Stephanie McDonagh and Aubrey Ward-El know how to come up big when it matters.
McDonagh scored eight of her 15 points in the fourth quarter, Ward-El had six of her 10 in the final frame, and the Storm rallied to pick up a win in their final game at the Snohomish tournament.
Ward-El, if you recall, made the game-winning shot in the Class 4A state championship game last season.
McDonagh, if you recall, made the game-winning shot in the state quarterfinals last season.
Now the top two returning players from that squad, they are the go-to players for a younger, inexperienced team.
Skyview coach Jennifer Buscher said she likes what she has seen in recent weeks from this team.
“We’re making some strides,” she said.
Skyview trailed Jackson by nine after the first quarter but won the next three periods for the team’s lone victory in three games in this tournament.
Hannahjoy Adams made two key free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.
Gen Lo scored 10 points for the Storm.
SKYVIEW 55, JACKSON 50
At Snohomish Tournament
JACKSON — Kingma 2, Flores 6, Anderson 23, Clinton 0, Charleson 0, I. Clinton 4, Johnston 0, Mason 5, Lochman 2, Boyd 2, Higgins 6. Totals 21 (8) 0-0 50.
SKYVIEW — Stephanie McDonagh 15, Aubrey Ward-El 10, Cassie Swartz 8, Gen Lo 10, Meggan Rakoz 3, Neesen Bristow 3, Hannahjoy Adams 6. Totals 19 (5) 12-16 55.
Jackson 16 11 14 9–50
Skyview 7 14 16 16–55