Indians beat Seton Catholic, jump out to best start since winning it all in 2015

     -     Chris Bendle, Joey Wagenknecht, Jerad Toman and the Indians ride a three-game win streak into their Evergreen Federal Bank Tournament opener against Hidden Valley scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in Grants Pass.

Scappoose beat visiting Seton Catholic (Vancouver, Wash.) 76-61 with the senior guards' 20, 19 and 18 respective points Thursday, Dec. 21.

"We played well against Seton Catholic," Tribe coach Weston Powers said. "We played very good defense to really speed [the Sentinels (2-5 overall)] up and create easy offense for us on the other end. We made a lot of plays in the passing lanes to create steals and fast breaks."

The Indians (4-2) have won three in a row for the first time since their six-game streak and fourth-place state run in 2015-16, and are off their best start -- including wins in their first three home games -- since they jumped out 6-0 and brought home their fourth Class 4A championship in 2014-15.

"Thursday we leave for Grants Pass [as the tournament runs through Saturday]," Powers said. "The games are hosted by Hidden Valley (3-6) and North Valley High Schools: Thursday night we play against Hidden Valley [and] Friday we will either play [Class 5A] Crater or Phoenix depending on results from day one."

Scappoose scores 70 points against 61 per game where all-Skyline Conference senior forward Kasey Copeland and Hidden Valley go for and allow 50 and 53 respective points.

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