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Prep highlights: Camas steps in, downs R.A. Long 73-62

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The Camas boys basketball team didn’t expect to get a game against one of the state’s best Class 2A teams when it woke up on Wednesday.

But the Papermakers accepted the challenge and finished strong to beat R.A. Long 73-62 at Longview.

R.A. Long, ranked No. 3 in the Class 2A Associated Press poll, was looking for a game after its 2A GSHL contest against Washougal was postponed.

Camas, ranked No. 6 in Class 4A, stepped in. On short notice, one of the day’s most enticing matchups statewide was on.

R.A. Long (8-2) started out hot, hitting six 3-pointers in the first quarter to lead 27-14.

But Camas (10-2) stayed the course. The Papermakers went on a 13-0 run to pull within 37-34 at halftime.

Camas opened the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run to lead 58-53.

The Papermakers then clamped down on defense, holding the Lumberjacks without a field goal in the final quarter until 52 seconds remained.

Boys basketball

RIDGEFIELD 62, MARK MORRIS 56 — The Spudders earned a crucial 2A GSHL win in Longview by surviving a tight game against the Monarchs.

The win keeps Ridgefield in the hunt for the league title. The Spudders improved to 9-1 in league play, behind only R.A. Long (6-0).

Third place Mark Morris fell to 7-2 in league play, with both losses coming to the Spudders.

Sid Bryant scored 12 of his 25 points in the first half as the Spudders built a 25-21 lead.

Ridgefield opened the fourth quarter on a 12-4 run to take a 50-41 lead. Henry Hughes hit two 3-pointers in the fourth, as part of his 17 points.

But Mark Morris fought back and pulled within 58-56 on a Deacon Dietz basket with 15 seconds left.

COLUMBIA RIVER 48, FORT VANCOUVER 38 — Nico Valdez scored 11 points as the Rapids earned a 2A GSHL road win.

Adam Reeder and Ryan Snyder each added eight points for Columbia River (4-8, 4-4).

Kaeleb Cvitkovich scored 13 points to lead Fort Vancouver.

Girls basketball

LA CENTER 47, KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 34 — Kylee Stephens scored 21 points as the Wildcats extended their lead atop the Class 1A Trico League.

Gianna D’Emilio added 13 points and 13 rebounds for La Center (9-5, 4-0).

The Wildcats pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Knights 14-7 after leading 20-15 at halftime.

Laurel Quinn and Bridget Quinn each scored nine points for King’s Way (6-3, 1-1).

MONTESANO 58, SETON CATHOLIC 22 — Maddie Willis scored 10 points to lead the Cougars, who hosted the No. 2-ranked team in the Class 1A Associated Press poll.

“They’re every bit as good as their record,” Seton coach Joe Potter said.

Cami Price grabbed 18 rebounds for Seton (7-5).

Montesano (11-1) led 32-8 at halftime.

Girls bowling

Lilly Bash and Karley Wold-Hayes, Prairie — Each broke 400 in a 2102-1940 win over Skyview. Bash rolled 196-214 and Wold-Hayes rolled 205-200.

Emily Strehle, Kelso — Rolled 266-211 in a 1850-1748 win over Battle Ground.

Kierra Wilcox, Evergreen — Rolled 178-195 to lead the Plainsmen to a 1865-1592 win over Ridgefield.

Ava Rudman, R.A. Long — Rolled 197-256, one of three Lumberjills with a 200-plus game, in a 2093-1723 win over Hudson’s Bay.

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