The Corvallis High boys basketball team opened the season with a 55-51 victory over Marist on Tuesday at Spartan Gym.
Dyshawn Hobson had 18 points and Roman Gabriel added 11 to lead the Spartans. CHS trailed 25-23 at halftime but outscored Marist 18-13 in the third quarter and held on.
"Guys started playing with more confidence and we got a few more stops," CHS coach Ross Duerfeldt said. "We got to the line and were 6 for 8," and Marist cooled off from the field.
CHS resumes nonleague action on Friday at Roseburg.
South Albany 66, Philomath 56
PHILOMATH — South Albany erased a three-point deficit in the fourth quarter to top Philomath in the 5A-4A battle at PHS.
The Rebels (2-0) trailed 44-41 heading into the final quarter but outscored the Warriors (0-1) 25-12 to make off with the victory.
Jake Costello had 25 points, Jaden Guilford 14 and Kyle Miller 11 for the Rebels. Nolan Jackson led Philomath with 18 points and Kenan Connor had 11.
Philomath hosts Elmira on Dec. 12 in its next game.
Regis 78, Monroe 73
MONROE — Brian Goracke had 36 points but the Dragons lost a close nonconference game at home.
The game was full of runs with Regis pulling it out.
Monroe (1-2) plays at Kennedy on Friday.
MONROE — Four players scored in double figures to lead Monroe to a 65-29 victory over Regis in a nonleague game at MHS.
Kailey Martin led Monroe with 15 points. Peyton Greene added 13, Madison Ballard had 12 and Kyndal Martin 11 for the Dragons.
Monroe (3-0) plays Kennedy at the Kennedy Tournament in Mt. Angel on Friday in its next game.
Marist 47, Corvallis 32
EUGENE — The Spartans let a close game slip away in the fourth quarter of the nonconference road loss.
Corvallis trailed by one going to the fourth but was outscored 21-7.
Krysta Wilson led the Spartans (0-2) with 15 points.
Corvallis hosts Roseburg on Friday.
Santiam Christian 48, Portland Adventist 45
ADAIR VILLAGE — The Eagles got off to a fast start, pushed tempo and won their first game of the season by handling Portland Adventist in the non-league contest.
Kalli Ropp had 11 points and Audrey Miller and Alyiah Atkins nine each for SC (1-2), which led 22-16 at halftime.
"We came out and played with confidence," SC coach Wendi Farris said. "We sped up the game with pressure and it paid off for us."
SC resumes nonleague play on Friday with Creswell.
The Crescent Valley boys and girls swim teams cruised to wins over Central at Osborn Aquatic Center on Tuesday.
The boys won 110-50 and the girls 120-47.
On the boys side, Caleb Hall (200 free, 100 back), Trevor Witt (200 IM, 500 free), Hunter Watkins (100 fly) and Solomon Merten (100 free) all had individual wins while the Raiders won two of the three relays.
On the girls side, Elle Berry (200 free), Reina Watkins (200 IM, 100 breast), Jordan Drill (50 free) and Sarah Cordier (500 free, 100 back) had individual wins with the Raiders sweeping the relays.