Eatonville was a bit too big, too physical and too well-rounded for Morton-White Pass as the Timberwolves were edged, 64-58, against the Class 1A Cruisers at home on Monday.
The T-Wolves actually led by one (17-16) after one quarter, but the Cruisers broke off a 19-9 run in the second quarter, buoyed by six first-half 3-pointers, to take the lead for good.
MWP cut the deficit to three with two minutes to go but Eatonville sank a couple free throws to push the lead back out and hold on for the win.
“They got a little warm on us and we missed a couple gimmes,” MWP coach Chad Cramer said. They’re big and physical. I thought we played OK. We weren’t without miscues but, overall, we played alright.”
MWP was led offensively by Gary Dotson’s team-high 17 points, while Jace Peters added 14, Leytan Collette scored 12 and Carter Dantinne chipped in 10.
“Our goal was to be balanced and we achieved that for the most part,” Cramer said.
Morton-White Pass (5-3) heads to Kalama for a non-league matchup on Monday.