Girls basketball: Evergreen 58, Union 47

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Deja Nicholas scored 26 points in her first game back from suspension, leading Evergreen to a crucial victory over Union.

With the win, the Plainsmen avoided a tie for the final playoff berth for the upcoming district tournament. Instead, Evergreen finished fourth in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League and will take on No. 3 Camas on Thursday in the opening round of the tournament.

Had Evergreen lost Tuesday, the Plainsmen would have had to play a playoff game Wednesday.

Nicholas scored 17 of her team's 20 fourth-quarter points.

Evergreen also held Union, the No. 2 seed, to four points in the third quarter.

Ciar Shannon added 11 points for Evergreen.

Tessa Vanderpool led Union with 10 points. The Titans will face the winner of the Evergreen-Camas game on Friday.

EVERGREEN 58, UNION 47

UNION -- Grace Davis 3, Tessa Vanderpool 10, Tuileisu Anderson 9, Kendra Preuninger 3, Molly Petrie 2, Katie Burbank 4, Hannah O'Donnell 0, Katherine Williams 0, Jessica Chatman 9, Emily Rowe 7. Totals 15 (6) 11-20 47.

EVERGREEN -- Deja Nicholas 26, Ciara Shannon 11, Kristina Presson 0, Nakesha Hatchett 8, Vella Jackson 4, Moriah Doyle 9, Keilea Swearingen 0, Cameronn Logan 0, Denisha Matia 0. Totals 18 (1) 21-30 58.

Union 13 11 4 19--47

Evergreen 8 14 16 20--58

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