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Sunday, June 4, 2023
June 4, 2023

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Prep Roundup: Justin Philpot leads Woodland boys to 63-59 win over Columbia River


Justin Philpot scored 21 points and Dane Huddleston and Drew Burns added 11 each as the Woodland boys basketball team beat Columbia River 63-59 in a 2A district loser-out game on Tuesday.

Woodland (15-8) will face Tumwater on Thursday at Ridgefield High School in a winner-to-state game.

Woodland jumped out to a 15-8 lead after one quarter, but River battled back to make a game of it, pulling within 47-45 after three quarters.

But Philpot made two baskets in the fourth quarter, and the Beavers sealed the win by making 7 of 11 free throws down the stretch.

Woodland made 14 of 22 free throws in the game. River was 0 for 1.

Ari Richardson scored 18 points and Adam Reeder added 17 for River, which finishes the season at 9-14.

RIDGEFIELD 62, W.F. WEST 52 — Colton Warren hit three of his four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Spudders finished strong to win a loser-out game in the 2A district tournament.

Ridgefield (12-9) will face Black Hills on Thursday in a winner-to-state game.

Cole Chester led the Spudders with 16 points. He was 4 for 4 on free throws in the fourth quarter.

Warren scored 13 and Sid Bryant added 11.

SETON CATHOLIC 73, CASTLE ROCK 34 — The Cougars kept their season alive while ending Castle Rock’s in the loser-out game at the 1A District 4 tournament.

Brady Angelo and Jack Jenniges each scored 21 points, and Rico George had 16 to lead Seton (15-7).

The Cougars next play Hoquiam in a loser-out game 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Montesano High School.

LA CENTER 49, TENINO 45 — The Wildcats rallied past Tenino in the fourth quarter of a close game throughout to keep their season going in the loser-out game of the 1A District 4 tournament.

Austin Nixon led a balanced scoring attack for La Center (11-11) with 13 points. The Wildcats next play Eatonville at 6 p.m. Thursday at Montesano High School in another loser-out game.

Tenino (11-11), which saw its season end, led by two after the first quarter, by four at halftime and by three going into the fourth.

Girls basketball

OLYMPIA 57, SKYVIEW 45 — Jordan Labrador-Hallett and Kiera Parks each scored 16 points, but the Storm’s season ended with the loss at Olympia in the 4A bi-district tournament.

Skyview (14-8) led 16-12 after the first quarter. Olympia (14-12) then held the Storm to five points in the second quarter for a 29-21 halftime lead and would pull away in the second half.

UNION POSTPONED — The Titans had their scheduled Tuesday loser-out game in the 4A bi-district tournament against Decatur postponed to Wednesday.

CENTRAL KITSAP 55, EVERGREEN 47 — Evergreen’s season ended at 16-6 after a loss in the 3A bi-district tournament. No other details were reported.

GIG HARBOR 55, PRAIRIE 37 — The Falcons’ season ended at 11-10 after a loss in the 3A bi-district tournament. No other details were reported.