Dayton Takes Rematch From Salem Academy To Take First At Crusader NY Invite

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s somewhat surprising to be expecting the epic rematch between the Salem Academy Girls and the Dayton Lady Pirates to happen so soon after the Lady Crusaders win in Dayton on December 16 in Dayton; but hey, the Basketball Gods granted us the rematch during the basketball regular season…

North Marion Boys Takes Crusader New Year’s Invitational Black Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  To get to the finals of the Black Bracket of the Crusader New Year’s Invitational Tournament, North Marion had to grind out two big wins over Portland Christian and Catlin Gabel. Of those two wins, featured two game-winners:  A Grant Henry three-pointer over the Royals Thursday and a Brady…

McKay Finishes Second In the Abby’s Holiday Basketball Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  When McKay traveled to Medford to take part in the Abby’s Holiday Basketball Tournament, the Scots never saw themselves in the Championship-side of the bracket. In the fifth-year in the tournament, McKay (6-4) finally broke through that cursed barrier by defeating Eagle Point by 10 on Wednesday.  Thursday, they…

McKay Advances To Abby’s Holiday Classic Championship Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–It wasn’t the prettiest game in the world, but McKay found a way to get it done. Facing a Red Bluff team out-of-its-element without a Shot Clock, a usual component in California prep sports, the Scots got into their usual groove jumping out to a 20-10 lead early in the…

North Marion Girls Does It Again!  Faces Granite Bay Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SAN DIEGO, CALIF.–The Lady Huskies defeated Watsonville, California 62-31 to improve to 2-0 in the Surf-N-Slam Tournament in San Diego thanks in-part to a quick first quarter that set the pace early. North Marion jumped out to a 20-3 lead en route to the victory as they take on their next…

Freshman Shine In Win Versus Westside Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Early games are pretty tough, espically when the caffeine hasn’t kicked in yet. Early on in the 10:30am game versus Westside Christian, Gervais and the Eagles were neck-and-neck with one another early on in the second quarter with the scored tied at eight apiece. Buse put four freshman out…

Tillamook Pulls Away From Scio In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The first quarter of their game versus Tillamook was a tone-setter for Scio Lady Loggers as they scored 11 first quarter points versus the Cheesemakers and held a lead into the third quarter. “The first quarter went pretty well I felt like and that’s been our MO the whole…

Stayton Pulls Away From Scio Boys In 2nd Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  For much of the first-half, the Stayton-Scio Road rivarly looked like it could be as memorable as the Blanchet Catholic-Valley Catholic game was earlier in the day. Meaning that, the Loggers held the Two Towers of Kaleb Anundi and Riley Nichol in check and made the Eagle guards find…

Stayton Girls Win Over Young Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  For the first nine-or-so points, it was the Stayton Eagles versus McKenzie Reger of Scio. The senior Lady Loggers guard scored the first four points for a Scio squad that has four freshman and three sophomores to four upperclassmen as Reger finished with six points Wednesday night versus the…

North Marion Rallies To Beat Hockinson In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SAN DIEGO, Calif.–  North Marion found themselves in a double-digit hole against a familiar non-league opponent in Hockinson of Washington to start the Surf-N-Slam Tournament on the road as both teams met last year at the Vince Dulcich Memorial Tournament in Astoria. In a matter of fact, it was a ten-point deficit…