The Hudson’s Bay girls basketball team took a big step toward earning at least a share of the 2A Greater St. Helens League title, rallying from a slow start to beat R.A. Long 54-47 on Monday in Longview.
The Eagles used a 14-2 run to close out the first half with a 21-18 lead. Bay quickly stretched its lead to 10 in the second half and kept R.A. Long at arm’s length the rest of the way.
“We were not hitting anyting early on, and we had trouble catching the ball,” Bay coach Michael Rainville said. “We finally got things going in the second quarter.”
Six of the seven players Bay brought to Longview scored, led by Mahaila Harrison, who scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half. Paytin Ballard added 12 points.
Miranda Lomax led R.A. Long with 21 points.
Bay (11-2, 9-1 2A GSHL)will close out league play against four teams with losing records.
WASHOUGAL 66, RIDGEFIELD 39 — Savea Mansfield scored 20 points, Jaiden Bea had a double-double and the Panthers overcame a slow start to earn a 2A GSHL home win.
“The Hudson’s Bay game last week was our first game coming off COVID, but this game felt like our reboot,” Washougal coach Britney Ervin said. “Yes, we started slow, but we played our game, pressured the ball, got into transition. Our chemistry felt a lot better than it was against Bay.”
Washougal trailed 16-8 after the first quarter, but outscored the Spudders 20-5 in the second.
Bea finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Carissa De La Rocha added 11 points. Kelli Krsul led Ridgefield with 10 points.
HOCKINSON 55, COLUMBIA RIVER 31 — Kylie Ritter scored 14 points to lead the fast-starting Hawks to a 2A GSHL home win.
Ritter scored eight points in the first quarter, which ending with Hockinson ahead 16-1.
Siena Brown and Addie Chappelle each added 12 points for the Hawks.
Teagan Benke scored 11 points to lead the Rapids.
MARK MORRIS 56, WOODLAND 25 — Isabella Merzoian socred 14 points and Emma Fisher added 10 to lead the Monarchs to a 2A GSHL win.
PRAIRIE 43, HERITAGE 36 — Jordan Peterson scored 10 of her team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter as Prairie (4-7, 2-1) held on for a 3A Greater St. Helens League win.
Keanna Salavea had 23 points for Heritage (8-5, 3-1).
KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 75, SETON CATHOLIC 38 — Hannah Erwin hit 6 of 10 3-point attempts and finished with a season-high 25 points to lead King’s Way to a resounding Trico League win.
Laurel Quinn added 22 points and 12 rebounds, including four 3-pointers. King’s Way connected on 12 3-pointers.
Freshman Bridget Quinn had eight points 11 assists and six rebounds for King’s Way (8-3, 3-1 Trico).
Maddie Willis had 13 to lead Seton.
CLACKAMAS 63, CAMAS 59, OT — Ava Smith hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime, but Jazzy Davidson scored eight of her 16 points in the extra period to lead Clackamas to a non-league win.
Addison Harris led Camas with 17 points, and Smith added 14. Reagan Jamison and Keirra Thompson added 10 each.
Each of Camas 10 wins were decided by at least 13 points, and each of the Papermakers’ six losses were by 8 or fewer.
KELSO 61, MOUNTAIN VIEW 17 — Natalie Fraley scored 26 points, Evermore Kaiser added 12 points and the Hilanders rolled to a 3A GSHL win.
FORT VANCOUVER 67, HUDSON’S BAY 54 — Kaeleb Cvitkovich hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Trappers to their first win of the season.
Cvitkovich had 11 points in the third quarter and Ahron Melendez was a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw line in the third quarter as the Trappers maintained a seven-point lead they built at halftime.
Fort (1-11, 1-9 3A Greater St. Helens League) hit 9 of 10 free throws in the final period to seal the win.
Joey Gordon had 24 points to lead Hudson’s Bay (2-10, 2-7).
Chloe Gregory, Skyview — Rolled 254-195 in a win over Mountain View as the Storm scored 2164 points and finished the regular season 14-3.
Lily Bash, Prairie — Rolled a high game of 226 in a victory over Ridgefield.
Kierra Wilcox, Evergreen — Had a high game of 210 in a victory over Camas.