Teagan Benke scored 12 points as Columbia River girls basketball opened 2A Greater St. Helens League play with a 40-32 win over Woodland on Wednesday.
Freshman Peyton Dukes added 10 points for the Rapids (1-2, 1-0).
Columbia River used its defensive energy to build a 20-9 halftime lead on its home court.
Woodland (1-2, 0-1) fought back, pulling within 27-24 early in the fourth quarter. But the Rapids responded with a 11-2 run with Benke and Amma Iniguez each scoring two baskets.
Freshman guard Addi Stading led Woodland with 10 points.
HUDSON’S BAY 62, MARK MORRIS 51 — Aniyah Hampton scored a game-high 25 points as the Eagles held off Mark Morris in the 2A GSHL opener at Longview.
An 18-8 third quarter helped get Hudson’s Bay (3-0) on cruise control.
Paytin Ballard added 12 points for the Eagles.
Madi Noel had 16 points to lead Mark Morris scorers.
RIDGEFIELD 62, FORT VANCOUVER 24 — The Spudders defense forced 20 turnovers as Ridgefield won the 2A GSHL opener against the visiting Trappers.
Avery Wilson had 16 points and eight rebounds for Ridgefield, and Kelli Krsul had 10 points.
Trian Clark led Fort with eight points.
HOCKINSON 39, R.A. LONG 36 — Hockinson escaped with a gritty win to open 2A GSHL play.
Kylie Ritter had a team-high 16 points for the Hawks in addition to five steals and four rebounds. Siena Brown came off the bench to score nine points and grab eight rebounds, while Gracie Brammer added eight points and eight rebounds.
Miranda Lomax had 20 points to lead R.A. Long, which was held scoreless in the second quarter before clawing back in the second half.
HERITAGE 51, BATTLE GROUND 29 — Keanna Salavea scored a game-high 34 points to help lead the Timberwolves past visiting Battle Ground.
Salavea made five 3-pointers and was 7 for 8 from the free-throw line.
Alex Rosenbaum added 10 points for Heritage (2-2).
WAHKIAKUM 61, STEVENSON 27 — Stevenson was within seven points after one quarter, but the Bulldogs couldn’t keep pace during a 20-2 second quarter for Wahkiakum.
Stevenson’s Aria Obias had a team-high nine points, Wahkiakum’s Miya Kerstetter led all scorers with 20 points and Emeral Niemela added 12 points.
UNION 72, MOUNTAIN VIEW 58 — A 27-9 second quarter was all that separated the two teams in this non-league matchup. Mountain View outscored Union by four points in the other three quarters.
Jamison Limbrick led four Union players in double figures with 17 points. Evan Eschels had 16, Yanni Fassillis had 12 and Bryson Metz had 11.
Isaiah Vargas scored 19 of his 21 points for Mountain View in the second half. Bahkakri Bolds added 15 points.
Stars of the day
- Lily Bash, Prairie girls bowling, had a personal best 224 game and high series of 383 as the Falcons beat Union.