Toutle Lake cut Winlock’s lead to three in the fourth quarter but the Cardinals drew fouls, connected at the charity stripe and came away with a 61-46 road win on Wednesday in non-league play.
The Cardinals raced out to a big 20-9 lead to start the game behind two 3-pointers from senior Addison Hall and another by Kindyl Kelly.
“We had a good first quarter. That was nice,” Winlock coach Dracy McCoy said. “We hit some key shots to get us going.”
But a six-point third quarter by the Cardinals let Toutle Lake climb back in it and pull within three at 38-35. That’s when Hall and Pe Ell-addition Charlie Carper began attacking the rim and drawing fouls.
Hall connected on 8 of 8 free throw attempts and Carper finished 7 of 10 from the charity stripe as the Cardinals held on for the victory. Winlock was 15 of 18 as a team from the line.
Hall scored a game-high 26 points, which included 4 of 6 shooting from beyond the arc, to go with 11 rebounds. Carper tallied 15 points, 12 rebounds and a game-high six steals.
Senior post Madison Vigre added 13 boards and Kelly scored 12 points and dished out a team-high five assists.
Winlock (4-1) travels to Rainier Thursday.