Vikings Use Big Start to Hold Off Trojans


Mossyrock flew out to a 31-15 lead at the half and staved off visiting Pe Ell’s second-half comeback bid to secure a 52-41 victory in 1B Columbia Valley League play on Friday.

Mossyrock coach Adam Deck, a Viking alumni, was impressed and grateful with the home crowd.

“It was the best student section I’ve ever seen,” Deck said. “They brought all of it. They were amazing.”

Zack Munoz led all scorers with 20 points, while Easton Kolb was deadly from downtown, drilling 5 of 6 (83%) of his 3-pointers to finish with 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals.

“Munoz got his 20 and Easton had a big second quarter to help us build a lead at the half,” Deck said. 

Keegan Koln added six points and some lockdown defense, while Hunter Isom had an all-around performance with 11 points and nine rebounds.

“Hunter finished well at the rim and rose to the occasion,” Deck said. 

Pe Ell mounted a comeback attempt in the second half, outscoring the Vikings 26-21, including 16-10 in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough to pull out the win.

The Trojans were led by Kail Homan’s 11 points, while Joseph Krafczyk and Jesse Zard each pitched in 10 points.

“It was a physical game and (Pe Ell) came ready to play,” Deck said.

Mossyrock hosts Winlock in a non-league matchup at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Pe Ell hosts Mary M. Knight at 6 p.m. Saturday.