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PLEASANT HILL — Santiam Christian dropped a tough 43-41 decision at Pleasant Hill on Monday in the battle for the Mountain Valley Conference boys basketball title.

Josh Baugher had 11 points, five assists and five steals and Zeke Gilbert added 10 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

The teams have played three times with Pleasant Hill winning the last two. The Billies are now 10-1 in MVC play with one game to go.

The Eagles fall to 9-2 in MVC play and 21-3 overall. SC finishes the regular season at home against Creswell on Wednesday.

Creswell 57, Harrisburg 43

CRESWELL — The Eagles ended the season with the road loss in Mountain Valley Conference play.

Harrisburg finishes the season 3-21 overall and 1-11 in conference play.

Oakridge 67, Jefferson 63

OAKRIDGE — The Lions came up short in a bid to take second place from Central Linn in the Central Valley Conference with the loss to seventh-pace Oakridge.

Jefferson (13-8, 10-4) will host East Linn Christian in a league playoff game on Tuesday.

Girls basketball

PLEASANT HILL — Santiam Christian couldn’t stay with Mountain Valley Conference leader Pleasant Hill in a 60-34 girls basketball loss.

The Eagles (8-15, 3-8) fell behind 18-1 after the first quarter.

SC closes out the season at home against Creswell on Wednesday.

Harrisburg 30, Creswell 21

CRESWELL — Harrisburg finished the season in third place in the Mountain Valley Conference. The Eagles are 16-9 and 6-6 in conference play.

Jefferson 46, Oakridge 37

OAKRIDGE — The Lions closed the season winning their third game in four tries to finish the season 7-15 overall and 5-9 in Central Valley Conference play. 

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