Sports briefs

WHS boys basketball beats Ridgefield

Brevan Bea used a hot shooting hand to lead the Washougal High School (WHS) boys basketball team to a 65-53 win over Ridgefield High School on Jan. 6.

The senior guard scored 22 points, including five 3-pointers.

“Brevan is the type of guy who will air-ball a free throw and then make 3-pointers with guys in his face,” Panthers coach A.J. LaBree said. “He really doesn’t have a conscience. He’s been through a lot of battles in sports in his life, so nothing really phases him.”

WHS’ (6-3 overall, 2-0 2A Greater St. Helens League) defensive pressure and balanced scoring attack has been a challenge for opponents early in the season.

“They are continuing to learn,” LaBree said. “We have five seniors on this team, but not a ton of court time with them. It’s a fairly young group out there, and they are still learning how to win and play in the big games.”

Panthers senior Jacob Davis had 17 points in the victory.

Columbia River High School, last season’s league champion, is also 2-0 in league play, and will play host to the Panthers on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Nunez scores 25 to lift CHS boys over West Salem

Armand Nunez had his best game of the young season, scoring 25 points as the Camas High School (CHS) boys basketball team held on to beat West Salem High School 77-65 on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Jackson Clemmer and Caleb Shira both scored 14 points for the Papermakers.

The win represented a bounceback effort for CHS, which lost to Mountainside (Beaverton, Oregon) High School 74-47 on Jan. 3.

The Papermakers (4-7) began 4A Greater St. Helens League play against undefeated Union High School at home on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

CHS girls lose to Oregon squad

Faith Bergstrom scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, but the CHS girls basketball team fell to Sheldon (Oregon) High School 55-45 on Friday, Jan. 3.

The Papermakers (4-3 overall) began 4A Greater St. Helens League play against Union High School at home on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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