The Vernonia Lady Loggers defeated Monroe 61-56 on Saturday March 7th to take 4th place at the 2A Girls Basketball State Tournament in Pendleton.
The Lady Loggers and head coach Steve Whiteman bounced back from a devastating 64-36 opening round loss on Thursday to eventual runner up Burns to win their final two games and win the consolation round bracket.
The Lady Loggers showed resilience and determination to recover from the loss. On Friday morning, playing what was probably their best game of the tournament in their 61-51 win over Regis, senior and Northwest League Player of the Year Meghan Sullivan led the Lady Loggers with 17 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the floor and added 11 rebounds. Julia Fletcher also scored 17 for Vernonia and Lisa Paje added 13 points including 9 of 10 from the free throw line. Paige Smith chipped in 7 rebounds.
In the spirited 4th place match up against Monroe on Saturday morning, the Lady Loggers fell behind 10-0 early in the game before scoring the next 12 straight points and grabbed a 21-19 half time lead they never relinquished.
Marketa Vesselkova bounced back and had her best game of the tournament after struggling in the first two games, leading Vernonia with 22 points, including 4 clutch free throws towards the end of the game. Fletcher had another big game scoring 17 points, going 5 for 5 from the free throw line including two huge shots to close out the game, and added 7 rebounds. Sullivan was a monster under the boards grabbing 17 rebounds. Smith added 8 more rebounds and scored all her 6 points down the stretch in the 4th quarter to help hold the Lady Loggers lead. Lisa Paje scored 13 points and also grabbed 6 rebounds.
The Vernonia Lady Loggers advanced to the finals of the Consolation Bracket at the State Tournament in Pendleton with a 61-51 win over Regis on Friday, February 6. The Lady Loggers resume play on Saturday at 9:00 AM against Monroe and will play for 4th place.
The Lady Loggers were led by Meghan Sullivan with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Julia Fletcher with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Lisa Paje added 13 points and 9 rebounds and Paige Smith had 7 rebounds. Marketa Vesslekova made 9 of 10 free throws for Vernonia.
Margy Prout recently visited Tepozatlan, Mexico.
Where Do You Read the Voice? Margy Prout recently carried her copy of Vernonia’s Voice all the way to the top of the El Tepozteco Pyramid in Tepozatlan, Mexico.
El Tepozteco Pyramid in Tepozatlan, Mexico.
The Vernonia Loggers boys basketball team brought home the sixth place trophy from the OSAA 2A State Championships in Pendleton.
The VHS boys ended the tournament with a 2-2 record, losing their final game to Central Linn 67-51. In the final game, Jared Leone led the Loggers with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Austin Cutright added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Jesse Edgar scored 8 points and had 8 rebounds.
The Vernonia Loggers boys basketball team defeated Oakridge 52-44 in the consolation round at the OSAA State Championships in Pendleton on Thursday, February 28.
The Loggers move on the fourth place game where they will face Central Linn on Saturday at 10:45 AM.
The Vernonia Loggers fell in the quarterfinals at the OSAA 2A State Championships in Pendleton on Wednesday night. The Loggers lost 61-46 to the Oakland Oakers. The Loggers continue play in the consolation round on Thursday, where they face Oakridge at 10:45 AM. Read More