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Prep basketball highlights: Battle Ground boys edge Skyview, 71-69

The Columbian

Tait Spencer scored 34 points with 13 coming in the third quarter as Battle Ground held of Skyview 71-69 on Tuesday to remain unbeaten in the 4A Greater St. Helens League.

The host Storm (7-3, 0-1) had an 18-14 lead after the first quarter and Battle Ground fought back to tie it at halftime, 36-36.

The Tigers (9-1, 2-0) held a 57-52 lead after three quarters and was able to fend off Skyview’s charge.

Ty Robertson scored 17 points for Battle Ground.

Demaree Collinson led Skyview in scoring with 26 points and also had seven rebounds.

Malakai Weimer had 10 points and nine boards, and Gavin Perdue also had 10 points.

CAMAS 62, UNION 54 — Beckett Currie started hot by scoring all 15 of Camas’ first-quarter points on his way to a game-high 28 as Camas won its 4A GSHL opener and sent Union to 0-2 in league play.

Matthew Chillian added 15 points for the Papermakers (7-4 overall).

Yanni Fassilis led Union (7-6) with 20 points, and Evan Manville had 14.

EVERGREEN 69, PRAIRIE 55 — Fox Crader had 11 points and 12 rebounds as the Plainsmen used a balanced scoring attack to earn a 3A GSHL home win.

Landon Rayner added 10 points as 10 different players scored for Evergreen (5-7, 1-2).

Cam Newsome scored 16 points and Bailey Kousonsavath added 13 points for Prairie (4-8, 1-3).

It was feast or famine for the Falcons. Trailing 19-7 after the first quarter, Prairie scored 26 points in the second quarter to enter halftime tied at 33. But the Falcons were outscored 18-1 in the third quarter.

KELSO 79, HERITAGE 58 — The Hilanders’ Ethan Mitchell and Hayden Yore combined for 45 points in the 3A GSHL win at Heritage.

Mitchell scored 17 of his game-high 25 points in the first half.

Kelso (6-4, 2-1 3A GSHL) rushed out to a 27-12 lead after the first quarter with 10 points from Mitchell.

Quincy Gill led the Timberwolves (6-5, 1-2) with 18 points, and Jo Osburn scored 10.

HOCKINSON 61, FORT VANCOUVER 55 — Ryker Kitchen scored 15 points, Braxten Richardson added 13 points and the Hawks overcame an early deficit for a 2A GSHL road win.

Hockinson (4-5, 2-4) trailed 22-11 after the first quarter. But the Hawks outscored the Trappers 17-4 in the second quarter with six different players scoring.

Kaeleb Cvitkovich, who hit five 3-pointers, scored 17 points to lead Fort Vancouver (0-10, 0-5).

R.A. LONG 73, COLUMBIA RIVER 40 — Cavin Holden scored 37 points, including five of his team’s nine 3-pointers as the Lumberjacks (8-2, 5-0) remained undefeated in 2A GSHL play with the home win.

Nico Valdez scored 12 points and Aaron Hoey added 11 points for Columbia River (3-7, 3-3).

WOODLAND 69, WASHOUGAL 47 — Dane Huddleston scored 24 of his 29 points in the second half to help the Beavers pull away for a 2A GSHL home win.

Leading 31-25 at halftime, Woodland got a spark from Huddleston as he scored 12 of his team’s 21 points in the third quarter.

Justin Philpot added 13 points for Woodland (7-3, 4-1).

Tucker Kneipp scored 10 points to lead Washougal (2-6, 1-4).

RIDGEFIELD 61, HUDSON’S BAY 38 — Colten Castro scored 24 points and Cole Chester added 10 as the Spudders won at Hudson’s Bay with a strong second half.

Ridgefield (5-3, 4-2 2A GSHL) only led 21-20 at halftime and then held Hudson’s Bay (0-9, 0-5) to 15 second-half points.

LA CENTER 74, STEVENSON 50 — Boston Walker had 27 points and 13 rebounds as the Wildcats opened Trico League play with a road win.

Walker, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, made 12 field goals and was 3 for 4 from the free-throw line.

Kecen Bach scored 24 points as Stevenson suffered its first loss after going 7-0 in non-league play.

SETON CATHOLIC 49, COLUMBIA-WHITE SALMON 38 — Brady Angelo scored 21 points as the Cougars held off the host Bruins in each’s Trico League opener.

Seton Catholic (8-3, 1-0) led 31-15 at halftime before the Bruins (5-2, 0-1) pulled within 39-30 after three quarters.

CASTLE ROCK 54, KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 52 — Trystin Marin scored 37 points and hit the game-winner at the buzzer to give the Rockets a Trico League win at home.

Little separated the two teams throughout the game. Marin, who went 4 for 5 from 3-point range, got the call with the game tied 52-52 in the final seconds.

Giovanny Evanson scored 17 points to lead King’s Way (4-7, 0-1). Jayson Hall and Jamison Duke each added 10 points for the Knights.

Chase Rusher added nine points for the Rockets (4-3, 1-0).

Girls Basketball

SKYVIEW 79, BATTLE GROUND 41 — Jordan Labrador-Hallett had 20 points and eight assists as the Storm (9-2, 1-1) cruised to a 4A GSHL road victory.

Labrador-Hallett, who made four 3-pointers, was one of four Skyview scorers in double figures. Kiera Parks added 15 points, Sam Groesbeck had 13 points and TaRyah Hamstreet scored 12 points.

Marissa Loveall scored 20 points to lead Battle Ground (0-9, 0-2).

HERITAGE 61, KELSO 31 — Keanna Salavea scored 18 of her game-high 28 points as the Timberwolves picked up their first 3A GSHL win of the season.

Heritage (6-4, 1-2 3A GSHL) pulled away by holding Kelso (4-5, 1-2) to eight points over the second and third quarters.

Mariah Bibens added 12 points for Heritage.

EVERGREEN 41, PRAIRIE 34 — Kimora Ross scored 17 points and Adrian Wright had 13 and Evergreen now stands alone atop the 3A GSHL after its win at Prairie.

The Plainsmen (8-3, 3-0) held of a second-half rally by the Falcons (5-5, 3-1) and is the last team in the 3A GSHL without a league loss.

Prairie (5-5, 3-1) was able to dig out of a 24-13 halftime deficit to get within 27-24 after three quarters.

Claire Smith led the Falcons with 16 points.