Morton-White Pass 46, Toledo 43
(Toledo, WA) The Morton-White Pass Timberwolves were set on getting their first Central 2B league victory and boy did they do it in dramatic fashion. The Indians were hoping to get this win and to start clawing their way back up the league standings. The Indians were off to a good start with a stiff defense holding MWP to just 7 1st quarter points and took a 12-7 lead. The 2nd quarter saw the T-Wolves get some offense but still were outscored by a point by the Indians and trailed 25-19 at the break. Taylor Nillius led MWP at the break with 9 while Toledo’s Kal Schaplow had 11 and Anna Tauscher hit for 10.
MWP began their comeback in the 3rd led by their own tough defense limiting Toledo to just 8 points while hitting for 13 and pulling within 1 after 3 quarters. This set up a nip and tuck battle for the final 8 minutes and with just seconds left it was all even at 43. The Timberwolves got the ball as time ticked away when Taylor Nillius launched a half court shot that went in as time expired handing MWP their 1st league win. The half court shot topped off an 18 point effort by Nillius. The T-Wolves were able to slow down Tauscher and Schaplow in the 2nd half limiting Tauscher to just 6 2nd half points.
The T-Wolves are now 1-7 in league play and 4-8 overall while Toledo falls to 2-7 in league and 3-8 for the season. Our Pacific Sports Spa Players of the Game went to MWP’s Taylor Nillius and Toledo’s Anna Tauscher.