WESTPORT - If you like watching free throw attempts, you would have loved Naselle's 60-42 marathon victory over Ocosta Tuesday in Westport in a whistle-happy Pacific 2B League contest that "featured" 71 foul shot attempts. The home-standing Lady Wildcats visited the well-worn charity stripe 43 times and dropped in only 16 for a miserly 23 percent, while the Comets were an astronomical 75 percent in swishing 21 of 28 tries from the line.
A huge 19-7 second period staked Naselle to a 32-17 halftime lead and the Lady Wildcats were tamed from that point on. Emily Green led the Comets with 15 points and Carley Kitzman was close behind with 14. Reserve Taylor Wasmundt knocked down a dozen counters and Nicole Laney at point guard rolled in nine for the winners.
Rounding out scoring was Nicole Tarabochia with four, Sam Bauer three, Haleigh See two and Ciara Sandell scored her first varsity point of her career. Makenzie Matthews and Danielle Larson were other freshmen making their debut on the varsity.
The Comets were 16-51 from the field for 31 percent and the Lady Wildcats were 10-21 from the floor for 48 percent. Naselle is now 4-3 in the Pacific and 5-10 for the year, while Ocosta is 1-6 in league play and 5-9 overall. Ocosta was ahead after two quarters of junior competition 13-9, as they did not have enough players to finish the contest.
Naselle 13 19 19 7 --60
Ocosta 10 7 10 15 --42
Naselle-Nicole Laney 9, Taylor Wasmundt 12, Emily Green 15, Nicole Tarabochia 4, Haleigh See 2, Carley Kitzman 14, Nicolle Best, Sam Bauer 3, Ciara Sandell 1, Mackenzie Matthews, Danielle Larson
Ocosta-Danielle Williams, McKenzy Powers 2, Emily King 9, Daynah Harris 11, Kayleigh Peterson 8, Tynesha DeShazier 6, Jenny Benn 4, S. Williams, Shaylene Pase 2