KNAPPA — The Northwest League’s big Tuesday night showdown turned out pretty much like all the rest involving the Knappa boys basketball team — a blowout victory for the Loggers.
Senior Tyson Burnard and freshman Dale Takalo combined for 45 points, and the Loggers stormed past Faith Bible 66-48, as Knappa turned a close game at halftime into another easy win.
“We were up five at halftime (25-20), then came out in the third quarter, played an old-school man-to-man defense, and blew them out of the water,” said Knappa coach Chris Spencer. “We ran ’em out of gas, and they just couldn’t keep pace. We brought the subs in, and they kept it up. It was a team win.”
Knappa has won six in a row, by an average of 19.0 points per game.
Knappa (7-1 in league play) plays at Vernonia (5-2) Friday, before hosting Delphian (5-3) Saturday.
Faith Bible was 8-for-20 from the 3-point line in Tuesday’s loss, but the Falcons were unable to match Knappa’s intensity, and had no answer for Justin Dragoo on the boards.
Dragoo pulled down 19 rebounds, including eight offensive boards.
Offensively, Burnard poured in 26 points, while Takalo added 19, all in the second half.
Valley Catholic 28
BEAVERTON — The defending 3A state champion Valley Catholic Valiants are 1-2 in their new league, as Seaside cruised to a 38-28 win Tuesday night in Beaverton.
The Gulls outscored the Valiants 22-14 over the final 16 minutes, after a close first half.
It was Seaside’s first meeting with Valley Catholic since early in the 2003-04 season, when the Gulls won at Valley Catholic, 49-46.
The teams played through four ties and four lead changes in the first half of Tuesday’s game, finishing with a 3-pointer by Seaside’s Jackson Januik that gave the Gulls a 16-14 halftime lead.
Seaside took command in the first minute of the third quarter on three straight scores by Attikin Babb, including a 3-pointer.
Valley Catholic was within three points early in the fourth quarter, but never seriously threatened after that, as Seaside improves to 2-1 in league.
In other Cowapa League action Tuesday, Scappoose defeated Astoria 59-46, and Tillamook edged Banks, 40-37.
Crosshill Christian 53,
JEWELL — Ethan Talmage scored 17 points to lead Crosshill Christian to a 53-21 win at Jewell Tuesday night, in Casco League boys basketball action.
Trystan Silva had eight points and seven rebounds for the Blue Jays, and Rylan Murry added six points and eight boards.
Valley Catholic 56
BEAVERTON — The No. 8-ranked Seaside girls basketball team won its 14th straight league contest Tuesday night, a 64-56 victory at Valley Catholic, in Cowapa League girls basketball action.
The Valiants kept it close for three quarters before Seaside opened the fourth period with a 6-2 run, and the Gulls held off the Valiants, who came in with the No. 2 ranking.
Seaside had four players in double figures, and had to overcome an early 10-3 deficit.
With hot hands from Whitney Westerholm and Maddi Utti, the Gulls fought back and grabbed a 31-30 halftime lead, with a 3-pointer by Utti giving the Gulls a seven-point lead before the Valiants closed the half on a 6-0 run.
Valley Catholic re-established a 38-31 lead early in the third period, but Seaside stormed back behind inside scores from Haylee Dundas and Sydney Villegas, and a trey from Utti that gave the Gulls a 41-40 lead.
Valley’s Molly Danielson — who led all scorers with 20 points — gave the Valiants a brief lead moments later, but the Lady Gulls picked up hoops from Westerholm, Paige Ideue and Utti to close the quarter for a 47-45 advantage.
Two baskets by Allison Bussert and another score by Utti gave the Gulls a quick 53-47 lead to start the fourth, and the Valiants never threatened after that.
Utti had 19 points, followed by Westerholm with 15, and Bussert and Dundas with 12 apiece for the Gulls, who take over first place in the Cowapa.
Scappoose 37, Astoria 24
SCAPPOOSE — Scappoose outscored Astoria 19-4 in a decisive third quarter Tuesday night, helping the Indians to a 37-24 win over a short-handed Lady Fishermen team in Cowapa League girls basketball action.
Alyssa Spang led Scappoose with 13 points, followed by Lea Brodala with nine and Kendal Bailey with eight.
The Lady Fishermen are battling the flu. They did not practice Monday and will skip practice today to help recover, before playing at Seaside Friday.
“Hopefully we can all get back in the gym Thursday with some healthier players,” said Astoria coach Mike Jacobson.
Chloee Hunt led the Lady Fish with 16 points, five steals and four rebounds in the loss, with five points and five rebounds from Kaylee Mitchell.
Faith Bible 32, Knappa 20
KNAPPA — A 14-0 run by Faith Bible in the third quarter was the difference Tuesday night at Knappa, as the Falcons posted a 32-20 win over the Lady Loggers in a Northwest League girls basketball game.
Faith Bible held a slim 10-8 lead at halftime, before outscoring Knappa 16-2 in the decisive third quarter.
“We just couldn’t get anything to fall” in the third, said Knappa coach Marie Green. “We just seemed to go flat.”
Faith Bible had balanced scoring from Traci Fleming (nine points), Marra Irving, Sierra Falcon and Jessica Irving all had seven apiece.
McKailyn Rogers led Knappa with seven points, followed by Chloe Little with six. Shailei Wright finished with six steals and five rebounds, while Kacie Cameron had five rebounds and four steals.
Cougars sweep Warriors
PORTLAND — The Portland Adventist basketball teams swept a pair of games from Warrenton Tuesday night, in a Lewis & Clark basketball doubleheader in Portland.
In girls’ action, the Cougars got past Warrenton 63-29.
On the boys’ side, Portland Adventist defeated the Warriors 71-37.