Knappa and City Christian played even over the first and third quarters (20-20), but the Lions outscored the Loggers 30-10 in the second and fourth quarters on their way to a 50-30 win over Knappa, Thursday night in Portland.
The Lady Loggers led 12-11 after one quarter of the Northwest League girls basketball game, but mounting injuries are taking a toll on Knappa, which lost Aiko Miller to a second-quarter injury. She is expected to return for Saturday’s game at Columbia Christian, although Knappa is still missing Katie Patterson.
City Christian had three players score in double figures, led by Marlei Knox with 16 points, followed by Holly Ishibashi with 13 and Emilee Owen with 10.
Knox connected on back-to-back 3-pointers in a crucial second-quarter stretch.
In her second game back from an injury, Sophia Carlson led Knappa with 14 points, six steals, six rebounds and two blocks.
Madelynn Weaver had eight rebounds, and Hannah Dietrichs added nine points and five boards for the Loggers.
“Bayle (McCall), Olivia (Rilatos) and Emily (Nicholson) really stepped up big time for us,” said Knappa coach Marie Green. “We started defending drives better, but we panicked a little in the second half. It was a very, very physical game.”