A shorthanded Camas High School girls basketball squad still won all three of its games at the Evergreen Holiday Hoops festival.
With seniors Nikki Corbett and Rachel Gray sidelined by injuries, sophomore Teague Schroeder and freshmen Courtney Clemmer and Madison Freemon took advantage of extra playing time.
Schroeder scored 15 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter to help the Papermakers pull away for a 56-39 victory against Benson Tech Monday. She nailed two threes during those final eight minutes, and turned fast breaks into more points.
“I knew we needed to pick it up,” Schroeder said. “Once I hit that first three, it was like, ‘It’s time. I’m ready.'”
Schroeder netted 19 of her 21 points in the second half to help Camas beat Kalama 44-39 Friday. She scored 14 points Saturday in a 43-34 victory against Woodland.
Clemmer and Freemon also had breakout performances at the tournament. After Monday’s effort, Schroeder was named to the all-tournament team. She thanked Corbett and Gray for their encouragement from the bench. Brenna Khaw, Emma Jenkins, Mia Hunt and Meghan Finley are getting Schroeder, Clemmer and Freemon involved on the floor.
“We’re getting that fire to win for those girls who are hurt,” Schroeder said. “When we all come together, we can do some amazing things.”
Camas (7-3) hosts Battle Ground Jan. 6. Tip off is at 5:30 p.m.