Athletic directors at the Class 5A level have proven to be the most invested in controlling their own playoff destiny since a switch to the...
For the week ending March 3
Emily Alvarez, St. Mary’s girls basketball
The junior guard scored 21 points as the Crusaders defeated Willamina, 44-34, to in the state semifinals. She made 4 of 9 3-pointers and added six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Cesar Chavez, Eagle Point boys basketball
The junior guard poured in 21 points to lead the Eagles to a 55-44 victory over Springfield in a Class 5A state play-in game.
Alex Miller, Cascade Christian boys basketball
The senior guard led the Challengers in the fourth-place state tournament game, scoring 20 points on 8 of 11 shooting in a 64-57 triumph over Portland Adventist.
Kyle Towry, South Medford girls basketball
The senior guard made four 3-pointers, scored 20 points and added five rebounds and three assists in a 78-39 second-round state playoff win over Southridge.
Mark Winans, South Medford boys basketball
The junior guard scored a career-high 25 points, including 22 in the first half, as the Panthers downed Lincoln 70-66 to advance to the state tournament. He made six 3s in the first half, going 8 of 9 afield.