2B Girls Hoops: Rainier’s Shooting Downs Winlock in Matinee

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Kaeley Schultz scored 23 points and Faith Boesch added 22 as the Rainier Mountaineers rolled past the visiting Winlock Cardinals, 68-48, Friday afternoon. It was a quick turnaround for the Cardinals, who earned an emotionally and physically draining win over Toutle Lake Thursday night.

Selena Niemi added 13 points in the win.

Addison Hall, Winlock’s talented point forward, scored a game-high 30 points on a really good shooting night. She was 8-of-15 from the floor, 2-of-5 from 3-point range and made all six tries at the free throw line. 

Winlock started slow, and a Schultz heave near the halftime buzzer pushed the Mountaineer advantage to 16 at 38-22.

Winlock quickly cut the deficit to six on the back of Hall, but the Mountaineers were too much. Boesch hit four second-half 3s (she finished with six) and Schultz hit a trio of deep balls in the fourth quarter as the Mountaineers pulled away.

Rainier (6-5, 5-3) hosts Morton-White Pass on Tuesday. Winlock welcomes Napavine the same day at 4 p.m.

Glenn’s Hot Shooting Downs Loggers

Erika Glenn dropped a game-high 35 points and Ilwaco outpaced visiting Onalaska, 55-38, in a non-league matchup Friday on the Long Beach Peninsula.

It came one night after Glenn scored 34 points in a win over Napavine.

“She just knows how to find the rim,” Onalaska coach Alana Olson said. “She does a great job at keeping her balance and weaving through.”

The Loggers shot their usual 32% from the floor as a team but turned the ball over 24 times as they struggled to break the Fisherman’s full-court press.

“Iwaco is pretty big and we were outmatched down low,” Olson said. “It was a really physical game and we struggled with their pressure. We played really hard, just not as smart as I’d like.”

Alex Cleveland-Barrera led Onalaska with 11 points, while sophomore guard Morgan Hamilton scored nine points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds. The 5-foot-6 Hamilton was tasked to guard one of Ilwaco’s tall posts.

“Morgan worked really hard tonight,” Olson said. “She had a tall order.”

Onalaska drops to 6-4 overall and still sits at 6-3 in league play. The Loggers host Rainier on Thursday.

Tigers Sink Vikings

Napavine forced 33 turnovers and swiped 18 steals to cruise past Willapa Valley for a 49-21 road win Friday in non-league action.

Rae Sisson led the Tigers’ attack with a team-high 11 points to go with seven rebounds and three steals.

“We struggled in the first half with our shooting and energy,” Napavine coach Shane Schutz said. “I thought the kids came out in the second half with a more competitive approach and we did a much better job.”

Senior Vannie Fagerness added six points, and two steals, Keira O’Neil had seven boards and three blocks and Grace Gall contributed seven rebounds, six points and three steals.

WIllapa Valley was led by Cami Swartz’ game-high 12 points and Hannah Hamilton’s 16 rebounds.

Napavine (7-2, 6-2) hosts Toledo on Monday.