By Jeremy McDonald
STAYTON, Ore.– The Scio Logger team at the Regis Holiday Tournament has a totally different feel than they did earlier this year.
With Tyra LeFeber returning from a concussion and Kylee Baumgartner from a freak accident broken leg during volleyball season, Scio looked aggressive as they split their two games Friday and Saturday. Wrapping up the tournament with a 50-37 win over Crosshill Christian behind an aggressive approach on both sides of the ball.
“I think with the two returning players like me and Tyra, it’s going to help with the younger players. We have a lot of inexperience on the team and a lot of freshmen and sophomores, so it’s going to really help with our basketball IQ with the returning players on the court,” Baumgartner said.
The Loggers lost a tough 38-36 game to Waldport Friday, the first game back of the duo before turning it on in the second quarter against the Eagles. Turning a 13-6 lead after one quarter into a 22-10 lead by the 4:21 mark that expanded to 29-15 at halftime and 48-26 after three quarters.
“The last few games we’ve definitely improved than we have been all year. I think now that the majority of our team is new, it’s the first game they’ve ever been playing,” LeFeber said. “So, getting them to have minutes in Varsity games, it’s been helpful.
“Playing these last two games have been helpful in understanding them and helping them come a long way from yesterday’s game to today’s game.”
The win is the Loggers second in their last three games as they head back to Scio with a 2-4 record before they head to Fort Vancouver High School on December 27 for a three-day tournament in Washington.
Baumgartner finished with five points in the win and LeFeber added nine. Carrie Jones led the Loggers with 18 points.
Allie Rowzee led Crosshill Christian with 11 points, Skylar Sheffield contributed eight points in the game as the Eagles (1-7) travels to Southwest Christian on December 30 before restarting Casco League play January 4 at St. Paul.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald