CENTRALIA — The Washougal comeback never quite made it back Tuesday in the consolation semifinals of the Class 2A District 4 boys basketball tournament at Centralia High School.
Instead, Washougal’s season came to an end.
Payton Campbell hit a crucial 3-pointer with 3 minutes to play, and Aberdeen led from start to finish in a 48-45 victory over the Panthers.
Aberdeen led by as many as 13 in the first half, but Washougal cut the deficit to four points on four occasions in the second half. The Panthers couldn’t get any closer, though, until the final second of the game.
Noah Prangley led Washougal with 12 points.
Ryan Taylor added 11 points, all in the second half. His 3-pointer with 4:18 to play made it 43-39.
Washougal had two more possessions at the same score but did not convert. Campbell hit his 3-pointer, and Washougal was in desperation mode again.
Taylor hit another 3-pointer with 2:06 to play to make it a four-point game again. But again, Washougal missed on its next two opportunities. A couple free throws from Aberdeen sealed the deal.
Spencer Adams had eight points and eight rebounds for Washougal.
ABERDEEN 48, WASHOUGAL 45
WASHOUGAL — Yorro Bah 6, Daniel Davis 2, Ryan Taylor 11, Noah Prangley 12, Spencer Adams 8, Curtis Crosby 4, Dylan Snapp 0, Collin Prangely 2, Robert Gehrke 0. Totals 20-53 (3-14) 2-3 45.
ABERDEEN — Payton Campbell 12, Cole Edwards 0, Addam Follett 11, Austin Floch 9, Jacob Black 2, Victor Gomez 7, Chandler Craig 3, Rodney Hamm 4, Mark James 0. Totals 16-49 (7-18) 9-13 48.
Washougal 8 6 18 13—45
Aberdeen 12 12 16 8—48