Basketballs sit in a box next to a high school seat in the Daily News coverage area. The “winter sports” season in Washington is expected to last until June.
TOLEDO – It took the Toledo girls’ basketball team just a quarter to beat the Morton-White Pass grand total for the entire game and dominated the Central 2B League from start to finish with a 64-14 win.
“We pushed the ball really well and made the extra pass,” said Toledo coach Brian Layton. “We were able to generate sales. You are a really young team. We could use our size against them. “
Toledo used his advantage in the post – namely Stacy Spahr – early on to get a big lead. Spahr scored 14 of their 23 strong points in the first quarter, and the hosts were leading 18: 3 after eight minutes.
At halftime it was 34-5 and after the third quarter the lead was 51-8.
Spahr added 15 rebounds for a double-double. With such a huge head start, Layton was able to renew all of his benchers and several Toledo players filled in several columns of the match sheet.
Vanesa Rodriguez scored 12 points and finished second for Toledo. Marina Smith had nine points, eight steals and five assists. Greenlee Clark finished with five points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals. Abbie Marcil added six points from the bench,
“That’s what I like to see,” said Layton. We have probably eight or nine girls who are double digits every night. As we play more and practice more, our confidence will improve and I think we will keep improving. “