Mules lose to Valley; continue district play
February 14, 2019
After beating South Bend in the opening round of district play, the Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team traveled to Rochester last Thursday to take on the number three Pacific League team, Willapa Valley.
The Mules lost 48-33 to the Vikings and moved into the loser bracket of the double elimination tournament.
“We really struggled in the second quarter offensively and dug a hole for ourselves against a very good Valley team,” Coach Todd Souvenir said. “I thought the guys did everything I could ask of them on the defensive end, holding Valley to 48 points. We came out and had a great quarter after the half and gave ourselves a chance, thanks to Luke (Brown) on the offensive end and our defense holding them to six. They hit a couple early buckets in the fourth and we couldn’t find any rhythm on offense to continue the run.”
Luke Brown had 19 points and seven rebounds. Brody Carlson scored 11 points and had eight rebounds. Quentin Nelson had two points and four assists. K.C. Beery added one point.
Mules 10 2 15 6 --33
Vikings 9 7 6 16 --48
The boys’ next district game has been rescheduled several times due to weather, but as of Tuesday night, they were expected to face the loser of the Napavine-Toledo game on Friday. Time and place had yet to be determined. Check The Wahkiakum Eagle Sports Report page on Facebook for updates.