2B/1B Boys Hoops: Keith Olson’s Double-Double Fuels Tigers


Keith Olson scored a game-high 27 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the Napavine Tigers knocked off the Toledo Indians, 64-47, Monday night in Toledo.

Cade Evander added eight points, three rebounds and two blocks for the Tigers while James Grose chipped in eight points and six rebounds.

The Tigers jumped out to a 16-8 run to start the game, led 33-22 at the break and held off the Indians in the second half to secure the victory.

“Keith Olson is a load,” Toledo coach Grady Fallon said. “We didn’t have an answer for him. And Cade Evander had eight, so half their points were within 6 feet of the basket. We were hoping to put pressure on them and force more turnovers. We just couldn’t score.”

Carlo Arceo-Hanson led Toledo with 13 points, four assists and four rebounds. Carson Olmstead finished with nine points and six boards and Fredy Fernandez chipped in eight. Jake Cournyer had five assists.

Napavine (9-3, 5-3) hosts Winlock on Wednesday in its regular-season finale for senior night. 

Toledo (7-3, 5-3) hosts Toutle Lake in its regular-season finale Wednesday for senior night.

Lusk’s Big Night Pushes Trojans

Jackson Lusk pulled the Pe Ell Trojans from the depths in the first quarter, and Pe Ell held off the Columbia Adventist Kodiaks 49-41 Monday night in the last home game of the season.

Jackson Lusk scored 20 points with eight rebounds, four steals and four assists. But it was a 13-point spurt in the first quarter that gave Pe Ell its wind in the sails.

Columbia Adventist exited the locker room feeling itself and jumped to a quick 11-2 lead over the Trojans, but Lusk responded and, despite a rather down second quarter, Pe Ell took a 25-21 lead into the break and never looked back.

Joey McCalden, who had seven points, Thomas Justice and Kollin Jurek, who shifted to a manager role after a football injury, played their last home game for the Trojans.

Pe Ell (6-6) awaits the conclusion of the 1B Coastal League schedule. The Trojans will either travel to Elma to play Mary M. Knight, or to Tahola to take on the Chitwins on Thursday.