Just 24 hours removed from an exciting overtime win against Rainier, the Morton-White Pass Timberwolves didn’t have a whole lot to play for in Thursday’s non-league matchup at Wahkiakum.
The Mules had no trouble fending off MWP, handing the T-Wolves a 75-41 defeat.
With the district tournament looming on Monday and this regular-season finale having no implications on district seeding, it still didn’t mean the T-Wolves were throwing in the towel.
The T-Wolves were down a coach, a few players and were taking a long bus ride from Morton to Cathlamet. They had the fight, just not the manpower to keep up with a Mules team they had just upset in an 85-71 victory on May 28.
“We came out trying to win it,” MWP coach Chad Cramer said. “They got up on us early and we got in the mode of trying to work on some things. We had a chance to work on a couple different defenses we hadn’t done before this season.
Cramer called up a couple junior varsity guys to fill in for the missing varsity players, which allowed sophomore post Jace Peters to score his first varsity bucket. Junior Layten Collette led the Timberwolves with 11 points.
MWP (5-8, 5-4 league) now awaits district seeding for the opening round of the tournament on Monday.