Napavine kept Winlock in check Tuesday night, shutting down the Cardinals in a 47-28 Central 2B League girls hoops victory.
Grace Gall and Keira O’Neil each scored 12 points to lead the Tigers, but the defense was the key on Tuesday.
“You always know what you’re going to get with (Shane Schutz’s) teams,” Winlock coach Tori Nelson said, joking that Schutz’s defenses had been “tormenting” her for decades — both as a player and coach during her time at Mossyrock, and now with Winlock. “They’re going to play great defense and they’re going to be fundamentally sound.”
Napavine (8-3) forced 24 turnovers from the Cardinals and held Winlock to just 24% (12 of 50) shooting from the field.
Addison Hall scored 12 points with 14 rebounds to lead Winlock, while Madison Vigre scored nine with 15 rebounds.
“We could not score in the second half. Nothing was falling, and their defense can be stifling,” Nelson said. “They made us play their game, and we don’t really work the way they do.”
Azhia Camps was a bright spot for the Cardinals, Nelson noted, playing aggressively on offense and defense.
Winlock (5-5) plays at Adna on Friday.
Every varsity Toledo player scored and the Indians wasted no time in defeating Toutle Lake on the road with a 65-26 road win Tuesday in 2B Central League play.
The Indians jumped with a monster 30 points in the first quarter and never looked back.
Senior post Stacie Spahr tallied 16 points and 12 rebounds and junior Marina Smith added 16 points as well.
“We started off really well,” Toledo coach Brian Layton said. “We were flying around on defense. It was a good game for us.”
Emma Cline-Maier scored eight points and hauled in six boards, Grace Tauscher added six points and Greenlee Clark pulled down six boards and dished out eight assists.
Senior point guard Gracie Madill finished with four assists and four steals, while Abbie Marcil grabbed five rebounds.
Toledo (8-2, 7-2 league) wrapped up its regular season with the victory and awaits the district tournament.
Mossyrock may have been out the past two weeks due to COVID protocol but it sure didn’t show on Tuesday. The Vikings blasted visiting Columbia Adventist for a 48-15 victory in 1B Coastal League action Tuesday.
The Vikings recovered from a tough night of shooting (31.3%) by reeling off a 14-0 lead to start the game, then used staunch defense to keep Columbia Adventist at bay.
“We came out excited to get back into the groove of things,” Mossyrock coach Autumn Moorcroft said. “The girls were happy to get back on the court.”
Hailey Brooks led the charge with a 19-point, 11-rebound double double, both team highs. Payton Torrey added 12 points and eight boards and Abbie Lovan contributed six points.
Mossyrock (5-1, 5-0 league) has the No. 1 seed and hosts Wishkah in the opening round of district at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Bella Holmes scored 23 points in the first half and Rainier flew by visiting Morton-White Pass for a 72-16 blowout victory Tuesday.
The Mountaineers broke off a 29-10 run in the first quarter then held the Timberwolves to just five total points in the final three quarters to secure the win.
MWP was led by freshman Natalia Armstrong’s six points, while Emarey Hampton added five points and seven rebounds, McKenzee Mays had three points and six boards and Keegan Ingalsbe had two points.
MWP (2-11, 1-9) and Rainier (8-5, 7-3) each await the district playoffs next.