1B Girls Hoops: Vikings Trounce Owls in District Opener


Mossyrock girls reeled off a 22-2 run to start the game and never looked back, thumping visiting Mary M. Knight from Elma, 66-11, in the opening round of the 1B District 4 Tournament at home on Thursday.

Sophomore Payton Torrey put up an impressive performance to lead the Vikings with a game-high 21 points to go with eight steals and three assists.

“Torrey did great tonight as our point guard,” Mossyrock coach Autumn Moorcroft said.

Hailey Brooks added 19 points, Caelyn Marshall contributed 10 points, six rebounds and three assists and Jade Padrick hauled in a team-high eight boards.

“We shared the ball and didn’t leave much room for any comeback,” Moorcroft said. “We played really well as a team.”

The Vikings held the Owls to just two points in each of the first and second quarters and held a commanding 32-4 lead at the break.

Moorcroft was pleased with her team’s performance in only their second game in the past nine days. If there was any rust on Mossyrock’s part, it didn’t show.

“We couldn’t have played any better,” Moorcroft said. “Obviously, when the game is in control from the beginning, we were able to work on some things for the future.”

Mossyrock (6-1), the Columbia Valley League champ, is home again for the next round, which is the semifinals. The Vikings host Coumbia Valley League’s No. 3 seed Willapa Valley (9-5) at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this year.