Washougalites were rocking around the Christmas tree Wednesday night, watching the Panther girls basketball team beat Stevenson by 30 points. Washougal won 59-29.
Kendall Utter delivered 16 of her-team leading 23 points in the third quarter. The Panthers outscored the Bulldogs 25-3 in a phenomenal third quarter. Savannah McDowell and Megan Townsend grabbed some impressive rebounds, and Darcy Akers and Sarah Brown also fueled the well-rounded attack.
Washougal improves to 6-2 on the season. The Panthers look forward to rekindling the rivalry with the Camas Papermakers Tuesday. Tip off is at 7 p.m., at Camas High School.
Camas (4-2) is coming off a 53-46 loss to Battle Ground in the finals of the Battle Ground tournament. The Papermakers led 17-9 after the first quarter, before the Tigers went on a 14-0 scoring drive. A buzzer-beating half court shot gave Battle Ground a 28-22 advantage at halftime.
Kendra Preuninger drained five 3-pointers to help Camas rally back from a 12-point deficit. The Tigers put the game out of reach by scoring seven baskets from the foul line in the fourth quarter. They converted 19 of 27 shots from the foul line in the game.