The Taholah Lady Chitwhins held Naselle to 13 first-half points and beat the Lady Comets at home, 71-43 on Jan. 12. Kendra Leeland led Naselle with 14 points, all in the second half, and added 11 rebounds and four assists.

The Ilwaco Lady Fishermen led 30-10 at half time and won at Rainier 61-37 on Jan. 14. Makenzie Kaech had 24 points, six assists and four steals for Ilwaco.

Six-footer Madeline Jacobson got into early foul trouble guarding six-foot-three Mountaineers star Peyton Dungan. Fellow six-footer Reece Pierson relieved Jacobson about three minutes in. Coach Ned Bittner said she helped spark Ilwaco with four early points. Pierson finished with six rebounds.

Hannah Ellsworth had six steals for Ilwaco, and Eliza Bannister had five assists.

Ilwaco wrestlers competed in a mix-and-match event between eight teams Jan. 12 at Adna. Fishermen wrestlers finished a combined 21-20 against wrestlers from Rainier, Wahkiakum, Napavine, North Beach, Toledo, Winlock, and host Adna.

The Ilwaco Fishermen boys won at Rainier 53-43 on Jan. 14.

Zac Tapio scored 11 points in the third quarter, when Ilwaco outscored the Mountaineers 20-8 and took control. The Fishermen made four three-pointers during the period.

Ilwaco extended the lead to sixteen in the fourth quarter. The Mountaineers made four three-pointers of their own in the fourth and cut the lead. However, they were forced to foul Ilwaco, which sealed the game by making free throws. The Fishermen hit nine of ten free throws in the fourth quarter and 19 of 28 in the game.

Tapio scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds. Ethan Bannister made three three-pointers and scored 13 points, and Alex Kaino scored 11. Marcos Mendoza had three steals and five rebounds. Coach Tim Harrell credited Mendoza with a good all-around game that included several hustle plays.

Zach Cain scored 18 points and Levi Jackson added 16 as the Taholah Chitwhins beat the Comets 58-45 Jan. 12. Donny Edwards led Naselle with 11 points, Travis Pine had nine points, and Jacob Scrabek and Ramzi Estes each scored eight.

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