Mossyrock Upset By Willapa Valley in First League Loss


The long trek west wasn’t favorable to the Vikings of the east, as the Mossyrock girls basketball team fell to the Vikings west in Willapa Valley, 42-38 Saturday night. 

Mossyrock (7-3, 2-1 1B CVL) had a game-high 22 points from Payton Torrey, who struggled to find scoring outside their point guard in the loss, and minus two starters in Hailey Brooks and Caelyn Marshall. 

“We had miscommunication everywhere,” Mossyrock coach Autumn Moorcroft said. “We had a hard time getting the ball in the basket and playing consistently enough on defense.” 

Moorcroft commended the play of Torrey, but also eighth grader Taylor Swartz who scored five points and played solidly on defense with extended minutes. 

The Vikings will look to rebound against 2B power Wahkiakum on the road on Friday.