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December 22, 2019

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Championship Monday Lineup Set; Stephens, Scoggin shine at Contest Extravaganza

December 23, 2019

The 2019 lineup for Championship Monday at the Capitol City Classic is set, and it's a day full of great match-ups and intriguing basketball.

 

The biggest storyline of the day will be whether Wilsonville, upset winners over Lanier (Buford, GA) in the semifinals, can make a game of it against Rancho Christian in the championship game at 7:00pm at Willamette University

 

.  The Eagles have blown through the field -- even without #1-ranked prospect 7'0 Evan Mobley, who has had an ankle injury and been "day to day" throughout the tourney.  Rancho Christian has won their first three games in the tourney by a whopping 98 points, and no game has been in doubt at the end of the third quarter.

 

Mobley has not been ruled out for Monday.

 

"We hope he can play," said CCC Assistant Tournament Director Ben Collier, "but we know and appreciate and want his health to come first.  Everybody wants what is best for the young man first and foremost. He's making great progress from every report and if he can get out there and play that would be awesome, but this is a timeline they have to set, not us.  I would not be surprised to see him play some tonight -- even if in a limited fashion -- but they may opt instead just to rest him more.  Either way, we support Rancho Christian and the family with the choices they feel are best for them."

 

Wilsonville surprised the Longhorns of Lanier behind solid defense and a crisp, attacking style that exposed over-extended defensive schemes.  The Wildcats (3-1) are a senior-laden bunch, and the only Oregon program to ever reach the Capitol City Classic finals twice.  They