Silverton Basketball Takes CCC Girls Bracket Championship

By Jeremy McDonald

SALEM, Ore.–  After a 0-2 start to the year, the Silverton Girls Basketball team may have found themselves in a rhythm after winning the Capitol City Classic Capitol Toyota Girls Bracket Wednesday night.  Holding off yet another tough 6A team in Oregon City 60-51 to take home the title at Corban University.

On top of defeating the Pioneers, a game in which the Foxes led by as much as ten before Oregon City mounted a second half rally that brought it a little too close for comfort before making a stand late, Silverton also defeated South Salem and Willamette to even get to the Title Game. 

“It’s been really fun.  The 0-2 start to the season, the bounce back has felt really good and it’s been great to see how we’ve been playing the last three days,” Kyleigh Brown said.  “Two really good 6A teams, it’s great to see where we are and how good we can compete with everyone.”

Settling down into their groove has been the key point to their four-game winning streak.  Settling into their offense, scoring when they can.  Getting those crucial defensive rebounds and important stops to help feed into their offense as well as they turn their focus onto the next thing ahead with a road trip to Redmond on December 29.

“We’ve been putting an emphasis on getting defensive boards and we have been,” Brown said.

Brown finished with 26 points for Silverton.  Mollie Miller scored 13 for Oregon City, the Pioneers head to the POA Holiday Classic at Lincoln High School on December 28.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald


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