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Prep basketball: Hockinson girls’ quick 5 in OT helps take down Washougal 61-59

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The Hockinson girls basketball team scored five points in the final 12 seconds of overtime to knock off Washougal 61-59 in a wild game at Washougal in the 2A Greater St. Helens League playoffs on Tuesday.

After Jaiden Bea hit two free throws with 34 seconds to go, Washougal led 59-56.

Kylie Ritter hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to tie the game 59-59. As Washougal tried to get the ball upcourt, Gracie Brammer got a steal with six seconds to play and found Ellie Ritter in the key for a jumper with two seconds to play for the game-winner.

Hockinson will play at W.F. West in Chehalis on Wednesday in the 2A district semifinals.

Kyle Ritter had 29 points and seven steals. Brammer had 12 points, three steals and two steals.

The Hawks came out strong and led 35-21 at halftime. But the Panthers used a 20-1 run to get within one.

Washougal later took a 50-49 with 56 seconds left on a rebound basket by Skylar Bea.

But Kylie Ritter’s corner 3-pointer with 10 seconds left gave Hockinson a 52-50 lead.

Jaiden Bea got a basket in the lane with two seconds left to force overtime. Bea finished with 23 points and 17 rebounds.

Hockinson had two starters foul out in the fourth quarter as the Hawks were whistled for 22 fouls compared to five on the Panthers.

HUDSON’S BAY 68, RIDGEFIELD 41 — The 2A GSHL top-seeded Eagles played solid defense on their way past Ridgefield and into the 2A district semifinals.

“We played good defense for three quarters,” Bay coach Mike Rainville said as his team led 53-23 at the end of the third quarter. “We didn’t play our best game, but we played well enough. We were passing well and moving well.”

Bay’s Aniyah Hampton led all scorers with 23 points. Teammate Jaydia Martin scored 14 points and Mahaila Harrison had 12.

Kelli Krsul led Ridgefield in scoring with 10 points.

Hudson’s Bay will host Tumwater at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a 2A district semifinal.

Boys basketball

MARK MORRIS 75, FORT VANCOUVER 63 — Deacon Dietz scored 23 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter as the Monarchs pulled away to win a 2A GSHL game.

Mark Morris will host Black Hills in the 2A district semifinals on Friday.

Khalil Singleton led Fort Vancouver with 30 points, and Tre Cannon added 13.

COLUMBIA RIVER 68, HUDSON’S BAY 50 — Alden Fay scored a game-high 25 points as the Rapids won the fifth-place game of the 2A district tournament.

Freshman post Nico Valdez had a solid all-around game for the Rapids with a season-high 16 points to go with nine rebounds and five assists.

Hudson’s Bay was led in scoring by Brendynn Williams’ 14 points.

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