Boys basketball: Washougal 65, R.A. Long 57

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Jaden Jantzer provided the spark to get the Panthers back in the game after the Lumberjacks jumped out to an early lead.

“They played hard, and they’re improved from the beginning of the year,” Washougal coach Malcolm Estes said of R.A. Long. “We kind of got shocked at first, but we got our composure back.”

Washougal trailed 28-16 in the second quarter before Jantzer made a bucket and a 3-pointer on his way to 12 points.

Isaac Bischoff scored 17 points to lead the Panthers (11-6, 3-2 2A GSHL). Aaron Deister scored eight of his 12 points in the third quarter as Washougal took a 45-44 lead going into the final period. Michael McElroy scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Panthers pulled away, making 6 of 7 free throws to lead the team’s 10-of-13 shooting from the line in the last eight minutes.

Deister also had 11 rebounds as Washougal controlled the boards in the final three quarters and turned up the defensive pressure to take control.

Joe Buckley led the Lumberjacks (2-14, 0-5) with 22 points.

WASHOUGAL 65, R.A. LONG 57

R.A. LONG -- Brady Hulings 2, Jacob Yordy 3, Bryce Eisele 6, Keenon Marin 15, Joe Buckley 22, Jacob Johnson 0, Mitch Moe 2, Matt Sheehy 1, Payton Miller 6. Totals 20 (5) 12-14 57.

WASHOUGAL -- Isaac Bischoff 17, Aaron Deister 12, Michael McElroy 13, Mustapha Bah 0, David Crowley 8, Karsten Short 3, Trent Stauffer 0, Austin Tran 0, Joey Rubino 0, Jaden Jantzer 12. Totals 23 (3) 16-25.

RA Long 19 14 11 13--57

Washougal 11 16 18 20--65

JV -- Washougal, 63-17.

C -- Washougal, 46-17.