Boys Hoops: Acorns Hunt Down Elks, 68-29


Freshman point guard Eddie Klatush scored a game-high 22 points to go with 12 assists and three steals as Oakville used a quick start to stun Lake Quinault, 68-29, on the road Tuesday in 1B Coastal League action.

Freshman big-man Courtney Price added a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds and sophomore guard Haezen Cayenne contributed 12 points and four assists.

“We wanted to jump on them fast, and we did,” Oakville coach Kyle Burkhardt said. “They’re down, so we kind of knew. A lot of the younger kids got in. Overall, it was a pretty good game and everyone scored.”

The Acorns played without do-it-all sophomore post Ashton Boyd for the third-straight game, a rim protector who teams up with Price to form a dominating duo in the paint.

Oakville (5-2, 5-2 league) travels to North River on Thursday, then either hosts or heads to Taholah on Saturday for a makeup game.

Vikings Blasted by Comets

Naselle caught fire and sank 12 3-pointers to deliver an 87-55 drubbing to visiting Mossyrock on Tuesday in 1B Columbia Valley League play.

While the Comets shot the lights out, the Vikings surrendered 20 points to Naselle off turnovers to seal the defeat.

“Got our asses kicked,” Mossyrock coach Adam Deck said. “You won’t beat anyone playing that way. I’m proud of the fact we played until the final buzzer, but I need to do a better job of getting these guys to focus in practice and execute during games.”

Gunner Mulligan was the lone bright spot for the Vikings with a team-high 20 points and eight rebounds.

Mossyrock (7-4, 7-3 league) hosts Willapa Valley on Wednesday.

“Tonight is on me and we will be better against Valley tomorrow,” Deck said.

Poor Shooting Downs Beavers

Tenino had big games from its two big-men but couldn’t overcome a poor night of shooting in a 60-46 loss at home to Hoquiam on Tuesday in 1A Evergreen Conference play.

“Hoquiam played well tonight,” Tenino coach Joe Chirhart said. “We just missed a bunch of shots. That’s all it really was.”

The Beavers shot just 33% from the field (16-for-49) and connected on 14-of-29 shots while turning the ball over 18 times.

Junior post Takari Hickle led Tenino with a double-double of 20 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks. Senior post Conleth Jackson added 12 points, 13 boards and three blocks.”

“We are so close,” Chirhart said. “I’m like a year away with these kids. We’ve got so much potential. I’ve got so many athletes.”

Tenino (1-7, 1-6 league) travels to Montesano on Friday, then hosts Rainier at 2 p.m. on Saturday.