Pirate girls sink cold shooting Hawks

News staff writer

February 3, 2007

It was a night of role swapping at Wy’east Middle School Tuesday night.

In their first meeting of the season, the Cascade Locks boys’ team beat Horizon while the Pirate girls lost. Tuesday night it was the other way around.

The Hawks had no answer for the combination of Heather Mohr and Mikayla Ryan as the Pirates sprinted to a 44-29 win.

Mohr led all scorers with 23 points while Ryan contributed 13 points.

For the Pirates, the win not only snapped a losing skid, but it also saw a solid effort on both sides of the ball.

“Our goal was to be more composed on offense and defense and not to rush things,” Cascade Locks Coach Donna Nolin said.

While the Hawks kept it close through the first half, Mohr and Ryan began taking the game over with solid rebounding and effective shooting, and Horizon went cold as the Pirates stretched their lead.

The Hawks missed repeatedly on shots that would have gotten them back in the game, while Mohr and Ryan were constantly able to capitalize on the other end.

For the Hawks, it was the latest in a string of frustrating games where shots have simply not been falling.

“We just can’t get any offensive rhythm,” Horizon coach Amanda Bellus said. “We’ve just been in a slump when it comes to scoring.”

Jacque Mellow played aggressively on both offense and defense, and with an 11-point effort, was the highlight for the Hawks.

In the fourth, the Hawks cut the lead to as few as 10 early, and a Mellow three-pointer cut the gap to 36-25 with just over four minutes to go but the Hawks could not get any closer than that the rest of the way.

“We stepped it up and played good defense today,” Mohr said. “Every time Jacque or Laura Yates scored we stepped up the pressure.”

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