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SALEM — The Corvallis High boys basketball team defeated Red Mountain, Arizona, 57-51 on Friday in the seventh-place game at the Capitol City Classic at Willamette University.

Dyshawn Hopson had 16 points to lead the Spartans (4-4).

"We played well enough to win," CHS coach Ross Duerfeldt said. "We executed well in spurts but got a little sloppy at times, which let them back in the game. But we did enough to win."

CHS is idle until a Dec. 29 home game with Churchill.

Monroe 81, St. Paul 58

ST. PAUL — Monroe won its fifth game in a row with a dominating victory over the hosts at the St. Paul Tournament.

Zach Young had 25 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, Brian Goracke had 17 points and six rebounds and Carter O'Hare had 12 points and seven rebounds for Monroe.

"We played well and Zach had a monster night," MHS coach Chad Goracke said.

The Dragons (6-3) resume action on Dec. 28 against Umatilla at the Salem Academy Tournament.

Santiam Christian 52, Cascade Christian 48

MEDFORD — Zach Baugher had 16 points to pace the Eagles over Cascade Christian in the semifinals of the Southern Oregon Subaru Christmas Classic at Cascade Christian.

Grant Carley added 12 points for SC. The Eagles (7-1) outscored Cascade Christian 12-8 in the fourth quarter and that was the difference in a physical game.

"We played a pretty solid game," SC coach Dennis McLain said. "They played good defense and that caused some issues for us, but when we executed I thought we played well.

"It was a great game before their home crowd, and a lot of fun."

The Eagles will play 5A Ashland at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Dayton is the other undefeated team, but the Eagles and Pirates won't play in the tournament because they already meet twice during the West Valley League season.

Girls basketball

ST. PAUL — Monroe's Madison Ballard scored 17 points to lead the Dragons to a 46-30 win over St. Paul in the St. Paul Tournament. 

Kyndal Martin added 12 points for Monroe (7-1), which pulled away from an 8-8 tie by outscoring St. Paul 29-17 in the middle two quarters.

"We hit seven 3-point baskets in those two quarters, which helped us pull away," MHS coach Tony Parker said.

Monroe resumes action at the Salem Academy Tournament on Dec. 28.

Philomath 44, Douglas 35

ELMIRA — Emma Pankalla scored 17 points to spark the Warriors in a victory over Douglas at the Elmira Tournament.

PHS coach Dave Garvin said the Warriors (6-4) did not shoot well but did enough to win a game in which neither team was at its best. They outscored Douglas 14-8 in the fourth quarter to pull away. 

"It was our third game in three nights and that might have been a little much for us," he said.

The Warriors are now idle until a Jan. 5 game against Gladstone at PHS.

Klamath Union 49, Santiam Christian 25

MEDFORD — The Eagles dropped their second of three games at the Cascade Christian tournament. Santiam Christian (1-6) plays another tournament game Saturday.

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