Boys basketball: Fort Vancouver 68, Camas 44

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A 3-point barrage from the Trappers in the third quarter shot down the Papermakers in this Class 3A Greater St. Helens League elimination game.

The Trappers made seven 3-pointers -- on nine attempts -- during the decisive third quarter of the game at Fort Vancouver. Mario Eyler led the charge, making four 3-pointers and scoring 14 points in the period as Fort outscored Camas 31-13.

That outburst pushed Fort’s lead to 30 points, and assured the host Trappers (9-12) of a spot in the bi-district tournament. Fort -- which is hosting the 3A GSHL district tournament -- will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Prairie, the third-place team from the regular season.

Camas finished the season 7-14.

Eyler’s 21 points led all scorers, but the Trappers had a balanced effort with 10 players contributing points. Coach Scott Thompson said K-Last Karue’s effort helped spark his Trappers.

“He just had a great all-around game,” Thompson said of Karue’s night, which included eight points, five assists, three steals and eight rebounds. “He just put as much effort into a basketball game as anyone I’ve ever coached.”

Camas coach Skyler Gillispie said that Fort Vancouver’s speed took over in the third quarter.

“I’ll hand it to them. They had a lot of energy in that third quarter,” Gillispie said, describing the Trappers’ shooting as “unreal.”

Kyle Friend’s 10 points topped the scoring for the Papermakers.

FORT VANCOUVER 68, CAMAS 44

FORT VANCOUVER (9-12) -- K-Last Karue 8, Matthew Delisle 2, Mario Eyler 21, Deonte Hawkins 6, Jordan Howard 8, Jon Hua 4, Sean Lennon 7, Isaiah Miller 2, Julio Montoya 0, Loris Hervey 6, Quinton Whitfield 4. Totals 29-53 (8-17) 2-2 68.

CAMAS (7-14) -- Trent Johnson 3, Zach Eagle 5, Tyler Hallead 6, Anthony Fallin 0, Tyler Macrae-Smith 4, Brandon Nguyen 3, Austin Dubay 6, Tyler Verbout 3, Austin Vaughan 1, Jordan Lenard 3, Kyle Friend 10. Totals 15-46 (7-22) 7-12 44.

Fort 17 12 31 8--68

Camas 9 8 13 14--44