Prep roundup: Wild shot sends Bay to bi-district




The Hudson’s Bay boys basketball team missed on three garden variety 3-point attempts toward the end of regulation.

Then the Eagles nailed the wild and crazy shot.

Derrick Brooks chased down a long rebound toward the sideline and launched a turnaround, fadeaway, bank shot at the end of regulation to tie the game.

The Eagles then took advantage of their second life with a 75-71 victory over Camas in a loser-out game in the Class 3A District 4 tournament.

Hudson’s Bay will play No. 2 seed Prairie on Thursday and has locked up a berth to the bi-district tournament.

Trailing 65-62 with 17 seconds remaining, the Eagles would get three good looks at the tying shot. All bounced off the rim, but back to the Eagles.

At the last second, Brooks banked in his desperation shot to force OT.

Brooks, who finished with 21 points, made his fifth 3-pointer of the game in the extra session to give the Eagles a four-point lead. The Eagles made four free throws down the stretch to keep Camas from making a comeback.

Owen Addison led Camas with 23 points. Jacob Kaler added 15, and Marc Eppinger scored his 14 points after halftime. He made four 3-pointers.

Tra Ponder scored 16 points for the Eagles, who also got 10 points apiece from Gabe Foster and Darius Goldman.

Hockinson 68, R.A. Long 62 — Dexter Kalliainen was 3 for 3 from 3-point range and scored 14 points, helping the Hawks clinch the No. 2 seed to next week’s Class 2A district tournament.

Hockinson made five 3-pointers in the third quarter to open up a 50-37 lead. Joshua Hall had 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Cole Larson added seven points and 12 rebounds.

Ridgefield 65, Woodland 61, OT — The host Spudders made 5 of 6 from the foul line in overtime to pull out the win. The result eliminated Woodland from playoff contention.

Michael Schwinof scored six of his 14 points in overtime for Ridgefield. Scott Backstrom, who led the Spudders with 19 points, was fouled driving to the basket in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter and made one free throw to force overtime.

Nick Fuller scored 11 of his 17 points for Woodland in the second quarter, when the Beavers outscored the Spudders 26-8 to lead by nine.

Ridgefield was 2 for 11 from the foul line in the first half.

Mark Morris 67, Washougal 49 — Mark Morris used a 29-9 advantage in the third quarter to take control and clinch the outright 2A GSHL title.

Girls basketball

Heritage 38, Battle Ground 21 — The host Timberwolves used defense to advance in the 4A GSHL district tournament. Heritage outscored Battle Ground 24-9 over the middle two quarters.

Emily Myers scored 12 points for the Timberwolves, who will play Kelso at 6 p.m. on Friday at Skyview High School. Kelso eliminated Mountain View, 68-40.

Union 47, Columbia River 44 — The Titans got 13 points from Janae Davis, leading a No. 4 seed past a No. 3 in a loser-out game in the 3A district playoffs.

The Titans scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter, then held off a Columbia River rally to advance to Thursday’s district semifinal against Camas. Union also has secured a berth to the bi-district tournament.

The Titans struggled at the free throw line, but Brittany Blumenthal made two with a second to go to make it a three-point contest.

Union’s Bre Sorensen was held to two points but she was still a force with 13 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Blumenthal and Mandy White each scored nine points for Union.

Kass Cloyd led Columbia River with 18 points. Taylor Parker added eight.

Washougal 61, Mark Morris 60 — The visiting Panthers dramatically improved their postseason hopes in long-distance fashion.

Alicia McElroy completed a 30-point night by hitting all three free throws after drawing a foul on a 3-point shot with one second left in the game. The win pulled Washougal (8-11, 3-6) into a tie with Mark Morris (9-10, 3-6) for fourth place in the 2A Greater St. Helens League. The Panthers beat the Monarchs twice, so they hold the advantage for the fourth playoff spot.

The Panthers hit 12 3-pointers and made only four 2-point field goals. McElroy hit six threes, and Maddie Down (13 points) and Darcy Akers (10 points) made three 3-pointers apiece.

Ridgefield 62, Woodland 32 — A resounding win kept the host Spudders in the hunt to share the 2A GSHL title with the Beavers. Shelby Williams had 27 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks, and Penny Hughes added 16 points and seven assists as Ridgefield ran away from Woodland in the second half. The Beavers were just 3 for 21 shooting 3-pointers.