Winlock was within striking distance throughout but the Cardinals couldn’t overtake Forks in a 59-55 road defeat in the opening round of the 2B District 4 girls basketball tournament on Saturday.
Winlock’s leading scorer Addison Hall got into foul trouble and the Cardinals didn’t have the firepower to keep up with Forks’ Keira Johnson, who scored a game-high 28 points.
“Addison had four fouls and that really affected our style of play,” Winlock coach Dracy McCoy said. “The girls put up a good fight.”
Charlie Carper led the Cards with nearly a triple-double of 16 points, 13 rebounds and eight steals. Madison Vigre had another big game with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds
Hall finished with nine points, nine rebounds and five assists, Kindyl Kelly scored 13 points and Angie Gil notched two three-point plays to finish with seven points.
Winlock will look to stay alive when the Cardinals take on Morton-White Pass at 6 p.m., Tuesday, at Black Hills High School in a loser-out match. MWP lost to Onalaska, 68-43, in the opening round on Saturday.