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Oregon sports history

1961: Grant beats Wilson in sudden-death OT; Terry Baker debuts for OSU; indoor track coming to Memorial Coliseum


Jan. 13, 1961

Dig these league lineups from around the Portland-area for high school basketball (boys only, of course):

In the Wilco League, Scappoose and Reynolds share first place. Then come Parkrose, Jesuit, Wy'east, Sandy, Molalla and Silverton.

In the Metro League, Central Catholic and David Douglas are tied for first. After them are Beaverton, Astoria, Hillsboro, Centennial, Clackamas, Sunset, Gresham and Milwaukie.

In the TYV League, Tillamook is No. 1, followed by McMinnville, West Linn, Newberg, St. Helens, Lake Oswego, Dallas, Tigard, Oregon City and Forest Grove.

Meanwhile …

 In the Portland Interscholastic League, a sudden-death overtime — yes, sudden death — decides the biggest game so far this season.

Grant takes a 6-0 record into its home game against 7-0 Wilson. Through four quarters, the teams are tied at 37-37. Neither team scores in the first OT. With 56 seconds left in the second extra period, Grant's Don Schnell hits a 12-foot jump shot win for coach Ed Rooney's Generals before what is described as a "defeaning din" at the packed house.

For the game, Grant shoots 15 of 58 (25.9 percent) from the field, and Wilson goes 15 of 56 (26.8 percent).

Elsewhere:

 Oregon State sophomore Terry Baker pours in 20 points in his Beavers basketball debut to lift OSU to a 76-66 victory at Washington State.

 Portland is getting ready for the first indoor track meet at Memorial Coliseum.

The University of Oregon Invitational will have 16 Olympic stars and seven featured events, with UO coach Bill Bowerman helping to line up the field and bringing in many of his Ducks.

Among those who will compete: milers Dyrol Burleson and Jim Beatty and shot putter Parry O'Brien.