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Johanna Paine, Walters, Thomas prove themselves among the best

Oregon City seniors Johanna Paine and Montana Walters and Clackamas senior Deeshyra Thomas proved themselves among the top players at the Class 6A High School Girls Basketball Tournament.

Paine, who averaged a team-high 13 points a game, was the second only to Central Catholic’s Amantha Hood in shooting percentage, dropping in 15-of-24 shots from the floor in three games for a .625 percentage. Hood made 10-of-14 field goals (.714).

Paine was also fourth in rebounding, averaging nine rebounds; and fifth in assists, averaging three a game.

Walters was the tournament leader in assists, with 20 for three games, a 6.7 apg average.

Thomas scored 56 points in three games (18.7 ppg), which was second only to Westview star Jaime Nared in total points scored. Nared tallied 62 points, for a 20.7 ppg average.

Thomas was also first in steals (14 for three games) and second in field goals made (21).

Oregon City senior Catelyn Preston scored 37 points (12.3 ppg) and was third for the tournament in percentage shooting, going 15-for-26 (.577).

Paine was named to the state tournament’s first all-tournament team, along with Central Catholic seniors Kailee Johnson and Jordan Reynolds, South Medford senior Kylie Towry, and St. Mary’s sophomore Martina McCowan.

Walters was selected to the state tournament’s second all-star team.

Oregon City’s team led the state tournament in points scored (190), team field goal percentage (.507, 68-for-134), team 3-point shooting percentage (.391, 18-for-46) and assists (18. 3 apg).

Clackamas’ team was second only to South Medford in steals, with 33 for three games. South Medford had 42 steals in three games.




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