RAYMOND - Naselle romped to a 25-2 second period advantage and roared past a resilient Raymond team 75-30 there Friday in a Pacific 2B League contest. The win assures the Comets of at least a tie for their third straight league title, a feat last accomplished from 1997 through 1999.

The Gulls, whose post player Max Murdock passed away last week, came out strong and was within 11-10 midway through the first quarter when the Comets ignited. Leo Mendoza led Naselle with 17 points, Manny Lopez continues to stay hot with 16 points, and Devin Thompson rolled in a career-high dozen points in a reserve role as 11 players saw extensive action.

The Comets were 31-53 from the field for a season-high 59 percent and 8-13 from the line for 62 percent, while the Gulls were 12-49 for 24 percent and 5-11 from the charity stripe for 45 percent. Naselle is now 9-2 in league play and 15-4 overall, while Raymond is 2-9 in the Pacific and 3-15 for the season. The Comets JV team also was victorious.

Naselle 20 25 10 20 --75

Raymond 12 2 9 7 --30

Naselle-John Hines 7, Drew Macy 9, Leo Mendoza 17, Austin Burkhalter 2, Ollie Baker 3, Manny Lopez 16, Jesus Martinez 5, Chase Chapman 2, Rob Baker, Devin Thompson 12, Alan Erickson 2

Raymond-Alec Oatfield, Marcus Lundy, Mitch Hatfield, Dillon Adair 9, Ryan Sida, Brandon Lev 3, Allen Phouthachack, Mike Lundy 16 Orozco 2

Pacific 2B standings:

Naselle 9-2

Valley 9-3

South Bend 8-3

Northwest Christian 8-4

North Beach 3-7

Raymond 2-9

Ocosta 0-11

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