The Morton-White Pass girls basketball team had to hold off a late Onalaska run, but never gave up its lead in a 38-35 win in Central 2B League play on Friday.
With the Loggers trailing by eight midway through the fourth quarter, Brooklyn Sandridge sparked up with back-to-back 3-pointers. Soon, the deficit was down to one point, but Onalaska wouldn’t get any more, with MWP’s Natalia Armstrong hitting four free throws in the waning moments to seal the deal.
Armstrong finished the game with 14 points to lead the T-Wolves, 11 of which came in the fourth quarter. Sandridge led the Loggers with 20 and similarly got hot late, nailing four triples in the final period.
Behind Armstrong, Kiera Miller added 11 points, and McKenzee Mays had eight.
Sandridge also filled out her statline with five rebounds, four steals, four blocks, and four assists. Kiley Talley and Cierra Berg both had six boards for the Loggers. But MWP led a low-scoring game by halftime, and stretched its lead by a point in the third.
“We struggled to take care of the ball tonight,” Onalaska coach Alana Olson said. “We had 26 turnovers, and it really kept us from getting into any kind of rhythm offensively. MWP played aggressive defense the whole game and we didn't handle their pressure well. I'm really proud of the girls for battling back in the fourth quarter and giving themselves a chance to win. It's the first time this year we've been able to mount a comeback.”
Onalaska (0-5, 0-4 C2BL) will host Hoquiam in a non-league matchup Monday, while Morton-White Pass (3-4, 2-2) will face Eatonville in Morton.