St. Paul girls keep on rolling
St. Paul added a pair of lopsided wins over Colton and North Clackamas Christian to their resume to remain undefeated this season.
The Buckaroos (7-0) hosted the Vikings Dec. 12 in a rematch of their Dec. 1 contest, which they also won 55-33.
This time around, Isabelle Wyss scored 15 points to lead St. Paul to a 47-28 victory.
The Bucks featured a balanced attack, as Erin Counts also scored 13 points and Emma Connor added 11.
The Bucks turned around Saturday and held North Clackamas Christian to 18 percent shooting in a 52-10 road victory.
Wyss led the team with 17 points, eight rebounds and five steals, while Counts and Logan Robinson scored 11 points apiece.
St. Paul, which rose to No. 8 in the 2A rankings, faced it's first true test of the season at home Tuesday versus No. 1 Kennedy (7-1) (results unavailable at press time) and will host No. 6 Lost River (4-1) Thursday and defending 2A state champion Monroe (5-2) Friday as part of its own holiday tournament.
War of the Roses — Newberg's lone female wrestler, Hadley Massey, placed third in the 180-pound bracket at the tournament, which was held concurrently with the Rose City Championships Dec. 9 at Westview High School. Massey (3-1) lost by fall to eventual champion Rosa Villela-Meija of Westview in the semifinals, but pinned Elianna Regory of Century and Westview's Camille Carlet in the consolation bracket to take third.
Newberg 56, Canby 30 — All 14 matches were decided by fall, with the Tigers earning nine pins Dec. 14 in Canby. That included a streak of seven consecutive falls for the Tigers that began with Micah Worthington at 113 pounds and concluded with Taylen Reid at 152 pounds.
Newberg will participate in the Best of the West dual and individual tournaments in Pasco Friday and Saturday.
Colton 68, St. Paul 49 — The St. Paul boys came out flat at home Dec. 12. Campbell Smith had 24 points and 16 rebounds, but the Bucks fell behind 44-17 after the first half and could not make up the difference.
St. Paul 72, North Clackamas Christian 35 — Smith had another big night on Saturday, going for 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the win. He was joined in double figures by Jaidyn Jackson (13) and Zach Brentano (12) as the Bucks (5-2) exploded for 44 points in the second half.
C.S. Lewis Academy 60, Jewell 31 — The Watchmen played their most complete game of the season and were boosted by six first-quarter three-pointers. Micah Grobey led the team with 23 points and nine rebounds and Dylan Stroup had a career-high 10 assists. Jacob More also posted personal bests with19 points in and 11 rebounds in the win Dec. 12.
C.S. Lewis 62, Falls City 57 — The Watchmen (7-1, 2-0 Casco League) fell behind 18-10 in the second quarter, but rallied to take a 31-29 lead at the break. Stroup hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give CSLA an eight-point lead after three quarters. The Watchmen led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter before the Mountaineers (4-3, 1-1) forced a few turnovers late, but CSLA coach Brett Vernon said the team showed improvement in handling pressure. Micah Grobey hit six free throws down the stretch to seal the win and finished with 14 points, 11 asssists and 10 rebounds to post his first career triple double.
Jewell 37, C.S. Lewis 19 — The Watchmen struggled with turnovers against the Blue Jays' pressure defense (5-1, 2-0 Casco League). Chloe Huber scored seven consecutive points for CSLA in the fourth quarter and Cali Mault hit a pair of three-pointers in the loss Dec. 12.
Falls City 50, C.S. Lewis 20 — The Watchmen struggled to contain the Mountaineers' outside shooters, but got seven points from Mault in the loss. CSLA (0-6, 0-2) played with better focus and got strong performances from Jamie Wooding an Ally Trowbridge on the boards, according to coach Lucas Jepson, but still struggled with turnovers in the loss Dec. 14.