The No. 4-ranked Eagles blank Saint Stephens 23-0 in the second quarter of the lopsided Valley 10 game

OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Damascus Christian guard Ryan Patrick moves toward the basket for two of his game-high 24 points Tuesday against Saint Stephens.

Valley 10 League

Team Score
Damascus Christian (6-2)
Saint Stephen's (2-4)

LAKE OSWEGO — The Damascus Christian boys basketball team scored a lopsided 88-27 win at Saint Stephen's on Tuesday night — the Eagles' highest point total since hitting the century mark two seasons ago.

The host Archers kept the score close through most of the first quarter before Damascus got loose for a 3-point barrage that broke the game open.

Ryan Patrick found David Zakharyuk for an open 3 off an inbounds play to get the rally started. With the clock ticking down to the end of the quarter, Patrick dribbled around mid court, glanced over to check the sideline clock twice, then swished one through from just inside the center circle.

Zakharyuk hit another deep ball to start the second quarter, and Tyler Mai ripped down a rebound and fired a length-of-the-court pass to Joey Brandon for a layup.

Damascus had scored 17 points in little more than two minutes turning a slim six-point lead into a 35-12 runaway.

Damascus (6-2) is No. 4 in the small-school rankings, heading into a home clash at home at 4 p.m. Saturday against No. 5 Crosshill Christian. The Eagles follow that up by moving up three classifications to face Molalla at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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