McNary boys basketball struggled Friday night in the regular season finale against South Salem, losing to the Saxons 67-57, their second loss in a row after winning six straight.
McNary girls basketball couldn’t find an answer for West Salem Tuesday night, losing 70-33. The three games against West Salem are the only blemishes on McNary’s league record in the Central Valley Conference this season.
An early 16-4 run put the Lady Celts out in front and they didn’t look back Friday night against the North Salem Vikings.
The Celtics hit 13-for-19 from 3-point range as they led wire-to-wire against the North Salem Vikings on Friday night. The 81-48 win sets up a critical CVC matchup with West Salem on Tuesday.
The Celtics came away with the win in a double overtime thriller at Sprague Tuesday night, led by Brody Roth’s 22 points.
An inbounds layup from Jabol Balos-Mesey as time expired gave McNary a big win against No. 12 West Salem, and kept the door open for a conference championship for the Celtics
Aubri Cabral’s breakout night wasn’t quite enough for the Lady Celts against West Salem on Tuesday night, as the Titans rallied in the fourth quarter for a 68-63 comeback victory.
Behind 18 points from sophomore Steven Adams and a 13-3 run in the third quarter, the Celtics defeated the Saxons on Friday night, drawing the season series even at 1-1.
The Lady Celts stormed out to a 17-point lead Monday night, but a Saxon assault in the second half cut it down to one in an eventual 52-45 Celtic win that was closer than the final score.
The Celtics struggled from the field Monday night in a loss to Oregon City, going nearly 15 minutes without a bucket.