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The Eagles got up by 13 after one quarter and never looked back in their win over the Pirates.

GRESHAM OUTLOOK: MATT RAWLINGS - Jason Budey follows through on one of his two 3-point makes in Damascus Christian's win against Perrydale



Non-Conference
1A Boys Basketball

Team Score
Damascus Christian
70
Perrydale
31


DAMASCUS — Sitting at 17-6 and in control of the second place spot in the Casco League, Perrydale will almost certainly be a playoff team when late February rolls around.

But the Pirates couldn't even compete with the likes of third-ranked Damascus Christian on Saturday.

The Eagles dominated Perrydale from start to finish, winning by a score of 70-31 and improving to 19-2 on the season.

Three players were in double-figures for Damascus, led by Ryan Patrick with 13 points. Jason Budey chipped in with 12 points and Joey Brandon came off the bench to add 11.

Budey was the one that got things going for the Eagles early on, knocking down a pair of 3-pointers and scoring eight straight points to put Damascus up 10-2.

"I just came out ready to play," Budey said. "It was a really good start for us and that helped us get momentum."

The real story in the game was the Eagles defense. Damascus was incredibly active with getting their hands in the passing lanes and finished off the first quarter with three straight steals and layups to go up 16-3.

"Defense is a staple of what we coach and talk about," Damascus Christian head coach Brad Patrick said. "We've got enough offensive weapons where we feel like the offense will take care of itself…Defense is about desire and heart, and these kids played with all the desire and heart that they could play with. I'm proud of them."


Look fo extended coverage in the Feb. 5 print edition.


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