The Sherman boy’s basketball team defeated Stanfield, 56-40, to capture first place at the Sherman Husky Tournament Saturday in Moro. In the photo are, from left to right, Luke Stone, Bryan Macnab, Keenan Coles, Wade Fields, Caleb Fritts, Hunter Kaseberg, Jed Harrison, Luke Martin, Nick Riggs, Owen Christiansen, Tyler Jones and Jeremy Ballesteros.
Ahead 18-17 at the half, the Sherman Huskies locked down defensively, holding 2A Stanfield to five second-half field goals in a 28-13 run for a 56-40 victory capture the Sherman Invitational title Saturday in Moro.
Offensively, the No. 5-ranked Huskies rattled off 23 field goals, two 3-pointers, and converted 8 of 10 from the line.
Luke Martin scored 24 points, Keenan Coles added 12 and Wade Fields chipped in nine points to lead Sherman, which had six players notch baskets.
Friday against Grant Union, Coles busted loose for 25 points, Martin had 10, and both Fields and Tyler Jones dropped five points in the Huskies’ 57-28 win.
Sherman hosts Damascus Christian at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
MAUPIN – South Wasco County salvaged a split over the weekend at the John Howey Invitational, beating Paisley by a 50-46 score Friday and losing 72-43 in Saturday’s championship.
Versus Paisley, Garrett Olson poured in 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, Oscar Thomas added 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Tanner Davis scored five points to give SWC its four-point win.
With the Redsides ahead by two points with 25 seconds left, Ben Birman sank a running layup to make it a two-possession game.
Saturday, Olson (20) and Thomas (15) combined for 35 points and Bobby Kately notched five points, but SWC couldn’t solve Trout Lake in a 72-43 loss.
SWC (1-1 overall) heads to Crow for the three-day Cougar Tournament starting Thursday.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, the Redsides play Crow, and at 4:30 p.m. Friday, they take on Mohawk.
Their tournament finale is set for 2 p.m. Saturday.
In their season-opener last Friday, the Dufur Rangers wound up losing to Damascus Christian, 47-41, in varsity boys’ hoops play in Damascus.
All told, the Rangers sank 15 field goals, three 3-pointers, and shot 7 of 17 from the line.
Daniel Radcliffe led with 18 points, 10 in the second half; Tanner Masterson had seven; Trey Darden tacked on six; and Cooper Bales ended up with five points.
Dufur travels to Powder Valley at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
On the court without two players, The Dalles boys’ basketball team was outscored 37-28 in the second half in its 67-54 loss to South Albany Saturday at Kurtz Gym.
The Dalles (1-1 overall) hit on 21 field goals, five 3-pointers, and converted 7 of 21 from the free throw line.
Jacob Hernandez pitched in a team-high 17 points; Josh Nisbet was good for 12; Aidan Telles scored 10; and both Oscar Fernandez and Jack Bonham tossed in six points each.
After Tuesday’s home game versus North Salem, the Riverhawks make a trip to Madras for the two-day White Buffalo Classic this Friday with an opener against Madras at 7 p.m.
MAUPIN – Following a scorching start, South Wasco County could not get the shots to go their way, as they saw a 16-3 first-half lead evaporate in what turned out to be a 31-29 loss to Trout Lake in the John Howey Invitational title game Saturday in Maupin.
Jada Myers put up 13 points; Abby Birman and Destiny Mora-Lopez chipped in five apiece; and Jade McCoy had four points for the Redsides, who made 12 field goals and went 7 of 13 on free throws.
Trout Lake totaled 12 field goals, with point guard Isabella Dean scoring 13 points, nine in the second half, to lead her team.
On Friday evening, SWC overcame a slow start with 25-12 second-half barrage to upend Paisley.
McCoy notched 13 points, Madisen Davis had nine, Myers dropped six, and Mora-Lopez reeled off five points for SWC’s surge.
In all, the Redsides managed 16 field goals, one 3-pointer, and shot 10 of 21 on free throws.
SWC (1-1 overall) heads out to Crow for the Cougar Classic this weekend.
The first game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
After that contest, SWC hits the floor versus Mohawk at 3 p.m. Friday, and wraps up action at 3:30 p.m. Saturday versus Camas.
The Dalles girl’s basketball team lost 57-53 versus Putnam in final-day action of the Pendleton Tournament Saturday.
They head to Putnam at 7:15 p.m. Friday.
Sherman lost 73-22 to Grant Union and 57-35 against Stan at the Husky Invite in Moro.
The girls are in Klamath Falls on Dec. 14-15.