KELSO The Fishermen found the range
against the Rockets in the second half and out-scored Castle Rock
34-21 on their way to a 60-51 District IV victory in Kelso
Saturday, Feb. 12 in a loser-out contest.
Karl Oman led the way with 24 points and he is now only eight
points away from Paul Jarretts Ilwaco career mark of 1,678 points
and Kyle Breckinridge poured in a career-high 23 points in the
victory. Bobby Byrd scored five, Patrick Whealdon five, and Ryan
Tapio two for the winners. Oman fouled out in the waning minutes of
I guess it was apparent I did not agree with the call when Karl
fouled out with 1:06 left in the game. Karl challenged the rest of
the guys to hold onto the win and they did. Patrick and Ryan did a
great job on defense in the fourth period and that helped, Coach
Kip Meinhardt said.
Ilwaco is now 16-8 and will play Ridgefield, a team they have
beaten once and lost to twice already this season. The game will be
Wednesday, Feb. 16 in Kelso at 6:30 p.m. Should Ilwaco win it would
mean they earned their third straight 1A State Tournament
appearance, something that hasnt been done by the Fishermen in
school history, but a loss would end their season.
In other games Kalama eliminated Rainier 65-62 and will play Toledo
for a trip to State in the balance, after the Indians lost to
Hoquiam 69-65 in triple overtime. Onalaska defeated Ridgefield to
join Hoquiam in the district championship game, with both teams now
qualifying for State.