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Prep Roundup: Washougal boys upset R.A. Long 44-42

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Mather Minnis scored 17 points including two crucial 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as Washougal boys basketball edged R.A. Long 44-42 on Thursday.

After starting the season with losses against three Class 3A or 4A teams, Washougal opened 2A Greater St. Helens League play by handing R.A. Long its first loss of the season.

The game was close throughout. R.A. Long led 22-20 at halftime before Washougal pulled even 29-29 after three quarters.

Washougal went to the foul line 10 times in the fourth quarter, making five of those shots.

Lonnie Brown led R.A. Long (4-1) with 17 points, making five of his team’s seven 3-pointers.

The win is Washougal’s first over R.A. Long since the 2017-18 season. The Lumberjacks have reached the state tournament the past two seasons.

Boys basketball

COLUMBIA RIVER 73, FORT VANCOUVER 61 — Ari Richardson and Aaron Hoey each scored 18 points as Columbia River improved to 2-0 in 2A GSHL play.

Fort and River combined to make 22 3-pointers in the game.

Liam Cvitkovich and Josiah Jointer each scored 19 points for the Trappers.

HOCKINSON 81, HUDSON’S BAY 50 — Ryker Kitchen scored 28 points to lead a balanced post attack for the Hawks (2-2 overall, 1-1) in the 2A GSHL win at Hudson’s Bay.

Kitchen, who was 11 for 12 from the free-throw line, was helped out in the middle by Andrew Meier’s 12 points and nine by Kirby Vanderhowen.

Adam Williams scored 10 points for Hudson’s Bay (0-2).

WOODLAND 57, LA CENTER 53 — The Beavers rallied from 17 points down in the third quarter to win the non-league matchup at La Center.

Woodland (2-1) outscored the Wildcats 23-10 in the final eight minutes.

“Woodland played with a ton of energy in the fourth quarter,” La Center coach Jeremy Ecklund said.

Brett Martynowicz scored 14 of his game-high 21 points for Woodland in the fourth quaerter.

“He does such a good job finding open space and has a soft touch,” Woodland coach Justin Gabbard said. “I’m very proud of his calmness during such a chaotic situation. It was loud, and we were inching our way back in it.”

Elijah Anderson had 14 rebounds to go with six points for Woodland.

La Center (1-4) was led in scoring by Austin Nixon’s 17 points. Logan Rainey added 12 and Jacye Grotte 11.

PRAIRIE 76, BATTLE GROUND 56 — The Falcons defensive intensity was on full tilt from the get-go as they rushed out to a 24-7 first-quarter advantage and went on to win the non-league game over rival Battle Ground.

Solomon Ogbeama led four Prairie players in double figures with 17 points. Cam Newsome had 14, Josh Crane 13 and Malachi Patton 10.

Trey Spencer scored 19 points for Battle Ground, and Noah Currie added 12.

MARK MORRIS 69, RIDGEFIELD 60 — Braydon Olson scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Monarchs to a win over the Spudders in 2A GSHL play.

Cole Chester scored a team-high 23 points for Ridgefield (2-1), which tied the game midway through the second quarter on a Colton Warren 3-pointer, but never led in its first loss of the season. Colten Castro added 12 points on four 3-pointers.

Mark Morris (2-2) improved to 2-0 in 2A GSHL play. The Monarchs also got scoring contributions from Malakai Gray (13 points) and Dossen Morrow (10 points).

TOUTLE LAKE 69, SETON CATHOLIC 64 — Kaiden Wilson scored 22 points but it wasn’t enough to keep Toutle Lake from remaining undefeated.

Wilson, a 6-foot-4 freshman, scored 20 of his points in the second half.

Lance Lee scored 11 points and Tyler Tran added 10 points for the Cougars (1-3).

Hunter Lundquist scored 20 points for Toutle Lake (5-0). Connor Cox added 19 points, making five of his team’s 10 3-pointers.

Girls basketball

MOUNTAIN VIEW 56, SETON CATHOLIC 39 — Nina Peterson scored 16 points as the Thunder improved to 4-1 with a non-league win at home.

Sophia Wright scored nine of her 13 points in the first quarter as Mountain View jumped to a 21-7 lead.

Layla Senderson also scored 13 points and made three of the Thunder’s six 3-pointers.

Hailey Hammerstrom and Remy Jenniges each scored eight points to lead Seton Catholic (2-2).

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