Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Feb. 7, 2023

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Boys basketball: Mark Morris 72, Washougal 59


The Panthers played the No. 1 seed tough on the road all night until they had to start fouling and the Monarchs pulled away for the victory in the opening round of the Class 2A district tournament.

Washougal (11-11) was within 46-43 after three quarters and held a six-point lead with about two minutes left, but Mark Morris (18-3) went 9 of 12 from the line in the fourth quarter to finish 20 of 25 for the game.

“They were more aggressive, and they attacked the basket really well,” Washougal coach Malcolm Estes said of the Monarchs. “We got in foul trouble with our big kids. They stepped up their intensity and execution better than we did down the stretch.”

Washougal went to the foul line four times in the game, making three.

“We battled back and got within six a couple of times, but just couldn’t get over the hump,” Estes said. “They attacked the basket and got to the line, and we didn’t.”

Will Burghardt scored 24 points and Tyler Berger added 13 for Mark Morris.

Collin Prangley led Washougal with 22 points. Daniel Davis added 12 and Curtis Crosby scored 10.

Washougal next faces R.A. Long (11-10) on Tuesday at Mark Morris High School in Longview.


WASHOUGAL — Daniel Davis 12, Collin Prangley 22, Brody Oberg 0, Jake Klackner 3, Curtis Crosby 10, Matt Rotundo 8, Bailey Deming 0, Josh Bischoff 4. Totals 25 (6) 3-4 59.

MARK MORRIS — Joe Tapani 0, Nick Rinck 21, Troy Morrow 0, Masen Baker 2, Connor Stange 2, Garrett Berger 0, Tyler Berger 13, Will Burghardt 24, Zach Bradford 2, Hendrickson 2, Ballencourt 4. Totals 22 (6) 20-25 72.

Washougal 11 17 15 16–59

Mark Morris 15 16 15 26–72