Santiam Takes Scrappy Game From De La Salle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Santiam had their biggest task to close out the Green Bracket at the New Year’s Invitational at Salem Academy against the full-court press defense and uptempo offense of De La Salle North Catholic Saturday afternoon. By halftime it was 14-9 Wolverines and they built a 22-12 lead out of…

Western Christian Takes Down De La Salle North Catholic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– If you didn’t look at the calendar, you would’ve thought it was Coos Bay or Pendleton with how Western Christian and De La Salle North Catholic played Saturday afternoon. The crowd was loud and passionate. The players were getting after it, trading blows like it was a State Title…

Kennedy Holds Off Blanchet 40-35

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It was only a matter of time before the Kennedy defense and offense found a groove out on the court against a tough Blanchet Catholic team Saturday afternoon. Early on, it was a 7-1 Cavalier lead as the Trojans had more fouls (five) than they did points (three) by…

Crescent Valley Pulls Away From Central In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– Central had a chance to cut Crescent Valley’s lead to one entering the halftime break, but couldn’t land the in-the-paint shot before the halftime buzzer in a Mid-Willamette Conference match-up that featured the fifth and sixth-best teams in 5A. But the Panthers did answer strongly to start the third…