The first round of the 2017 Capitol City Classic is in the books, and it was a doozy.
The Cleveland Warriors stole the spotlight on day one, upsetting highly-seeded Red Mountain (AZ) 51-50. Cleveland led most of the early stages of the game before Red Mountain took a small lead late. Trailing by 1 at 50-49, Cleveland's Sethon Moore made a layup to put the Warriors up. When Red Mountain missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw with :01.1 left in the game, the Warriors had their upset and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Senior point guard Rowan Anderson had 18 points and Moore 16 to lead Cleveland (4-2). Senior Timmy Allen, a University of Utah commit, led the Lions with 25, while junior Andre Harris chipped in 15.
Silverton (5-0) won impressively over a solid Springfield team, 64-43, and they will face Cleveland in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at 3:00pm. Senior wing Cade Roth scored 25 points to lead the Foxes while sophomore point guard David Gonzalez chipped in 19. Springfield's Zach Brown scored 20 points to lead the Millers (4-2).
The Olympians of Sprague staged a big comeback, trailing by as many as 13 points in the second half, to defeat Lincoln in OT. University of Oregon football commit Teagan Quitoiriano led the Olys (5-1) with a Capitol City Classic record 40 points, while junior Jailen Hammer chipped in 21. Lincoln (4-2) had four players score in double figures, led by Bryce Sloan's 22 points and Rasheed Butler's 18.
Sprague will face the defending CCC champions, Mater Dei (CA) who defeated North Salem 92-35 on Tuesday night. Mater Dei (6-1) had four players score in double figures led by senior point guard Josh Tawhiao with 17. Leading the way for the Vikings was JD Drioji with 12 points.
Wilsonville defeated Stayton Monday night, 72-31. The Wildcats (4-1) were led by junior Jack Roche's 20 points and 10 assists, senior Caleb Larsen's 16 points and sophomore Gabe Reichle's 10 points. Junior Riley Nichols led the Eagles with 12 points.
In the quarterfinals, the Wildcats will face an undefeated Skyview (WA) Storm team who ran their record to 7-0 in beating Corvallis (2-3), 66-50. Senior post Samaad Hector led four Skyview players in points with 16, while Dyshawn Hobson led the Spartans with 12.
McNary (4-2) picked up a big win over Clackamas, 71-60 in their opening round game. The Celtics Chandler Cavell led the way with 27 points. Clackamas, still acclimating to hoops after a deep run to the Class 6A Oregon football state championship, was led by Cole Turner's 19 points.
McNary's quarterfinal opponent will be Woodcreek (CA), who defeated the Cowboys of Crook County, 71-35. Woodcreek (5-2) was led in a balanced attack by Chris Cagle's 14 points.