VERNONIA — A 3-pointer by Mack Strain with 40 seconds left in overtime gave Knappa a one-point lead, but Vernonia answered seconds later with a three-point play for a 34-32 win Thursday night.
Knappa led the Northwest League girls basketball game until the final four minutes of regulation, as Vernonia rallied with a 7-2 run in the third quarter, after trailing 19-12 at halftime.
“It was a fun, exciting game,” said Knappa coach Marie Green. “(Knappa’s) Madelynn Weaver got fouled and went down with a head injury in the first half and missed the rest of the game, but the girls did a great job of stepping up for us.”
A 2-for-10 effort at the free throw line hurt Knappa’s cause, but the Loggers still had a balanced scoring attack with Sophia Carlson (nine points, four rebounds), Paris Vanderburg (eight points) and Aiko Miller (seven points, 11 rebounds).