Notes From Evergreen-Battle Ground

Evergreen’s boys basketball victory over Battle Ground on Friday wasn’t pretty, but it was enough to get the Plainsmen into the championship game of the district tournament. Evergreen plays at Union at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Columbian will cover the game, but first we have a couple thoughts from Friday’s win:

— Evergreen got a big lift off the bench from Trent Foster, a 6-foot-7 senior. Foster was 0 for 4 from the field, but he had a game-high nine rebounds and helped neutralize Battle Ground’s 6-7 Miles Luke in the post.

— Andrew Morris had 10 points and six rebounds for Evergreen, returning after missing two games because of a mild concussion.

— Evergreen went 17 of 42 from the field, Battle Ground was 11 of 51, and the teams combined to go 2 of 25 from 3-point range. But we’ll chalk that up to good defense. The Plainsmen and Tigers combined to make 28 of 35 free throws, proving they could make them if they weren’t being guarded.

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