Prep basketball: Williams' buzzer-beater gets Hudson's Bay a win, playoff spot

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Jun. 6—Brendynn Williams got a rebound and putback basket at the buzzer as the Hudson's Bay boys basketball team defeated Woodland 59-58 Saturday and claimed the final playoff spot in the 2A Greater St. Helens League.

Woodland's Justin Philpot, who led the Beavers with 21 points, scored with 14 seconds to play for a 58-57 lead.

Following a time out, Hudson's Bay came up the court and Manny Minnieweather put up a shot that missed, but Williams was in the right position for the winning put-back basket.

It was a game of surges after an even first quarter. Bay had a 33-24 lead at the half, and then Woodland hit a half-court shot at the third quarter buzzer to close within 49-48.

Isaiah David led Bay in scoring with 22 points and also had seven rebounds. Joey Gordon had 17 points and three steals.

Dane Huddleston added 16 points for Woodland.

KING'S WAY CHRISTIAN 64, ELMA 33 — Giovanny Evanson with 16 points and six steals and Bryce Dodge with 14 points 11 rebounds and six assists as the King's Way Christian boys routed Elma to win the 1A District 4 title.

The Knights' tough defense limited the Eagles to 18 points through the first three quarter as King's Way mounted a 52-18 advantage.

Evan Hernandez added 10 points and six rebounds, and Ryan Tyler scored nine points for the nights.

FORT VANCOUVER 60, COLUMBIA RIVER 34 — The Trappers ran away with the 2A GSHL win by holding Columbia River to 19 points through three quarters.

Khalil Singleton scored 13 of his game-high 23 points in the second quarter for Fort, and Tre Cannon had 17 points.

Columbia River was led in scoring by Sam James' eight points.

WASHOUGAL 60, RIDGEFIELD 55 — The Panthers used a 17-8 third-quarter advantage to pull ahead and get the road victory to finish the regular season.

Washougal's Ioannis Fassilis led all scorers with 19 points, and Holden Bea added 10.

Ridgefield, which will be the No. 2 seed for the 2A GSHL playoffs, got 13 points from both Ty Snider and Henry Hughes, and Carson Knight had 11.

Girls basketball

MONTESANO 44, KING'S WAY CHRISTIAN — The Knights lost senior Abby Cummins to an ankle injury in the first half and then went cold in the second half of the 1A district title game at King's Way.

Montesano outscored King's Way 18-4 over the last 12 minutes to pull away.

Lauren Quinn scored 12 to lead King's Way.

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