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Indians girls' basketball can hit Cowapa League play running with upset of No. 10 Gladstone

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Scappoose falls at No. 2 Cascade, will try to host No. 10 Gladstone on Friday and play preseason finale in Philomath on Saturday


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Senior post Kaylie Kopra (41) and the Indians will hope to welcome No. 10 Gladstone on Friday and hit the road for Philomath on Saturday.The Indians can bring visiting No. 10 Gladstone on Friday if snow and ice don't interfere.

Scappoose (1-9 overall) is scheduled to host the Class 4A state first-rounder Gladiators (5-6) at 7:30 p.m.

"I think they will be a tough team," Tribe senior post Kaylie Kopra said. "I have heard that they have a solid basketball program."

All-state junior forward Grace Campbell and Gladstone score an average of 37 points against 37 allowed, but the Indians carry a very slight edge with 39 points per outing and 49 given up.

The Indians are also set for a trip to Philomath (3-6), which expects 48 points for and 52 against, in a rescheduled 4 p.m. preseason finale on Saturday.

Kopra, Payton Fisher and Hunter Dost scored 10, seven and six respective points, but junior guard Emma Woods and No. 2 Cascade (7-0) did just enough to resist them for a 56-45 win on Friday, Jan. 6, in Turner.

Third-ranked Valley Catholic lost to the Cougars by a larger margin than the Tribe, and only No. 1 Banks and Class 5A state first-rounder Central have given them a bigger scare.