1B Boys Hoops: Vikings Escape Columbia Adventist

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Freshman Zack Munoz's late-game heroics helped Mossyrock overcome a scrappy Columbia Adventist team on the road for a 64-63 victory Tuesday in Clark County.

Munoz drained two clutch free throws to put the Vikings ahead with four seconds left and ice the game. He finished with 24 points and was 6-for-6 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter to help the Vikings regain the lead three different times in the final frame.

The Vikings needed it as they shot a dismal 31% (22-for-70) from the field.

“We shot terrible,” Mossyrock coach Adam Deck said. “We could not put the ball in the hole. Maybe it was good to have some adversity. It was fun and a really good atmosphere.”

Senior Tryn Thompson was key throughout, tallying 14 points and a team-high 16 rebounds.

“He’s irreplaceable,” Deck said.

Gunner Mulligan was his usual self, scoring 12 points and hauling in 10 boards.

Mossyrock (10-5, 5-4) have the 1B Columbia Valley League’s No. 3 seed and will travel to face the 1B Coastal League’s No. 2 seed, which will be either Mary M. Knight or Taholah, in the opening round of districts on Thursday.