Celts on top at Newberg Tourney after shaky loss to Summit

McNary boys basketball came away with wins in both games of the Newberg Tournament at Newberg High School this week, bouncing back from a loss against 5A No. 4-ranked Summit High School on Saturday.

On Monday in the first round, McNary (6-2) defeated the host Newberg 63-36.

Brody Roth led scorers with 16 points, shooting 8-for-15 from the field, and adding in 5 rebounds. Sophomore Steven Adams had 14 points and 7 rebounds.

Jabol Balos-Mesey was also in double-figures for McNary with 10 points, shooting 5-for-6 on the day.

In Tuesday’s final against Aloha High School, McNary came away with a 67-35 win.

Adams had 11 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds for the Celtics. Roth added in 12 points.

The tournament win gets the Celtics back on track following a disappointing showing against Summit in the Court of Dreams event at the Moda Center in Portland.

On the Trail Blazers’ home court, the Celtics lost 57-38.

Coming off a bout with strep throat, Balos-Mesey shined for McNary in a game where the rest of the Celtics struggled to see the ball go in.

Balos-Mesey led the Celtics with 12 points, shooting 60% from the field.

He was one of only three McNary players to score multiple baskets. Logan Bowlby and Willie Green each had two made field goals for McNary.

McNary hoops has more than a week off from competition as they prepare for the Les Schwab Holiday Hoopfest beginning on Dec. 28.