Lady Mules claim Central League championship
February 7, 2019
The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team ended their regular season with a joyful noise and an 84-31 win last Wednesday.
The Mules were undefeated in Central League games and claimed the league championship.
"Being senior night, we wanted to send those girls out the right way," Coach Rob Garrett said. "I was not only so proud of them, I was proud of my bench and other players who normally get to play a lot. There wasn't one time I saw a pouty face, they were just excited for their seniors to get to play that much and go out like that. That was pretty cool to see that much unselfishness and see everyone come together for the big picture and the right reason. That is kind of what we preach here, being a family and not being all about yourself. The whole team could not have modeled that more tonight. It was an awesome way to send the girls out on their home court."
Senior Macie Elliott had a triple double with 27 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. She also had six steals. Senior Ellie Leitz scored 17 points and pulled down 10 boards. Senior McKensi Fluckiger added 16 points. Sophomore Paige Mace contributed 13 points and senior Charlie Ashe had eight. Senior Destiny Curl scored three points. Sophomore Jansi Merz had nine rebounds and three blocks.
MWP 8 10 15 8 -31
Lady Mules 21 20 18 23 -84
The Lady Mules begin district play on Saturday, but time, place and challenger had not been determined by press time.
Mossyrock beat Toutle on Tuesday. Mossyrock played South Bend yesterday (Wednesday), and the Mules will play the winner of that game on Saturday.