Vote now: Who should be SBLive’s Oregon High School Team of the Week?
Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Oregon High School Team of the Week for December 5-11 as nominated by coaches, fans and readers.
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Barlow boys basketball
Barlow (3-1) ended the week on Saturday by defeating reigning 6A champion Tualatin 86-85 in overtime during the Barlow Trail Classic title game. Jalen Atkins hit a pull-up jumper to win the game with 2.2 seconds left and Noah McAllister drilled a 3-pointer on the horn to send the game into overtime. Atkins finished the game with a game-high 41 points for the Bruins.
“It was one of the most entertaining games I’ve ever been a part of,” said Barlow coach Tom Johnson.
Barlow opened the week with a 78-47 win over Wells, followed by an 80-45 win over Thurston to start Friday’s Trail Classic.
Barlow basketball for girls
Barlow (4-0) blew out a couple of last season’s 6A playoff qualifiers – 77-50 against Oregon City on Tuesday and a 64-30 win at West Linn on Friday.
Benson Boys Basketball
Benson (2-0) earned a 71-61 win over Nelson in Tuesday’s season opener, followed by a 71-58 win at La Salle Prep on Friday night.
Canby basketball for girls
Canby (3-0) had a couple of road wins last week: 55-35 at Newberg on Tuesday, followed by a 52-28 win at St Mary’s Academy on Friday.
Central girls basketball
Central (3-0) rose in the league and recorded back-to-back wins – 61-46 against Mountain View on Tuesday and 59-36 against Glencoe on Friday.
Churchill Boys Basketball
Churchill (4-0) rose in class and defeated Sheldon 49-46 on Tuesday on the road before returning home to defeat Crescent Valley, a 5A tournament team from last season, 66-46 on Friday night .
Clackamas Boys Basketball
Clackamas (3-0) earned a 65-52 home win over 5A Power La Salle Prep on Tuesday, followed by a 77-44 blowout win in Newberg on Friday night.
Crook County Wrestling
Crook County won Saturday’s North Bend Coast Classic tournament by 210 points, beating second-place finisher Eagle Point by more than 20 points. The Cowboys had runners-up in five weight classes.
Gladstone girls basketball
Gladstone (4-0) scored a 61-53 win over Henley to claim the Marist Classic title on Saturday afternoon. The Gladiators opened Friday’s tournament with a 56-50 win over Philomath and won 51-42 at Scappoose on Wednesday.
La Grande wrestling
La Grande won Saturday’s Muilenburg Invitational by 406.5 points, beating runner-up Weiser by more than 100. La Grande crowned three weight class champions, led by Tommy Belding with 29 team points at 132 pounds. He recorded a couple of technical falls, a pin and a 4-2 win in overtime in the final.
Lakeridge Girls Basketball
Lakeridge (3-0) won 58-38 in Nelson on Tuesday, followed by a 55-37 home win over Forest Grove on Friday.
Lincoln boys basketball
Lincoln (2-0) defeated a couple of 6A tournament teams from last season to win 68-59 at Mountainside on Tuesday, followed by a 74-63 win over Beaverton on Friday – the first game played at the new home ground of the school was played.
Philomath Boys Basketball
Philomath (4-0) won his three games last week by an average margin of 36 points, highlighted by a 65-23 win at South Albany to start the stretch.
South Medford Girls Basketball
South Medford (5-1) reached the Nike Iolani Classic title game with a 59-49 win over Carondelet (California) on Friday and a 72-52 win over Konawaena (Hi) on Thursday. The Panthers fell to Incarnate Word (Mon.) 68-46 in Saturday’s finals.
Southridge Boys Basketball
Southridge (4-0) delivered a 70-61 win over last season’s tournament side Cleveland on Tuesday, followed by a 60-33 win at Sprague on Friday.
St. Helens wrestling
St. Helens won Saturday’s 11-team Rick Sanders Invitational with 199.5 points, overtaking second-place finisher Reynolds by more than 50 points. The Lions crowned champions in six weight classes, led by Greg Hall at 132 pounds, where he pinned his first two opponents and made a 5-1 decision in the finals.
Warrenton won his 10-team Host Invitational Saturday with 184 points. The Warriors won six weight classes, highlighted by Mason Gorr with four pins – three of which came in the first period.
West Salem Girls Basketball
West Salem (3-0) opened the week with a 47-39 win at reigning Mid Willamette champion Silverton on Tuesday, followed by a 50-21 home win over Mountainside on Friday.