Boys basketball: Evergreen 57, Skyview 50



The Plainsmen locked up second place in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens league, and more importantly for them, a spot in the bi-district playoffs.

Caleb Dressler, Tre Clark and Ajay Jenkins combined to score all 22 fourth-quarter points for the Plainsmen, who erased a two-point deficit.

Jenkins buried a 3-pointer toward the end of the third quarter to keep Evergreen close. Then Dressler had 11 of his game-high 20 points in the final period.

With Evergreen up six with about a minute to go, Skyview missed a free throw, then Clark scored on a lay-up just after that miss to seal the victory.

Austin Gurnsey had seven rebounds, most coming in the fourth quarter to stop any Skyview momentum.

Evergreen finished 7-5 in league play.

Austin Bonds led Skyview with 17 points.

The result leaves two teams fighting for the final playoff berth from the league. Skyview fell to 5-6, but can still get the No. 3 seed by beating Battle Ground on Thursday. A Battle Ground win would send the Tigers to the playoffs.


SKYVIEW -- Austin Bonds 17, Spencer Paulin 0, Cameron Habertson 0, Brian Brady 2, Keegan Liebelt 6, Adam Walker , Levi Gellatly , Ryan Bickford 9, Ben Speis , Matt Brown 6, Jordan Berni 6, Ross Armstrong 8, Jake Lewis , Willie Lopez 0, Anthony Chamberlain 2. Totals 15 (8) 12-15 50.

EVERGREEN -- Jared Price 0, Jalen Ballard 5, Ajay Jenkins 8, David Shirts 0, Jahmil Johnson 10, Conner Finnagan 0, Tre Clark 12, Austin Gurnsey 2, Andrew White 0, Caleb Dressler 20, Thomas Phillips 0, Zach Smith. Totals 21 (1) 14-21 57.

Skyview 17 8 12 13--50

Evergreen 11 13 11 22--57

JV -- Evergreen won. C -- Evergreen won.