Vikings Run Past Trojans With Dominant Defense


Holding Pe Ell to single-digit scoring in every quarter, the 1B No. 5 Mossyrock girls basketball team used a dominant defense to pick up a league win Tuesday night at home, 59-13. 

“We played really well tonight,” Mossyrock coach Autumn Moorcroft said. “Our defense set the pace early and continued throughout the game.”

The Vikings held the Trojans to just 13 points, and had three players score in double figures in the win, led by Caelyn Marshall’s game-high 18 points. Marshall also added eight rebounds. 

“Marshall rebounded well tonight and ran the floor to get some transition points,” Moorcroft said. 

Payton Torrey did her usual thing, scoring 16 points to go along with 10 boards and three assists, and Hailey Brooks added 11 points and five rebounds. 

Off the bench, Chesney Schultz added six points. 

“The bench came in real aggressive and continued the pace of the defense from the starters,” Moorcroft said. “Every player scored for us tonight.”

Pe Ell was led by a team-high six points from Karli Phelps, but were otherwise stymied by a vaunted Vikings defense. Star guard Charlie Carper was scoreless for the first time this season, as the Vikings focused in on the Trojans’ leading scorer. 

Mossyrock heads to Columbia Adventist for its next game, while Pe Ell plays Naselle on Thursday.