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Indians can start season with four home wins in a row for first time since 2011-12

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The Indians are out to stay unbeaten in their friendly confines as they open 2018 against No. 6 Cascade Friday.

Scappoose (4-6 overall) can repay last year's 56-43 road loss to the Cougars (6-4) and all-state senior guard Halle Wright at 7 p.m. after falling 55-31 Wednesday at Molalla (6-5).

The Tribe also has a chance to win its first four home games for the first time since it started 3-1 at home in 2011-12.

In the meantime, the Indians fell 57-18 to hometown Hidden Valley (9-2) Thursday, Dec. 28, in their Evergreen Federal Bank Tournament premiere in Grants Pass, their toughest loss since their 65-27 home defeat at the hands of eventual Class 4A runner-up Banks in 2017, as Kaylee Wegner led her side with six points.

Scappoose fared better in a 55-49 loss to Fall River High (McArthur, Calif.) Dec. 29 as Allison Wills scored 13 points, and Sara Mills sparked the Tribe with 12 points in a 38-32 loss to North Valley (3-8) the next day.

"Aside from the second half of the first game, the girls played well," Indians coach Joe Girres said. "We're growing each game as a more complete team: We'll get some key contributors back this week in Shaylan Smith and Kaylee Wegner [who missed the latter two tournament games] which will help provide depth for our roster."

No. 1 Marshfield (11-1) beat Hidden Valley 50-40 for the tournament crown and its eighth win in a row.

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