Girls basketball: Washougal 45, Hockinson 26

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Megan Sharp scored nine points in the decisive third quarter as the visiting Panthers kept alive their chance to finish second in the 2A Greater St. Helens League.

Hockinson (8-11, 4-3) can still clinch second place by beating fifth-place Ridgefield on Monday, but Thursday's result kept Washougal (10-9, 3-4) within striking distance. The Panthers host fourth-place R.A. Long to close out the regular season on Monday.

The Hawks made only eight field goals -- just two in the second half. A 15-2 third-quarter advantage pushed the Panthers to a 12-point lead.

"They played good defense, and they shot the ball better than we did," Hockinson coach Chad Hamberg said. "We took good shots. They just didn't drop."

Sharp finished with a game-high 21 points and Crystal Chase added 10 points for Washougal. The Panthers made 10 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter to finish off the win and were 16 for 20 from the line on the night.

Katelyn McGuire led Hockinson with 10 points. She also grabbed nine rebounds. Brianna Curtis had six steals and six rebounds for the Hawks.

WASHOUGAL 45, HOCKINSON 26

WASHOUGAL -- Haley Briggs 3, Megan Sharp 21, Brooke Croeni 0, RaeAnn Allen 2, Crystal Chase 10, Megan Townsend 4, Mackenzie Pfeifer 0, Savannah McDowell 3, Kristan Graham 0, Alyssa Blankenship 2. Totals 13 (3) 16-20 45.

HOCKINSON -- Isabella Koenig 0, Brianna Curtis 6, Kelsey Dunham 2, Meghan Vandermaas 2, Katelyn McGuire 10, Summer Dean 0, Brooke Sparks 0, Lexi Schommer 0, Kaylee Hartloo 0, Corrina Gensitskiy 0, Elle Tilkin 0, Sydnie Cole 8, Hannah Neibauer 0, Hannah Wrightson 0. Totals 8 (2) 8-16.

Washougal 8 8 15 14--45

Hockinson 6 11 2 7--26

JV -- Hockinson won. C -- Hockinson won.