Winlock got off to a slow start, but rallied around Karlie Jones to come back and beat Stevenson, 64-45, on the road Wednesday night in Central 2B League girls basketball action.
Jones scored 14 of her 18 points in the first half, and the Cardinals went on a 20-10 run to turn a 15-6 first-quarter deficit into a lead and pulled away in the second half.
The Bulldogs employed a box-and-one defense on Cardinal leading scorer Addison Hall, Winlock coach Tori Nelson said, though Jones and Madison Vigre took advantage of the situation and responded.
Vigre finished with a team-high 19 points, while Hall scored 11 with seven rebounds. Vigre, Jones and Hall were all able to rest in the fourth quarter with the lead secure.
Angie Gil-Munoz added seven boards for Winlock, which went 16 of 20 from the foul line.
“I’m super proud of these girls, scoring that many points, getting down early, and the coming back and taking the lead,” Nelson said. “Being able to rest starters in the fourth quarter, playing a team we’ve never played before after a long drive — I’m very happy. A lot of good things are happening.”
Cassie Macnab scored 23 points, 15 of which came in the first quarter, to lead Stevenson.
Winlock (3-1, 2-1 league) hosts Wahkiakum on Tuesday.
Adna had four players score in double figures and cruised to a 65-23 win over Morton-White Pass Wednesday night in Central 2B League girls basketball action in Morton.
Summer White led the Pirates with 15 points. Kaylin Todd scored 12 with eight steals, five assists and five rebounds, Karlee Von Moos each added 12 with 11 rebounds, and Faith Wellander scored 12.
The Pirates’ defense made it a tough night for the young Timberwolves squad.
“Adna’s an awfully good defensive pressure team,” MWP coach Curt Atkinson said. “We struggled to get our offense running, but I thought we did pretty good against their press and got some good looks — just not enough of them.”
McKenzee Mays led MWP with nine points.
MWP (2-3) plays at Toledo on Friday, then hosts Onalaska on Saturday in Morton.
Adna (4-0) hosts Stevenson on Friday.
Onalaska had trouble scoring on Wednesday night, falling to Toledo 50-24 at home in a Central 2B League girls basketball game.
Stacie Spahr led Toledo with 15 points. Marina Smith added nine and Rose Dillion added eight.
“We did not do well on offense,” Onalaska coach Alana Olson said. “It’s tough to win games when you shoot 16% from the field and 33% from the free throw line.”
The Loggers, though, kept things close in the first half, trailing 23-11 at the break and holding Spahr — Toledo’s star forward — to six points.
“I actually thought we played pretty good defense in the first half, and did a pretty good job helping down on Spahr,” Olson said. “We were working hard at doubling down, but we couldn’t get any shots to fall and it was definitely holding us back.”
Onalaska (1-2) plays at Napavine on Friday.