For the second straight game, the Molalla High girls basketball team dug itself a hole it couldn't quite climb out of.
The result was a 48-46 overtime loss to Corbett on May 25.
Molalla fell behind 11-6 in the first quarter, then 21-15 at the half before clawing its way back into the game.
"Too familiar a theme in this short season – we dig a hole for ourselves then need to fight our way back," coach Phil Wiesner said. "For the first three quarters we were outworked. But to our credit, we battled big time in the fourth quarter and overtime."
Kaitlyn Curry led the way with 14 points, followed by Hannah Nelzen and Julia Watson with nine each.
Wiesner said that the goal now is to put a full 32 minutes together of "great effort and execution and we'll have something."
Wiesner said that his squad did a good job of following the game plan and getting to the free throw line. Unfortunately, Molalla was only 11-for-20 at the stripe, outscoring Corbett, which was 3-of-6.
"We needed to convert a couple more of them," Wiesner said. "In a close game they're all huge."
While it may have gone to the free throw line a lot less, Corbett had a huge game from behind the three-point line, sinking eight shots to Molalla's single trey.
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