South Salem beat Newberg with a final score of 58 – 37 in the first round of the OSAA 6A playoffs. South Salem came out with a 9 point lead after the first quarter of play, with the score being 18 – 9. Newberg kept pace with the Saxons off of hustle plays and free-throws in the second and third quarters, only being down 15 points going into the fourth quarter. South Salem was able to close the game off of South Salem’s Kieran Pruett scoring 17, and Jasper Phipps scoring 14 points for the Saxons. South Salem plays Oregon City @ South Salem on Saturday (3/7).
South Salem – Kieran Pruett (17), Jasper Phipps (14), Trey Galbraith (9), Emorej Lynk (7), Parker Johnson (4), Nick Zuro (3), Cole Hardy (2), Isaac Gabriel (2), John Rapp, Ian Huntington, Peyton Kreitzer.
Newberg – Solomon Byles (13), Lanier (8), Machris (7), Brooks (4), Mathia (4), Gaunt (1).