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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Feb. 21, 2024

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Girls basketball: Hockinson 61, Mark Morris 48

The Columbian

Grace Russell scored 26 points to become the Hockinson single-season scoring leader in a big 2A Greater St. Helens League win for the Hawks.

The win moved Hockinson into a tie for second place in the 2A GSHL with Mark Morris at 8-3. If the teams remain tied, a playoff game between the two will be played on Wednesday at a neutral court.

Russell was held scoreless and fouled out in the Hawks’ first meeting at Mark Morris. But she easily surpassed the 19 points she need to pass Amanda McCarty on the Hawks’ season scoring list.

“And Amanda was here tonight, so that was cool,” Hockinson coach Damon Roche said.

Payton Wangler had nine points and eight assists.

“The team has grown and grown each week,” Roche said. “We knew we were in the playoff hunt. We knew we had to win. And the girls bought into that and stepped up.”

Freshmen Lillie Mueller and Ellie Kistler added eight rebounds each and played stellar defense on Mark Morris’ post players, Roche said.


MARK MORRIS — Kalina Makaiwi 7, Gabby Bennett 2, Madison Mosier 6, Sarah Russell 2, Stephanie Burns 0, Alexis Troy 22, Libby Bartleson 11. Totals 18 (0) 12-20 48.

HOCKINSON — Emma Dietel 10, Payton Wangler 9, Grace Russell 26, Brooklyn Byers 0, Jasmine Shigeno 3, Meggie Kistler 0, Lillie Mueller 8, Ellie Kistler 5. Totals 19 (6) 17-27 61.

M. Morris 11 11 5 21–48

Hockinson 19 10 8 24–61

JV — Mark Morris won.