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Basketball Playoffs: Scappoose hosts Sisters on Friday in first round

Tip off scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on March 6


The first time the Scappoose boys matched up with Sisters this season on Dec. 31, the Sisters Tournament championship was on the line. The second showdown is much bigger. Lose and you're out. Win, and you'll be headed to the Class 4A state tournament.

The Indians and Outlaws will battle on Friday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. for a berth in the state championship tournament, a rematch of the 37-34 win for Scappoose in December.

The fifth-ranked Scappoose Indians finished the season at 20-5, their best season since going 20-7 in the first year of head coach Rahim Tufts' tenure. Sisters comes in with an overall record of 15-8 after having traveled to beat South Umpqua 44-29 in the play-in round on Feb. 27.

A win would put Scappoose in the state tournament for the first time since 2003, when they beat Cascade 61-60 to advance to the tournament at Gill Coliseum and lost 40-35 to Wilsonville in the second round of the playoffs. Scappoose has been to the state playoffs a total of 14 times, with a 25-19 overall record. The Indians have been to the quarterfinals — the next step after Friday's game with Sisters — nine times in school history, with four trips to the semifinals.

Scappoose is undefeated in state championship games, winning titles in 1957, 1972 and 1973.

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