Bench Spurs Loggers to Win Over Riverhawks


Though it wasn’t pretty in the first half, with both teams playing on the second leg of a game on back-to-back nights, the Onalaska girls basketball team’s depth and bench helped spark it to a 51-36 win over a shorthanded Toledo squad Friday night. 

The Loggers (12-3, 6-1 C2BL) used a huge run in the third quarter, thanks to a couple of threes from Jaycee Talley and defense from Cierra Russ leading to offense. They outscored the Riverhawks, 20-6 in the third and used that run to pull away and win their third game this week. 

“Both teams looked tired, it was a slow start,” Loggers coach Alana Olson said. “They have a lot of heart. Last night was an emotional win, it took a physical and emotional toll, but we got in a roll thanks to a spark off the bench.”

Onalaska needed an 8-0 run in the final three minutes to defeat Rainier in a key league battle on Thursday, and got a similar run in the third quarter to have a slightly less stressful win against the Riverhawks at home on Friday. 

Olson also praised Hope Rhodes for her defense, leading to runouts and strong scoring nights for leading scorers Brooklyn Sandridge (14 points), Dakota Hamilton (11 points) and Callie Lawrence (10 points). 

The Riverhawks were led by Taylor Langhaim’s game-high 16 points. They’ll look to rebound against Toutle Lake on Saturday, while the Loggers get a short break before taking on the Ducks on Tuesday.