Brooklyn Loose scored 13 points off the bench and the second-seeded Adna Pirates hammered the visiting Stevenson Bulldogs 64-28 in Adna on Monday.
After an extended break, the Pirates didn’t seem to miss a beat, especially Loose.
What coach Chris Bannish called a sixth starter, Loose hit three 3-pointers, matching her total from Adna’s last game, to lead the Pirates charge. Faith Wellander chipped in with 10 points as the only other Pirate in double figures.
But that doesn’t mean there weren’t other contributors.
Kaylin Todd had eight points and six steals, and Karlee Von Moos had eight points and 10 rebounds.
“I thought the five or six that came off the bench provided a spark,” Bannish said.
Adna, still undefeated, will host Napavine on Tuesday at 7 p.m. after the Tigers’ last-second upset of Forks.
Onalaska used a 17-9 run in the fourth quarter to edge past visiting Chief Leschi, 54-45, in the opening round of the 1B District 4 tournament Monday at home.
Callie Lawrence led the Loggers with 17 points, while Morgan Hamilton added 15 points, six rebounds and five steals and Dakota Hamilton pulled down a team-high seven boards.
Onalaska coach Alana Olson praised Brooklyn Sandridge’s ball handling in helping the Loggers turn the ball over a season-low five times.
“She handled the ball really well under pressure,” Olson said.
The Loggers battled to a 37-37 tie heading into the fourth quarter before exploding for 17 points while holding the Warriors to just seven to secure the victory.
The Loggers overcame a dismal night shooting, going 23-for-70 (33%).
“It was not a pretty game by any means,” Olson said. “It was pretty physical. We came out not shooting well and let them hang around. We came out flat in the third quarter then picked it up defensively in the fourth. It was nice to see us dig deep, finish strong and hold on.”
The fifth-seeded Loggers travel to Cathlamet to take on C2BL champ Wahkiakum on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
Winlock was unable to recover from 26 first-half turnovers in a 64-38 elimination loss to Ilwaco in the opening round of the district tournament Monday.
Ilwaco star Erika Glenn scored a game-high 32 points on 13-of-21 shooting as the Fishermen took advantage of the Cards turnovers to take control early.
The Fishermen led 23-10 after one quarter and 43-15 at the half as the Cardinals took just 17 shots in the first half.
“The first half was awful,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said. “We could barely get it across halfcourt. But we showed a lot of pride and heart in the second half.”
The Cardinals rallied in the second half to outscore Ilwaco by two points.
It marked the Cardinals first district playoff appearance in five years.
Addison Hall led Winlock with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Madison Vigre added eight points and nine rebounds.
McKenzie Mays scored 13 points, but the Wahkiakum Mules were overpowering in an 88-23 thrashing in the first round of the 2B District 4 Girls Basketball Tournament.
MWP’s season ends after taking a series of lumps with a roster of six freshmen and two sophomores. Head coach Curt Atkinson noted that there has been improvement over the course of the truncated season, and seeing good teams up close in the postseason is only a boon.
“Playing teams like Wahkiakum, they’re tough, but they can only make you better,” Atkinson said.
MWP ends its season with a 2-12 overall record.
Napavine survived a long road trip to Forks by defeating the Spartans on a buzzer-beater for a 54-52 win in the opening round of districts on Monday.
The Tigers will visit Adna at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the quarterfinals.