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PREP WATCH: Rams up to No. 6 in 6A boys hoops

by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Cole Stinger and the Central Catholic Rams are on a winning streak that has lifted the team to No. 6 in the Class 6A coaches poll.Central Catholic has climbed to sixth in this week's Class 6A boys basketball coaches poll.

The Rams climbed one spot from last week, with Jesuit also on the rise, going from No. 9 to No. 7.

The Rams have won eight games in a row to get three games above .500 and all but clinch another Mt. Hood Conference title, as the Oregon School Activities Association regular season approaches its final week.

Central is 7-0 in the league and has a two-game edge on Reynolds (5-2), with three games remaining, starting Tuesday night, when the Rams visit Centennial.

Class 6A coaches poll

1. West Linn (17-4), seven first-place votes, 105 points

2. Clackamas (17-4), 96

3. South Salem (20-3), 90

4. Sunset (14-5), 81

5. Sheldon (16-5), 67

6. Central Catholic (12-9), 66

7. Jesuit (12-7), 65

8. Tigard (14-6), 63

9. South Medford (15-6), 54

10. Lakeridge (15-6), 36

Others

11. Southridge (11-9), 25

12. North Medford (15-5), 23

13. McMinnville (15-5), 20

14. Lincoln (12-8), 16

15. Lake Oswego (11-9), 14

16. South Eugene (12-9), 5

17. Grant (9-12), 5

T18. Forest Grove (14-7), 4

T18. Reynolds (13-6), 4

20. McKay (13-10), 1