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Prep Basketball Roundup: Camas boys hands Union first loss

Union girls top undefeated Camas

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The Camas boys basketball team took down a literal Titan, handing Union its first loss 71-65 on Tuesday.

Union (11-1) had won its last five 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League games by an average of 33 points, including a 72-52 win over Camas on May 18.

Tuesday, Camas (8-3) used a fourth-quarter rally to get past the Titans. Trailing 54-47 after three quarters, the Papermakers pulled ahead midway through the fourth.

Camas kept its lead by going 8 for 8 from the free throw line down the stretch. Drew Triplett led the Papermakers with 19 points.

Izaiah Vongnath led Union with 26 points, making eight of the Titans’ 15 3-pointers.

Union girls pin first defeat on Camas

The Union girls basketball team handed Camas its first loss of the season Tuesday, beating the Papermakers 53-42.

Union (9-2) avenged a 64-44 loss earlier this year in the 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League. Abbey Kaip led Union with 19 points and Lolo Weatherspoon added 15 points.

Anna Mooney scored 14 points to lead visiting Camas (10-1).

Kaip scored nine points in the first quarter, which ended with Union ahead 18-10. She hit four of her team’s nine 3-pointers.

Girls basketball

HERITAGE 59, MOUNTAIN VIEW 35 — Keanna Salavea scored 18 points to lead the Timberwolves to a 4A/3A GSHL home win.

Alex Rosenbaum had 16 points and Katie Peneueta had a double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds) for Heritage (8-4).

Katelyn Henderson scored 13 points to lead Mountain View (3-9).

PRAIRIE 63, EVERGREEN 20 — Claire Heitschmidt scored 18 points to lead the Falcons to a 4A/3A GSHL home win.

Coraleigh Speer scored 15 points for Evergreen.

CASTLE ROCK 61, SETON CATHOLIC 53 — Brooke Wirkkala scored a game-high 25 points, and Payton Kessler added 12 for the Rockets.

Castle Rock coach Kim Karnofski said Ella Anderson “had the best game of the year both offensively and controlling the boards.”

Seton Catholic was led in scoring by Maddie Willis’ 24 points.

Boys basketball

SKYVIEW 84, BATTLE GROUND 39 — The Storm got contributions from up and down the lineup, with 12 of 13 players scoring in a runaway 4A/3A GSHL road win.

Mehkai Brooks led Skyview (6-4) with 16 points, while Colton Looney scored 12 points and Robert Rean added 10.

Tait Spencer scored 19 points to lead Battle Ground (6-6).

COLUMBIA RIVER 54, HOCKINSON 29 — Alden Fay turned in a solid game on defense and 19 points on offense to help get the Rapids (3-0) the 2A GSHL win.

It was also coach David Long’s 475th career victory at Columbia River.

Hockinson (1-2) was led in scoring by Mac Klodt’s 10 points.

PRAIRIE 51, EVERGREEN 37 — Hayden Rose scored 15 points and Julius Frazier had 10 as the short-handed Falcons pulled away in the second half by outscoring Evergreen 26-17.

Jaden Stanley had 10 points for the Plainsmen.

WOODLAND 61, WASHOUGAL 58 — Despite having just one senior, the Beavers kept their nerve down the stretch to earn a 2A GSHL home win.

Woodland led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but needed points from Dane Huddleston and Beau Swett in the final minute to hold off the Panthers.

“To deal with adversity, the ebbs and flows of the game, we grew up a lot tonight,” Woodland coach Jesse Buck said.

Justin Philpot scored 14 points to lead Woodland. Swett and Huddleston each had 13 points.

Ioannis Fassilis scored 21 points for Washougal.

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