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Indians lose opener after leading, but bounce back with two wins

The Scappoose Indians started to find their rhythm over the holidays with wins in two of their three games at the Sisters Holiday Tournament for the consolation championship (fourth place).

Scappoose might have gone 3-0 in the tournament, but in their first game they let Sisters come back from an 11-point halftime deficit to pull out a win in the fourth quarter.

The Tribe’s Zach Smith scored 11 of his 23 points in the first period, including two threes. He would have four treys in the game. The Indians led 24-11 after the first quarter, and were up 35-24 at the break.

Sisters got their game in gear in the third period and cut the lead to just two. In the fourth, they were hot at the free-throw line. The Outlaw’s Eli Harrison proved particularly troublesome for Scappoose. He scored 15 of his game-high 35 points in the third period, including two threes, and hit six of seven free throws in a 10-point fourth quarter. Ryan Pollard had eight points in the third, including two threes and 18 for the game.

The Indians wouldn’t have much trouble the rest of the tournament. They got off to big leads over Ridgeview and Junction City, and were able to sustain them.

“We are coming together as a team and playing much better,” Coach Rahim Tufts said. “We are playing with energy on defense and our rotations are better. The trip to Sisters brought us closer as a team and helped us break through some barriers on the basketball court in terms of making plays and finishing games.”

Smith had a huge night against Ridgeview. He scored 10 points in the first half, and had 13 points with four threes in the third period. He would finish the game with 34 points, four threes, six deuces, and hit 10 of 12 free throws.

The Indians led Ridgeview 14-1 after one period, and went on to a 64-44 victory. It was only their second win of the season, but just Smith’s third game.

The Tribe had a similar game against Junction City. They bolted out to an 18-6 lead in the first period and padded that with a 21-2 second quarter for a 39-8 lead. Everyone on the team scored in the contest. Logan Stanton was the high scorer for Scappoose with 13 points, and Paul Revis had 12.

The Tribe still has some games on their schedule before the start of league play. They were at La Salle last Friday, and hosted Canada on Tuesday night. Central is in Scappoose this Friday.

Next week, the Indians start league play with a trip to Tillamook on Jan. 15, and host Banks on Jan. 18. The league will play both boys and girls games on the same night at the same place.


Sisters 66, Scappoose 56

Scappoose 24 11 10 11—56

Sisters 11 13 19 22—65

Scappoose (56)—Zach Smith 23, Henness 7, Kramer 7, Tinning 6, Davis 5, Hanson 3, Scruggs 2, Loss 2, Revis 1, Stanton.

Sisters (65)—Eli Harrison 36, Ryan Pollard 18, Moore 6, Harper 4, Luloff 1, Adams, Kerenen.

Scappoose 64, Ridgeview 44

Scappoose 14 15 16 19—64

Ridgeview 1 21 15 7—44

Scappoose (64)—Zach Smith 34, Tinning 6, Revis 6, Henness 5, Loss 5, Davis 5, Kramer 2, Stanton 1, Scruggs, Hanson.

Ridgeview (44)—Reece Rollins 13, Tanner O’Neal 12, Mendazona 7, Johnson 6, Alvarez 4, Stanton 2, Dewolf, Bowman, Styles, Winters, Aamodt.

Scappoose 63, Junction City 39

Scappoose 18 21 13 11—63

Junction City 6 2 14 17—39

Scappoose (63)—Logan Stanton 13, Paul Revis 12, Smith 7, Tinning 7, Loss 6, Hanson 5, Scruggs 4, Kramer 4, Davis 3, Henness 2.

Junction City (39)—Kanon Seitz 18, Coats 7, Locke 4, Osburn 4, Galt 3, Van Ras 1, Kaiser 1, Brown.

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