Scappoose boys take fourth at Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic
Indians beat Petersburg High (Alaska) 59-49 in fourth-place game
A strong finish lifted the Scappoose High School boys' basketball team to fourth place in its first Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan, Alaska.
All the better on Wednesday as East Anchorage High (Alaska), which beat Scappoose 84-72 in the tournament opener on Dec. 28, awarded the Indians their third Christmas Classic win in as many games because an ineligible Thunderbird competed.
Scappoose enjoyed a 59-49 comeback win over Petersburg High (Alaska), which led 22-9 in the second quarter, in the fourth-place game on Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Tanner Kramer led Scappoose with 18 points and Ian Donaldson put in 15 points.
The Indians also came back to beat Metlakatla High (Alaska) 54-45 in consolation a day earlier.
Robert Lohman went for 23 points and Donaldson came away with 12 points.
Against East Anchorage in the opener, Donaldson led with 29 points as the Indians nearly erased a 26-point Thunderbirds lead.
Christian Oslin and Tanner Kramer both scored eight points.
Auburn Mountainview (Wash.) beat Ketchikan 51-45 for the tournament title.
The Class 4A eighth-ranked Indians (7-3 overall) beat Molalla 51-46 on the road on Tuesday, and are scheduled to host Yamhill-Carlton at 7 p.m. on Friday.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT