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Weekly prep highlights: Mountain View girls basketball off to strong start

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: December 4, 2023, 6:38pm

One week into the season, and the Mountain View girls basketball team looks like a playoff contender.

The Thunder, who went 0-8 in the 3A Greater St. Helens League last season, opened the 2023-24 season last Tuesday with a 49-47 win over Evergreen, a playoff team from last season.

Nina Peterson scored 17 points as the Thunder held off a late charge by Evergreen.

On Thursday, Peterson added 20 points and Layla Senderson added 14 as Mountain View rolled past Washougal 58-33.

The Thunder were on their way to a third win when they held a 52-48 lead in the fourth quarter against Union. Then Brooklynn Haywood scored the game’s last seven points for a 55-52 win for the Titans. Haywood finished with 36 points.

The Thunder face another 3A GSHL game Tuesday at Prairie.

BUZZER-BEATER AT HERITAGE: The Heritage boys basketball team got the most exciting win of the opening week of the season.

Junior Jose Zacarias hit a 3-pointer with three seconds to play to lift the Timberwolves to a 41-39 win over Washougal on Friday.

It was one of eight 3-pointers Heritage made on the night, including three in the fourth quarter by Delorian Holmes, Brooks Greenwald and Zacarias to erase a 35-30 Washougal lead.

CAMAS GIRLS SHINE IN SPOKANE: The Camas girls basketball team had an impressive debut in the 11th annual Fitz Tournament at Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane.

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On Friday, Reagan Jamison and Addison Harris scored 15 points each as Camas routed Lewis & Clark 74-40.

On Saturday, Harris, Riley Sanz, Baylie Farra and Keirra Thompson were all in double figures in 58-26 win over Central Valley.

The Papermakers also put in time serving meals at the United Gospel Mission in Spokane.

Camas will take its season-opening road show to the other side of the country with three games in the Washington, D.C., area this week.

The Papermakers will face Maret of Washington, D.C., on Thursday in the one-day Capital Invitational. They’ll face Whitney Young of Chicago in the She Got Game Classic on Friday before finishing with a game Saturday against Archbishop Carroll of Radnor, Pa.

WEEKEND WRESTLING CHAMPIONS: Zackery Motzkus (126 pounds), Andrew Gray (132), Isaiah Rogers (144) and Braiden Romine (157) won titles to help Battle Ground capture the team title at the Wyatt Draper Memorial Invitational on Saturday at Ridgefield.

Other division winners included Seton Catholic’s Brody Christensen (113) and Connor Crum (120), Ridgefield’s Lance Draper (138) and Cohen Draper (190), King’s Way Christian’s Ashton Baker (150) and Jasper Armstrong (215) and Fort Vancouver’s Ayden Zepeda (165), Kyle Sami (175) and Nathan Nellis (285).

  • Prairie’s Nicholas Crousore (157), Mason Frei (190) and Seth Blick (215) won titles at the Davis Invitational in Yakima.
  • Camas’s Simon Jarrell (175), Jackson Lougen (190) and Elliott Scott (215) won titles at the Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Invitational in Oregon City. Noah Koyama (144) of Union also won a title.
  • Kelso’s Kamiah Gaerlan (120) and Olivia Engel (125) won titles at the Yelm Jump On In girls tournament. Union’s Niah Cassidy (130) and Battle Ground’s Isabel Brown (105) also won titles.