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Hawks beat Westside to clinch WVL crown


Both teams move on to compete in the league playoffs

TUALATIN — Things turned out just right for the Horizon Christian High School boys basketball team.

And Westside Christian had a lot to do with it.

Horizon Christian, with its 52-37 home win over Westside Christian on Friday, coupled with the Tigard-based Eagles' 52-49 victory over Amity on Feb. 12, gave the Hawks the West Valley League regular season championship.

With the win over Westside Christian in Friday's WVL regular-season finale, Horizon Christian finished the league season with a 13-1 record (19-5 overall), putting the Hawks one game ahead of Amity in the final standings. Westside Christian ended up in fourth place at 7-7 (12-12 overall).

In Friday's game at Horizon Christian, junior guard Trent Pihas led the way for the Hawks with 15 points. Junior Noah Jones added 10 points and sophomore post Jace Prinzing scored nine. Junior Colton Cosner had seven rebounds, three assists and four steals to go with five points.

Westside Christian senior guard Troy Jun led all scorers with 20 points. Junior Evan Harrison and senior Adam Harrison each scored six points for the Eagles.

Horizon Christian and Westside Christian will both be back in action when they take part in the West Valley League playoffs.

Horizon, the No. 1 seed for the playoffs, will face either Amity or Dayton in the WVL postseason championship game, which will be held Saturday, starting at 7 p.m., at Central High School.

Westside Christian, the No. 4 seed, will host either Colton or Sheridan in a playoff game Friday, starting at 7 p.m., at West Hills Christian School. The winner of Friday's game will play either Amity or Dayton Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Central High School. The winner of that contest will advance to the Class 3A state playoffs as the No 3 team out of the West Valley League.

The Westside Christian girls team opened the WVL playoffs on Tuesday with a 28-20 home win over Gervais. The Eagles will now play at Dayton tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. The winner of tonight's game at Dayton will meet either Amity or Colton Saturday at noon at Central High School, with the victor of that game moving on to the Class 3A state playoffs.