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Hudson’s Bay girls rally from eight down in final minutes to beat Washougal 48-47

Promise Bond scores the go-ahead basket with six seconds left on Senior Night

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: January 29, 2024, 10:56pm
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Promise Bond of Hudson’s Bay makes a pass during a 2A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball game at Hudson’s Bay High School on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024.
Promise Bond of Hudson’s Bay makes a pass during a 2A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball game at Hudson’s Bay High School on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. (Tim Martinez/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

It was Senior Night at Hudson’s Bay, but for the longest time, it looked like it would be Washougal’s night.

Down eight points with two minutes to play, the Eagles scored the game’s final nine points to pull out a 48-47 win over Washougal in a 2A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball game on Monday night.

“I think coming off this last game, we felt like we needed to show that we could keep up with people,” senior Alana Stephens said. “I felt like Washougal (would be) a great game to come off that (loss). We had our confidence up. It was down for a second. We got it back. I think it was a great back-and-forth game until that last second.”

Bay was down 47-39 to play after Brooklyn Chase’s fast-break layup.

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Alana Stephens of Hudson’s Bay (left) shoots over Jenna Klopman of Washougal (15) during a 2A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball game at Hudson’s Bay High School on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024.
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But then senior Miranda Gonzalez hit a 3-pointer and followed that up with a steal and layup to get the Eagles to within 47-44 with 56 seconds to play.

Another senior, Promise Bond, got a backcourt steal, which led to Stephens basket inside to cut the deficit to 47-46 with about 40 seconds left.

After a Washougal miss, Bay had the ball under the Washougal basket with nine seconds left.

The Eagles didn’t get the look they wanted, so Bond fed the ball out to Olivia Carroll. The freshman guard worked the ball around to find Bond open under the basket for the go-ahead shot with six seconds left.

“The original play was (that) I was supposed to dish it to Alana, just give her the lob and let her get the shot,” Bond said. “But they had two people on her, so I couldn’t get it to her. So I dished it out to our other point guard, Olivia Carroll. And I kind of hopped in there and saw that the lane was wide open, and I got her attention. I’m just lucky she saw me.”

After losses last week to Ridgefield and Columbia River, Bay found itself in a logjam in the 2A GSHL standings, with four teams fighting for three playoff spots.

Monday’s win leaves the Eagles alone in third place with just two league games left.

“Coming off the two losses and then it being our Senior Night, and then it being Washougal of all teams — last year we lost by one point (to Washougal) in the last second on a buzzer-beater,” Gonzalez said. “Getting this opportunity to beat them one, it meant a lot.”

Stephens led the Eagles (12-5, 9-5). Carroll had nine points, Gonzalez had eight and Bond added seven.

Jenna Klopman had 19 points to lead Washougal (9-9, 7-6), which faces a huge game Wednesday at Mark Morris.

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