Loggers, Mountaineers hand losses to Mules
Luke Brown drove to the basket after finding a hole in the defense. Brown scored 12 points against Onalaska.
The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team took two more hits this week with losses to Rainer and Onalaska, bringing their record to 2-7 league and 5-8 overall.
On Friday, the Mules traveled to Rainier to play the Mountaineers. They lost 41-60.
"We really struggled to break their 3/4 court trap and had too many turnovers to beat a team with that kind of size," Coach Todd Souvenir said. "We fell behind in the second quarter and couldn't create enough on the offensive end to get back into the game."
Luke Brown led the Mules with 13 points and seven rebounds. Hank Ferguson had nine points, seven boards and four assists. Evan Quigley and Santos Wright added six points each. James Anderson scored five points. K.C. Beery and Ashden Niemeyer had one point apiece.
Rainer 23 18 16 3 60
Mules 15 7 4 15 41
On Monday in a make up game with Onalaska at home, the boys lost despite putting up a last minute fight, 39-42.
Senior Hank Ferguson scored seven points in the Mules' loss to Onalaska. Even if he's not scoring, he's making something happen.
"We did a great job on the defensive end holding their top two scorers to nine points for the game," Coach Souvenir said. "We just couldn't get enough going on offense to get the momentum in the second half. Both teams struggled to score in the third quarter and the game was there for us to take but untimely turnovers or second chance points gave them the edge in the end."
Brown had 12 points. Anderson scored 11. Ferguson added seven. Quigley had four points. Wright added three points. Beery finished the game with two.
Onalaska 7 20 2 13 42
Mules 8 11 4 16 39
"They work their butts off and they're young with very little experience," Coach Souvenir said. "I'm proud of them. They represent the school and the community very well and every opponent recognizes their work ethic and how hard they play."
The team traveled to Napavine on Wednesday, but a score was not available by press time. Scores are posted on the Wahkiakum Eagle Sports Report page on Facebook.