Mossyrock junior Payton Torrey scored a game-high 26 points and the Vikings held off Onalaska’s comeback attempt in a 53-46 non-league victory on Wednesday.
“It was a really aggressive game and it was back and forth in the first half,” Mossyrock coach Autumn Moorcroft said.
The Vikings held a six-point advantage at the half, then Onalaska tied it up in the fourth quarter in a furious comeback bid. But Torry drained a 3-pointer and Abbie Lovan hit a jumper to push Mossyrock’s lead back to five and the Vikings held on the rest of the way.
Mossyrock switched back and forth from a zone and man-to-man as the Vikings looked for a way to stem Onalaska’s long-range shooting, as the Loggers connected on 8 of 18 shots from deep.
“The defensive effort by my team set the tone tonight,” Moorcroft said.
Moorcroft praised Torrey and Caelyn Marshall, who finished with 15 points, for their decision-making offensively, and Delaney Marshall for her defensive effort.
“Delaney came off the bench and played great defense in the bottom of our zone,” Moorcroft said.
Onalaska was led by junior Morgan Hamilton’s team-high 15 points, which included three 3-pointers. Callie Lawrence also hit three treys and finished with 11 points.
Onalaska (4-2) hosts Kalama at 6 p.m. Friday. Mossyrock (5-2) hosts Oakville on Dec. 28.