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Dec. 6, 2023

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Boys basketball: Kelso, Mountain View wins leaves 3A GSHL all tied up

A pair of tiebreakers for seeding and the last playoff berth will be held Monday

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

Kelso won. Mountain View won.

And now everyone is tied.

The Kelso boys basketball team beat Evergreen 67-57, and Mountain View beat Heritage 53-43 to leave the Hilanders and Thunder tied atop the 3A Greater St. Helens League standings.

The two teams are co-champions of the league with 7-1 marks and will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Skyview High School to determine the top two seeds to next week’s bi-district tournament.

The results also left Evergreen, Heritage and Prairie all tied for third place in the league at 2-6.

Those three teams will meet in a three-team tiebreaker 7 p.m. Monday at Union High School.

In the tiebreaker, Evergreen and Heritage will meet first in a two-quarter contest, with the loser being eliminated. The winner will face Prairie in another two-quarter contest to determine the No. 3 seed from the 3A GSHL.

Isaiah Vargas scored 18 points and Ledarius Washingoton added 14 in Mountain View’s win over Heritage.

Payton Stewart scored 18 points and Hayden Yore added 17 as Kelso used a 17-6 third-quarter advantage to beat Evergreen.

Dez Daniel scored a game-high 26 points for Evergreen, and Arthur Ban added 14 points.

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 66, COLUMBIA-WHITE SALMON 56 Giovanny Evanson scores 30 as the Knights wrapped up the outright Trico League championship.

Ryan Tyler added 15 points for King’s Way Christian, which will host a first-round district tournament game against Tenino on Friday.

Dylan Nortz had 15 for Columbia-White Salmon, and Spencer Karlson scored 12.

LA CENTER 65, CASTLE ROCK 60 — Colby Hylton scored 17 points to lead three Wildcats in double figures as La Center finished Trico League play in a tie for second.

Austin Nixon scored 14 points and Jayce Grotte added 11.

Trystin Marin scored 25 points for Castle Rock, which will head to district as the league’s No. 3 seed.

SETON CATHOLIC 59, STEVENSON 55 — Brady Angelo hit six 3-pointers and scored 28 points as Seton Catholic had to withstand a fourth-quarter rally to beat Stevenson.

The win kept Seton Catholic in a tie for second place in the Trico League.

Tucker Wyninger and Kace Bach scored 16 points each to lead Stevenson.

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