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Prep basketball: Mark Morris girls win to set up 2A showdown with River

The Columbian
Published: January 18, 2023, 10:28pm

Isabella Merzoian scored 23 points and Mark Morris girls basketball beat Ridgefield 59-48 on Wednesday in Longview.

The win sets up a showdown between the Monarchs (10-5, 8-2) and 2A Greater St. Helens League leader Columbia River (9-4, 9-1) on Friday in Longview.

Merzoian made four of her team’s eight 3-pointers, including two in the third quarter as Mark Morris outscored Ridgefield 18-8 to take a 50-32 lead.

Elizabeth Swift scored 13 points and Avery Wilson added 11 points for Ridgefield (7-8, 5-5).

WASHOUGAL 52, R.A. LONG 18 — Bella Albaugh scored 16 points, Chloe Johnson added 11 points and the Panthers earned a 2A GSHL win on the road.

HUDSON’S BAY 58, HOCKINSON 44 — Alana Stephens scored 29 points to lead Hudson’s Bay to the 2A GSHL win at Hockinson.

Siena Brown had 13 points, and Allie Seekins 12 for Hockinson.

Boys basketball

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 65, COLUMBIA-WHITE SALMON 28 — The Knights shot 62 percent from the field to roll to a home win and stay atop the Trico League.

Gionvanny Evanson scored 16 points, going 7 for 9 from the field and had eight assists. King’s Way finished 29 for 47 from the field and collected 24 assists.

Jamison Duke added 14 points as the Knights (8-7, 4-1) remain tied with La Center for the league lead.

SETON CATHOLIC 64, STEVENSON 39 — Tyler Tran scored 24 points as the Cougars won on the road to keep pace in the Trico League.

Tran hit seven 3-pointers to lead a long-range attack, which saw Seton Catholic make 14 3-pointers.

Rico George scored 13 points and Jack Jenniges added 10 points for the Cougars (11-4, 3-2), who remain one game behind first place La Center and King’s Way Christian.

Chris Blackledge scored 12 points to lead Stevenson (8-4, 1-4).