KNAPPA - The Knappa girls basketball team won its second game of the season Monday night, and now the Loggers have a chance to host a district playoff game next week.
Knappa improved to 2-15 overall with a 40-35 win over Corbett, which moves the Loggers into fourth place in the Northwest League standings.
If Knappa can defeat Gaston (1-7) tonight, the Loggers will host Corbett in a district playoff Feb. 17, with the winner to play De La Salle for the league's No. 3 seed to the state playoffs.
Kaitlyn Junes led Knappa in Monday's game, scoring 16 points as the Loggers broke open a close game by outscoring the Cards 12-7 in the third quarter.
Rachel Tadei added seven points, with seven rebounds and four steals. Cassie West contributed six points and five boards, and Kate Shear pulled down 11 rebounds with three assists.
Boys Basketball: Castle Rock 66, Ilwaco 53ILWACO, Wash. - Castle Rock exploded for 17 points in overtime to roar past Ilwaco 66-53 Friday in a key Trico League contest.
The Fishermen rallied to tie the game at 49-49 with 37 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, but the Rockets ran off 10 straight points in the extra frame.
The game featured 12 ties and six lead changes during regulation.
Castle Rock's Zack Gehring finished with 24 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, while Karl Oman led Ilwaco with 14 points.
Naselle 61, Raymond 57NASELLE, Wash. - Naselle managed to defeat a resilient Raymond squad 61-57 Friday to clinch at least second place in the Pacific 2B League.
The Gulls held a 50-47 lead with 3:16 to play when Naselle's Nate Sultemeier sank a 3-pointer to tie the score at 50-50.
After the Gulls had regained the lead, Sultemeier scored off a steal to provide the Comets with the go-ahead points. Austin Burkhalter hit 7-of-8 foul shots down the stretch for Naselle, which improves to 9-2, while Raymond drops to 2-9.
Burkhalter led all scorers with 21 points, and Sultemeier finished with 16 points, four assists and three steals. Conor Smith added 13 points with 14 rebounds.
Wrestling: Knappa third at NKNROCKAWAY BEACH - The Knappa wrestling team took third in a four-way meet at Neah-Kah-Nie Saturday, with three individual first-place finishes.
Kody White had two pins and took first at 103 pounds; Josh Barnes (112) had a pin and a 9-5 decision to go 2-0; and senior John Benthin had a pair of first-round pins at 285.
Cutter Pember went 2-1 and took second at 171 pounds.
A day earlier, the Loggers competed in a nonscoring meet at Nestucca. Barnes, Benthin, Chris Fulton and Rusty Hebert all went 1-0.