ONALASKA — Faith Mulligan scored a game-high 17 points here on Thursday to help Mossyrock down the Loggers 53-37 in their Central 2B League girls basketball contest.
The Vikings led just 9-8 after one quarter but then rattled off a 19-5 advantage in the second frame for a 15 point lead before intermission.
“To be honest with you, what changed is they stopped pressing us and we slowed the game up. We wanted to play some stall ball and Mossyrock is a really good team and we’re not going to beat them in the half court,” said Onalaska coach Dracy McCoy. “We went into halftime and talked about keeping the pace quick and playing hard and we closed that gap a bit in the third quarter.”
Indeed, the Loggers outscored Mossyrock 14-9 in the third quarter but a barrage of three-pointers from the Vikings wound up sinking Onalaska’s hopes of a comeback. For the game Mossyrock sank 8 of 13 long ball attempts. That included a 5 of 6 shooting effort from downtown by Mulligan, who added three steals for good measure.
“That’s where they got us,” noted McCoy.
Payton Torrey posted a double-double in the win with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Hailey Brooks added nine rebounds for the Vikings while scoring three points.
Callie Lawrence led Onalaska with 10 points while Alex Cleveland-Barrera notched nine points, two steals, and a team-high eight rebounds. Morgan Hamilton scored four points, grabbed five rebounds, and snatched three steals.
The Loggers were playing without Carmen Cleveland-Barrera, who was forced to sit out with a sprained ankle.
“Our first game without Carmen was a little adjustment but they played with a lot of heart and played hard tonight,” said McCoy.
Onalaska (7-5, 1-2 league) will play at Adna on Tuesday. Mossyrock (13-0, 3-0 league) will host Rainier on Tuesday.
TOUTLE — Toledo held Toutle Lake to just two points in the second quarter here on Thursday on their way to a 64-32 win in a Central 2B League girls basketball affair.
Kal Scahplow posted a game-high 22 points for Toledo and Stacie Spahr notched a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Toledo held an 18-11 lead after one quarter and extended their advantage to 31-13 before halftime thanks to a stingy defensive effort. Greenlee Clark and Marina Smith each garnered three steals in the contest.
“We just kind of locked down. I think they hit six threes all game but that second quarter we were able to get out on their shooters and get a hand in their face,” said Toledo coach Brian Layton. “We also did a great job of rebounding and limiting their second chance opportunities.”
The third quarter held even more positive returns for Toledo as they outpaced the Ducks 22-10.
“At halftime we wanted to really get the ball inside and that’s what we did,” Layton said. “We wanted to work inside out and so we just go tinto Stacie and Kal inside and that opened up some outside shots for us too.”
Toledo shot 38 percent from the field and shot 16 free throws in the game. Meanwhile, Toutle Lake shot 29 percent and was awarded exactly zero free throw opportunities.
Keeley Studebaker-Smith scored 11 points to lead the Ducks.
Toledo (10-1, 2-0 league) will host Kalama on Tuesday.
RAINIER — Kaeley Schultz poured in 30 points and Rainier put away Morton-White Pass, 58-24, here Thursday night in Central 2B League girls basketball action.
The Mountaineers (11-2, 3-0 league) led 28-9 by halftime.
“I don’t think we played as bad as the score reflects,” MWP coach Curt Atkinson pointed out, noting that MWP started three eighth-graders. “We got a lot better defensively. We’re really young and inexperienced, but we’re getting better.”
Shaylee Peters led MWP with 15 points and added 11 rebounds.
Alissa O’Rourke added four points for MWP. Faith Boesch chipped in 13 for Rainier.
Morton-White Pass (1-12, 0-3 league) hosts Winlock on Tuesday in Randle.
WINLOCK — Wahkiakum came out of the gates hot and ran past Winlock, 61-23, here Thursday night in C2BL girls hoops action.
Karlie Jones led the Cardinals with 11 points, while Addison Hall added seven points with nine rebounds.
“We actually handled their pressure quite well,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said. “We didn’t score a ton of points, but we had everybody taking shots, which is a new and different thing for us.”
Despite the pressure put on Hall, the Cardinals’ leading scorer, Nelson said the rest of her players working on finding their own shots and getting involved was a bright spot.
Jansi Merz led Wahkiakum (7-3, 0-3 league) with 23 points. Paige Mace added 16, and the Mules shot 25 of 55 (45%) from the field.
Winlock (4-8, 0-3 league) plays Morton-White Pass in Randle on Tuesday.
MENLO — Britney Patrick scored 23 points here Thursday night, helping Willapa Valley beat Pe Ell, 60-33, in Pacific 2B League girls basketball action.
Annika Mason led Pe Ell with 10 points and added eight rebounds, but the Vikings outscored their guests 37-15 over the two middle quarters.
“Our defense was good in the first quarter,” Pe Ell coach Randy Driver noted. “And then we kind of let up a little bit and we got behind, and we just couldn’t hit our shots to catch up.”
Charlie Carper added nine points and eight rebounds for Pe Ell, though the Trojans turned the ball over 20 times.
“We had way too many turnovers,” Driver said. “We just made some bad passes, and it just wasn’t a good night for us.”
Katie Adkins added 13 points for Willapa Valley (7-4, 6-3 league).
Pe Ell (5-6, 5-4 league) hosts Ocosta on Saturday.
KALAMA — Adna didn’t allow a field goal until the fourth quarter, hammering Kalama 53-14 here Thursday in C2BL girls hoops action.
Tyas Pannette led Adna with 14 points. Payton Aselton scored 12 and Karlee VonMoos added six points with 13 rebounds.
Kaylin Todd scored nine points and played her best game of the year, Adna coach Chris Bannish pointed out.
Adna (10-2, 1-1 league) hosts Onalaska on Tuesday.
MORTON — The Chinooks slipped by the Timberwolves here on Tuesday by a score of 37-36 in Central 2B League girls basketball action.
Gracie Stemkoski led Kalama with 13 points in the win. Lily Given added a dozen points for the Chinooks.
Morton-White Pass was paced by Shaylee Peters who tallied a double-double with a game-high 21 points and 15 rebounds. Alissa O’Rourke added five points for the T-Wolves. Chloe Kelly and Emare Hampton each snared seven rebounds.
The T-Wolves connected on just 14 of 63 shots from the field for a 22 percent shooting percentage.
“We came up short. Our biggest downfall still this year is our shooting percentage but the girls played really hard. They played really well and created quite a few turnovers for Kalama,” said MWP coach Curt Atkinson. “Our coaching staff couldn’t be more proud of the way our girls played.”
Morton-White Pass (1-11, 0-2 league) will play at Rainier on Thursday.