Boys basketball: Washougal 49, Ridgefield 46

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Mike McElroy suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter as Washougal struggled to fend off a determined Ridgefield team in the 2A GSHL opener for both teams.

"Ridgefield played well, ran its offense well," Washougal coach Malcolm Estes said. "Any time we got up by 10 or 11, they'd just make a run back at us. They made some big shots and hit their free throws."

Ridgefield was 8 of 10 from the line in the fourth quarter, while the Panthers were 3 for 6.

"And we were 0 for 4 from the line in the third quarter when we had a chance to put them away," Estes said. "That's something we'll need to work on."

Nate Adams had nine points and 10 rebounds for Washougal, while McElroy had nine points, three rebounds and three assists before exiting early.

The biggest basket may have come from Sean Guthrie, who launched a shot from three-quarters of the length of the floor at the end of the first quarter.

"That ended up being the difference in the game," Estes said. "I knew the kid had range, but I didn't know it was from that far."

David Potter had 13 points to lead the Spudders.

WASHOUGAL 49, RIDGEFIELD 46

RIDGEFIELD -- David Potter 13, Kyle Morris 6, Neil Biggerstaff 4, Josh Mason 11, Dalton Morales 2, Dylan Wellman 0, A.J. Olson 10, J.D. Wolniewicz 0. Totals 15 (2) 14-20 46.

WASHOUGAL -- Mike McElroy 9, Regan Townsend 1, Cole Crosby 0, Sean Guthrie 6, Austin Tran 6, Nate Adams 9, Yoro Bah 2, Patrick Jones 0, Jaden Jantzer 6, Aaron Deister 10. Totals 19 (4) 7-20 49.

Ridgefield 9 13 10 14--46

Washougal 16 13 11 9--49

JV -- Washougal 50-22; C --Washougal won.