Loggers Trounce Spartans to Pull Within One Win of Regionals


LONGVIEW — Paced by three double-figure scorers, and a swarming defensive start, the Onalaska girls basketball team dominated Forks from start to finish in the 2B District 4 quarterfinals Tuesday at R.A. Long, 64-43. 

The Loggers will now move on to play the winner of Tuesday night’s quarterfinal matchup between Raymond and Rainier next week. 

Ony got out to a 19-4 lead after one quarter, forcing multitudes of turnovers and getting easy basket after easy basket, and held on for the quarterfinal win. 

“We wanted to come out and have a fast pace and push the ball, and that’s exactly what the girls did,” Loggers coach Alana Olson said. “I was really happy with their energy and their focus. It started on the defensive end and that really got our offense going, so I’m happy with the way every single girl played and to get this big win.”

The Loggers were led by Morgan Hamilton’s 16 points, six steals and five assists, but Callie Lawrence and Dakota Hamilton weren’t far behind with 15 and 14 points, respectively. 

Dakota added six rebounds, Lawrence and Alex Cleveland-Barrera each hauled in five boards and three assists and Cierra Russ picked up six steals.

After a short hiatus during the season due to COVID, the Loggers have found their rhythm again and put it all on display in a dominant showing against the Spartans. Six total Loggers found their way into the scoring column, and now, will look forward to a tough matchup against two squads they’ve already played this season, either the Seagulls or Mountaineers. 

The Loggers swept the Mountaineers in two wins this season, but fell to Raymond in an early season matchup in December. 

“We know that’s going to be a tough matchup, we’ll do our best to be prepared for whoever we’re going to play,” Olson said.