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Monday, March 4, 2024
March 4, 2024

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Prep Highlights: Ridgefield boys basketball tops Mountain View


Henry Hughes scored six of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, and Ty Snider had five of his 11 in the final period as Ridgefield boys basketball pulled away for a 56-49 win over Mountain View on Monday.

Nathan Semlick hit three first-half 3-pointers and led Ridgefield with 14 points as the Spudders led 28-21 at halftime.

After the Thunder got with 39-37, the Spudders pulled away, converting five of seven free throws in the fourth quarter.

Jacob Martin had 14 points to lead Mountain View. Aiden Nicholson added 13 points, and Isaiah Vargas had 12.

Boys basketball

HERITAGE 61, HUDSON’S BAY 51 — Quincy Gill scored 14 points and Quincy Caston scored all eight of his points in a decisive fourth quarter for Heritage.

Heritage led 28-27 at halftime and stretch the lead to 39-35 after three quarters.

Joey Gordon led the Eagles with 21 points, and Eddie Grier added 16.

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 58, WAHKIAKUM 43 — Giovanny Evanson scored 16 points and Alex Fulton added 11 to lift the Knights to a home win.

Ryan Tyler scored seven of his nine points in the first quarter as King’s Way jumped to a 21-13 lead.

EVERGREEN 72, CENTENNIAL 65 — DJ Edmondson scored 18 points and Carmelo Stewart added 15 points as the Plainsmen picked up their first win of the season.

Evergreen took control with a 28-11 advantage in the second quarter, taking a 38-27 lead into halftime.

Girls basketball

UNION 58, MOUNTAIN VIEW 15 — Caitlyn Leake scored 14 points and Mariah Gahl added 12 to lead the Titans, who jumped out to a 17-2 lead after one quarter.

Victoria Schneider paced Mountain View with seven points.

WF WEST 55, RIDGEFIELD 34 — Annika Hill had nine points and Elizabeth Swift added seven rebounds as the Spudders played tough before W.F. West of Chehalis pulled away late.

Trailing 35-21 at halftime, the Spudders’ defense got them back into the game in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 39-33.

But the Bearcats outscored Ridgefield 16-1 in the final period.

“We got away from our zone defense, and things got away from us,” Ridgefield coach Billy McKinney. “They hit a couple of shots so we manned up on them. Probably should have stayed with the zone.”

Kelli Krsul added six points and six rebounds for Ridgefield (1-1).

KELSO 68, BATTLE GROUND 28 — Natalie Fraley scored 25 points, Evermore Kaiser added 15 and Kelso rolled to a home win.

Candice Adams scored 11 points to lead Battle Ground.

MARK MORRIS 48, HERITAGE 42 — Madi Noel with three 3-pointers in the second half to help fight off Heritage charges, and the Monarchs held on for a victory.

Emma Fisher scored 14 points and led the Monarchs in rebounding, blocks and steals.

Keanna Salavea scored 25 points for Heritage, and Mariah Bibens added 15.

SETON CATHOLIC 46, COLUMBIA ADVENTIST 44 — Maddie Willis scored 19 points and Cami Price hauled in 17 rebounds as the Cougars improved to 2-1.

Seton Catholic overcame a 23-17 halftime deficit.

Columbia Adventist drew a foul with one second remaining but missed the front end of a one-and-one.

WAHKIAKUM 55, LA CENTER 32 — Kylee Stephens scored 15 points and Gianna D’Emilio added 10 for the Wildcats.

Reigha Niemeyer paced Wahkiakum with 19.

Stars of the day

  • Addysen Case, Skyview girls bowling, rolled 253-170 in a win over Mountain View.
  • Rose Ugbinada, Fort Vancouver girls bowling, rolled 184-278, with 10 consecutive strikes in the second game against Hudson’s Bay.
  • Emily Strehle, Kelso girls bowling, rolled 181-233 in a win over Union.