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Feb. 24, 2024

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Girls basketball: Fort Vancouver earns first league win in 10 seasons


The Fort Vancouver girls basketball team has already shown marked improvement this season.

Tuesday, the Trappers achieved a major goal.

Fort Vancouver won its first league game in 10 seasons, beating R.A. Long 38-29 in a 2A Greater St. Helens League home contest.

With the win, Fort Vancouver (3-8) has already surpassed its win total from last season. Friday, the Trappers were competitive against Washougal, falling 43-34 against a team that is 4-3 in league play.

Trian Clark scored 13 points to lead the Trappers. Ja’Lea Ewing scored six points in the first quarter as Fort leapt to a 16-6 lead.

Alauna Brown scored 15 points to lead R.A. Long (0-8, 0-7).

UNION 69, HERITAGE 38 — Eight players combined to hit 13 3-pointers and power the Titans to a non-league road win.

Brooklyn Haywood had 17 points and Ava Smith added 15 points for Union (8-4).

Keanna Salavea scored 15 points to lead Heritage (7-5).

EVERGREEN 61, MOUNTAIN VIEW 55 — Adrian Wright scored all 18 of her points in the second half as the Plainsmen sealed the 3A GSHL game with a solid final two quarters at Mountain View.

After a close first half that had Evergreen leading 25-22, the Plainsmen (9-4, 4-1 3A GSHL) had a 36-point second half and held off Mountain View’s late charge.

Nina Peterson scored 15 points to lead three Thunder players in double figures. Camaria Brown had 14 points and Sophia Wright added 11.

WOODLAND 51, HUDSON’S BAY 43 — Riley Stading scored 12 points as the Beavers finished strong to earn a 2A GSHL road win.

Woodland trailed 35-30 after being outscored 20-9 in the third quarter. But Sydney George scored seven of her 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Beavers outscored the Eagles 21-7. Ella Lindsey had six of her 10 points in the fourth.

Promise Bond scored 10 points to lead Hudson’s Bay.

MARK MORRIS 61, WASHOUGAL 44 — Isabella Merzoian scored a game-high 27 points and Charlie Blain had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds to go with five steals as the Monarchs (8-4, 5-1 2A GSHL) topped visiting Washougal (5-7, 4-3).

“We had a season low nine turnovers which was great against a Washougal team that does a nice job of full court pressuring,” Mark Morris coach Sean Atkins said.

Isabella Albaugh led Washougal scorers with 13 points.

KELSO 53, HOCKINSON 42 — Bregan Ruhland scored 18 points, Lexi Grumbois added 13 and the Lassie earned a non-league home win.

Allie Seekins scored 19 points to lead the Hawks, who outscored Kelso 24-11 in the fourth quarter.