Posted On: 12/8/19 3:14 PM

Contributed by Albert Lee

This past Saturday saw the season debut of high school basketball for several teams, as two marquee match-ups between Oregon and Washington teams were held at the Moda Center in the Border Battle presented by Pure Focus Sports.  Mount Si (Snoqualmie, WA) and Churchill (Eugene, OR) went to head to head, as the WIAA 4A Finalists took on this season’s OSAA 5A favorite. The blend of size, talent, and physicality of Mt. Si was too much for the Lancers initially, however, the guard tandem of Silas Bennion and Samaje Morgan was just too much to handle for them.  Churchill and company ends up taking the game 55-47.  

For the second blockbuster game, we had the Battle Ground Tigers against the Crater Comets in a battle of the bigs.  Gonzaga commit Kaden Perry and Crater’s Nate Bittle bruised in the paint, for the most part going back and forth. The first half was a bar fight, with lots of defensive on both ends, exciting plays, and each team’s superstar going all out, with Crater leading 24-23.  Kaden Perry’s physicality proved too much for the Comets at the end, as they took the game

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