Junior Madison Vigre and Addison Hall each posted double-doubles and shot 50% from the field as Winlock breezed past Kalama, 47-22, at home Saturday in Central 2B League action.
Vigre led all scorers with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with and 10 rebounds and three assists. Hall also added a double-double with 13 points, 11 boards, four assists and three steals on 6-of-12 shooting. Senior Karlie Jones chipped in 10 points (5-for-12) and three boards. The Cards shot a red-hot 48% from the floor.
“Addison is passing the ball really well, Madison is running the floor really well and Karlie is shooting well,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said. “It’s coming together.”
Winlock jumped out to a 12-5 lead in the first quarter, led 25-13 at the half and held the Chinooks to single-digit scoring in all four quarters to run away with the win.
“They’re pretty young and inexperienced,” Nelson said. “And we’re at a point where we’re not so much. We started out slow but we picked it up in the second quarter.”
Winlock used a full-court press for the first time this season to take advantage of a Kalama team that has three eighth graders, three freshmen and no seniors.
After the Cards reeled off an 18-3 run in the third quarter to put the game out of reach, Nelson emptied her bench for the entire fourth quarter.
Senior Elizabeth Wolfe contributed six points for the Cardinals on 3-for-4 shooting, and sophomore Kiya Peppers hauled in three boards.
Kalama was led by junior forward Sydney Johnson’s team-high 10 points and freshman Josie Brandeburg added four as the Chinooks were held to just 15% shooting on the day.
“I thought it was a good team win,” Nelson said. “We got everybody in. The wheels came off last week against Wahkiakum, so we needed something to regain some confidence.”
Winlock improves to 4-2 overall and travels to Toledo (3-2) on Tuesday. Kalama (0-5) hosts Napavine (4-2) on Tuesday.
Ashley Schow put up a monster game with a game-high 27 points and Tenino rebounded from a sluggish first quarter to defeat visiting Elma, 47-30, in 1A Evergreen Conference play on Saturday.
Tenino picked up its defensive full-court pressure in the second half, which opened up scoring opportunities in transition and helped the Beavers pull away for the victory, Tenino coach Scott Ashmore said.
“Our defense was solid throughout the game,” Ashmore said. “Also, in the second half, out offense picked up the pace, getting the ball into the key, and we started making our shots.
Junior Grace Vestal added seven points on a couple crucial shots, and Megan Letts and Alivia Hunter each contributed four points.
Ashmore commended Hunter and Schow’s rebounding performances, as well as Vestal, Letts and Kayla Feltus for their guard play. Abby Severse drained a big 3-pointer in the second half to fuel the offensive momentum as well.
Tenino (6-1, 5-1) travels to cross-freeway rival Rochester for a 5:30 p.m. matchup on Monday.
Napavine used dastardly defense to hold Toutle Lake to just 18% shooting from the floor as the Tigers blasted the Ducks, 54-21, at home Saturday in C2BL play.
Natalya Marcial led all scorers with 15 points, on 50% shooting (6-of-12). Dani Tupuola had a game-high 11 rebounds and added seven points and five steals.
Freshman Keira O’Neil stole five balls and hauled in five boards, while Rae Sisson dished out a game-high four assists. Makensee Taliaferro contributed eight points.
“Tonight, I thought we came out ready to play,” Napavine coach Shane Schutz said. “Natalya shot really well and Rae Sisson did a great job of distributing the ball to the open person. Great team win tonight. We’re getting better each day.”
The Tigers shot 35% from the field as a team and forced the Ducks into 30 turnovers while only committing 12 themselves. The Tigers also won the rebound battle, 35-34.
Schutz commended senior Vannie Fagerness for holding Ducks’ star Molly Donald to just 10 points on the night.
Napavine (5-2, 5-2 C2BL) travel to winless Kalama (0-5) on Tuesday.