Posted On: 02/21/19 3:06 PM

With state tournament berths on the line this week for Oregon's three smallest levels, we take a shot at predicting the Class 2A Round of 16.

#1 Columbia Christian  (25-2)   vs  #16 Union (16-8)

The Knights from southeast Portland begin their quest for a second state title when they host the Bobcats from Union (near Lagrande).  Union earned the automatic berth by placing 2nd in the Blue Mountain League, while Columbia played under the watch of local media and big time college coaches most of the season.  The reason for the interest?  Super skilled sophomore forward Ben Gregg.  The 6'9 Gregg led the Knights in most major categories and also helped them to a 2-2 record at the prestigious Les Schwab Invitational.  

Prediction:  Union likely hasn't seen a team as talented all year & combined with the long road trip, we predict an run away victory for Columbia.

 

#8 Heppner (18-7) vs #9 Kennedy (19-7)

What appears to be closely seeded on paper in reality is #7 vs #14, as Heppner gets the home game despite being the lower seed due to an OSAA rule saying that league champions get a home playoff game.  Kennedy which finished 2nd in

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