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The young Kalama Chinooks are building with a young team under first-year coach Jody Stemkoski.

Tuesday night in Morton, the Chinooks had to win a game in the fourth quarter after blowing a late lead, and managed it, escaping with a 37-36 win in a 2B Central League contest.

“These are the ones that we have to have,” Stemkoski said.

Lily Given scored 12 points and was 10-of-11 from the free throw line. Gracie Stemkoski led the Chinooks in scoring with 13 points.

Shaylee Peters led all scorers with 21 points for the Timberwolves.

Given picked a steal and raced to the other end for a hoop-and-the harm to tie, then Gracie Stemkoski later hit a 3, as did Ruby Jackson (9 points) to give Kalama a lead.

With 17 seconds left, Jackson stepped to the line with a chance to ice a two-point lead. She missed the first, and Stemkoski called a timeout, partially to calm her and partially to set up the defense in the event of a second miss.

Jackson canned the second, giving Kalama a three-point lead. A late layup was inconsequential and Kalama tip-toed out of the woods with a narrow win.

“He had some ups and downs,” Stemkoski said. “We challenged them to be competitive and finish strong.”

Kalama (3-6, 1-1) hosts Adna at Thursday at 7 p.m.

Kalama 37, Morton-White Pass 36

Kalama;5;15;6;11;—;37

MWP;4;10;12;10;—;36

KALAMA — Gracie Stemkoski 13, Lily Given 12, Ruby Jackson 9, Sydney Johnson 3, Kailey Shipley, Sophie Given, Lily Nichols, Maggie Cruser.

MWP — Shaylee Peters 21, Alissa O’Rourke 3, Chloe Short 3, Chloe Kelly 2, Natalia Armstrong 2, Mackenzie Mays 2, Chloe Kelly 2, Emarey Hampton 1, Mackenzie Lindh, Keegan Ingalsbe, Gabi Hughes.

Mossyrock 67, Toutle Lake 30: Jordyn Grabenhorst scored 12 points, but the league-leading Vikings were overwhelming in Mossyrock on Tuesday night.

Payton Torrey and Hailey Brooks each had 16 points for Mossyrock and Andee Nelson added 14.

Toutle Lake (4-7, 1-1) hosts Toledo on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Mossyrock 67, Toutle Lake 30

Toutle Lake;6;4;15;5;—;30

Mossyrock;24;26;13;4;—67

TOUTLE LAKE — Jordyn Grabenhorst 12, Molly Donald 6, Sophia Crane 6, Keeley Studebaker-Smith 3, Marissa Smith 2, Kaydence King 1, Jasmine Smith, Sydney Hald, Madison Hald, Karlie Smith.

MOSSYROCK — Payton Torrey 16, Hailey Brooks 16, Andee Nelson 14, Caelyn Marshall 8, Faith Mulligan 3, Jenny Brockway 3, Jolee Hadaller 2, Gracie Lovan, Jade Padrick.

Wahkiakum 46, Onalaska 33: The Mules had considerably fewer problems with the Loggers this time, using a big third quarter to pull away on Tuesday night in Cathlamet.

Jansi Merz led all scorers with 19 points.

Alex Cleveland-Barrera led Onalaska with 12.

The last time these squads met was in December, and the Mules had to use overtime to put the Loggers away. No such trouble was had this night.

Wahkiakum (6-3, 1-1) visits Winlock on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Wahkiakum 46, Onalaska 33

Onalaska;12;11;4;6;—;33

Wahkiakum11;14;13;8;—;46

ONALASKA — Alex Cleveland-Barrera 12, Eryn Duryea 8, Callie Lawrence 6, Brooklyn Sandridge 5, Morgan Hamilton 2.

WAHKIAKUM — Jansi Merz 19, Emerald Niemela 6, Courtney Carlson 5, Paige Mace 5, Arrow Rose 3, Megan Leitz 3, Reigha Neimeyer 3, Kimberlee Watkins 2.

3A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE

Hudson’s Bay 47, Kelso 43: The Lassies got double-figure scoring from three, but didn’t get enough bench scoring in its league opener in Vancouver on Monday night.

Alexis Kleven led Kelso with 18 points, Natalie Fraley had 11 and Cooper Joy added 10. No other Lassie had more than 2.

Jaydia Martin led the Eagles with 18 points.

Kelso used a 12-4 third quarter to take a 33-26 lead headed into the fourth period, but Hudson’s Bay stormed past, outscoring Kelso 17-10 then.

Kelso (6-4, 0-1) hosts Prairie on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Hudson's Bay 47, Kelso 43

Kelso;12;9;12;10;—;43

Hudson’s Bay;12;10;4;17;—;43

KELSO — Alexis Kleven 18, Natalie Fraley 11, Cooper Joy 10, Evermore Kaiser 2, Madison Harkins 2, Mati Ohlson 0, KK Perez 0.

HUDSON’S BAY —Jaydia Martin 18, Paytin Ballard 7, Ashley Rodriguez 6, Kamelai Powell 6, Devon Johnson-Brown 4, Stacia Mikaele 4, Mae Carse 0.

