The top two girls basketball teams in the 2A Greater St. Helens League played like the top two teams in the league.
A close game throughout, the Hudson’s Bay Eagles were able to hold back the Washougal Panthers 58-55 on Thursday.
Washougal led by one after the first quarter. The game was tied at the half, and Washougal again led by one after the third.
It wasn’t until the latter half of the fourth quarter that the Eagles took the lead for good.
Bay’s Aniyah Hampton led all scorers with 22 points before fouling out with 2:26 to play and the Eagles up 51-48.
The Eagles (10-2, 8-1 2A GSHL) got a steal to go up by five with 46.6 seconds to play.
Paytin Ballard, who scored 17 points, went 3 for 4 from the free-throw line in the final 30 seconds to help seal the win.
Alana Stephens blocked the Panthers’ final shot at the buzzer.
Jaiden Bea scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half for Washougal (10-3, 7-1) after being hounded by Ballard’s defense in the first half. Bea also had 11 rebounds.
Savea Mansfield had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Panthers.
Mahaila Harrison added 13 points for the Eagles.
PRAIRIE 49, MOUNTAIN VIEW 22 — Claire Smith scored 17 points as the Falcons won a 3A GSHL game originaly scheduled for Dec. 16.
Madison Clouse hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter as Prairie jumped to a 16-4 lead. Clouse finished with 11 points.
HOCKINSON 43, RIDGEFIELD 30 — Ellie Ritter scored 12 points, Addie Chappelle added 10 points and the Hawks prevailed in a defensive clash.
Trailing 9-4 after the first quarter, Hockinson outscored Ridgefield 10-2 in the second. The Hawks led 30-19 after three quarters.
Kelli Krsul had 13 points, five rebounds and five steals for Ridgefield.
WOODLAND 50, FORT VANCOUVER 22 — Addi Stading and Riley Stading each scored 12 points as Beavers coach Glen Flanagan earned his 400th career win.
Riley Stading added 13 rebounds and Emily Hughes grabbed 11 boards in Woodland’s 2A GSHL road victory.
CAMAS 80, SKYVIEW 66 — Stephen Behil scored a career-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers, as the Papermakers earned a 4A GSHL home win.
Camas, playing at home for just the second time this season, is 3-0 in a stretch of four games in four days.
Behil scored 12 points in a hot first quarter for Camas, which led 27-10. Carson Frawley added 20 points for the Papermakers (11-2, 1-1).
Jaxson Filler scored 14 points to lead Skyview (3-6, 1-2). Demaree Collins and Joshua Rushing each added 10 points.
LA CENTER 64, ELMA 52 — Boston Walker scored 17 points and the Wildcats rode a strong third quarter to a non-league home win.
Garrett Maunu scored 10 of his 14 points in the third, in which La Center outscored Elma 25-11 to take a 52-38 lead.
Colby Hylton added 15 points for La Center (6-10).
CASTLE ROCK 59, KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 50 — The Rockets snapped a six-game losing streak and handed the Knights their first Trico League defeat of the season.