Boys roundup: Huskies fall to Staytons 3-point barrage
Stayton 80, North Marion 66
North Marion 48, Junction City 44
The Huskies rallied from an early deficit to challenge Stayton Friday night, only to fall to an offensive barrage by the Eagles
After falling behind by double-digits mid-way through the first quarter, North Marion slowly pulled to within 53-49 at the end of the third quarter.
The Eagles, which started the game with a barrage of 3-point field goals, found their shooting rhythm in the fourth and scored 27 points in the quarter to pull away for the victory.
Kerry Cook led the Huskies with 27 points and eight rebounds, while Brock Breshears added 10 points, including two of the teams three 3-point field goals.
Earlier in the week, the Huskies beat Junction City on the road by four points to secure the teams fifth victory in six games.
North Marion hosts Central Tuesday, followed by Seaside Friday to finish their non-conference schedule.
Woodburn 49, The Dalles 41
The Bulldogs continued their hot streak at home on Jan. 7 in the teams only game of the week.
After starting the season with six straight losses, Woodburn has won two fo three games heading into the teams league opener Tuesday night at Corvallis.
Against the Eagles-Indians of The Dalles, Rey Ruiz led all scorers with 12 points for Woodburn.
Teammate Daniel Labunsky added 10 points, while Damian Espinosa scored eight and Daniel Vasquez added five.
The Bulldogs are looking to avenge a pair of losses to Corvallis last season. The Spartans beat Woodburn by four and three points, respectively, and have won the last four contests between the two teams.
Horizon Christian 78, Gervais 34
Colton 62, Gervais 37
The Cougars three-game win streak came to a halt last week as the team lost back-to-back contests to begin its West Valley schedule.
Gervais fell behind 25-5 after the first quarter of play Friday night at Horizon Christian and were outscored in each quarter of play.
Kylor Kelley led the team with nine points, while Jose Esquivel added seven and Shawn Guerrero added five.
Earlier in the week, Gervais traveled to Colton and were outscored by 10 in the final quarter to fall by 25 points.
Kelley led the team with 11 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Lazaro Villegas and Esquivel each added 10 points in the loss.
Santiam 52, Kennedy 49
Kennedy 67, Culver 41
Toledo 60, Kennedy 36
The Trojans sandwiched a win between a pair of losses last week as the team dives into the bulk of its Tri-Valley league schedule for the remainder of the season.
After stringing together five straight wins in December, the Trojans have now lost three of four.
Kennedy sits in the middle of the pack in the Tri-River, in fourth place.
The Trojans were scheduled to travel to No. 5 Western Mennonite Monday, followed by hosting Waldport Friday night.