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Sunday, March 3, 2024
March 3, 2024

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Prep Roundup: Spencer scores 43 as Battle Ground beats Evergreen 86-75


Trey Spencer poured in 43 points as Battle Ground came back strong from a close season-opening boys basketball loss to beat Evergreen 86-75 on Thursday.

The big difference in the game was the Tigers’ first quarter where they led 26-16 after the opening eight minutes. Battle Ground (1-1) would only outscore Evergreen (1-1) by one point over the final three quarters.

Spencer made five 3-pointers among his 15 field goals and was 8 for 9 from the free-throw line.

James Gill was also in double figures for the Tigers with 14 points.

Evergreen was led in scoring by Dez Daniel’s 23 points. Arthur Ban had 13 and Kai Speer 12.

RIDGEFIELD 52, W.F. WEST 51 — The Spudders rallied from 12 points down entering the fourth quarter to beat visiting W.F. West in their season opener.

Ridgefield and W.F. West were tied 20-20 at halftime, and the Bearcats came out fast in the third quarter to take a 37-25 lead into the final eight minutes. The Spudders trailed by 11 points with 1:30 to play when they charged back.

Cole Chester scored 11 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter for Ridgefield to lead the comeback.

Girls basketball

TENISON WOODS 77, HOCKINSON 23 — The traveling team from Australia jumped out to a big lead on its way to the victory at Hockinson.

The Titans held the Hawks to 5 points in each of the the first two quarters.

Dannika Grant led Hockinson with 10 points.

Ava Collins led three Titans in double figures with a game-high 20 points.