By GEORGE KUNKE
Montesano spoiled Raymond’s opening night at its own tournament, the New Year’s Classic, Friday night at Seagull Gym, with a 50-41 defeat of the Gulls.
After trailing 27-13, the Seagulls went on an 18-2 run for a 31-29 lead. Kason Koski scored 9 points during the stretch.
Up by a point at 38-37, the Bulldogs went on an 11-0 spurt for a 48-38 lead.
Koski was high scorer for Raymond with 14 points and Ratsavongsy added 10.
The Bulldogs upped their record to 5-2, while the Gulls fell to 3-3.
North Beach 60 Raymond 29
Raymond was knocked out by North Beach 60-29 at Oyehut on Dec. 21.
The Seagulls scored only 15 points in the final three quarters after scoring 14 points in the first panel. Raymond hurt itself with 22 turnovers.
Ratsavongsy led RHS in scoring with 9 points and Rayce Newman had 8.
The Gulls shot 23 percent from the field on 11 of 47. North Beach sank 25 of 64 shots for 39 percent.
North Beach led 17-14 after one quarter, 25-17 at halftime, and 45-23 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Hyaks improved to 7-0 with the win while Raymond dipped to 3-2.
Raymond 58, Rainier 31
The Seagulls raked visiting Rainier 58-31 on December 18. Marvin So led the rout with 16 points.
Ratsavongsy rammed home 11 points, and Koski and Rayce Newman tallied 8 points each.
Raymond shot 49% from the floor on 25 of 51.
The Gulls led 23-12 at halftime and then blew the game open by outscoring the Mountaineers 24-5 in the third stanza.
Montesano 53 Raymond 21
Montesano battered visiting Raymond 53-21 in boys’ basketball December 16. James Hamilton scored 6 points for Raymond.
The Gulls managed just 20 percent shooting from the floor on 9 of 44. Meanwhile, Monte was shooting at a 40 percent clip on 23 of 58.
The Bulldogs tore out to a 16-3 lead and held Raymond to single digit scoring in every quarter.
Raymond played Morton-White Pass in the tourney Saturday. The Gulls get a visit from South Bend Friday and travel to rainier Monday.
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