Tinsley, Schafer, step up their game
- John Denny
- Oregon City News - Sports
Duo named to tournament all-star team
EUGENE - Oregon City 6-4 senior point guard Brad Tinsley and Oregon City 6-10 senior post Sammy Schafer both closed out their high school careers with strong showings at the Class 6A State High School Boys Basketball Tournament.
Both players were named to the five-player first team tournament all-star team.
Tinsley was the tournament's second leading scorer (69 points), and he was credited with more assists (12) than any other player at the tournament.
Schafer was the fourth leading scorer (16.7 points), top rebounder (39) and leader in blocked shots (13).
Schafer made .607 of his field goal attempts (17-of-28); Tinsley shot at a .578 clip (26-of-45).
Tinsley averaged 7.3 rebounds; Schafer averaged three assists.
Tinsley, Schafer and Kamal Smith all averaged 31 minutes of playing time.
Oregon City was the tournament's top percentage shooting team from the field (.496), and the tournament's top defensive team, holding opponents to .330 (58-of-176) shooting.
Tinsley (2,385 points) closed out his four-year career as the state's second all-time big-school career scorer - behind Lake Oswego's Kevin Love (2,628 points, 2005-08), Tinsley started in 108 games over four years, averaging 22.1 points per game.
Tinsley finished fourth all-time among high schools of all sizes, trailing only Love, Bob Pudgy Hunt of Knappa (2,584, 1954-57) and Brian Jackson of Knappa (2,515, 1996-99).