Eagles soar into second round
1A BOYS BASKETBALL
First round playoffs
|Horizon Christian (HR)|
DAMASCUS The last time Horizon Christian came to Damascus Christians gym they walked off the court with a four-point victory, so the Eagles had reason to be nervous heading into Wednesdays first-round playoff game.
Those nerves were gone before the first-quarter horn sounded.
Silas Marvin stepped inside the free-throw line and swished a jumper, Seth Murphy stopped short on a fast break and hit a 3-pointer and Monty Phillips came off the bench to knock down a mid-range jumper from the left side.
People were still in line buying tickets when the Eagles scored the first 13 points of the game, enroute to their 55-38 victory.
We got up early and were able to control the tempo the whole way, Marvin said.
Damascus (23-3), the states No. 3-ranked team, advances to play at Casco League champion C.S. Lewis Academy in Newberg at 6 p.m. Saturday with the winner earning a berth into the 1A quarterfinals in Baker City.
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Look for expanded coverage in our Friday, Feb. 26, print edition.