The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Mule girls hammer out win over Lady Loggers


January 9, 2020

Diana Zimmerman

Wahkiakum Lady Mule Jansi Merz scored 19 points in the Lady Mules' win against Onalaska. She scored 60 points this week, averaging 20 points per game.

The Lady Mules ended the Christmas break with a loss but turned it around to add two more to their win column this week.

Last Thursday, the team traveled to Rainier and lost 52--44 to the Mountaineers.

"We had a rough start for sure," Coach Rob Garrett said. "Once we settled down and played as a team, we got right back in the game. This team has such a big upside but without discipline and teamwork it won't matter. When they figure that out, they will have the opportunity to do great things together."

Jansi Merz had a double double with 21 points and 20 rebounds. Paige Mace added nine points. Miya Kerstetter had five. Megan Leitz added four, and Courtney Carlson had three. Emerald Niemela and Reigha Niemeyer had one point apiece.

Lady Mules 4 10 18 12 ----44

Rainier 14 19 8 11 ----52

On Saturday, the team beat Chief Leschi 54--39.

Merz scored 20 points. Carlson added 14. Mace had 10 points. Leitz scored five, Kerstetter had three, and Niemeyer finished the game with two.

Lady Mules 12 14 11 17 ----54

Chief Leschi 9 10 10 10 ----39

Diana Zimmerman

Miya Kerstetter looked for an opening in a scrappy, physical Onalaska defense.

On Tuesday, they beat a physical Onalaska team at home 46--33, holding the Lady Loggers to just 10 points in the second half.

"It was a much better second half for sure," Coach Garrett said. "I was super happy with Paige (Mace) getting in the lane and creating for her teammates. Jansi (Merz) went and got rebounds in the second half while the guards boxed out. Great job of everyone doing their job. Now if we can cut down on the turnovers, we have a shot at taking a big step."

Merz led the team with 19 points. Niemela had six points. Mace and Carlson had five points apiece. Arrow Rose, Leitz, and Niemeyer had three points each. Kimberlee Watkins scored two.

Onalaska 12 11 4 6 ----33

Lady Mules 11 14 13 8 ----46

The team travels to Winlock today (Thursday) and heads to Elma next Wednesday.


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