South Salem Finishes Sixth At Capitol City Classic Despite Late Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com It is hard to imagine looking at the 65-63 Lanier-South Salem final score that a few minutes earlier it was 53-41 in favor of the Longhorns. At that point in the game, the Saxons were out of their rhythm from the first quarter where they scored 26 points and led Lanier…

West Salem Drops Tough CCC 4th-Place Game To Tigard In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Justin Scoggins was feeling it in West Salem’s fourth-place battle with Tigard Monday evening. Coming off of his three-point Championship win Sunday night, the six-three senior continued his shooting streak with nine three’s and 41 points. It was as if the Senior in Scoggins said “I’ll put my team on…

Silverton Yields Highest Point Total Of Capitol City Tournament In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  That first quarter was something similar to the dominance of the Showtime Lakers of the 1980s. You may get five three-pointers in a game, you may get 30 points in a quarter once a year, Silverton did that in the opening quarter of their 111-50 win over Parkrose Sunday…

Cascade’s Defense Creates Problems For Dallas In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Despite their slow start, when Maddie Doig split her two free throws for Dallas 18 seconds into the second half, the Lady Dragons found themselves down 22-16 to Cascade after being down as much as 12 during the opening half. Coming off of their 25-20 win Friday against McLoughlin,…

Bauldree Lifts Salem Academy Over North Marion At The Line

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Free Throws got a strange way of deciding games in basketball. North Marion had their chances to put to bed their third win of the young season at the line leading as much as eight points entering the fourth quarter over Salem Academy, overcoming early first half fouls to…

Central’s Late Rally Falls Short Against Wilson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was their closest game of the year, but it was probably one of the hardest pills to swallow knowing how close they were to the win. Central, with only one senior on their roster, found themselves down 59-49 in the closing minutes of Wilson’s 64-58 victory in a…

Pirates Set Tone In Win Over South Wasco County

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  They weren’t the tallest team on the court Friday, but Perrydale’s defense swarmed and bothered the South Wasco County offensive players from the opening tip, but they made up for it with athleticism and speed. Behind runs of 12-2 and 13-2, the Pirates led the Redsides 25-13 in their…

Sprague Falls In CCC Quarterfinals To Wilsonville

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is tough to think that in the closing moments of the first half that Dallon Morgan’s basket had pushed Sprague’s lead to 28-25 after being down as much as 12-2 to start the game against Wilsonville. The Wildcats would finish the first half on a 4-0 swing before…

Salem Academy Shuts The Door On Woodburn’s Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– The press of Woodburn under second-year Head Coach Taylor Belmont had created headaches in the Salem Academy Girls 56-51 win over the Bulldogs Friday afternoon. Twice in particular did the Crusaders saw double-digit leads quickly dwindle to one-possession as Woodburn created 23 Salem Academy turnovers during the contest. The…

South Salem Wins Capitol City Classic Opener Over West Albany

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t a pretty game, but they got the job done. South Salem were challenged on the boards by the height of TJ Zimmerman and the West Albany guards tested the ball-handling skills of the Saxons in South Salem’s 67-51 Capitol City Classic-opening win Thursday night. “They’re pretty good…

Titans Limit 7’3 Reinalda in CCC-Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  You just can’t teach seven-foot-three, and West Salem knew they couldn’t out height Corvallis’ Jasper Reinalda so they did the next best thing in their 75-51 victory: Be Physical and use their athleticism to throw Reinalda off his game in teh Capitol City Classic-opener Wednesday night at Willamette University….

Dallas Girls Battled, Couldn’t Overcome South Albany

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  There were glimpses of how good this team can be when they clean basketball Tuesday night against South Albany. Dallas rallied to tie the game at eight after the first quarter, again at 14 in the second quarter and after a Hannah Callaway basketball two minutes into the second…