Defensive pressure sparked a pivotal third quarter for Skyview as the shorthanded Storm had enough to beat Union 53-44 in a 4A Greater St. Helens League girls game.
“We were missing five players, including our point guard (Jordan Labrador-Hallett),” Skyview coach Brett Johnson said. “But that’s everybody these days. But I was worried this afternoon we might have to cancel. But we brought some kids up from JV and made it work.”
Defensive pressure allowed Skyview to extend a 20-19 halftime lead to 42-31 after three quarters.
“The third quarter, that’s been our quarter so far this year,” Johnson said.
Skylar Groesbeck had 13 points and seven assists, and Kiki Parks added 13 points and four steals. Rowyn Riley had 10 points and Charlotte Baker added nine rebounds.
Mariah Gahl led Union with 17 points.
TUMWATER 54, CAMAS 51 — Ava Smith hit five 3-pointers, including two big ones in the third that put Camas up by nine. But the Papermakers could not hold off Tumwater’s late charge in a non-league road game.
“It was a fun game to take this team and play an elite team in the state,” Camas coach Scott Thopmson said. “ We are still trying to find a way to close out games like this.”
Smith finished with a team-high 17 points. Kylie Waltermeyer led Tumwater with 20 points.
PRAIRIE 56, BATTLE GROUND 39 — Madison Clouse scored 10 of her game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter to help Prairie seal a non-league win.
Claire Smith added 10 points for the Falcons. Candice Adams led Battle Ground with eight points.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 72, HERITAGE 38 — Isaiah Vargas scored 17 points, Mahkahri Bolds added 16 points and the Thunder won the first game they’ve played since Dec. 18.
Noah Morishige added 14 points as Mountain View (6-3, 2-0) remained undefeated in the 3A Greater St. Helens League with the road win.
Kahlil Osbin scored 10 points for Heritage (2-6, 0-3).
UNION 77, SKYVIEW 40 — Bryson Metz scored 27 points and Yanni Fassilis added 21 as Union routed the Storm, who were playing their first game after six straight postponements.
Metz added seven assists and Fassilis had eight rebounds. Josiah Baldassare had 14 points and eight rebounds for Union (9-3, 2-0 4A Greater St. Helens League).
Dominic Wakeland and Demaree Collins had nine each for Skyview, which hadn’t played a game since Dec. 20.
BATTLE GROUND 79, PRAIRIE 70 — Ty Robertson scored 28 points, Tait Spencer added 24 points and the Tigers tapped into the pent-up energy that came with playing just once since Dec. 14.
Trey Spencer added 14 points for Battle Ground, which took control by outscoring Prairie 20-8 in the third quarter to lead 54-46.
Hayden Rose scored 35 points, shooting 13 for 16 at the free throw line, to lead Prairie.
KELSO 65, EVERGREEN 57 — Payton Stewart scored 15 points as the Hilanders earned a road win to stay unbeaten in 3A GSHL play.
Michael Foust and Ethan Mitchell each added 13 points for Kelso (6-2, 3-0).
DJ Edmonsen scored 18 points to lead the Plainsmen, who clawed back in the second half after being outscored 34-19 in the first.
Arthur Ban scored 13 points and Juelz Mendoza added 12 points for Evergreen (3-8, 1-3).
Stars of the day
Kailee Wilcox, Evergreen girls bowling — Rolled a high game of 212 in a 1667-1664 win over Battle Ground.
Chloe Gregory, Skyview girls bowling — Rolled 174-182, the high score in a 1921-1642 win over Kelso.
Evelyn Ables, Heritage girls bowling — Had the highest game (201) in a 1522-1460 win over Union.
Lily Bash, Prairie girls bowling — Her score of 170-187 was the highest in the Falcons’ 1872-1083 win over Mountain View.