Scappoose fell 56-42 in Molalla on Wednesday, will go for upset of Cougars

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Sophomore guard Sara Mills (10) and the Indians will hit the road for No. 1 Cascade on Friday in Turner.The Indians will travel to challenge the best in the state as the preseason gives way to the Cowapa League play.

Scappoose (1-8 overall) is scheduled to play at top-ranked Cascade (6-0) on Friday.

The Cougars, who beat visiting second-ranked Banks, third-ranked Valley Catholic and eighth-ranked Gladstone, feature 6-foot all-state junior guard Halle Wright and score an average of 59 points against a state-low 41 allowed.

The Tribe puts up 39 points and gives up 48.

Sara Mills led the Indians with 11 points, six rebounds and a steal at Molalla on Wednesday, but Scappoose ended up on the short side of a 56-42 decision.

All-Tri-Valley Conference Junior wing Alicia Schultz 14 points for Molalla (4-4), and all-conference senior guard Rylee Elliott followed with nine points to help her side pull away with a 10-5 third-quarter run.

Lea Brodala and Scappoose came into 2017 on a high note after beating Eagle Point 53-39 at the Evergreen Tournament on Friday, Dec. 30, at Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass.

Brodala led the Indians with 16 points, nine rebounds and three steals, and Payton Fisher's 11 points helped Scappoose outscore the Eagles (0-9) with a 15-7 run in the third quarter.

The Tribe could not, however, finish Class 3A Illinois Valley in a 39-38 loss the day before.

Shaylan Smith and Mills' nine and seven respective points helped the Indians to a 14-6 fourth-quarter run against the Cougars (6-4), but the Tribe could not come up with a game-winner.