Boys basketball: Union 61, Battle Ground 52

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Updated: January 5, 2013, 12:07 AM

 

Tyler Copp and Derek Derryberry hit some clutch 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Titans converted 11 of 13 free throws in the final period to fend off Battle Ground in the 4A Greater St. Helens League opener for both teams.

Battle Ground led 43-42 after three quarters, but Union took the lead in the final quarter. The Titans led by four with 1:40 to play then Copp sealed the win by making 4 of 5 free throws.

Copp made 5 3-pointers in the game to finish with a game-high 28 points. Seaver Whalen lead Union with seven rebounds.

Miles Luke, Jamie Ford and Jake Sachen had 10 points each for Battle Ground.

UNION 61, BATTLE GROUND 52

BATTLE GROUND -- Jamie Ford 10, Will Rice 0, Damien Ford 3, Daniel Duong 2, Trevor Ingram 9, Jake Sachen 10, Kevin Haynes 8, Miles Luke 10, Colby Cahoon 0. Totals 19 (5) 9-15 52.

UNION -- Tyler Copp 28, Jeff Wu 3, Trent Cowan 5, Seaver Whalen 3, Kyle Mercer 8, Micah Paulson 5, Skillful Davis 0, Isaiah Robinson 0, Derek Derryberry 7, Riley Hawken 2, Spencer Martin 0. Totals 18 (8) 17-29 61.

B. Ground 11 17 15 9--52

Union 11 15 16 19--61

JV -- Battle Ground 42-39; C -- Union 61-54.