Lady Mules dominate 2 opponents


January 20, 2022

Ian Brandon

Mule Jessie LaFever brings feeds an offensive rebound in their 63-16 win over the Kalama Chinooks on Tuesday.

Photos by Ian Brandon

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team continues to dominate with two more wins this week, bringing their record to 12-4 overall and 6-0 in league.

The team traveled to Toutle Lake on Thursday and easily beat the Ducks 59-17.

"I thought the girls played great aggressive defense all the way through the game against Toutle," Coach Rob Garrett said. "The girls also attacked the basket hard, which has been a big focus. Reigha [Niemeyer] and Megan [Leitz] in particular were slashing to the hoop at will."

Niemeyer had 18 points and nine rebounds. Leitz added 15 points and seven steals. Courtney Carlson had 10 points. Miya Kerstetter scored six points and had seven rebounds, six steals, and four assists. Bailey McKinley had five points and six rebounds. Emmie Niemela added four points, nine rebounds, and four assists. Jessie LaFever had one point.

Lady Mules 17 20 16 6 --59

Toutle Lake 4 6 3 4 --17

The Lady Mules hosted Kalama on Tuesday and won 63-16.

"I was impressed with our talking on defense," Coach Garrett said. "The girls also were able to execute a few new plays they had never practiced before which was great to see. Courtney [Carlson] used her eyes to manipulate the defense in order to get her teammates easy looks. Miya [Kerstetter] had a great game offensively and Emmie [Niemela] had a solid, all around game."

Kerstetter had a big night with 18 points and five steals. Leitz added 12 points and five rebounds. Niemela had a double double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Carlson had eight points, six assists, and six steals. Niemeyer had seven points and six rebounds. LaFever scored four points, and McKinley added three points and five rebounds. Amirah Abdul-Kareem pulled down six boards.

Kalama 5 2 2 7 --16

Lady Mules 19 21 16 7 --63

The team travels to Napavine today (Thursday), where Garrett expects to see a little more competition, and host Stevenson next Tuesday.


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