In what the Camas girls basketball team hopes is a preview of the state tournament, the Papermakers traveled to Tacoma on Monday and won a matchup between the top two teams in Class 4A.
Addison Harris scored 20 points as the No. 1-ranked Papermakers beat No. 3 Tahoma 73-53 in the Puget Sound Holiday Classic.
Leading 37-33 at halftime, the Papermakers wore down their defense in the second half. Tahoma point guard Hope Hussman, a California signee, had nine points.
“They have a lot of offensive firepower,” Camas coach Scott Thompson said. “It took us a while to figure out how to make stops. When we find ourselves in these moments, we tend to solve our problems by letting Parker Mears solve the problem. She did a fantastic job today against one of the best point guards in the state and really changed the game completely.”
On offense, Camas used his excellent ball movement to create high-quality shots. The Papermakers shot 57 percent from the field and had 25 assists on 30 field goal attempts.
Sophie Buzzard scored 15 points and Riley Suns added 14 points. Kyra Thompson had 12 points and 12 assists.
HERITAGE 76, STEVENSON 26 — Kiana Salavea had a triple-double (35 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists) as the Timberwolves beat Fort Vancouver on MLK Day.
Salavea scored 24 points in the second quarter. That’s when Heritage (9-5) pressed full court and outscored Stevenson 36-9.
Dani Wallace and Aria Obias each scored 11 points for Stevenson (5-8).
MOUNTAIN VIEW 52, CENTRALIA 40 — Nina Peterson scored 22 points, Kaitlyn Henderson added 13, and the Thunder won on MLK Day in Fort Vancouver.
Peterson and Henderson each scored six points in the first quarter as Mountain View (6-9) took a 19-6 lead.
Centralia (1-12) couldn’t catch up despite Emily Wilkerson’s 27 points.
WEST LIN (Aren.) 56, SKYVIEW 39 — Lainey Phillips scored 11 points, but the Storm couldn’t overcome cold shooting on MLK Day in Fort Vancouver.
Skyview (10-4) hit seven field goals and was 4-for-20 from 3-point range.
TUMWATER 39, KELSO 25 — Trailing 29-5 at halftime, the Lassies found their footing in the second half after MLK Basketball Tribute in Longview.
Lexi Grumois scored 10 points to lead Kelso (6-7).
Sierra Larson scored 11 points to lead Tumwater (11-4).
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UNION 75, KELSO 47 — Yanni Fasilis scored 21 points as the Titans won at the MLK Basketball Tribute in Longview.
Evan Manville added 16 points for Union (10-6). The Titans took control in a 21-11 second quarter victory over Kelso and led 37-23 at halftime.
Hayden Yore scored 12 points to lead Kelso (8-6).
TUMWATER 63, SKYVIEW 61 — DeMary Collins scored 26 points, but the Storm couldn’t hold off the Thunderbirds at the MLK Basketball Tribute Tournament in Longview.
Freshman Malakai Weimer added 10 points and eight rebounds for Skyview (8-7). Gavin Packer had nine points and seven assists.
Tumwater (11-4), which starts five seniors, trailed 50-43 entering the fourth quarter.
CASL ROCK 54, CALAMA 39 — Tristin Marin scored 25 points as the Rockets won the MLK Basketball Tribute in Longview.
Castle Rock (6-6) extended its lead to 15-7 late in the first quarter after one of Marin’s four 3-pointers. From there, Calama (1-11) could never close the gap to less than five points before the Rockets pulled away in the fourth quarter.