Boys and Girls Basketball Update
The South Salem Saxons Varsity Women’s Basketball team began their season on Nov. 30. Kicking off with a win against Beaverton, followed by three consecutive losses to Sunset, Southridge and Sheldon High. The girls followed these losses with a big win against Corvallis High School on Dec. 6.They have an overall record of 2-3 [two wins, three losses] so far this season. Oregon teams are keeping a lookout for the repeat OSAA 6A state champions with the return of some key players such as Evina Westbrook ‘17 and Dani Harley ‘17.
“I think we can do pretty good if we keep working hard like we have been in practice. I think everyone has that third championship in mind,” Westbrook said.
The girls will play Sprague on Dec. 9 for their first league game. The Saxons and the Olympians will battle it out on Sprague’s court at 5:45 p.m. on Friday.
The Saxon Men’s Varsity Basketball team is currently 2-0 [two wins, zero losses] overall. The boys managed to beat South Eugene [65-64], and Beaverton [66-65] in close games during their preseason. The Saxon boys will be facing tough competition this year in the Greater Valley Conference [GVC] and in tournaments.
“It’s a totally different team,” Gavin Baughman ‘17 said. “We can get back to the state tournament but it’ll be a real challenge.”
The team came out of last season with a record of 26-3 [26 wins, three losses]. Many teams in the GVC have their eyes on the Saxons to see how they handle the loss of a handful of seniors from last year, along with a lot of the height on the roster.
The boys Varsity team will be facing the Sprague Olympians for their first league game on Friday, Dec. 9. They will play at 7:15 p.m. at Sprague High School.