As of Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Ally Muhleman and Allie Noland notched 11 points apiece, as the South Wasco County Redsides moved into the sixth and final district play-in slot with a 46-36 triumph over Mitchell-Spray Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference showdown at Mitchell High.
With two games remaining, the Lady Redsides could actually jump to the fifth seed with wins over Ione and Horizon Christian this weekend, or with two losses, could be on the outside looking in.
If the records finished the same after Saturday, the Redsides would play Sherman in a play-in game and Ione would dress against Arlington.
Coming off a one-point win on Jan. 23 in Maupin, the Lady Loggers gained momentum in the opening quarter with a 9-6 lead.
Spearheaded by five points from Noland and two each from Molly Foreaker and Muhleman, the Redsides took the lead for good in the second quarter using a 9-2 spurt to move in front, 15-11 at halftime.
SWC (5-16 overall, 3-9 league) extended its lead to 28-20 entering the fourth quarter and then capped the win with an 18-16 spurt in the final period.
In all, SWC buried 18 field goals, with one from 3-point territory from Kiana Moody, and went 9 for 18 from the line.
Foreaker and Malia Collins had six points apiece, Peggy Espeland had four and Moody and Roxanne O’Neal checked in with three points.
For the Loggers (7-14, 2-10), Laci Domenighini, Kyria Myers and Miranda Holt had eight points each, as the team hit 11 of 20 free throws, 8 of 16 in the fourth period.
SWC hosts Ione (5-14, 5-7) at 6 p.m. Friday.