Thursday’s 2B Girls Basketball: Indians Harness Mules
By The Chronicle
CATHLAMET — Toledo came into Wahkiakum’s house and broke a three-way tie for first-place in the Central 2B League with a 53-48 victory over the Mules Thursday on the road.
The Indians, Mules and Adna entered the night each with a single league loss. Adna’s victory over Morton-White Pass puts the Indians and Pirates as the only two teams atop the league standings with single losses now. Just earlier this week it was a four-way tie.
Toledo needed everything it had against a stingy Mules (13-4, 6-2) squad that entered with an eight-game win streak.
“It’s a tough place to play,” Toledo coach Brian Layton said. “We were down at the half and we pulled through. Really proud of the girls.”
Kal Schaplow did Kal Schaplow things, scoring a team-high 18 points while getting a ton of help from her teammates. Stacie Spahr scored 10 points and pulled down a ridiculous game-high 18 boards. Marina Smith had an all-around game, notching five points, five rebounds and six assists.
“Stacie got into foul trouble in the first half then came up big for us in the second half,” Layton said. “She had a lot of offensive and defensive rebounds to keep possessions alive.”
With Wahkiakum looking for a comeback late in the game, Schaplow knocked down a 3-pointer then connected on all four free throw attempts to seal the win. It’s the Indians fourth straight win. Junior Page Mace paced the Mules with a game-high 21.
Toledo improves to 16-2, 7-1 and hosts Mossyrock on Monday.
Pirates Extend Win Streak to 8 Games
ADNA — Adna held Morton-White Pass to just nine first-half points and the Pirates won their eighth consecutive game in a 74-32 thrashing of the Timberwolves here on Thursday in Central 2B League action.
Elli Sliva scored a team-high 16 points, Faith Wellander contributed 14 and Payton Aselton tallied nine points and a game-high 13 boards in the win. Wellander continued her hot streak after scoring 16 against Napavine on Tuesday.
Nine players in total scored for the Pirates and coach Chris Bannish calls this the deepest team he’s had in three years.
“This team plays as hard as any I’ve had,” Bannish said. “Our bench played really well the last couple outings. The bench players really stepped up.”
The Pirates (16-2, 7-1) had no trouble handling the Timberwolves (2-16, 1-7), shooting 40 percent from the field. Bannish said his defensive-minded team is finally coming into its own on the offensive end.
“The offensive portion has come for this group,” Bannish said. “Now we have a team that can win games in the 50s and 60s.”
With Toledo defeating Wahkiakum Thursday night, the Pirates and Indians are the lone teams atop the C2BL with 7-1 league records. What was once a four-way tie with one-loss teams at the top has narrowed down to two.
Morton-White Pass was led by junior Jaiden Linder’s game-high 18 points. Emarey Hampton added four and McKenzee Mays five. The Timberwolves lost their fourth straight.
Next up MWP is at home against Napavine on Monday. Adna travels to Wahkiakum on Monday.
Hamilton Helps Loggers Outlast Winlock
WINLOCK — The Winlock faithful showed up in force here on Thursday but the local flock wound up going home unhappy when Onalaska logged a 53-43 victory in their Central 2B League girls basketball tilt.
Onalaska held a 20-14 lead after one quarter but the Cardinals rallied back to trail just 34-31 at halftime.
“The first half the gym was electric. Our crowd was amazing. It was probably the best half of basketball I’ve been a part of as a coach,” said Winlock coach, Tori Nelson. “We did things we’d been practicing for months and it was all like it came together all at once.”
Karlie Jones scored 14 of her team-high 16 points in that frenetic first half while Addison Hall notched 12 of her 14 points before the intermission.
Jones wound up leaving the game for good in the second half when she sustained a mysterious, and serious, cut to her hand that forced her out of the game and over to the hospital.
“Our wheels came off a little bit in the second half,” Nelson lamented.
Onalaska went on to outscore the Cardinals by three points in the third quarter and four points in the fourth to earn the 10-point victory. The Loggers knocked down 24 of their 56 shots from the field while Winlock sank 17 of 38 shots.
Morgan Hamilton led Onalaska with 13 points. Callie Lawrence added a dozen points and Carmen Cleveland-Barrera notched 11 points in the win.
“They took 18 more shots than we did and we had a hard time putting the ball in the hole at the end but I’m super proud of their effort,” Nelson said.
Winlock (7-11, 2-6 league) will play at Toutle Lake on Monday.
Onalaska (9-9, 3-6 league) will play at Hoquiam on Monday.
Vikings Cruise Past Tigers
NAPVINE — Mossyrock held Napavine scoreless in the second quarter, allowing just seven first-half points en route to a 48-22 Central 2B League victory on the road here Thursday.
Faith Mulligan had a game-high 10 points for the Vikings as they rebounded from a loss to Wahkiakum on Wednesday. Payton Torrey and Hailey Brooks each chipped in nine points for the Vikings.
“Mossyrock played well tonight,” Napavine coach Shane Shutz said. “They had great, balanced scoring tonight.”
Napavine shot just 20 percent on the night on 8 of 41 shooting and was held to single-digit scoring. The Tigers were led Natalya Marcial’s seven points. Avery Shutz and Makensee Taliaferro each added four.
On a positive note, we only had 10 turnovers tonight,” Shutz said. “We have to move past tonight and get ready for Morton-White Pass on Monday.”
PIRATES 74, TIMBERWOLVES 32
Adna 17 16 21 20 —74
MWP 2 7 15 8 —32
MWP (32) — Linder 18, Hampton 4, Mays 5
FG: 12 of 35 —.342 FT: 2 of 4 —.500 Reb. N/A
Adna (74) — Sliva 16, Wellander 14, Pannette 10, Aselton 9, VonMoos 8, Loose 6, White 5, Meister 3
FG: 30 of 75 —.400 FT: 3 of 6 —.500 Reb. 40 (Aselton 13)
INDIANS 53, MULES 48
Toledo 17 16 21 20 —53
Wahkiakum 2 7 15 8 —48
Toledo (53) — Schaplow 18. Spahr 10, Madill 9, Clark 6, Smith 5
FG: 19 of 52 —.365 FT: 9 of 12 —.750 Reb. 32 (Spahr 18)
Wahkiakum (48) — Mace 21, Merz 12, Niemela 6, Carlson 2
FG: 19 of 62 —.400 FT: 8 of 14 —.571 Reb. N/A
LOGGERS 53, CARDINALS 43
Onalaska 20 14 8 11 —53
Winlock 14 17 5 7 —43
Onalaska (53) — Naillon 4, Duryea 8, Hamilton 13, Lawrence 12, Sandridge 1, Russ 4, C. Cleveland-Barrera 11
FG: 24 of 56 —.428 FT: 3 of 14 —.214 Reb: 28
Winlock (43) — Jones 16, Kelly 2, Wolfe 3, Barragan 1, Gil-Munoz 5, Hall 14, Krusmark 2
FG: 17 of 38 —.447 FT: 7 of 11 —.636 Reb: 15 (Hall 6)
VIKINGS 48, TIGERS 22
Mossyrock 10 16 16 6 —48
Napavine 7 0 9 6 —22
Mossyrock (48) — Mulligan 10, Torrey 9, Brooks 9, Vigre 6, Marshall 6
FG: 20 of 54 —.370 FT: 6 of 13 —.462 Reb.35 (Hadaller 6)
Napavine (22) — Marcial 7, Schutz 4, Taliaferro
FG: 8 of 41 —.195 FT: 2 of 7 —.182 Reb. N/A