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West Salem nips Wilsonville by 1, Mater Dei (CA) edges Southridge to Set-up Titan-Crusader Title Game in Capitol Auto Group Division

December 23, 2016

 

SALEM, OR (December 22, 2016) - The 2nd Annual Capitol City Classic presented by Adidas Basketball continued play with round 2 at Willamette University in Salem on Wednesday, December 21.

 

In the championship semi-finals, Mater Dei (CA) used a feisty 2-3 zone and 23 points from freshman guard Beon Riley to overcome a considerable size disadvantage and upend the Skyhawks of Southridge, 47-43. Southridge was led sophomore wing Brock Henry, who scored 19 points in the loss.

 

In the night's finale, West Salem edged Wilsonville 63-62.  The Titans Kyle Greeley calmly made two free throws with :11 to go in the game after a questionable call on what appeared to be a clean and spectacular blocked shot by the Wildcats' Harrison Steiger. Wilsonville's final two roughly contested shots did not receive the same benefit of a call, and the hometown Titans moved on to the championship game while the Wildcats 21-game winning streak was broken.  Junior Zac Bulgin led the Titans with 24 points while Greeley chipped in 19. Reichle led Wilsonville with 19.

 

Salem's Sprague and McNary rebounded from opening round losses.  The Olys were led by junior Teagan Quitoriano's 26 points in their 65-50 win over Thurston.  McNary had four guys in double figures in their 80-42 victory over the Plainsmen of Evergreen (WA).

 

 

ACTIVE EDGE BRACKET

 

Capitol Auto Group Division

 

Championship Semi-Finals

West Salem Titans 63, Wilsonville Wildcats 62

Mater Dei Crusaders (CA) 47, Southridge Skyhawks 43

 

Consolation Semi-Finals

Sprague Olympians 65, Thurston Colts 50

McNary Celtics 80, Evergreen Plainsmen (WA) 42

 

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