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Grants Pass Winter Kickoff; Prep Hoops; College Hoops

Grants Pass Winter Kickoff

It was a slow start for the Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Team at the Grants Pass Winter Kickoff Tournament according to Coach Neil Wartnik.  The Vikings lost their first seven matches before turning it around.  In the 285 pound weight class Matthew Horrillo took 4th place.   After a first round loss, Horrillo had 4 consecutive wins.  Wartnik said the final match was one of the best and most exciting matches he has seen with 3 overtime rounds and a 30 second Ultimate Overtime Period.  Riley Jennings in the 170 pound weight class won 4 out of 6 matches for a 5th place finish.

The Vikings wrestle next in North Bend tomorrow night with matches against Thurston, Reedsport, and North Bend.

Prep Hoops

In Hoop action on Friday night the Billies of Pleasant Hill defeated the Viking boys 74-53.  Viking freshman Braydon Thornton led the Vikings with 16 points.

The Viking Girls were bested by the Billies 71-35

Next up for the Vikings is Stayton at home tomorrow evening with a pregame on KCST at 5:15.

At the North Douglas Winter Invitational the Elkton boys defeated the Mapleton Sailors 46-32. And on Saturday North Douglas won over the sailors 80-45.

College Hoops

On Saturday the Oregon Ducks defeated Boise State 66-54.

The Oregon State Beavers lost to Texas A&M on Saturday 67-64.  The Beavers are on the hardwood tonight at home to face Pepperdine. Pregame on KCFM is at 6:30

The Oregon State Women were on the court in Maui where Texas A&M outscored them 76-70.