Traveling through the gorge to White Salmon for a road game during finals week has historically not gone well for the Cougars in basketball. Facing a must win to keep our playoff chances alive the Cougs went against what’s been the historical trend and made a bit of history themselves. Jasmine Morgan scored a career high and set a girls basketball scoring record with 33 points in the all important road win over Columbia High School.
Seton led 14-13 after the first period and was up three at the half. Morgan had 15 points in the first half and Maddie Willis had 7 in the first half with two threes giving the Cougs the 29-26 halftime lead. Seton was outscored 17-10 in the third period and trailed by four. Morgan picked up her 4th foul in the third and was forced to sit most of the third and half of the fourth period. During that time Coach Ephraim said the Seton defense was what kept them in it. “With Jasmine on the bench we weren’t scoring but we weren’t letting them score so the game stayed close.” Seton trailed by four and the end of three. Ephraim credited a total team effort during that time and some tough work on the defensive boards by Claire Kirn!
Morgan re-entered the game with under four minutes remaining and immediately gave the Cougs an offensive burst of energy as she scored 15 of her game high 33 during that time frame. Both Maddie Willis and Emma Watkins hit big threes during that period as Seton went on a 30-18 run for the period and closed out the game with an eight point victory!
With her 33 points Morgan remains among the top of the scoring leaders in Clark County averaging 17 points a game. Maddie Willis was also in double figures with 15 points including 9 points from beyond the arc.
The Cougs have tonight off and will host Trico League leading King’s Way Saturday. JV 5:30pm/Varsity 7pm!