2B Girls Hoops: Winlock’s Big Three Powers Cards Past Ducks

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Karlie Jones, Madison Vigre and Addison Hall each scored in double figures as Winlock easily handled visiting Toutle Lake, 58-40, on senior night Thursday in 2B Central League action.

Senior point guard Jones erupted for 15 points in the second quarter to finish with a career-high of 19. Hall scored 18 and added 10 rebounds, with 16 of those points coming in the second half. Vigre put up 16 points and a game-high 16 boards.

“We were jacked,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said. “It was senior night and emotions were high. The atmosphere was unlike any we’ve been in this year. It was fun.”

The Cardinals jumped out to a 33-20 lead at the half before the Ducks cut it to 42-36 heading into the fourth quarter. 

Winlock played lockdown defense the rest of the way, holding the Ducks to just four points in the final frame while Hall scored nine points and Vigre added seven to secure the victory.

The Cardinals finished with 15 assists and only 11 turnovers after they entered averaging 25-30 turnovers a game.

“It’s the first time in my coaching career we had more assists than turnovers,” Nelson said.

Senior Azhia Camps added five assists for the Cards.

Winlock (5-3, 4-3 league) travels to Rainier for a 2 p.m. matchup on Friday.

Mules Blow Past Morton-White Pass

Wahkiakum kept its record against 2B opponents pristine on Thursday night, blasting past Morton-White Pass 92-13 in Central 2B League girls hoops action.

Emmie Niemela led Wahkiakum with 24 and Paige Mace added 23.

The Mules — who improved to 9-1 on the season, with their lone loss coming to 2A Tumwater — were as good as advertised, according to MWP coach Curt Atkinson.

“I think they’re the best 2B girls team in the state,” he said. “They’re talented, deep, and very well-coached. We knew we were going to have our hands full.”

McKenzee Mays led the Timberwolves with eight points, but MWP recently lost one of its starters for the remainder of the season and played with a roster comprised of two sophomores and six freshmen.

“I’ve got no complaints about our effort. It’s just youth mistakes,” Atkinson said. “We don’t deal well with in-your-face pressure.”

MWP (2-8) plays a non-league game at Eatonville on Saturday, then wraps the regular season at Rainier on Tuesday.

Loggers Double Up Stevenson

Callie Lawrence led all scorers with 22 points and seven rebounds and tied Stevenson’s total points by herself as Onalaska hammered the Bulldogs, 44-22, on the road Thursday in a 2BCL matchup.

“It was a quiet 22 (points),” Onalaska coach Alana Olson said. “She did a lot of little things, got a lot of offensive rebounds and worked hard in all aspects.”

Sophomore Morgan Hamilton added seven points and seven steals as the Loggers overcame a tough night of shooting, hitting 18-of-57 shots (32%).

The Loggers used excellent offensive rebounding to counter their poor shooting and 16 turnovers, pulling down 16 offensive boards.

“We did get a lot of offensive rebounds,” Olson said. “To go on the road, on a long trip, and get a solid win was nice.”

Onalaska (6-3, 6-3 league) travels to Ilwaco on Friday for a non-league matchup.

Glenn’s Hot Shooting Sinks Tigers

Ilwaco senior Erika Glenn dropped 34 points and the Fishermen easily dispatched visiting Napavine, 64-43, in a non-league matchup Thursday in the Long Beach Peninsula.

Glenn added eight rebounds, seven steals and five assists in an impressive, all-around performance.

“The Glenn girl from Ilwaco played really well tonight,” Napavine coach Shane Schutz said.

It didn’t help that the Tigers shot just 28% from the field, including just 4-of-20 from long range.

Napavine was led by Natalya Marcial’s team-high 10 points and four steals. Senior Vannie Fagerness added seven points, three rebounds and two steals and Dani Tupuola scored six points and pulled down six boards.

Schutz praised freshman Keira O’Neil for her rebounding as she finished with a game-high 12 boards. He also commended Grace Gall’s performance off the bench as she finished with eight points.

“This was a great non-league game for us to see our areas we need to improve,” Schutz said. “Overall, I was proud that our kids battled tonight. Ilwaco is just a good team.”

Napavine (6-3, 6-2 league) travels to Menlo for a 6 p.m. matchup with Willapa Valley on Friday.

Toledo Blows Out Kalama on Senior Night

Toledo’s four seniors went out on a high note Thursday, drubbing Kalama 66-23 in Central 2B League girls basketball action.

Stacie Spahr led the way with 14 points and nine rebounds, with Gracie Madill adding 12 points and eight steals.

It was the final home game for Spahr, Madill, Grace Tauscher and Emma Cline-Maier. 

“It was senior night, and our four seniors have been a huge part of our program the last four years,” Toledo coach Brian Layton said. “They all kind of set the tone for us.”

Greenlee Clark added seven points, six rebounds, six assists, and five steals, and Tauscher dished out six assists.

Marina Smith added nine points for the Indians, and Layton noted a handful of players came in off the bench and played well.

Toledo (6-2) plays at Napavine on Monday.