Big Second Quarter Lifts Pirates Past T-Wolves


Adna had its best quarter of the game while Morton-White Pass had its worst, in a turbulent second quarter, which helped the Pirates pull past the Timberwolves, 58-44, in Randle Thursday.

“It was our worst quarter of basketball this season,” MWP coach Chad Cramer said. “It was a rock-throwing contest and we couldn’t throw it in the ocean.”

The Timberwolves jumped out to a 14-9 lead in the first quarter before their shots went dead silent in the second, allowing the Pirates to take advantage and go on a 20-3 run to end the first half with a 29-17 lead.

It was all the Pirates would need as they used balanced scoring to fend off MWP’s comeback attempt.

“Credit to Adna,” Cramer said. “Luke Salme is as good of a coach as there is in this league. They clearly frustrated us. We regrouped in the second half but it wasn’t enough to come back.”

Adna was led by senior sharpshooter Chase Collins’ game-high 16 points, while Braden Salme added 11 and Aaron Aselton and Eli Smith each had nine.

MWP was led offensively by Gary Dotson’s 11 points, Jace Peters’ 10 and Layten Collette’s nine.

Morton-White Pass (2-1) travels to Stevenson Friday for another non-league match. Adna (3-1) hosts Wahkiakum on Monday.