2A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE

Columbia River 52, Mark Morris 28: Jacie Rismoen led the Monarchs with 10 points, but the Chieftains were too much on Tuesday night in Vancouver in both teams’ 2A GSHL opener.

Ellie Christian led all scorers with 13 points, and Jordan Ryan and Dejah Wilson each had 11 for River.

Mark Morris (4-5, 0-2) hosts Woodland on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Columbia River 52, Mark Morris 28

Mark Morris;4;5;11;8;—;28

Columbia River;14;16;12;10;—;52

MARK MORRIS — Jacie Rismoen 10, Katie Troy 5, Isabella Merzoian 5, Lily Koski-Haase 3, Erica Snyder 3, Emma Fisher 2, Mariah Bost 0, Madison Noel 0, Madelyn Mejia 0.

COLUMBIA RIVER — Ellie Christian 13, Jordan Ryan 11, Dejah Wilson 11, Sami Myers 5, Emalee Place 4, Ari Kuschner 4, Isabelle Fink 2, Paige Escobedo 2, Bailey Gatten 0, Noelle Young 0, Grace Trickett 0, Lily Jonas 0.

Woodland 66, R.A. Long 57:  The Beavers overcame a slow start and roared past the Lumberjills on Tuesday night in Woodland, getting big nights from Payten Foster, Nicole Guthrie, Kaija Olson and Kaily Christensen.

Foster led all scorers with 23 points, Guthrie added 15 and Kaija Olson and Christensen both finished with 11.

Miranda Lomax had 17 points for the Jills and Makayla Jenkins had 14.

R.A. Long led 23-22 at the break and built an eight-point lead in the third quarter before the Beavers woke up, Woodland coach Glen Flanagan said.

“They outplayed us, outcoached us in the first half,” he said. “They got 12 more shots than us in the first half and wanted it more.

“They were up eight in the third quarter when we decided to play some basketball.”

Woodland (7-2, 1-0) hosts Mark Morris on Saturday at 7 p.m. R.A. Long heads down to Columbia River on the same day at the same time.

Woodland 66, R.A. Long 57

RA Long;12;11;17;17;—;57

Woodland;16;6;19;25;—;66

R.A. LONG — Miranda Lomax 17, Makayla Jenkins 14, Kailey Sirnio 8, Bobbi Clark 5, Jayla Clark 4, Maddie McCoy, Grace House.

WOODLAND — Payten Foster 23, Nicole Guthrie 15, Kaija Olson 11, Kaily Christensen 11, Lucy George 3, Kelly Sweyer 3.

King’s Way 63, Castle Rock 24: The Knights were totally overwhelming Tuesday night in Vancouver, never allowing the Rockets to score in double figures in any quarter in both teams’ 1A Trico League debut.

Veda Frost and Grace Pelletier were Castle Rock’s leading scorers with 6 points each.

Abby Cummings led all scorers with 18 points and Laurel Quinn added 12.

Castle Rock (5-5, 0-1) hosts La Center on Thursday at 7 p.m.

King’s Way Christian 63, Castle Rock 24

King’s Way;18;18;20;7;—;63

Castle Rock;9;6;3;6;—;24

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN — Abby Cummins 18, Laurel Quinn 12, Riley Starwalt 8, Kinsey Tindol 7, Avery Hsu 5, Riley Philbrook 4, Annabelle Atwood 4, Camille Vaughan 2, Izzy Hill 2, Sara Thudium 1, Haley Bristowe, Savanna Woody.

CASTLE ROCK — Veda Frost 6, Grace Pelletier 6, Jenna Lee 5, Payton Kessler 2, Priscilla Massa 2, Ella Anderson 2, Rhiannon Sibbett 1, Lori Ogden, Zoey Snow, Gracie Kimball, Averee Perdue.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Kelso 55, Hudson’s Bay 43: Wyatt Brown scored 16 points, Josh Webb added 10 and the Hilanders bounced back with a solid win in their 3A GSHL opener over the Eagles on Tuesday night in Kelso.

Kelso used a 20-5 first quarter to take control, but lost its defensive momentum in the fourth, allowing 20 points.

Dillon Davis had 4 steals and is averaging 3 per game.

“We did a nice job in our help (defense),” Kelso coach Joe Kinch said. “We really cut off their driving lanes. We were good rebounding the ball. We gave up two offensive rebounds the entire first half, got a couple of the 50-50 balls we were able to get to. Really played to our strengths.”

Kelso (6-4, 1-0) visits Prairie on Friday at 7 p.m.

Kelso 55, Hudson’s Bay 43

Hudson’s Bay;5;10;8;20;—;43

Kelso;20;8;10;17;—;55

HUDSON’S BAY — Skylar Buker 12, Tony King 10, Isaiah David 9, Trenton Jackson 5, Isaiah Gipson 4, Emmanuel Minniewheather 2, Brendyn Williams, Darol Alafonso, Kyrnan tirado, Derek Barnes.

KELSO — Wyatt Brown 16, Josh Webb 10, Drew Tack 9, Gage Tippery 8, Ethan Mitchell 6, Dillon Davis 3, Tanner Davis 2, Rees Hall 1, Chase Johnson.

Other scores:

Ilwaco 72, Ocosta 38

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