The best holiday present the Warrenton girls basketball team could give to coach Jake Mullins was a win Thursday night.

In front of their home crowd and riding a 20-game losing streak entering the nonleague contest with Knappa, Warrenton won for the first time since Feb. 18, 2020, with a 51-28 decision over the Loggers.

Both teams are young, with just two seniors starting in Thursday's game.

Knappa came in with a three-game win streak, but the night belonged to the Warriors, who built an early 16-4 lead and never trailed.

After a 3-pointer from Knappa freshman Alondra PiƱa and a layup from sophomore Ariana Miller capped a 6-0 Logger run, Warrenton's Avyree Miethe had a steal and score early in the second quarter. Teammates Jamie Annat and Riley Simonsen finished the first half with back-to-back baskets for a 24-13 lead.

The Warriors pulled away with a 15-5 run in the third quarter, highlighted by three straight scores from Rebecca Kelly, a 3-pointer by Annat and 10 second half points from Miethe, who finished with a game-high 18.

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