Camas girls cross league championship off wish list

Papermakers win program’s first title

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Camas wins league in everything, right?

Well, the girls basketball team was always on the outside looking in … until Wednesday.

Meghan Finley, Emma Jones, Stephanie Knight, Teague Schroeder, Courtney Clemmer, Madison Freemon, Jillian Webb, Maggie Wells, Jordyn Wilds, Hannah Booth, Haley Hanson and Marianna Payne checked the league championship off their wish list after the Papermakers defeated Skyview 42-24.

To cut down the nets was satisfaction for the Camas girls after watching Skyview celebrate against them the past two seasons.

“That brought out the fire and passion in us,” Schroeder said. “We didn’t want to see that again. We wanted to be the ones to cut the nets down.”

Finley wore a trimmed basket around like a necklace.

“When we were sophomores, Teague and I found a piece of the net and said ‘that’s going to be us, one day,'” Finley said. “It’s been a lot of hard work, but we finally got up on that ladder.”

Jones was the first one climb the ladder and make an incision.

“I just went up there and cut the first thing I saw,” she said. “It’s so gratifying cutting down something that you earned.”

Camas went 8-0 in league, and improved to 13-6 overall this season. The Papermakers will host a playoff game Wednesday, Feb. 8. Time and opponent are to be determined.

Read more about this historical night for Camas basketball in the Thursday, Feb. 9, print edition of the Post-Record.