Boys basketball: Prairie 51, Fort Vancouver 46

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James Phillips came up big down the stretch as the visiting Falcons outscored the Trappers by nine points in the fourth quarter.

Phillips scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed six of his 12 rebounds in the period. Two offensive rebounds by Phillips led to key free throws for Prairie.

"He did a nice job of willing his team to the win," Fort Vancouver coach Scott Thompson said.

Prairie (11-7, 6-2) solidified its hold on second place in the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League. Fort Vancouver (7-11, 3-5) lost its fourth consecutive game after starting league play 3-1. This was the final home game of the season for the Trappers.

Mason Pack added 11 points for Prairie.

The Falcons made 16 of 19 free throws, with Phillips shooting 12 for 14 from the line.

Malachi King scored 17 points for Fort Vancouver, which led 39-35 entering the fourth quarter.

PRAIRIE 51, FORT VANCOUVER 46

PRAIRIE -- Palmer Goecke 0, Jacob Davidson 3, Michael Stockbridge 3, Cameron Papworth 6, James Phillips 21, Mason Pack 11, Ronnie McPherson 7. Totals 15-43 (5-15) 16-19 51.

FORT VANCOUVER -- Jacob Brugman 5, Will Doty 2, Tre Eisenhut 7, Drew Clark 3, Noah Harris 0, Malachi King 17, Trong Nguyen 2, Jordan Suell 6. Totals 17-35 (6-16) 6-10 46.

Prairie 17 9 9 16--51

Fort 10 16 13 7--46