Tag: Basketball

Familiar problem catches up to Capitals

The Capitals have been plagued by a lack of energy throughout the season, and it was a problem again last weekend. It didn’t change the outcome in Friday’s blowout win, but was probably the difference in Saturday’s three-point loss

Capitals comeback, Super Hawks win overshadowed by scary injury

As the Salem Capitals and Seattle Super Hawks walked off the court Sunday night, the energy inside Royal Brougham Pavilion wasn’t what you might expect following a fourth quarter double-digit comeback from Salem and a 107-105 win for the home team.

Nearly an hour prior it was electric as the Capitals mounted a comeback from down 18. But with 21 seconds left and the deficit cut to three, the building deflated.

That’s when Salem’s Isaiah Gentry and Seattle’s Broc Finstuen both went up for a pass near halfcourt. They collided in the air, a foul was called on Finstuen, and when he landed he suffered a serious lower leg injury.

Lady Celts’ strong season ends in 1st round

McNary girls basketball was on the road Tuesday night in the first round of the OSAA state championship playoffs. They took on the No. 9 Oregon City Lady Pioneers, and while they kept things close in the first half, the Lady Celts lost their playoff matchup 65-34.