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Wood has 11 points, two assists and three steals to lead Indians in road victory

PMG PHOTO: DEREK WILEY - Zoe Wood scored 11 points on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Tillamook.

In its final tuneup before league play, Molalla won 50-38 last Tuesday at Tillamook.

"Going in, I was hoping to play a lot of kids and get some quality work on some different things we wanted to try that we haven't had the opportunity in a couple of other games, and it was mission accomplished," Molalla coach Phil Wiesner said. "We played all 13, worked on some things, and had a good outcome."

The Indians jumped out to an 18-8 lead in the first quarter.

After scoring just six points in the second period, Molalla put up 18 more in the third to take a commanding 42-24 lead entering the fourth quarter.

"We worked on a few different lineups, going guard heavy, going post heavy," Wiesner said. "We liked the things we saw that we can pull out and use some things later."

Molalla shots 39 percent from the field while holding Tillamook to 25 percent.

Of the Indians 21 made field goals, 14 were assisted.

Zoe Wood had 11 points, two assists and three steals.

Hannah Nelzen finished with 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals.

Kaityn Curry added six points, four rebounds and four assists. Rubie Burge chipped in with six points and three assists.

With the win, the Indians improved to 7-6 overall and were No. 8 in OSAA's Class 4A girls basketball rankings.

"Tillamook gave us a good game and they played with a lot of heart," Wiesner said. "It's a great atmosphere to play in, which was fun. They get a good turn out of their students, town people. It's a very loud place to play in."

Derek Wiley
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