PREP ROUNDUP: Seniors end on high note for Phoenix
SEASIDE — The Phoenix girls basketball team went out in style Sunday, getting key contributions from its senior leaders to wrap up the Seaside Tournament and the Pirates’ season with a 55-25 win over Astoria.
Fatima Flores paved the way with 16 points, 10 steals and five rebounds, while fellow seniors Josie Bolstad (10 points, 13 rebounds) and Kassandra Skaff (nine points, five rebounds, three steals) also had key efforts for Phoenix.
“The seniors showed up today,” said Phoenix coach Chelsea Winner. “In the second quarter we just started clicking and our seniors really stepped up. We took control in the second half and didn’t let up.”
The Pirates (12-5) led 14-9 after one quarter, but created some separation with a 14-7 surge in the second quarter, and then put Astoria (7-6) away with a 27-9 edge in the second half.
Morgan James added 13 points, six rebounds and two steals and Kyla Potratz scored seven points for Phoenix.
4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Cottage Grove, Phoenix senior Nate Wood finished fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 8.99 seconds to lead the Pirates Saturday.
The Phoenix boys 200 freestyle relay of Wood, Zyan Shull-Bain, Tyler Clark and Elwood Hosking finished sixth in 1:41.66, and the same foursome finished eighth in the 200 medley relay (1:58.52).
The Pirates finished 12th overall in the boys team standings with 67 points.
Phoenix’s girls 400 relay team of Heidi Taylor, Emily Montoya, Rose Moser and Sophia Stubblefield placed eighth (4:42.21). The Pirate girls scored 24 points and placed 15th.
Marshfield edged Marist for the 4A boys title, 227-217, while Newport’s girls scored 288 points and finished 45 points ahead of second-place Sweet Home.