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Sophomore guard Emorej Lynk misses game-winning 3-pointer against Knights, leads Trojans in scoring in both contests

PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy's Emorej Lynk absorbs contact from St. Paul's Justin Herberger on his way to the rim in the Trojans' victory over the Bucks last week.

Kennedy boys basketball

Coming off of a 53-35 win over St. Paul in the Tri-River Conference league opener on Dec. 19, the Kennedy Trojans took the No. 1 Columbia Christian Knights down to the buzzer on Friday, falling 47-45.

The No. 4 Trojans (5-5, 1-0 Tri-River Conference) held a six-point lead over the Knights (10-0, 3-0 Northwest League) late in the fourth quarter on Friday before Columbia Christian made a late rally to take the lead.

Kennedy's Luke Hall hit a deep shot with 30 seconds left to tie the game at 45-45 before the Knights retook the lead with 15 seconds left.

The Trojans had one last chance to win the game at the buzzer, but sophomore Emorej Lynk's contested 3-pointer was off.

Lynk led both teams with 19 points, while Luke Hall and Carson Hall added nine and eight, respectively.

Earlier in the week against St. Paul, Lynk led the team with 13 points, five assists and five rebounds. Mason Boen had nine points, while Carson Hall and Luke Hall each had eight.

PHIL HAWKINS - St. Paul sophomore Alex Dela Cerda had six points, 10 rebounds and two blocks against Kennedy.

St. Paul boys basketball

The Buckaroos rebounded from their 53-35 loss to Kennedy on Dec. 19 with a 66-58 victory over Lost River on Thursday.

Senior Campbell Smith scored 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting and had 13 rebounds in the game.

Holden Smith added 10 points, seven assists and four rebounds, while Justin Herberger had three blocks and three steals.

In the loss to Kennedy, Jaidyn Jackson led the team with 12 points, while Alex Dela Cerda added six points, 10 rebounds and a pair of blocks.

North Marion boys basketball

The Huskies fell in their lone contest last week, losing 54-33 at No. 4 Marshfield to drop to 4-3 on the season.

Woodburn girls basketball

The Bulldogs dropped a 60-22 road game at Mountain View on Dec. 19 to fall to 1-5 on the season.

North Marion girls basketball

The Huskies lost 63-46 at No. 1 Marshfield on Dec. 19, falling to 4-3 this season.

Kennedy wrestling

The Kennedy wrestling team traveled to Mill City on Dec. 20 for a dual hosted by the Santiam Wolverines.

Freshman 106-pounder Mateo Marrow picked up a 9-0 major decision victory over Tyson Patton, while 126-pound junior Carlos Saravia pinned Kasandra Davis-Miller in 3:00.

Camryn Biegel fell to Colton Craigmyle in the first round of the 220-pound match.

PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion sophomore Lucas Toth.

North Marion swimming

The North Marion boys placed third at the Salem Academy Christmas Invitational on Dec. 19 in Salem, scoring 318 points to finish behind Salem Academy (380) and Philomath (374).

The girls team finished sixth out of nine teams with 168 points.

PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy's Jacob Miller won the 500-yard freestyle at the Kroc Center last week.

Kennedy swimming

Kennedy's Jacob Miller led the Trojans at the Salem Academy Christmas Invitational, placing first in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:18.36.

Miller also set a new personal record in the 200 freestyle, finishing second in 1:58.35.

Nick Riedman shaved 16 seconds off his previous best in the 200 freestyle race, placing 13th with a time of 2:59.93. Riedman added an 18th-place finish in the 100 freestyle race, coming in at 1:18.48, followed by Josh Valladares (22 ,1:30.11), Jannick Schneider (27, 1:36.87) and Michael Savage (30, 1:45.95).

On the girls side, Caitlyn Kleinschmit led the team with a 19th-place finish in the 50 freestyle (36.02) and a 22nd-place finish in the 100 freestyle (1:33.38).

Alex Waynment set a new PR in the 100, taking 15 seconds off her previous best in 26th-place time of 1:42.32.

She was followed by teammates Hallie Postma (27, 1:42.80) and Kamaryn Walker (31, 1:53.08).

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