ST. HELENS — Paige Diller grabbed 18 rebounds on her 18th birthday as the South Albany High girls basketball team beat St. Helens 71-31 in nonleague action Friday night.
Diller also had 14 points and five steals in the win. Katie Mayhue led all scorers with 19 while Rachel DeVyldere added 11.
“Our bench played the entire fourth quarter,” South coach Chelsea McGowan said. “I was proud of the girls. They used the game to practice things we don’t always get to practice.”
South (11-8, 4-6 Mid-Willamette Conference) will host Corvallis on Wednesday.
Central Linn 53, Lowell 46
HALSEY — Central Linn took advantage of senior Kasey McLaughlin’s 29-point performance to win its final game of the season.
Central Linn will not advance to the 2A state playoffs this year, but coach Marcus Campbell was pleased with his team’s performance on the night and on the season.
“This was our season-capper,” Campbell said. “And it was senior night. So, it was nice to send the seniors off with a good win. And, the team is definitely moving in the right direction.”
The Cobras end the year with a record of 10-14 overall and 1-11 in the Tri-River Conference.
Cottage Grove 43, Sweet Home 21
SWEET HOME — The Huskies fell to the Lions at home in Sky-Em League play.
Sweet Home (0-20, 0-8) will host Elmira on Tuesday.
Regis 42, East Linn Christian Academy 33 (OT)
STAYTON — ELCA dropped its Tri-River Conference game in overtime.
The Eagles (14-9, 6-6) will host host St. Paul on Saturday in the Tri-River playoffs.
Dayton 52, Santiam Christian 19
DAYTON — The Pirates took down the Eagles to close the regular season
Next up for SC (15-6, 10-4 West Valley League) is the league playoffs.
La Pine 46, Harrisburg 29
LA PINE — The Eagles fell at La Pine in Mountain Valley Conference play.
Harrisburg (3-20, 1-9) will compete in a nonleague endowment game at Cascade Christian on Saturday.
LA PINE — Tel Jones poured in 14 points and Alonzo Ranch added 13 as Harrisburg escaped with a 47-43 win at La Pine in its Mountain Valley Conference finale.
The victory clinches a share of the league title the Eagles. Coquille also finished 9-1 in league play.
Joey Knox tallied nine points for the Eagles, who led 19-8 after one quarter and held on.
Harrisburg (18-5, 9-1) closes the regular season at Cascade Christian on Saturday. The Eagles have already secured a spot in the 3A state playoffs.
South Salem 80, West Albany 60
The Bulldogs couldn’t keep up with the Saxons at home and suffered in a Greater Valley Conference loss.
Trent Dutcher paced West with 12 points while Matt Ramirez added 10.
West (5-16, 3-10) will play at McKay on Tuesday.
Dayton 60, Santiam Christian 52
DAYTON — Despite a 23-point performance from Grant Carley, Santiam Christian wrapped up its West Valley League season with a loss at Dayton.
The Eagles struggled in the first half but had a massive third quarter, scoring 25 points.
SC closed to within four in the fourth but couldn’t complete the rally.
The Eagles (11-10, 7-7) will host Willamina or Taft on Friday in the WVL playoffs.
Central 76, South Albany 46
INDEPENDENCE — South Albany’s five-game winning streak came to an end at Central.
The Rebels, whoe defeated the Panthers 58-46 at home last Friday, trailed by four at halftime. After hitting a 3-pointer that cut the deficit to one, South fell apart down the stretch.
“We just got outplayed and outcoached,” South coach Justin Smith said. “We’re still trying to build our program and make them understand every night out is going to be a battle. And I think since we handled Central the first time pretty easily, we walked into this thinking the same thing.”
South (15-3, 7-3 Mid-Willamette Conference), which is now one game back of CV (13-6, 8-2) in the league standings, travels to Corvallis Tuesday night. The Rebels then have their final three games at home, beginning with CV next Friday.
Regis 51, East Linn Christian 25
STAYTON — East Linn Christian had its regular season finale spoiled by Regis on the road.
ELCA finishes with an overall record of 3-20.
Central Linn 58, Lowell 55
HALSEY — The Cobras beat the Devils on the road..
Central Linn finishes the regular season 11-12 overall.