Lebanon High’s girls basketball team has won eight straight games and heads to Silverton for a crucial Mid-Willamette Conference girls basketball game on Tuesday night.
The Warriors’ current win streak began on Jan. 4 with a 44-32 win at home against the Foxes. Silverton (10-1 MWC) has won seven straight since that loss to the Warriors (9-1).
The winner of Tuesday’s game will have the easiest path to the MWC title. Lebanon faces South Albany on Friday.
Crescent Valley (8-3) sits third in the conference after splitting its games last week. The Raiders host Central in their only game this week.
Corvallis (7-4) had an up-and-down week as the Spartans let a winnable game against North Salem slip away and then came up with a win against the Raiders. CHS has games against Dallas and West Albany this week. The Spartans won both of the prior contests this season.
The Bulldogs (4-7) split their week of action, losing to Crescent Valley before beating Central. West has matchups with South and Corvallis this week.
South Albany (0-10) is still searching for its first league win and takes on West and Lebanon.
On the boys side, Silverton kept sole possession of first place in the Mid-Willamette Conference race this past week with Friday’s road win over South Albany.
That victory, coupled with one against Central, put the Foxes at 10-1 and a full game ahead of Corvallis (9-2). South fell to 7-3 in MWC play.
Corvallis kept pace with wins over North Salem and Crescent Valley. The Spartans have been one of the hottest teams over the past month, notching victories in six of their last eight, with their only losses coming against West Albany and South Albany.
The Spartans will look to keep pace with Silverton this week, hosting Dallas (2-9) and West (5-6).
The RedHawks, who had a nonconference win over Ridgeview to go with the loss to Silverton last week, have a pair of road matchups this week, traveling to West and Lebanon (0-10).
Crescent Valley (6-5) split in its week of action, defeating West before losing to cross-town rival Corvallis. The Raiders have just one game this week, a Tuesday matchup at Central.
West Albany (5-6) went 1-1 last week, losing to CV and defeating Central. The Bulldogs have two tough opponents this week as they host South and travel to Corvallis.
Lebanon remains the lone team in conference play without a league win. It will be tough sledding for the Warriors this week as they host Silverton and South.
Crescent Valley’s Aiden Richards took seventh place at Saturday’s giant slalom at Mt. Bachelor.
Max Sisson was 51st and Jack Kujawa 62nd as the Raiders placed seventh as a team. Will Benning also competed.
Corvallis was fifth as a team with Alex Barth leading the way in 18th place. Mads Kent was 21st followed by Sam Jordan (34th), Dylan Hyde (40th), Colton Kalmar (44th), Thomas Harris (47th) and Theo Vache (48th). Jacob Thompson was also a participant.
West Albany’s Ethan Pohlschneider was 29th and Philomath’s Luc Barnes was 46th.
In the girls race, CV placed seventh with Molly Card leading the way in 32nd place. Katie Folgate was 34th followed by Elizabeth Hodgert (46th) and Katie Olsen (54th). Eleanor Nielsen was also a participant.
CHS was eighth with Isabella Gambatese taking 36th, Anna Keon 40th and Emma Slayden 50th.