KNAPPA - Make it two wins in two nights for the Knappa Lady Loggers, who used a big first half to defeat Gaston 44-33 Tuesday at Knappa.
The Loggers have now tripled their season win total in just two days, as they improve to 3-15 overall, 3-7 in league play.
Their league record will be good enough to host a first-round game of the district tournament, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday. Knappa will face Corbett for the third time this season, with the winner to play at De La Salle for the No. 3 seed to the state playoffs.
Knappa jumped out to a 20-10 halftime lead, then held off the Greyhounds in the second half.
Knappa's Kaitlyn Junes scored 15 points with four steals, while teammate Rachel Tadei added eight points, six rebounds and three assists.
Victoria Lindgren contributed six points and four boards, and Kate Shear added five rebounds for the Loggers, who celebrated Senior Night for their lone senior, Anna Marks.
Boys Basketball: Knappa 95, Gaston 33KNAPPA - Knappa closed out the Northwest League regular season Tuesday night at home with a 95-33 win over Gaston.
The Loggers finish 8-2 in league play, one game behind NWL champion De La Salle (9-1). Knappa will now play a pair of nonleague games against Naselle and Western Mennonite before hosting Portland Christian Tuesday. The winner will play De La Salle for the league's No. 1 seed to the state playoffs.
In Tuesday's win, the Loggers jumped out to a 33-0 lead after one quarter. Tevan Klauser led the offensive attack with 21 points (8-of-10 from the field), and Doug Montgomery added 14 points. Aaron Zweber scored 13.
Wrestling: Bantas take firstAstoria wrestlers Cole Banta and Chance Banta both took first place in their respective weight classes Saturday, in the Marv Loflin Invitational at Scappoose.
Cole Banta won the title at 189 pounds, and Chance took first at 215.
Elsewhere, Kyle Lucore (103) and Dustyn Morrison (119) both had third-place finishes, and Javy Sanchez was fourth at 112.
Teamwise, the Fishermen took fifth out of nine teams.
Shrine game additionsIn addition to Astoria's Jordan Poyer and Trevor Puckett and Knappa's John Benthin and Doug Montgomery, four local players were selected as alternates for the East-West Shrine football game in August.
Selected as alternates for the West squad are: Elyrcc Berkman (Seaside), Mason Brause (Astoria), Matt Prendergast (Jewell) and C.J. Thorne (Knappa).
Knappa head coach Aaron Thornton, who led the Loggers to the Class 2A state title last November, will be one of four coaches for the West team. A graduate of Central Linn, Thornton played in the 1999 Shrine game.