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Prep highlights: Union girls rally big to beat Puyallup 56-53

By Columbian staff
Published: January 29, 2022, 11:08pm

The Union girls basketball team shook off a slow start against Puyallup and rallied from 13 points down to pick up a 56-53 win on Saturday at home.

Facing a 26-13 halftime deficit, Mariah Gahl scored the Titans’ first eight points of the second half, setting the tone for what was ultimately a 28-point third quarter.

Gahl scored 12 of her team-high 18 points in the third and helped Union (11-6) take a four-point lead to the fourth.

Olivia Euverman, who added 11 points, and Eli Fleming both hit clutch 3-pointers down the stretch to clinch the win.

Girls basketball

MARK MORRIS 51, R.A. LONG 47 — Isabella Merzoian scored 12 points to go with 10 rebounds, and Madi Noel also had 12 points to help lead the Monarchs to the rivalry win in Longview.

R.A. Long’s Miranda Lomax led all scorers with 18 points, and Jayla Clark had 13.

Boys basketball

RIDGEFIELD 73, HUDSON’S BAY 36 — Ridgefield jumped out to an 18-2 lead behind Henry Hughes’ four 3-pointers and the Spudders never looked back in the road win.

Hughes led the team with 18 points and Sidhartha Bryant chipped in 13 points for Ridgefield, which improved to 15-3 overall and 12-2 in the 2A Greater St. Helens League.

Hudson’s Bay (2-13, 2-10) had a game-high 24 points from Rafael Baughman.

HOCKINSON 53, FORT VANCOUVER 49 — Fort Vancouver staged a late comeback at home, but Hockinson held on for the 2A GSHL win.

The Hawks (3-14, 3-11) were led by Samuel Kelly’s 19-point outing, while Daniel Fedorenko added 12 points. Tyler Litle and Colin Wynkoop each tallied nine points.

Kaeleb Cvitkovich (1-13, 1-11) poured in 19 points to lead the Trappers and Ahron Melendez added 12 points.

WOODLAND 65, WASHOUGAL 42 — Beau Swett scored 13 of his game-high 18 points in Woodland’s 29-point first quarter as the Beavers downed visiting Washougal.

Woodland led 29-2 after the first quarter.

Cole Logan added 16 points and Dane Huddleston 13 for the Beavers.

Holden Bea scored 16 and Tucker Kneipp 10 for the Panthers.