Ava Smith might be a freshman, but that doesn’t stop her from putting up big numbers.
Smith scored 26 points, leading Camas to a 53-50 win over Union on Tuesday in a clash of the 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League’s top two teams. Camas sits atop the league at 8-0 while Union is 7-2.
Smith was eight for 10 from 3-point range. She accounted for all but one of Camas’ 19 points in the second and third quarter.
Fellow freshman Reagan Jamison didn’t score until the fourth quarter, but came up clutch. She hit a 3-pointer to put Camas ahead with under 2:00 to play, then helped seal the win with a floater in the lane.
Lolo Weatherspoon scored 22 points to lead Union.
Both teams started off fast, with Camas ahead 25-19 after the first quarter. From there it settled into a close defensive battle with neither team opening a substantial lead.
KELSO 52, HERITAGE 40 — Natalie Fraley scored a game-high 20 points and Lexi Grumbois had 17 points with five 3-pointers as the Hilanders won the 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League game on the road.
Heritage was led in scoring by Keanna Salavea’s 18 points, and Katie Peneueta had 12.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 40, BATTLE GROUND 29 — Katelyn Henderson scored 13 points and the Thunder used a strong fourth quarter to earn a 4A/3A GSHL win. Trailing 25-24 after three quarters, the Thunder outscored the Tigers 16-4 in the fourth.
Mountain View’s Victoria Schneider scored nine of her 11 points in the fourth, going 5 for 6 from the free throw line. Ella Schoene also had 11 points for the Thunder (3-6).
WASHOUGAL 71, MARK MORRIS 33 — The Panthers led 18-2 after one quarter and didn’t look back in a 2A GSHL road win.
Jaiden Bea scored 23 points while Skylar Bea had 17 points and 17 rebounds for Washougal (2-1, 1-0).
Madi Noel scored 18 points for the Monarchs.
UNION 72, CAMAS 52 — Since May began, the Union boys basketball team has been unstoppable.
The Titans earned their fifth straight win by 20 points or more on Tuesday.
Camas (6-2) was the last 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League team to give Union a test. The Titans edged the Papermakers 65-61 on April 30.
Since then, Union (9-0) has won each game by an average of 32 points.
Kaden Horn scored 19 points and Bryson Metz added 18 for the Titans. The backcourt duo combined for nine of Union’s 11 3-pointers.
Ariya Briscoe added 15 points for Union, which led 40-27 at halftime.
Drew Triplett scored 16 points and Carson Frawley added 13 for Camas.
BATTLE GROUND 58, EVERGREEN 56 — Tait Spencer scored 18 points as the Tigers held off Evergreen for the road win.
The Plainsmen stole the ball with 7 seconds to play, but Jaden Stanley had a 3 pointer rim out. He finished with a game-high 22 points.
Peyton Albers added 17 for Evergreen, which went 15 for 19 from the free-throw line including 9 for 9 in the fourth quarter.
FIRM FOUNDATION 76, WSD 32 — Joshua Holmgren scored 27 points to go with 10 steals and seven assists and Firm Foundation picked up its first win of the season.
Matthew Rogers had 16 points, Joey Parin 10, and Kelvin Matson had 13 rebounds, five blocked shots and five points.
Jace Loewandowskiy and Kwabena Whitestar each had nine points for WSD.