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Hot streak sends Damascus past Mavericks

The Eagles win the third place game at the Riverdale tournament


THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Damascus Christians Seth Murphy drives to the basket for a layup attempt in the second half Wednesday.



BOYS BASKETBALL
Riverdale tournament 3rd place game

Team Score
Damascus Christian
73
Riverdale
56


PORTLAND — The Damascus Christian boys basketball team rained down 3s upon Riverdale to claim the third-place game 73-56 at the Mavericks holiday tournament Wednesday.

Damascus took an eight-point lead into halftime and broke the game open by hitting six 3-pointers in the third quarter. Silas Marvin accounted for half of those long-range bombs, as the Eagles grew their lead to 23 points.

The Eagles put three players into double figures, led by point guard Hunter Straub with 20 points.

Damascus (9-1) is No. 3 in the 1A rankings entering the new year with its next game at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Horizon Christian of Hood River.

Look for expanded title game coverage in the Tuesday, Jan. 5, print edition.

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