WINLOCK — Addison Hall exploded for a triple double and Madison Vigre was vicious in the paint as Winlock overcame an eight-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to fend off Pe Ell, 63-60, in Winlock on Saturday.
The Trojans had no answer for Hall, who was unstoppable in all aspects of the game, scoring 32 points, hauling in 16 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists — all three game-highs — for her first career triple double. She shot 50% from the field (9-for-18) and was perfect from long range (3-for-3).
Vigre, meanwhile, was even more efficient from the field as she dominated the paint, scoring 22 points and pulling down 11 boards to help create havoc against the Trojans down low. She finished 9-of-15 shooting for 60%.
“We usually don’t score this many points,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said. “Addison and Madison are a huge part of that.”
Point guard Karlie Jones scored all nine of the Cardinals’ other points. Kindyl Kelly grabbed four rebounds and Angela Gil-Munoz pulled down three boards and had two steals.
Playing with only six total players, Pe Ell put on an impressive performance, due in large part to some red-hot shooting from deep. The Trojans sank a sizzling 12-of-18 3-pointers (68%), which made up for shooting just 26 percent on 2-point shots.
Annika Mason led the Trojans with 28 points, finishing with 6-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc. All six 3-pointers came in the first half, which helped keep the Trojans notched at 35-35 with the Cards going into the locker room.
“Mason shot the lights out,” Nelson said.
Carol Ann Baldwin added 18 points on 4-of-7 shooting from long range, while hard-nosed sophomore Charlie Carper added 13 points on 2-of-2 shooting from 3-point land.
“For us to respond to all those 3s, I’m pretty impressed,” Nelson said. “We have crumbled under much less.”
The Trojans slowly built up an eight-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, but the Cardinals kept chipping away until Vigre drained both of her free throws to give Winlock a 61-60 lead late in the game. Hall knocked in a close shot in the paint with 30 seconds left to put the Cards up by three and they held on for the victory.
It was a much-needed win for the Cardinals, who were coming off a 46-26 blowout loss at home to Onalaska on Thursday, just one day removed from defeating Morton-Whtie Pass, 46-30, on the road Wednesday in the season opener.
“That was a huge win for us, confidence-wise,” Nelson said. “That’s a game in past years’ that we lose. We turn the ball over in the end or do something silly when we have the lead. But we didn’t do that tonight. I’m very happy with this win, especially with it being our third game this week.”
Pe Ell was competing in its fourth game this week, including three in a row to start the season from Tuesday to Thursday. That included wins over 1B rival Naselle, along with Three Rivers Christian, and a loss to cross-county rival Willapa Valley.
“Poor Pe Ell,” Nelson said. “I thought, ‘My goodness. What a dogfight for them.’ Fourth game this week, they played three in a row, they had six kids.”
Winlock (2-1) travels to Stevenson for a 6 p.m. match on Wednesday. Pe Ell heads to Adna for a 7 p.m. game on Monday.
Hailey Brooks and Payton Torrey each posted double-doubles and Mossyrock blew past Naselle, 53-34, in 1B girls basketball action on Saturday in Mossyrock
Brooks scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, while Torrey scored 15 with 10 steals and three assists.
Despite the final margin, however, neither team scored for the game’s first four minutes.
“After tightening things up we got the ball rolling,” Mossyrock coach Autumn Moorcroft said. “Naselle is an aggressive, well-coached team and made us work for the win.”
Caelyn Marshall added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Vikings, who went 7 of 16 from behind the arc.
Bella Colombo and Kaylin Shrives each scored nine points to lead Naselle.
Mossyrock (2-0) hosts Pe Ell on Wednesday.