The Camas High School basketball teams dominated their Hoops for Pink games Friday, inside the Camas warehouse.
A 22-8 scoring barrage in the first quarter helped the Papermaker boys beat Heritage 55-28. It was their first league victory of the season after falling behind early in their previous league games and not being able to catch up.
“Our motto tonight was ‘refuse to lose.’ We’re done with that,” said junior post Trevor Jasinsky. “For us to come out and get a big win on Hoops for Pink night was special for all of us. Not just me. I think I speak for the whole program when I say that.”
The Camas boys shared the basketball. Jasinsky and Jordan Anderson each netted nine points, James Price added eight, and Jordan Lenard and Nick Lopes both had six points.
The Papermaker girls pummeled the Timberwolves 62-20. Camas outscored Heritage 12-7 in the first quarter, 20-7 in the second quarter, 16-4 in the third quarter and 14-2 in the fourth quarter.
On the receiving end of passes from Brenna Khaw, Rachel Rice and Meghan Finley, Nikki Corbett delivered 16 of her team-leading 22 points in the first half. She scored 10 of those points in the second quarter and snagged 15 rebounds in the game.
“I love getting those passes and finishing them off so that my guards get the assists,” Corbett said. “It’s something we all thrive on.”
The Papermakers had plenty to play for. Before the game, they handed pink roses to breast cancer survivors in the stands. The money they raised from selling T-shirts and auctioning off items will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
“Hoops for Pink is one of my favorite nights of the year,” Corbett said. “We got the band and a bunch of people coming out to support us. It’s really encouraging.”
Khaw netted 13 points and dished out eight assists. Brenna Vargo and Teague Schroeder sparked the Papermakers off the bench. Vargo earned eight points and Schroeder added six.
“It’s fun to watch these young girls work really hard and show what they can do on varsity,” Corbett said. “If you’re going to get the minutes, work as hard as you can for as long as possible. Show coach those minutes were worth something.”