A look at Tuesday's 1A first-round games in the OSAA / OnPoint Community Credit Union 1A Boys Basketball State Championship:
Three teams ranked among the top 10 in the final OSAAtoday Coaches Poll lost Wednesday night in the First Round of the 1A state playoffs. No. 5 Life Christian and No. 8 North Clackamas Christian both lost overtime contests while No. 9 North Lake fell by eight on the road at Crane. Please find recaps of these and other games below. We will add more details as we receive them. COACHES may email [email protected] with recaps.
Perrydale 54, North Clackamas Christian 51 (OT): Perrydale broke open a close game with an 11-2 run to open the second half only to see No. 8 NCC rally with two big free throws at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime. Josh Crawford and Chandler Campos combined for 25 points to lead the Pirates. Luke Nelson, Caleb Matias and Braden Young teamed to score 43 of North Clackamas’ 51 points in the loss.
Dufur 62, Life Christian 61 (OT): In a game that was close the entire way, Life Christian rallied from a three-point deficit after three to force overtime before the Rangers pulled off the upset with the one-point road win.
South Wasco County 72, Elgin 45: The Redsides used 14 Garrett Olson points to build a 38-22 halftime lead and won easily at home. Olson finished with 25, complementing Oscar Thomas, who scored 29, 20 of which came after halftime. Tristan Sampson led Elgin with 15 points.
Joseph 63, Jordan Valley 39: The victorious Eagles broke the game open in the third quarter and continued their aggressive man-to-man defense to the end in coming away with a good home win. Chase Murray led the way with 21 points. Hadley Miller added 16. “Our plan on offense was to pound it down low and get them into foul trouble,” said coach Olan Fuller. “That worked really well.”
Crane 42, North Lake 34: Crane led by four, 15-11, after a low-scoring first half and never trailed after the break. The Mustangs hit enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the ninth-ranked Cowboys. Chase Joyce led Crane with 13 points. Tyce Grassman had 10 to lead North Lake in the loss.
Triad 81, North Douglas 45: Triad outscored North Douglas 39-15 in the second half to pull away. The Timberwolves, ranked No. 2 in the OSAAtoday Coaches Poll, forced 22 turnovers and converted several into fast break opportunities that produced easy points. Michael Irvine led Triad in scoring with 23 points while Zane Napoli-Sorg chipped in with 22, including six 3’s. Micah Young and Ethan Roe combined to add 20 points, 12 assists and 11 steals. Jake Gerrard had a dozen for North Douglas to lead the way.
Days Creek 46, Mapleton 32: Mapleton, playing in its first state playoff game in a decade, struggled to handle the Days Creek pressure. The Wolves built a lead late in the second quarter and carried that momentum into the second half. Junior JJ Neece had 18 points in the loss to pace the Sailors.
Mohawk 56, Falls City 53: Mohawk rallied from three points down after three quarters to take the home win. Joshua Rowe scored half of Mohawk’s points. Colten Ireland chipped in with 11. Junior wing Jason Lafayette had a game-high 31 points for Falls City in the loss.