Eagles will face Union tonight for 3A district title
It was a big night for Derrick Brooks and his Hudson’s Bay teammates.
Brooks sank seven 3-pointers and poured in a game-high 25 points, leading the Eagles past Prairie, 71-68, in a Class 3A district semifinal contest at Hudson’s Bay High School.
The Eagles move on to face Union at 7:30 tonight for the 3A district championship.
Brooks added nine rebounds and five assists, and Bay coach Andy Meyer said the high-scoring Eagle was unstoppable.
“He had a quite a game for us,” Meyer said.
The Eagles started slow, and trailed 39-27 at halftime.
Then Brooks heated up. Bay followed, outscoring the Falcons 23-16 during the fourth quater.
“We just got a little spark of energy there and hit some big shots,” Meyer said.
Ingo Arrozal added 13 points for the Eagles, who connected on 13 3s.
Adam Herman scored a team-high 20 points for Prairie, while Scott Brooks contributed 17.
Camas 37, Union 32 — The Papermakers are moving on.
Camas downed Union, 37-32, on Thursday in the second round of the 3A girls district tournament.
The Papermakers take on Prairie at 6 p.m. tonight for the district championship at Hudson’s Bay High School.
Asked what made the difference in a tight game, Camas coach Kent Thomas used two words: Melissa Williams.
“She carried us in the second half,” Thomas said. “She put us on her back and carried us.”
Williams scored a game-high 20 points, and keyed a 13-5 Papermakers fourth quarter.
Bre Sorenson added a team-high seven points for Union.
Thomas also praised the defensive efforts of Katelyn Henson (nine points), who helped Camas hold the Titans to just five points in the first and fourth quarters.
Up 17-16 at halftime, the Papermakers turned to Williams to rally from a 27-24 third-quarter deficit.
“Great credit to Union High School for a great game plan,” Thomas said.
Woodland 47, Hockinson 44 — Charity Arn scored a team-high 18 points to lead the Beavers past the Hawks and claim the 2A GSHL regular-season title.
Trailing by 16 in the fourth quarter, Woodland outscored Hockinson 23-6 in the final period to steal the game.
Woodland coach Glenn Flanagan said a press helped turn the tide. Taylor McCullough and Kylie Moses each hit timely 3-pointers, and McCullough hit two foul shots in the final minute to put the Beavers ahead to stay.
Woodland (14-6, 9-1 2A GSHL) will open the district playoffs with a Feb. 26 home game against Tumwater or Black Hills
Amanda McCarty scored a team-high 12 points for Hockinson while Ashley Haden added 10.
The Hawks (7-13, 5-5) finished third in the 2A GSHL and will open district play on the road next week against the Evergreen Conference runner up.
Ridgefield 52, Mark Morris 45 — Shelby Williams’ big night led the Spudders. Williams had 22 points, 12 rebounds, eight blocked shots and eight steals.
Nichole Kates scored 16 points for Ridgefield, and Hannah Grenz added six steals and five assists.
The Spudders (12-8, 8-2) will open district play at home on Feb. 26 against the No. 3 seed from the Evergreen Conference.
R.A. Long 57, Washougal 43 — Alicia McElroy dropped in 27 points in a losing effort for the Panthers. Darcy Akers and Maddie Down added six points apiece for Washougal, which trailed 15-8 after the first quarter.
The Panthers (8-12, 3-7) pulled within 43-41 heading into the fourth quarter. Washougal will play a pigtail playoff game as the GSHL’s fourth-place team. R.A. Long picked up its second victory of the season with the win.