CENTENNIAL TAKES SECOND — Centennial totaled 246 points to edge Tualatin for runner-up honors in the team chase at last Saturday's Don York Invitational hosted by Cleveland High. Newberg won the team title with 285 points.
Centennial crowned three weight-class champions with Mason Belles going 4-0 in the 113-pound bracket, winning his first three bouts by pin and his title bout by a 15-0 technical fall early in the second period.
Jeremiah Van Cleve (126) picked up four pins and won his title bout by a 2-1 decision, while Emmanuel Gurzhuy (220) took a similar route with four pins and a 2-1 decision in his finale.
Centennial's Jake Angelovic (120) also reached his bracket-final with two pins, a forfeit and a 9-4 decision before finishing in second place. Bailey Sparks (182) went 4-1 in his bracket, wrapped up by a 15-1 major decision in the third-place bout.
Reynolds crowned two weight-class champions with Robert Plympton producing a team-high 32.5 points at 195 pounds. He opened with a technical fall, followed by three pins before winning his title bout by an 11-3 major decision.
Raiders' teammate Kenny Vang (106) had two falls and a major decision before shutting out his opponent 6-0 in the finale. Burgess Myers (160) went 6-1 over the weekend, capped by a 9-1 major decision in the third-place bout.
Reynolds finished eighth in the team tally with 137.5 points.
REYNOLDS BOYS END SKID — Reynolds stopped a seven-game losing streak by completing their nonleague schedule with a 63-58 win at Hood River on Friday night.
Brandon Buffington led the way with 17 points, while rookie guard Scotty Riddle added 16 points, going 3-for-3 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.
Keenan Coleman knocked down a 3-pointer to make it a two-possession game in the final minute. Hood River had a chance for force overtime, but a trio of 3-point tries missed the target down the stretch.
GRESHAM GIRLS BEAT HOOD RIVER — The Gresham girls scored a 49-42 win over Hood River on the Friday before Christmas. The Gophers held Hood River without a field goal in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Eagles 22-3 down the stretch.
Toni Gould sank a pair of 3-pointers to spark the fourth-quarter comeback, and would end the game with a team-high 14 points. Aliyah Duran and Heaven Schab added eight points apiece.
The Gophers compiled a 1-2 record at the post-holiday Fort Vancouver tournament.
CENTENNIAL SOFTBALL CLINICS — The Centennial High softball program is hosting a series of winter sessions on 5 p.m. Sundays, running Jan. 12 through Feb. 23, in the west gym at Centennial High. Cost is $40.
These recaps are slated to appear in our Friday, Jan. 10, print edition.
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