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PHS girls basketball: Lauren Berklund

PHS senior Lauren Berklund goes in for a layup Monday against Sisters.

The Philomath High girls basketball team wrapped up the regular-season portion of its schedule with a 72-47 victory Tuesday night at Woodburn.

The Warriors and Stayton both finished 11-1 in the Oregon West Conference, splitting their season series. Philomath ended up with a higher Oregon School Activities Association ranking at No. 6, the Eagles right behind at No. 7.

Both Philomath and Stayton advance directly to the Class 4A playoffs and will host home games in the first round on March 2. The Warriors will face the No. 11 seeded team that will come out of the play-in rounds.

If Philomath can win, the Warriors would advance to the state tournament scheduled for March 7-9 at Forest Grove.

The top five seeded teams ahead of Philomath in the playoffs include Marshfield, Baker, Banks, North Marion and Hidden Valley. The Warriors lost games early this season to Banks and Marshfield, both on the road.

Newport's season remains alive out of the conference with a spot in a play-in game. The Cubs will host North Valley to try to play their way into the playoffs.

In the win over Woodburn Tuesday, Philomath built a 42-24 lead by halftime and took a 32-point lead into the fourth quarter. Freshman Sage Kramer had 25 points on nine field goals and 4 of 5 free throws. Sophomore Mia Rust finished with 12 points on six field goals. Junior Emma Pankalla scored 10 points on four field goals. Senior Lauren Berklund added eight on three baskets and 2 of 4 free throws.

The Warriors (21-3 overall) hit six 3-pointers in the game with three by Kramer, two by Pankalla and one by senior Olivia Jahn-McLaren.

Freshman Aria Kent scored 19 for the Bulldogs (4-19 overall, 2-10 Oregon West).


Philomath 72, Woodburn 47


Tuesday at Woodburn

PHILOMATH (21-3, 11-1)     23   19   21     9 — 72

WOODBURN (4-19, 2-10)      7   17     7   16 — 47

Philomath: Sage Kramer 9 4-5 25, Mia Rust 6 0-0 12, Emma Pankalla 4 0-2 10, Lauren Berklund 3 2-4 8, Rivers Nuno 2 1-2 5, Sara Bradley 2 1-2 5, Olivia Jahn-McLaren 1 0-0 3, Lara Hunter 1 0-0 2, Amie Russell 1 0-0 2, Riley Weaver 0 0-0 0, Braedyn McNeely 0 0-0 0, Sydney Bradley 0 0-0 0, Kaili Saathoff 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 8-15 72.

Woodburn: Aria Kent 5 7-10 19, Willow Neshem 2 1-2 7, Tatiana Garcia 2 3-4 7, Jordan Mann 2 0-0 4, Eliana Arechiga 1 0-0 3, Jocelyn Santillan 1 1-2 3, Michelle Quezada 1 0-0 2, Briana Cruz 1 0-0 2, Kiana Christiansen 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 12-18 47.


Junior Varsity


Philomath 26, Woodburn 17

Tuesday at Woodburn

PHILOMATH     11     2   10     3 — 26

WOODBURN      5     4     6     2 — 17

PHS scoring: Kaili Saathoff 12, Reagan Larson 6, Kamden Combs 3, Alexis Van Vlack 2, Rivers Nuno 2, Kiya Smith 1, Lara Hunter 0, K Bacho 0.

Team notes: Philomath's JV team ends the season with a 20-1 record. ... The Warriors allowed no more than six points in any one quarter. ... Philomath led just 13-9 at halftime before creating some breathing room in the third for a 23-15 lead going into the fourth. ... Kaili Saathoff scored 12 points on six field goals. ... Philomath struggled from the foul line at 6 for 21.

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