Warrenton capped three games in three days with their 10th win of the season Saturday, a 51-46 victory over Cottage Grove to finish the SCTC Stayton Holiday Classic.
Kenzie Ramsey knocked down six 3-pointers and scored 18 points on her 17th birthday, while teammate Claire Bussert finished her week with 13 points and two big free throws to seal the win over the Lions.
The Warriors (10-3 overall) will head back into league play Wednesday at Clatskanie (6-3), and even though Warrenton is still without senior post Fernanda Alvarez (ankle sprain), the Warriors are ranked sixth and climbing.
“We wanted to schedule the toughest teams we could in the preseason, and we played three tough teams in three days,” said Warrenton coach Robert Hoepfl, “and I'm pleased with where we're at.”
The Warriors defeated Salem Academy in Friday's tournament opener, followed by a loss, 42-37, to 4A Stayton.
With the absence of Alvarez, Adriana Dejesus contributed six points in Saturday's win, while Maria Heyen and Sydney Marchello played big minutes in the post, with help from Annie Heyen. Sagi Diego sparked the defense and rebounding in all three games.