Jefferson Girls Basketball Holds Off Sheridan For 11th Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Sheridan’s Haley Ayala put her team on her back in the second half against Jefferson Friday night.  The Lions had just taken a 34-28 lead after the Spartans were ahead 28-24 in the third quarter of the PacWest Conference game and, for the senior, knowing what was at stake…

Regis Rally By Blanchet For 73-61 Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Regis Boys Basketball team just brought the heat and kept it dialed up against Blanchet Catholic Tuesday night on the road, defeating the Cavailers 73-61 in the process.  And the biggest point of interest, the momentum swing, came in the second quarter in what was neck-to-neck game coming…

Salem Academy Takes Slug fest Game With Colton 32-21

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those slow-paced and aggressive games thanks in part to the style of play that Colton plays Tuesday night.  Salem Academy chalked it up as a win nonetheless as they defeated the Vikings 32-21 in the Tri-River Conference game for their 15th win of the season…

Kennedy’s Geschwill Turning To Corner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Alex Geschwill stepped up her game, taking part in the second-annual Lady Dragons Invitational Saturday at Dallas High School.   Geschwill picked up the first-round bye before pinning Dayton’s Lillie Brooks to advance to the quarterfinals of the 130-pound bracket.  From there, Geschwill picked up a 2-1 decision over…

Blanchet Catholic Pulls Away In Second Half Against Culver

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Something just clicked for the Blanchet Catholic Girls Basketball team in the second half in their (score) win over Culver Thursday. The defense was there, so was the offense, in the first half as they led the Bulldogs of Central Oregon 21-15 at the break.  But they turned on…

Santiam Finds A Way Again, Defeats Blanchet 65-55

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– The Santiam-Blanchet Catholic Boys Basketball game Tuesday night was just one of those classic back-and-forth games that came down to the wire with the Wolverines hanging on for their sixth-straight Tri-River Conference victory in the process following the 65-55 victory. Santiam led 14-12 and 31-25 going into the…

Strong Second Half Propels Gervais GBB Over Salem Academy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  The Gervais Girls Basketball team just has a way just to suffocate teams, grinding out wins and just taking the wind out of teams sails. And in a game against a tough Salem Academy team Tuesday, they once again did just that, turning a 25-21 lead going into halftime…

Gervais Wins Sixth-Straight, Defeating Santiam 53-19

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  For about the first five-and-a-half minutes, the Santiam Girls Basketball team held the Gervais basketball team in check trailing 6-3 to the Top 5 2A squad Friday evening on the road.  Taking advantage of the Cougars slow start to the game to keep things interesting before Gervais began to…

JuCo Round-Up: Chemeketa Basketball Splits With Mt. Hood

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Chemeketa Women’s Basketball team entered Wednesday’s game with seven total players when they hosted the Mt. Hood Saints in NWAC South Region play.  But despite having two subs, the Storm rolled out to an 11-point halftime lead, leading Mt. Hood 35-24. A lull in the third quarter allowed the Saints…

Santiam Gets Another Big Time Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–   It’s starting to look like the Santiam Boys Basketball team might be the sleeper team out of the Tri-River Conference as they picked up another massive win.  Taking down Regis 58-57 Tuesday night on the road just days after their massive win over Kennedy.  And Ezra Downey, coming off…

Western Christian Girls Pull Away In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Blanchet Catholic held up the Western Christian offense pretty fantastically in Friday’s Tri-River Conference game at home. Studying film and the Pioneers plays through that to identify how they were going to get the ball to their shooters for points at the end of the possession. Normally a second half…