By GEORGE KUNKE
Ocosta defeated visiting South Bend 75-61 on Dec. 21 at Westport. Austin Lewis tallied 20 points for the Indians, who dropped to 1-6 on the season.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 25-10 lead while improving to 4-3 overall.
Wishkah 59 South Bend 36
Host Wishkah Valley clobbered South Bend 59-36 Dec. 19. Brady Anderson scored 17 points for the Loggers, 4-2 with the win.
South Bend led 15-10 and then got outscored 49-21 the rest of the way.
Miles Davis paced SB with 8 points.
"We got off to a good start in this game, but couldn't buy a basket in the second and third quarters," South Bend head coach Tom Betrozoff told the Herald. "Wishkah is a good team and plays well at home. If we could contain some consistency as a team we could be dangerous. We have yet to have all of our varsity players available to us for any game this season."
NW Christian 51 Tribe 27
Northwest Christian visited South Bend and routed the Tribe 51-27 on Dec. 17. The Navigators went ahead 14-3 after one quarter and were never threatened. Lewis led the Tribe with 8 points.
The Indians shot a paltry 20 percent (9 of 45) and were only 2 of 25 in the first half.
"We got off to a very slow start offensively in this game," Betrozoff said. "All of our shots to open the game were very good looks, but could not find the bottom of the net. I feel the boys got frustrated and began to press somewhat on their attempts. If we could have knocked down some of those shots to start the game it could have easily been a different outcome."
Wahkiakum 58 SBHS 48
South Bend lost at Wahkiakum 58-48 on Dec. 14. The Mules went on a 12-0 run in the third quarter to put the game out of reach for the Indians.
"We had a very good effort against a good team at a tough place to play," Betrozoff said. "Once again, we couldn't quite put together a complete game. I was very pleased with the kids and we seem to be moving in the right direction."
Ty Johnson scored 8 points for SBHS.
The Indians played at the Willapa Valley tournament Saturday against Concrete and visit Raymond Friday.