ADAIR VILLAGE — The Santiam Christian boys basketball team handed Dayton its first West Valley League loss of the season on Friday as the Eagles topped the Pirates 76-64.

Zach Baugher had 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead SC. Grant Carley added 19 points and Josh Baugher had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

"We played very good defense, Dayton didn't shoot well because of that," SC coach Dennis McLain said. "We limited them to one shot, we pushed the ball and executed our offense pretty well."

It was the regular-season finale for SC (19-4, 11-3). The Eagles host third-place Horizon Christian on Tuesday in the first round of the WVL playoffs. The winner plays Dayton at Central on Feb. 17 for the WVL's top seed in the state playoffs.

South Albany 63, Central 31

INDEPENDENCE — South Albany extended its winning streak to five games with the blowout win over Central. 

The Rebels (16-4, 9-1) host Crescent Valley on Tuesday.

South Salem 89, West Albany 49

SALEM — South Salem dominated the Bulldogs in the Greater valley Conference game.

"We came out flat and they jumped on us," West coach Derek Duman said. ""We didn't play well, and they did."

Oreon Courtney had 12 points, Jalen Handy seven for West (9-12, 4-9), which resumes GVC action on Tuesday when it hosts McKay.

Western Mennonite 89, Central Linn 36

SALEM — Central Linn couldn't match Western Mennonite's scoring outburst as the Cobras. 

The Cobras (3-21, 0-12) have concluded their season.

Sweet Home 53, Elmira 50

ELMIRA — Sweet Home snapped a four-game losing streak thanks to a narrow victory over Elmira. 

The Huskies (7-14, 2-6) travel to Cottage Grove on Tuesday.

Girls basketball

Central remained undefeated in Mid-Willamette Conference play by defeating South Albany 43-29.

Katie Mayhue had 17 points, Abby Sadowsky eight rebounds, Nicole Sprigs five rebounds and Annalee Flores five steals for the Rebels. 

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South (7-13, 3-7) travels to Crescent Valley on Tuesday. 

Dayton 70, Santiam Christian 24

ADAIR VILLAGE — Santiam Christian couldn't slow down the red-hot Pirates.

The Eagles (9-11, 7-5) have concluded their regular season.

Central Linn 42, Western Mennonite 40

SALEM — Central Linn won it's fourth straight contest as the Cobras edged Western Mennonite thanks to a layup from Jessica Neal with five seconds remaining.

Central Linn was led by Colleen McLaughlin's 12 points, and Neal's nine points, five rebounds, and three steals. 

The Cobras (17-7, 8-4) host Western Mennonite on Monday in a first-round league playoff game. 

Elmira 55, Sweet Home 22

ELMIRA — Sweet Home couldn't slow down Elmira's potent offensive attack as the Huskies dropped their 12th straight contest.

The Huskies (1-20, 0-8) travel to Cottage Grove on Tuesday.


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