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Prep Roundup: Smith sets Union girls record with nine 3-pointers in win

By Columbian staff
Published: December 13, 2023, 10:27pm

Ava Smith made a program-record nine 3-pointers as Union girls basketball rolled past Evergreen 73-52 on Wednesday.

Smith finished with 29 points, all of which came in the first three quarters. The senior guard also tied the Camas program record with eight 3-pointers when she was a freshman.

Brooklynn Haywood led Union with 30 points, including four 3-pointers.

Union improved to 5-0 with the non-league road win.

Kimora Ross scored 19 points and Maya Calhoun added 15 points for Evergreen (3-4).

Girls basketball

MOUNTAIN VIEW 61, ST. HELENS (Ore.) 34 — Mylee Thompson scored 14 points, Camaria Brown added 12 points and the Thunder improved to 7-1 with a non-league home win.

Thompson hit four 3-pointers as the Thunder made 11 shots behind the arc.

HERITAGE 59, LA CENTER 41 — Jaila Ellis scored 18 points and Kylee Wolff had 12 as the Timberwolves picked up their first win of the season by beating La Center.

Ellis had nine points in each half while Wolff scored all her points in the first half for Heritage (1-5).

La Center’s Paige Sherry had a solid all-around game with 12 points, seven rebounds, five steals and two assists.

PRAIRIE 68, BATTLE GROUND 33 — The Falcons took control with a 23-5 second quarter to run past the rival Tigers at Battle Ground for their first victory of the season.

Three Falcons scored in double figured led by Harmony Fallin with 14. Claire Smith scored 12 and Emma Smith had 11 as Prairie ended a four-game losing streak.

Skylar Fridriksson scored eight points for Battle Ground (1-3).

HUDSON’S BAY 63, R.A. LONG 18 — Alauna Brown scored 12 points to go with eight rebounds and two steals, and teammate Evelyn Ofstun had nine rebounds and a blocked shot in the Eagles’ 2A GSHL win over visiting R.A. Long.

Boys basketball

RIDGEFIELD 38, WASHOUGAL 30 — Cole Chester scored 13 points, Jamison McCann added 12 points and the Spudders won a 2A GSHL defensive battle on the road.

McCann scored seven points in the third quarter, when Ridgefield outscored Washougal 14-7 to take a 30-22 lead.

Chester was 4 for 4 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, in which Ridgefield shot 6 for 8 from the line.

Mather Minnis led Washougal with 10 points.

MARK MORRIS 69, WOODLAND 48 — The Monarchs opened the second quarter on a 13-0 run, and the third quarter with a 10-2 run to take the 2A GSHL game at Woodland (3-2, 1-2).

“They beat us up on the boards (34-16) and made it tough for us to get into our offense or develop any sort of rhythm,” Woodland coach Justin Gabbard said. “We did a better job not turning the ball over, and I’m very proud of them for that.”

Brett Martynowicz led Woodland in scoring with 15 points.

Braydon Olson scored 16 of his game-high 28 points in the first half for Mark Morris (3-3, 3-1).

R.A. LONG 66, HUDSON’S BAY 31 — The Lumberjacks held visiting Hudson’s Bay to eight points in the second half to win the 2A GSHL matchup. A 20-4 third quarter put the game away for R.A. Long.

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SKYVIEW 60, HERITAGE 43 — Gavin Perdue scored 15 points, Malakai Weimer added 13 points and the Storm improved to 2-2 with a non-league home win.

Nine players scored for Skyview, including eight in the first half, which ended with the Storm ahead 30-18.

Brooks Greenwald scored 27 points for Heritage (1-5). The 6-foot junior made five 3-pointers and was 8 for 8 from the foul line.

UNION 77, EVERGREEN 63 — Kody Holcomb scored 25 points as the Titans earned a non-league home win.

Holcolm had nine points in the first quarter as Union leapt to a 19-12 lead. He then helped the Titans keep the lead with nine points in the fourth quarter, making 6 of 8 free throws.

Nick Burchett added 19 points for Union (2-3).

Dez Daniel scored 19 points to lead Evergreen (4-2).