The Morton-White Pass boys basketball team stretched its winning streak to five to end the regular season, giving itself plenty of momentum heading into the district tournament with a 73-59 win over Wahkiakum on the road in front of a packed house in Cathlamet.
“It’s good to have a veteran crew that can go to a tough place to play and handle those situations,” MWP coach Chad Cramer said.
Wahkiakum had the high-scoring star on the night, with Kyler Sause hitting five 3-pointers and dropping a 30-burger. But MWP answered with a whole lineup’s effort, with four T-Wolves cracking double-digits.
With the Mules devoting two or three bodies to Josh Salguero every time the big man touched the ball down low, the shots were there for his teammates all night, and the T-Wolves took advantage. Hunter Hazen had 20 points to lead the way, Judah Kelly had 16, Jace Peters scored 14, and Jake Cournyer added 10.
“We were really, really balanced tonight, and that wins out over one guy having a really big night,” Cramer said.
Salguero added eight points of his own.
MWP led wire to wire, starting the game on an 11-0 run and leading by seven at half. The offenses opened up a bit in the second, and Kelly came in to seal things for the T-Wolves, scoring 14 of their final 22 points.
“He did a really, really good job of closing them out,” Cramer said.
The Timberwolves will take a bye into the district tournament, and face the winner of the matchup between the C2BL No. 6 and the P2BL No. 3 next Wednesday.