ILWACO — John Glenn hit three three-pointers during Ilwaco’s dominant second quarter, which keyed the Fishermen’s 68-46 victory over North Beach Saturday, Dec. 29.

The Hyaks (2-6 in the Pacific League) controlled the tempo early, keeping the game slow-paced, while their 2-3 zone kept the Fishermen (6-2) out of the lane. Beach led 16-14 after a quarter.

Ilwaco found itself forced into long-range shots but got hot from three-point range in the second quarter. They worked the ball around to Alex Kaino for an open three to start the period. Glenn knocked down three of four three-point attempts in the quarter, including one that was heavily contested, and Parker Kaech hit another. Ilwaco won the period 23-4 to take a 37-20 halftime lead.

Ilwaco then turned to the inside game, bringing in Joe Nisbett in the middle of the third quarter. He responded with three quick baskets and a blocked shot.

Ilwaco led 52-38 after three and put the game away quickly in the fourth quarter. Tenyson Ramsey drove around a screen and found Reese Tynkila under the basket for two to start the period. Tynkila beat the shot clock with a three on the next possession. Tynkila’s power drive along the baseline extended the lead. Ramsey’s flashy bounce pass past a defender found Kaino under the basket for a layup and Ilwaco’s largest lead at 66-42.

Tynkila finished with 21 points. Glenn had 14 points, including four three-pointers. Kaech scored 12 points, and Nisbett had all eight of his points in the second half.

Aaron Mead is a sports writer for the Chinook Observer. Contact him at 360-642-8181 or aaroncmead@gmail.com.

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