The South Albany High boys basketball team closed the regular season Friday night with a 64-59 home victory over Dallas in Mid-Willamette Conference play.
Junior Jake Costello led the Rebels with 17 points while Kyle Miller and Carson Mlsna poured in 12 each.
“It was a good victory on senior night,” South coach Justin Smith said. “A good win going into our playoff game.”
South (17-5, 9-5) finishes third in the MWC and will host a 5A state play-in game next week.
Crescent Valley 56, Lebanon 41
CORVALLIS — Ty Hargis scored 17 points as Lebanon wrapped up its season with a loss at Crescent Valley.
The Warriors were just 2 of 22 from the floor in the first half.
Lebanon (10-13, 4-9) finishes seventh in the Mid-Willamette Conference and will miss the postseason.
DALLAS — South Albany dropped a 64-63 nail-biter at Dallas to finish Mid-Willamette Conference play.
Junior Katie Mayhue led South with 25 points, but had to leave the game shortly before the fourth quarter after getting tripped up and receiving an inadvertent kick to the head.
The Rebels started the final quarter with a three-point lead but were missing their injured leader.
“It was back and fourth in the fourth,” South coach Chelsea McGowan said. “The other girls rely so much on Katie, they really had to respond to her not being out there, and they did. Paige Diller, Annalee Flores and several others really owned their games at the end.”
Unfortunately for South, Diller left the game with 23 points after fouling out with about two minutes remaining.
In the end, the game was decided by free throws. South missed six shots from the charity stripe in the quarter.
“It’s not about what the score says at the end of the game,” McGowan said of the tough loss. “It’s about how you feel at the end. The girls felt good. The coaches felt good. They played as a unit. To me that’s a victory.”
South ends the regular season 12-11 overall and will play on the road in the 5A state play-in round next week.
Crescent Valley 49, Lebanon 44
LEBANON — The Warriors’ season came to an end with a home loss to Crescent Valley.
The Warriors led 27-23 at the break but were outscored 11-4 in the third quarter.
Freshman Ellie Croco paced the Warriors with 12 points while Josie Williamson added 10.
Lebanon (11-12, 4-10) ends the year one game back of CV and South Albany in the MWC standings.