2B/1B Girls Basketball: Onalaska Jumps on Kalama Early


Dakota Hamilton scored 14 points and Callie Lawrence added 12 as the Onalaska Loggers built a big early lead and cruised past the visiting Kalama Chinooks 63-15 in a Central 2B League hoops contest in Onalaska on Thursday.

Lawrence also added five assists and five steals. Renate Prazak had just four points off the bench, but led the Loggers on the glass with eight rebounds. Coach Alana Olson praised the efforts of lone senior Hailey Naillon, who had eight points and four steals on Senior Night.

“It’s always nice to have a positive night on Senior Night,” Olson said.

Onalaska pounced on the struggling Chinooks, jumping out to an early 25-2 lead, a big advantage the Loggers never relented.

In a situation like that, it can be easy to relax the fundamentals and grow passive and lazy, and what should’ve been a good, momentum-building win turns into a progress-crushing waste of time.

That was not the case Thursday.

Olson said the bench garnered more minutes than the starters on Thursday, and the Loggers responded by being patient, not passive.

“The level didn’t drop off,” Olson said. “I was really proud of our effort.”

Second-place Onalaska (5-2) hosts league-leading Wahkiakum on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Tigers Hold Off Stevenson, 53-43

Dani Tupuola had a double-double and Napavine heated up in the fourth quarter to beat Stevenson, 53-43, on the road Thursday night in Central 2B League girls basketball action.

Tupuola scored 14 points with 12 rebounds and added seven steals to pace the Tigers. Natalya Marcial added 10 points, and Rae Sisson chipped in eight.

Napavine trailed by two after three quarters, but outscored the Bulldogs 23-11 in the fourth quarter to come back and pull away for the win. 

The Tigers forced 33 turnovers, which produced 24 points, and held a 36-33 advantage on the glass.

Cassie Macnab led Stevenson with 14 points.

Napavine (4-2) hosts Toutle Lake on Saturday.

MWP Falls to Toutle Lake

McKenzee Mays scored 12 points and Emarey Hampton added 10, but the Morton-White Pass Timberwolves fell 54-34 to Toutle Lake in Randle in a Central 2B League girls basketball game on Thursday.

Mays also had a pair of rebounds, steals and assists, and Hanson grabbed six rebounds to go with three steals and a solitary helper.

Natalia Armstrong led the way on the glass with nine boards to go with four steals, five assists and three points.

The contest was a notable improvement from MWP’s last outing, a catastrophic defeat at the hands of Onalaska.

“They just played better all around the board,” assistant coach Heather Smathers said.

Morton-White Pass (2-7) hosts Stevenson on Monday.

Hot-Shooting Trojans Race Past TRC

Annika Mason scored 23 points and Charlie Carper added 17 as the Pe Ell Trojans handed Three Rivers Christian a 55-30 defeat on Thursday in Longview, giving the visitors a sweep after the boys’ earlier win.

Mason was lights-out from distance, hitting seven three-pointers to provide much of the night’s offense.

“We moved the ball well tonight for a change, which made a big difference,” Pe Ell coach Danny Cox said.

Pe Ell (3-5) visits Willapa Valley on Friday. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:45 p.m.