Boys Basketball Takes Home 5th Place Trophy at State
The boys basketball team took home a fifth place finish at the OSAA State Tournament after falling to Lake Oswego 63-80 in the third place game on March 9.
The Saxons traveled to the 6A State Tournament at the University of Portland Chiles Center on March 6 after winning their first two home playoff games by more than 15 points and taking home the conference title.
In the quarterfinals on March 6 the Saxons beat the seventh ranked Tigard 56-46 after a shaky first half. The Saxons were led by Jaden Nielsen-Skinner ‘19 and his 20 points while Trey Galbraith ‘20 added 17.
In the semifinals the Saxons lost to the number three ranked Jefferson by a score of 63-77. Top scorers of the game were Jaden Nielsen-Skinner with 19 points and Trey Galbraith with 12.
The Saxons finished the season with a 23-6 overall record and a fifth place finish at State. In addition, the Saxons had five players selected to the all-league teams including Jaden Nielsen-Skinner winning player of the year, and Eric Lungu with defensive player of the year.
The Saxons will send off four of the five starters, who are seniors, and will look to rebuild next year.