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Saints finish strong to halt losing streak

Mt. Hood dominates the final 15 minutes to beat Edmonds 66-62


by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hoods Taylor Scott rushes down the sideline on a fastbreak during Saturdays 66-62 win over Edmonds. TROUTDALE — Edmonds couldn’t miss coming out of the halftime locker room Saturday, putting up 20 points in a four-minute span that turned Mt. Hood’s four-point halftime lead into a 43-34 deficit.

But just when the game looked to be getting out of hand, Alyssa Wilson came off the bench and saved the day for the Saints. She hit a 3-pointer off a kick-out from teammate Megan Nelson, fed Hannah Wahlers for an easy two on a fastbreak and drained another trey from the top of the arc. She finished her spurt by sinking a 10-footer from the right side that put Mt. Hood up 48-45.

The Saints would never trail again in their 66-62 victory, putting the game out of reach when an Edmonds pass sailed high. Mt. Hood’s Whitney Warren chased it down along the sideline and the Tritons were forced to foul. Wilson sank 1 of 2 to make it a two-possession game with only 0:18 on the clock.

Mt. Hood (1-1) plays at Big Bend at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Look for expanded game coverage, and a profile on new coach Tyler Rose, in the Tuesday, Nov. 19, print edition.

View a photo gallery from this game at …

http://daveball.exposuremanager.com/g/nov16_mhcc-edmonds_whoops



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