Lady Mules have very rough week


January 19, 2023

Ian Brandon

Toledo's defense catches Lady Mule Miya Kerstetter.

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team lost three last week, bringing their league record to 4-5.

Last Wednesday, the team traveled to Rainier, where they lost 42-35.

"I was really happy with our defense most of the game," Coach Rob Garrett said. "Specifically, Bailey [McKinley] did a great job inside on Rainier's post and keeping her off the board. Our defense gave us a chance to be in the game. Unfortunately, we struggled to consistently score."

Reigha Niemeyer led scoring with 19 points. Jessie LaFever added six points. Bailey McKinley had five points. Amiriah Abdul-Kariem scored three points, and Genevieve Fleming added two.

 Lady Mules 2 8 17 8 -35

 Rainier 11 10 16 5 -42

On Friday, the Lady Mules lost 72-28 to Adna.

"Adna is just at a different place than we are currently and they took advantage of it," Garrett said. "Hopefully we can see what it takes to play at that level and make some improvements moving forward."

Ian Brandon

Lady Mule Jessie LeFever puts up a shot against Toledo.

Niemeyer scored four points, Miya Kerstetter had nine points and seven rebounds. McKinley scored six points and had 11 rebounds. Abdul-Kariem had three points and eight rebounds. Fleming added six points and nine rebounds.

 Lady Mules 5 4 12 7 -28

 Adna 18 16 22 16 -72

On Tuesday, the Lady Mules lost a close game with Toledo 47-46.

Niemeyer scored 22 points and had seven points. Kerstetter added 13 points, six rebounds and seven steals. McKinley had nine points and six rebounds. LaFever added two points. Abdul-Kariem pulled down eight boards.

 Toledo 11 13 21 2 -47

 Lady Mules 13 15 8 10 -46

The team hosts Napavine tonight (Thursday) and Kalama the following Thursday.


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