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Prep basketball roundup: Kaip leads Union girls into 4A/3A title game

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Senior Abbey Kaip scored a game-high 29 points, including eight 3-pointers, before leaving in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury as the Union girls basketball team beat Skyview 72-49 to advance to the 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League finals.

Kaip scored 11 of Union’s points during a 14-3 run to cap the first half, rallying the Titans from 26-22 deficit to a 33-29 halftime lead.

The No. 2-seeded Titans will face top-seeded Camas in the title game Friday. Camas won two of three previous meetings between the teams this season.

Union took firm control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Storm 24-6.

Kaip hit her eighth 3-pointer with about five minutes to play, putting Union up 65-36. About a minute later during a battle for a rebound, Kaip turned her ankle and went to the floor. She had to be helped off the court.

Olivia Euverman scored 12 points on four 3-pointers, including a 25-footer at the buzzer to cap the third quarter. Lolo Weatherspoon added 10.

Rowyn Riley led the Storm with 11 points.

Girls basketball

CAMAS 56, HERITAGE 41 — Faith Bergstrom had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the fast-starting Papermakers advanced to the 4A/3A GSHL title game.

Camas (15-1) led 13-6 after one quarter and 32-12 at halftime. Ava Smith and Anna Mooney each hit two 3-pointers in the second quarter for the Papermakers.

Senior star Katie Peneueta, who has signed for Air Force, scored 19 points in her last game for Heritage. The No. 4-seed Timberwolves finish the season 10-6.

Boys basketball

SKYVIEW 72, CAMAS 60 — Squeeky Johnson scored 22 points to lead Skyview into the 4A/3A GSHL championship game.

Mehkai Brooks added 21 points and had four of Skyview’s 10 steals.

Johnson and Brooks combined for 13 points in the first quarter, which ended with Skyview up 19-4.

Colton Looney had 18 points for the No. 2-seeded Storm.

Carson Frawley led No. 3-seed Camas with 24 points.

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 69, MONTESANO 21 — Bryce Dodge scored 23 points, Giovanny Evanson added 15 points and the Knights advanced to the championship game of the 1A district tournament.

King’s Way (9-0) advances to face Elma (6-5) for the district title on Saturday in Elma.

The Knights shot 61 percent from the field and made 13 of 25 shots from 3-point range.

Dodge, who also had seven rebounds, was 9 for 11 from the field including 3 for 4 from 3-point range.

MARK MORRIS 71, COLUMBIA RIVER 47 — Ashton Harvey scored 20 points, Nate Millspaugh added 17 points and the Monarchs pulled away in the second half for a 2A GSHL road win.

Alden Fay scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers for River (4-7, 3-4).

Mark Morris (10-3, 6-1) led 34-25 at halftime and steadily widened the gap.

FORT VANCOUVER 69, WOODLAND 46 — Kahlil Singleton scored 27 points, Tre Cannon added 18 and the Trappers earned a 2A GSHL road win.

Fort Vancouver (5-5, 3-4) put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Woodland 24-14 to extend a 28-17 halftime lead.

Dane Huddleston had 12 points, while Beau Swett and Justin Philpot each had 10 points for Woodland (1-6).

R.A. LONG vs. WASHOUGAL CANCELLED — Washougal’s game against R.A. Long was cancelled due to COVID in the R.A. Long program.

That puts the rest of the season in doubt for R.A. Long (10-1, 7-0), which clinched the 2A GSHL title on Tuesday for its first outright league championship in more than 30 years.

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