Strong half-court defense and some transition offense added up to another nice win for the Washougal boys basketball team on Tuesday.
Isaac Bischoff and David Crowley each scored 12 points as Washougal had four players score in double figures to improve its record to 8-0 on the season with a 64-44 win over rival Camas.
Michael McElroy and Aaron Deister each scored 11 points for the Panthers, who will face another challenge Wednesday with a non-league game against Mountain View.
The Panthers held a two-point edge at halftime and pushed the margin to eight after three quarters.
Washougal coach Malcolm Estes said his team picked up its intensity on defense in the second half, and made it difficult for Camas to get the ball into the post. That intensity translated into some transition offense.
“Defensively, we just played really well,” Estes said. “We limited them to one shot most of the time.”
The Papermakers went to a full-court trap in an effort to get back into the game in the fourth quarter. But Washougal was able to break the press, find open players who converted several lay-ups, increasing the Panthers lead to 20 points in about four minutes.
Austin Dubay led Camas with 18 points. Crowley had nine rebounds, five assists and four steals for Washougal.
WASHOUGAL 64, CAMAS 44
WASHOUGAL (8-0) — Isaac Bischoff 12, Aaron Deister 11, Michael McElroy 11, Mustapha Bah 6, David Crowley 12, Austin Tran 2, Joey Rubino 1, Nate Adams 4, Jaden Jantzer 5. Totals 27 (3) 7-13 64.
CAMAS (2-6) — Trent Johnson 8, Zach Eagle 0, TAnthony Fallin 7, Tyler Macrae-Smith 2, Brandon Nguyen 0, Austin Dubay 18, Tyler Verbout 0, Austin Vaughan 0, Kyle Friend 8, Jordan Lenard 1. Totals 13 (4) 14-26 44.
Washougal 12 15 14 23—64
Camas 14 11 8 11—44
JV — Camas 43-37. Frosh — Camas 55-41.