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PREP BASKETBALL: Isabella Albaugh’s putback basket at buzzer lifts Washougal girls over Hudson’s Bay

Columbia River girls rally to beat Mark Morris

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

Isabella Albaugh rebound basket at the buzzer sent the Washougal girls basketball team to a 50-49 win over Hudson’s Bay in a 2A Greater St. Helens League at Bay on Monday.

Bay led 49-45 late, but Hadley Jones got a rebound basket and was fouled. Jones made the free throw with 8.7 seconds to go, cutting Bay’s lead to 49-48.

On the ensuing inbounds play, Chloe Johnson knocked the ball off a Bay player, giving Washougal the ball under the hoop with 5.9 seconds left.

Jones picked up a loose ball on the inbounds, shot and missed, but Albaugh was there for the outback.

Albaugh finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds, Jones had 14 points and 19 rebounds, and Johnson added eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Alana Stephens and Miranda Gonzalez had 16 points for Bay, who trailed 20-4 after one quarter but ended the first half on a 13-0 run.

COLUMBIA RIVER 36, MARK MORRIS 26 — The Rapids clamped down on defense, holding the Monarchs to a pair of free throws in the fourth quarter to rally for a 2A Greater St. Helens League win.

River got off to a slow start, falling behind 16-9 at halftime. But the Rapids got within 24-23 after three, then outscored Mark Morris 13-2 in the fourth.

Logann Dukes scored 10 points to lead River, and Emma Iniguez added nine points and 12 rebounds. Peyton Dukes had five steals.

Madison Noel and Isabella Merzoian had seven points each for Mark Morris.

RIDGEFIELD 49, HOCKINSON 31 — Savannah Chanda scored 10 points to lead a balanced attack by the Spudders, who forced 30 turnovers from Hockinson.

The Spudders also won the game from the free-throw line, making 17 of 22 compared to 7 of 21 by the Hawks. Ridgefield hit 8 of 9 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Kaylen Wingerd added nine points for Ridgefield. Siena Brown led Hockinson with 15 points.

WOODLAND 56, FORT VANCOUVER 16 — Kenzi Bunger hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 points to lead the Beavers. Addi Stading added 10 points.

Trian Clark led Fort with nine points.

KELSO 61, BATTLE GROUND 20 — Bregan Ruhland scored 18 points and Madalynn Moe added 13 — both career-highs — to lead Kelso to a home win.

Moe added nine steals as Kelso’s defensive pressure led to easy baskets. Kelso led 39-8 at halftime.

Lexi Grumbois added 14 points for Kelso. Yvette Rosales led Battle Ground with six points.

Other girls games

  • Corbett 64, Columbia-White Salmon 37
  • Kalama 43, Stevenson 27 

Boys basketball

BATTLE GROUND 66, W.F. WEST 64 — Noah Currie scored 17 points as the Tigers fended off a late W.F. West rally and won despite a big night from the Bearcats’ Soren Dalan.

Dalan scored 26 of game-high 32 points in the second half. He had 14 of W.F. West’s 17 fourth-quarter points as the Bearcats tried to rally from a 56-47 deficit after three quarters.

Playing without leading scorer Tait Spencer, Battle Ground got 13 points from Todd Copper and Trey Spencer.

SKYVIEW 66, EVERGREEN 53 — Dameree Collins hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points as the Storm jumped out to a 21-9 lead and cruised to victory.

Sam Sheppert added 14 points for the Storm. Dez Daniel led Evergreen with 16 points, and Landon Rayner added 15.

RIDGEFIELD 73, HOCKINSON 54 — Cole Chester scored 18 points and Jalen Dunn added 13 points as the Spudders cruised to 2A Greater St. Helens League win.

Colten Castro added 10 points for Ridgefield, which jumped out to a 41-22 halftime lead.

Igor Povazhniuk led the Hawks with 14 points.

COLUMBIA-WHITE SALMON 55, CORBETT 33 — Spencer Karlson scored 16 points, and Porter Haskell added eight points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to lead Columbia-White Salmon.

Osvaldo Orozco scored 11 points and nine steals, Dylan Nortz had 10 points and Mason Hamilton added nine rebounds.