By Jeremy McDonald
STAYTON, Ore.– Crosshill Christian’s Noah Dallum had himself a game, capped with the game-winning ‘And-One’ in the closing seconds of Tuesday’s 48-45 win over Horizon Christian of Tualatin.
He rebounded well, scored when they needed him with the senior post scoring 21 points in the win. Scoring nine of his game total in the final frame to show that he can be that guy with the departure of Landon Knox and Julius Pokorny from last year’s 1A third-place team.
“It feels good to kind of being that dude this year as we lost (Landon) Knox and Julius (Pokorny) this year, but it is what it is, you got to step up when you have to step up ,” Dallum said of stepping up.
And it was one of those intense games where the little things went against the Eagles of Turner against their Hawks from the Metro opposition, but here they were in the second half down a handful and got the push that they needed to get over the hump when they needed it as well.
Defense really came through clutch. Their handling of the Horizon Christian press helped too as they head to the Regis Holiday Classic Championship Game Wednesday against host-Regis. A 6:30pm tip-off against the Rams.
“It was just our defense and our talking on defense that really helped us. Our help and the way we were able to handle the pressure off the press, but we came out and got ourselves a good win today,” Dallum said of the win. “If we can get our passing right and on point, our passing was gross today but I think if we get it on point, we’ll get it on point.”
Derek Smith led the Hawks with 15, who will play Scio Wednesday.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald