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St. Helens tops Hilhi, loses to McMinnville

Lions run their season record to 3-1 with split week


The St. Helens Lions picked up a good win over 6A Hillsboro on Tuesday, but then let a game slip away from then on Friday, falling to McMinnville, 47-40, after leading in the fourth period.

“We played three-quarters of the game pretty solid, but the fourth—not so much,” St. Helens Coach Jerry Allen said of the loss to McMinnville.

Allen gave credit to McMinnville for playing well defensively in the fourth, but said St. Helens didn’t respond to the defensive pressure. He left the impression that would be something the Lions would be focusing on this week in practice.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - St. Helens' Jake Ramiskey led the Lions in scoring last week.

The Lions held McMinnville to a mere four points in the first quarter of the game, and were up by five. McMinnville picked it up a bit, but still trailed by two at halftime. The Lions would lead by six after three, and were up by as much as eight early in the fourth. Then the roof caved in. The Lions gave way to a pressure defense, were outscored 18-5, and lost by seven.

Jake Ramiskey led St. Helens in scoring with 14 points, while Cody Galvin and Cody Beisley each had eight.

The loss was the first of the season for the now 3-1 Lions. It was the second win for the 2-1 Grizzlies.

It was a much different contest at Hillsboro on Tuesday night. The Lions scored 15 points in each of the first two periods and moved to a 30-24 halftime lead. They scored another 14 in the third and were up 44-30 going into the fourth, finishing with a 21-point margin, 58-37. The Spartans are coach by Ryan Svenson, the former Scappoose coach and still a teacher there.

Ramiskey led the game in scoring with 22, while Galvin was also in double figures with 11.

St. Helens continued their tough preseason schedule with Aloha this past Tuesday and travel to Wilson on Thursday. They host Gresham the following Tuesday. The team will be off from games after that until Dec. 27 when they play Westview on the first day of the three-day Barlow Tournament. League play starts on Jan. 8.

Scoring:

St. Helens 58, Hillsboro 37

St. Helens 15 15 14 14—58

Hillsboro 7 17 6 7—37

St. Helens (58) —Jake Ramiskey 22, Cody Galvin 11, Hunter 7, Bonney 7, Bumgardner 3, Jewett 3, Long 2, Beisley 2, West 1, Enyart, Teyema.

Hillsboro (37) —Anton Dean 17, Nelson 4, Fernstrom 3, Kaplan 2, Thomas, 2, Wilson 2, Taunton 2, Robinson 2, Pearson 1, Stansell, Merrill.

McMinnville 47, St. Helens 40

St. Helens 9 13 13 5—40

McMinnville 4 16 9 18—47

St. Helens (40)—Jake Ramiskey 14, Beisley 8, Galvin 8, Hunter 6, Long 4, Bumgardner, Bonney, West, Jewett.