The Corvallis High girls basketball team defeated Central 59-44 on Wednesday night in Mid-Willamette Conference play.
Alexandria Vallancey-Martinson led CHS with 22 points while teammates Ellie Harding and Grace Corbin added nine points each.
Ten of Vallancey-Martinson’s points came in the third quarter, helping the Spartans pull away from the Panthers.
“We did a great job in the third of getting defensive stops and moving the ball,” Coach Greg Garrison said regarding his team’s improved second half play. “We came out strong in the third after a pedestrian first half.”
Corvallis (19-3, 12-1) will host Silverton on Friday in a Mid-Willamette Conference showdown between the conference's two best teams.
“They are an excellent team,” Garrison said of the Foxes, “Our girls have some confidence because we beat them last time, but the girls are mature enough to know that they (Silverton) are one of the best teams in the state and it will probably come down to which team plays harder and plays better defense.”
Friday's game will be the final regular season game for both teams.
Silverton 55, Crescent Valley 14
SILVERTON —The Raiders suffered a lopsided Mid-Willamette Conference loss on the road with just one regular season game left to play.
Crescent Valley coach Craig Ellingson is eager to put the game in the rear view mirror and focus on Friday’s game.
“It’s a big game for us against Lebanon, and can really affect our playoff chances,” Ellingson said. “I think we have a good chance to win. Hopefully their home court advantage won’t be a factor and we can get it done.”
Crescent Valley (10-11, 5-8) will play at Lebanon to wrap up the regular season.
Elkton 53, Alsea 41
ALSEA — The Wolverines lost their first round game in 1A state playoff action.
Junior guard Abbie Lowther led the team with 14 points in the loss.
Alsea (11-11) will wait to learn its next opponent.