Basketball: Hot-shooting quarter not enough to lift boys against No. 4 Philomath


January 19, 2022

Sweet Home boys basketball (2-13, ranked No. 32 in 4A) endured two lopsided losses to much higher ranked opponents last week.

On Tuesday, the boys fell 53-30 in a home game against Philomath (9-3, No. 4). Then on Friday, they lost 69-36 on the road against Sisters (7-5, No. 23).

Against Philomath, Sweet Home kept the game within eight points at halftime thanks in large part to a second quarter in which they outscored the Warriors 15-11.

Sweet Home was down 20-2 with five minutes left in the first half when their shooters caught fire. Senior Russell Holly nailed three three-pointers and Juni...

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