Timberwolves Blitz Beavers Early


Paced by the torrid play of Natalia Armstrong and McKenzee Mays, the Morton-White Pass girls basketball team ran past Tenino early in a 50-20 win Tuesday afternoon in Raymond. 

Mays scored a game-high 18 points while Armstrong poured in 15 to lead the way, scoring 33 of the Timberwolves’ 50 points. The pair feasted on Tenino mistakes, as the Beavers still struggle through some growing pains and had a hard time breaking the MWP press. 

“Tough night taking care of the basketball for the Tenino girls,” Beavers coach Scott Ashmore said. “MWP came out and full court pressed us, leading to turnovers. We couldn’t get into our half-court offense consistently, and when we did, we missed a lot of 2-foot baskets around the rim. Our defense in the second half started to improve.  We’re struggling learning how to take care of the basketball, with a number of freshmen and sophomores experiencing varsity basketball this year. They continue to grow and learn as the season evolves.”

The Beavers scored in single-digits in each quarter, and couldn’t keep the Timberwolves from running in transition, led by Armstrong and Mays. 

For the Beavers, Rilee Jones led the way with six points. 

Tenino plays Raymond Wednesday at 7 p.m. while Morton-White Pass plays Hoquiam at 4 p.m., with both games at Raymond High School.