest Christian hit only 27 percent at 20 of 75. South Bend connected on only 5 of 14 free throws, while NC was 11 of 23.
The Navigators led 11-8 after one quarter, 26-17 at halftime, and 33-28 heading into the fourth quarter.
Montesano 64, Lady Indians 38
Undefeated Montesano mauled host South Bend 64-38 last Wednesday. The Lady Indians trailed by only one (16-15) after one quarter, but then scored only 23 points the rest of the way.
Sierra Cearns threw in 13 points for South Bend, while connected on only 11 of 40 shots.
Montesano improved to 15-0 on the season. The Lady Bulldogs made good on 24 of 69 shots.
South Bend (4-12, 2-6) visit Ocosta Thursday, host North Beach Saturday, and venture to Willapa Valley Tuesday (Feb. 4).