Timberwolves Thump Wildcats in Opening Round


Morton-White Pass has been waiting for this moment for a long time — and not just because Ocosta was the team to knock the Timberwolves out of the district playoffs two years ago.

The T-Wolves were on a hot streak last season before getting shut down due to COVID and had to sit out  districts. So for the first time in two years, they were back in the playoffs and looking for some redemption against the Wildcats.

MWP exploded out the gates, ripping off a 26-2 run to start the game and never looked back, taking a 65-20 victory and catapulting into the district quarterfinals.

“We came out and wanted to establish ourselves early,” MWP coach Chad Cramer said. “We were sound defensively and turned them over quite a bit and got some easy baskets. I was proud of us for coming out focused.”

The Timberwolves’ defense was vicious, holding the Wildcats to single-digit scoring in all four quarters, and just 10 points in each half.

Offensively, MWP was humming, with nine total players scoring, led by a game-high 14 points each from Hunter Hazen and Gary Dotson.

“Overall, really happy and the kids felt good about it,” Cramer said. “It feels really good just to be in the playoffs after not being able to play last year.”

Morton-White Pass will now face Forks in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at a site not yet determined. Cramer said he’s seen a little film on Forks already.

“We’re welcome to play someone new,” Cramer said. “They’re gonna be a handful. They’re fast and they like to trap and turn you over.”