Tigers Get Off to Slow Start in Loss to Mules


After a defeat at the hands of Onalaska on Tuesday, the Napavine girls basketball team couldn’t bounce back in a 56-41 defeat at the hands of league-leading Wahkiakum Thursday. 

The Tigers (6-7, 3-3 C2BL) scored just nine combined points in the first and third quarters, which did them in against an experienced Mules squad. 

“We had a tough start and third quarter,” Tigers coach Shane Schutz said. “That is obviously credit to a well coached and veteran basketball team. I thought we battled and competed tonight against a good team.”

Schutz praised the play of Hayden Kaut, who scored 16 points, and Taylen Evander who scored three but gave great energy. 

Napavine has a quick turnaround, playing against Mossyrock Friday at 5:45 p.m.