Girls basketball: Battle Ground 54, Union 43

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A big second quarter was the difference as Battle Ground (11-8, 7-4) wrapped up second place in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League.

Union (12-7, 5-6) is tied with Heritage for third place. Heritage visits Union on Thursday to complete the league schedule.

Battle Ground outscored visiting Union 16-4 during the second quarter to establish a 12-point lead. Nikki Bond scored nine of her 14 points for the Tigers in that quarter.

Tessa Vanderpool scored 16 points, made six steals and had a couple of assists for Battle Ground. Haley Grossman had 15 points, seven rebounds and two steals

Only four players scored for the Titans, led by 20 points from Angelique Williams.

BATTLE GROUND 54, UNION 43

UNION -- Jessica Chatman 12, Angelique Williams 20, Tuileisu Anderson 10, Nicole Woodside 0, Molly Petrie 0, Hannah O’Donnell 1, Mykaila Forsyth 0, Amica Cranston 0, Cassie Anderson 0. Totals 14 (3) 12-16 43.

BATTLE GROUND -- Nikki Bond 14, Haley Hamilton 2, Haley Grossman 15, Tessa Vanderpool 16, Chelsie Aguigui 6, Taya O’Hanlon 0, Jossilyn Blackman 1, Liz Smarr 0, Mallory Olson 0. Totals 19 (2) 14-22 54.

Union 8 4 10 21--43

BGround 8 16 12 18--54

JV -- Union won.