EUGENE — The Monroe High girls basketball team completed its perfect regular season Tuesday night with a rout of Mountain View Conference opponent Crow, 84-47.
“I told my team that this is the start of our season,” Monroe coach Tony Parker said. “This is where our season starts, in the playoffs. We still take it one possession at a time.”
Madison Ballard paced the Dragons with 26 points while Rose Gwillim added 18.
The Dragons (24-0, 14-0) will play a neutral site league playoff game on Saturday against a to-be-determined opponent.
Santiam Christian 58, Amity 48
AMITY — Rebeka Preston scored a game-high 38 points as SC clinched a spot in the 3A state postseason with the West Valley League playoff win.
Teammate Emma Roth held Amity's Shealyn McClean to just nine points.
SC (16-6) will face Dayton on Saturday in the WVL title game.
North Marion 41, Philomath 40
PHILOMATH — Emma Pankalla launched a shot from over half court at the buzzer of Philomath’s heartbreaking Oregon West Conference loss, but the shot rimmed out.
Two plays earlier, Kyndal Marshall calmly sunk two free throws for the Warriors to tie up the game at 40.
With two seconds remaining, Philomath defenders pressed an inbounds pass and were whistled for a foul. North Marion hit one of the two foul shots, giving the visitors a 41-40 lead.
Philomath (7-11, 3-5) will host Cascade on Friday.
WOODBURN — Trey Adams and Sean Little sparked an 11-0 run to open the fourth quarter that helped Crescent Valley pull away for a 62-50 win at Woodburn.
Clinging to a 42-41 lead after three, Adams buried a 3-pointer that extended the margin to four. Little then came away with a steal on the other end, and the Raiders didn’t let up from there.
The victory keeps CV (14-6, 9-2 league) atop the Mid-Willamette Conference standings, one game ahead of Corvallis (13-7, 8-3).
Tariq Harris paced the Raiders with 16 points while Adams came off the bench to score 12.
“Trey is doing a better job on both ends of the floor,” CV coach Mike Stair said. “He’s been aggressive on defense and showed some confidence on offense.”
Kyle Killen and Carson Gray added nine apiece for the Raiders, who played without Talanoa Hufanga for the second straight game.
Hufanga remains questionable for Friday’s showdown at South Albany.
North Marion 61, Philomath 57
PHILOMATH — The Warriors suffered their first Oregon West Conference loss to visiting North Marion.
Philomath struggled to score in the first two quarters and found itself in a nine-point hole at the break.
Cal Stueve led the Warriors with 19 points while teammate Nolan Jackson added 14.
Stueve and Jackson did the majority of their scoring in the second half, but the Warriors weren't able to complete the comeback.
Philomath (16-4, 7-1) will host Cascade on Friday.