The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds debut after first round byes in the Skyline Conference boys and girls basketball playoffs.
Top-ranked Mazama hosts No. 4 seed Henley in the Skyline girls semifinals. The Vikings won the league meetings 58-28 and 57-24, the latter coming just a week ago in the regular season finale. Mazama has won 17 straight games and still has not lost to a 4A opponent. Henley beat North Valley 42-32 in the Skyline Conference first round.
The other semifinal sees No. 2 Phoenix hosting No. 3 Klamath Union (Following Lady Owls Hoops on 960 the Sports Legend – approx. 7 p.m.), which struggled in its first playoff game on Tuesday. The Pelicans beat No. 6 Hidden Valley 45-41 in overtime after sweeping Hidden Valley in the conference regular season. Phoenix earned a first round bye by defeating KU 35-28 last Saturday.
Skyline Conference Boys Basketball
The No. 1 seeded North Valley Knights probably weren’t expecting No. 6 Hidden Valley as their opponent Friday night. That’s the case, though, as Hidden Valley upset No. 3 seed Klamath Union 57-50 on Tuesday night at Pelican Court. It was Hidden Valley’s second victory over a conference opponent this season. North Valley is a perfect 21-0 and the No. 2-ranked 4A team in the state. The Knights defeated Hidden Valley 58-37 and 63-37 in league games this season.
No. 4 Mazama beat No. 5 Phoenix 66-60 on Tuesday night to advance into the semifinals round. The Vikings visit No. 2 Henley, which won its final two games, beating Mazama 61-38 in the regular season finale before winning at Klamath Union 63-51 in a Skyline seeding game to claim the No. 2 spot in the playoffs. Mazama beat Henley 55-48 in the first Skyline conference game.
Other Friday Games
3A Southern Cascade League Boys Tournament Championship
Lakeview at Cascade Christian – 7 p.m.
2A Southern Cascade League Playoffs
Bonanza vs Gold Beach – 5 p.m.
Lost River vs Myrtle Point – 8 p.m.
Chiloquin vs Reedsport – 3:30 p.m.
Lost River vs Gold Beach – 6:30 p.m.
Regular Season Games
Surprise Valley at Tulelake – 8 p.m.
Hosanna Christian at Gilchrist – 8:30 p.m.
Paisley at Prospect – 7:30 p.m.
Surprise Valley at Tulelake – 6:30 p.m.
Paisley at Prospect – 6 p.m.
Hosanna Christian at Gilchrist – 7 p.m.