End season with 70-42 loss at district tourneyRAINIER - The Naselle Comets girls' basketball season came to an end with a 70-42 loss to Taholah in a consolation game of the Southwest Washington Girls Class B Basketball Tournament. The game, played in Rainier, Saturday, Feb. 19, saw the Comets season end with an 8-15 record.
The game was the last for Naselle seniors Annie Herrod, Kelli Revis, and Jamie Ahlstrom. No further information on the game was available.
In other losers out games played Saturday, the results were: Adna 57-North Beach 31, Morton 62-Cathlamet 44, South Bend 64-Pe Ell 37.
Naselle girls pluck Owls feathers to remain alive in tourneyADNA - Getting enough point production out of two of their front-line girls was more than enough to give the Naselle Comets girls' basketball team a win in the Southwest District Class B Girls Basketball Tournament and keep the Comets alive in that tournament. The Comets 42-34 win over the Mary M. Knight Owls came in the Adna High School gym on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Two of the Comets taller front-line players, Sylvia Herrold with 16 points and Kelli Revis with 12 points, led the Comets' surge. Erin Saari added seven points to the Naselle total.
Naselle worked its way to a 14-9 first quarter lead and led 25-16 at the half. The Comets added three points to their lead in the third period before Coach Bob Torppa emptied his bench in the fourth quarter, giving all 11 Comets playing time. The Comets held on for their eight-point win, even though they were outscored by four points in the fourth period.
Torppa said, "We didn't shoot the ball real well, either from the field or the foul line. That made it kind of a close game."
The Comets next game was Saturday, Feb. 19, at Rainier against the Tahola Chitwins, who lost 65-34 to Mossyrock in a winners bracket game, knocking them into the losers bracket.
The results of the other losers' round games played Feb. 16, with the losers dropping out of the tournament, were: Adna 53-Wishkah Valley 22; Cathlamet 55-Lake Quinault 40; Pe Ell 59-Northwest Christian 21.
The results in second round winners bracket games played Feb. 14: Toutle Lake 46-South Bend 45; Raymond 47-Morton 23; Mossyrock 60-Taholah 34; Willapa Valley 51-North Beach 45.
Naselle 14 11 9 8 - 42
M. M. Knight 9 7 6 12 - 34
NASELLE (42) - Sylvia Herrold 16, Kelli Revis 12, Saari 7, A. Ahlstrom 3, A. Herrold 1, Vaughn 1, Pakenen, J. Ahlstrom, K. Herrold, Pellervo, Beaulaurier
Knight (34) - S. Scott 10, A. Scott 7, Wiley 6, Adsera 2, Kingery 2, Vera 2