KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 3A class and below start state tournament final sites this week and the Basin has one team in the fight.
The Traid boys thumped Umpqua Valley Christian 76-38 Saturday night to advance to the OSAA 1A Boys Basketball State Championships in Baker City, opening with Horizon Christian Thursday at 3:15 PM (960 the Sports Legend).
The Hosanna Christian boys won’t be joining them, as the Lions lost 58-52 in overtime to Imbler. Hosanna finishes the season 18-11.
Defending state runner-up Hosanna Christian lost in the girls second round, falling 60-57 to Elkton. The Lions end the year 23-4.
OSAA 4A Basketball
At the 4A level, Henley and Mazama girls were winners, advancing to official OSAA 4A State Championships bracket, while Klamath Union lost.
The No. 4 Henley Hornets beat Douglas 68-32 on Friday, getting 19 points from Racyne Parker and 18 from Elle Morgan in the win. Henley (21-4) now hosts La Grande on Friday at 6:00 PM, with the winner advancing to the final site tournament in Corvallis at Oregon State University Mar. 7-10.
Mazama is ranked a spot ahead of Henley and also advanced beating Siuslaw 58-22 Friday. The Vikings (22-5) host Crook County at 7:00 PM at Valhalla Court.
Klamath Union lost to Brookings-Harbor 37-26 to end the year 18-9.
The KU boys also lost at North Bend 63-48 to end its season with a 12-16 record. Mazama played at South Umpqua, winning 82-50 and now plays at Newport (20-3) Saturday at 6:00 PM.
In the NSCIF Div. V boys basketball quarterfinals, Tulelake beat Quincy and now travels to top seed Liberty Christian on Wednesday for the right to play in the sectional championship.
The Butte Valley girls were eliminated from the Div. VI playoffs on Friday, losing to Redding Christian.