Boys basketball: Battle Ground 63, Union 49

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The Tigers made their move over the middle two quarters, outscoring the visiting Titans 35-23 over that span.

Jamie Ford scored 12 of his team-high 16 points during the second quarter to help Battle Ground to a five-point halftime lead. Serg Ovchinnikov scored eight of his 15 during the third quarter when the lead grew to double digits.

“It was just a good team win for us,” Battle Ground coach Andy Schoonover said.

Despite this win, the Tigers (12-7, 6-5) must beat Skyview on Friday to advance to postseason.

Jake Belford had 12 rebounds and three assists, and Kaleb McGary grabbed eight rebounds.

Union (14-5, 9-2), the Class 4A GSHL champion, played without starter Jordan Chatman who was serving a one-game suspension after being ejected from the Titans’ previous game.

Tyler Copp’s 18 points led Union.

BATTLE GROUND 63, UNION 49

UNION -- Dionte Ceaser 3, Kyle Mercer , Tyler Copp 18, Dominique Ceaser 0, Seaver Whalen 4, Tanner Nelson 6, Jordan Chatman , Trent Cowan 4, Kaben Humphrey-Butler 3, Gabe Rego 2, Micah Merfeld 4, Brian Cairns 5,Leon Siofele 0. Totals 17 (7) 8-9.

BATTLE GROUND -- Jamie Ford 16, Damien Ford 4, Jordan Olsen 0, Serg Ovchinnikov 15, Trevor Ingram 8, Tim Shkarovskiy 8, Kevin Haynes 0, Jake Belford 8, Jake Blackman 0, Kaleb McGary 4. Totals 22 (8) 11-16 63.

Union 13 11 12 13--49

BGround 12 17 18 16--63

JV -- Union won. C -- Union won.