While the Warrenton Warriors will have a successful season at the 3A level, the Knappa Loggers showed why they could be one of the favorites in the 2A state tournament two months from now, as they powered past Warrenton 58-38 in a nonleague boys basketball Clatsop Clash game on Thursday at Warrenton.

Knappa senior Logan Morrill had a field day for the Loggers, blocking shots defensively and scoring on numerous put-backs and second chance baskets on offense, leading all scorers with 19 points. Tanner Jackson added 12.

In the first quarter, the Loggers reeled off 14 straight points, turning a 3-2 lead into a 17-2 advantage.

Tucker Kinder and Carter Morrill hit 3-point shots in the second quarter, and Logan Morrill had two put-backs for an eventual 33-13 lead.

A 3-pointer by Warrenton's Dawson Little early in the fourth had the Warriors within 44-31, but Knappa answered with an 8-0 run to lock up the win, its fifth straight victory after a season-opening loss.

The Loggers picked up two first-place votes in the latest coaches poll, and are rated fifth in the latest Oregon School Activities Association rankings.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or ghenley@dailyastorian.com.