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Dec. 1, 2023

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Prep Roundup: La Center wrestling wins SpudCat over rival Ridgefield


Eight La Center wrestlers won by pin as the Wildcats beat the rival Ridgefield Spudders 60-29 to claim the annual Battle of the SpudCat for a second straight year.

Leah Wallway (106) and Kaiden Herrick (113) collected pins at the lightweights for La Center.

Wildcat wrestlers Aiden Watson (132), Joe Kolla (152), Isaac Chromey (160), Michael Richey (170), Wyatt Eiesland (195) and Lane Roberts (215) pinned their opponents.

Jaden Watson (120), Sage Mednick (145) and Jack Blehm (285) won by pin for Ridgefield.

Girls basketball

RIDGEFIELD 50, R.A. LONG 30 — Janessa Chatman scored 15 points and the Spudders shook off a slow start for a 2A GSHL road win.

Ridgefield (10-8, 8-5) led 7-6 after the first quarter but outscored the Lumberjills 19-11 in the second quarter.

Briana Garwood scored 11 points to lead R.A. Long (1-12, 1-11).

COLUMBIA RIVER 50, WASHOUGAL 31 — Emma Iniguez scored 16 points, Gracie Glavin had 11 and Peyton Dukes 10 as the first-place Rapids pulled away in the second half for a 2A GSHL road win.

Columbia River (12-4, 12-1) led 20-13 at halftime and broke over the game by outscoring Washougal 16-9 in the third quarter.

Chloe Johnson scored 13 points to lead Washougal (8-9, 7-5).

MARK MORRIS 40, FORT VANCOUVER 16 — Isabella Merzoian had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists as the Monarchs won the 2A GSHL game at Fort Vancouver.

Mo Harris had nine points and five rebounds, and Kea Makaiwi had fives steals to help create her six points for Mark Morris (12-6, 10-3).

Trian Clark led Fort Vancouver (3-14, 1-10) in scoring with nine points.

WOODLAND 71, HOCKINSON 32 — Riley Stading scored 15 of her game-high 24 points in the second quarter as the Beavers won the 2A GSHL game at Hockinson.

After an 8-8 first quarter, Woodland (12-5, 9-3) pulled away with a 22-8 second quarter.

Kenzi Bunger added 12 points and Sydney George 10 as the Beavers stayed within a half game of Mark Morris for second place.

Siena Brown led Hockinson (1-15, 1-11) in scoring with seven points.

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 46, LA CENTER 29 — Bridget Quinn scored 13 points, Kennady Broadbent added 11 points and the Knights kept pace with league-leading Seton Catholic ahead of their showdown next Tuesday.

King’s Way jumped to a 29-9 halftime lead and cruised from there. The Knights (9-7, 7-1) are behind only 8-0 Seton Catholic with two league games to play.

Adyson Maddock scored 11 points to lead La Center (5-12, 3-5).

SETON CATHOLIC 60, CASTLE ROCK 27 — Anna Mooney had 23 points and 10 steals as the Cougars remained perfect in Trico League play.

Seton Catholic (17-1, 8-0) hit eight 3-pointers and put the game away by outscoring Castle Rock 23-6 in the third quarter after leading 29-15 at hafltime.

Brookelyn Alblinger scored nine points to lead the Rockets (1-14, 0-7).

PRAIRIE 57 BATTLE GROUND 21 — Maddie Clouse scored 16 points and Emma Smith had 10 as the Falcons (9-7) won the non-league game at Battle Ground.

Yvette Rosales led the Tigers in scoring with six points.

UNION 67, KENTWOOD 59 — Brooklynn Haywood scored a game-high 27 points to go with seven rebounds, four assists and five steals as the Titans held off visiting Kentwood in the non-league game.

Ava Smith had 12 rebounds to go with her nine points and four assists, and  Alex Yelverton added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Titans (12-5).

“We didn’t shoot it as well as we usually do but got to the line and got it to the rim,” Union coach Gary Mills said in describing it as a physical game.

Jessica Ajayi led Kentwood (11-6) with 15 points.

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