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Boys basketball roundup: Skyview takes down Sumner; faces Camas for a fourth time

By Columbian staff
Published: February 14, 2024, 10:40pm

Get ready for Skyview vs. Camas, part 4.

The Storm boys basketball team won their second loser-out game of the 4A bi-district tournament, knocking out Sumner 63-46 on Wednesday at Sumner.

With Camas’ win over Rogers of Puyallup on Wednesday, that puts the two 4A Greater St. Helens League foes in a matchup for a state berth on Friday. It will be their fourth meeting of the season with Camas having won two of the first three matchups.

Skyview (14-9) battled Sumner (19-6) tight in the first quarter, never leading but tying the game three time before ended deadlocked at 15-15.

Then Skyview began to pull away as Demaree Collins made six 3-pointers to finish with 18 first-half points and eventually a game-high 26.

Malakai Weimer nearly had a double-double with 19 points and eight rebounds for the Storm.

Skyview’s lead ballooned to 23 points late in the fourth quarter.

Another key was the defense of Gavin Packer on Sumner’s leading scorer Jalen Hyppa, who had just six points.

“The boys rose to the occasion of a tough challenge against the SPSL league champs,” Skyview coach Matt Gruhler said.

The time and location of Friday’s game against Camas will be finalized on Thursday.

3A bi-district

GIG HARBOR 64, EVERGREEN 62 — Evergreen’s season came to an end with the loss at Gig Harbor.

Dez Daniel led the Plainsmen (13-9) with 19 points, and Damarien Walden had 11.

The game was close throughout. Evergreen led by one after the first quarter, was down one at the half, and down by three going into the fourth quarter.

1A district

ELMA 43, STEVENSON 41 — No. 5 seed Elma eliminated No. 6 Stevenson with the close win at Rochester.

Kacen Bach led Stevenson in scoring with 20 points. The Bulldogs finish the season with a 13-9 record.

MONTESANO 70, LA CENTER 61 — Austin Nixon scored 25 points and reach 1,000 for his career at La Center, but the Wildcats (11-14) were knocked out of the tournament.

Montesano jumped out to a big lead in the first half, up 24-8 in the first quarter and 43-20 at the half. Tyce Peterson led all scorers with 30 points, making six 3-pointers.