NASELLE — Toutle Lake beat Naselle 50-36 Saturday, Dec. 21. The Elks, who reached the 2B State tournament last year and have been mostly dominant during a 5-1 start this season, had their lowest-scoring game of the season against the Comets. Naselle (1B) was playing up a classification for the third time this year, and fell to 3-1.

Jimmy Strange hit a three at the first-quarter buzzer, capping a 10-0 Comet run for a 16-14 lead.

The Elks outscored Naselle 20-4 in the second quarter for a 34-20 lead. Naselle’s 3-2 defense continued denying them driving lanes and easy looks. But the Elks hit four tough three-pointers and drew a foul shooting another.

Despite another Elk three-pointer to start the third quarter, the Comets played the Elks even throughout a low-scoring 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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