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PREP WATCH: Blues shoot past Canby


Blues improve to 3-0

by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JEFF GOODMAN - Bendu Yeaney leads the St. Mary's Academy fast-break against Canby.Junior forward Tyschal Blake scored a game-high 19 points to lead St. Mary’s Academy in a 68-57 Tuesday home win over Canby.

Junior guard Martina McCowan poured in 15 points, and freshman Bendu Yeaney contributed 10 in a preview of what will be a conference match-up next season, when the Blues (3-0) join the Cougars (0-1) in the Three Rivers League.

by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JEFF GOODMAN - Clara Ell pushes the ball ahead for the St. Mary's Blues in their Tuesday victory at home over Canby.After Canby junior Taylor Jorgensen drained a 3-pointer late in the first quarter to give her team its only lead, 10-9, St. Mary’s took control with a 25-4 run that showcased its size, athleticism and shooting ability.

Despite the graduation of nine seniors from last year’s roster, the Blues are in the hunt for a fourth consecutive trip to the eight-team Class 6A tournament.

by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JEFF GOODMAN - The Canby Cougars try to collapse on Tyschal Blake of St. Mary's Academy as she goes for an inside score.

by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JEFF GOODMAN - St. Mary's Academy's Martina McCowan considers a jump stop, as Canby defends.

by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JEFF GOODMAN - Junior guard Tasia Bilbrew gets past a Canby Cougars defender and looks for a St. Mary's basket.