The top-seeded Oakland girls basketball team is the Mountain View Conference champion after a 73-26 blowout win over Riddle in the MVC Tournament championship game at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday.
The Lady Oakers (19-6 overall) were led by Brittany Baimbridge and Chelsea Spencer with 16 points apiece. Taylor McLean had 11 points and Stefanie VanDehey chipped in 10. Oakland heads to the state playoffs as the MVC's top-seeded team.
Riddle (18-7) will enter the state playoffs as the #2-seeded team from the conference. The Lady Irish were led by Laloni VanAuken's nine points, while Kailee Hanson and Alex Rogers each finished with six. Riddle played without star junior and leading scorer Melino Gianotti, who sat out due to a minor injury in Friday's first round game.
In the boys championship game, the #1-ranked Central Linn Cobras pulled away from North Douglas with a big third quarter en route to an 80-45 victory to take the MVC's top seed to state. The Cobras (24-0) were led by Trevor Parker's 19 points.
Central Linn outscored North 31-15 in the third quarter to distance themselves from the upstart Warriors (13-13), who take the number two seed into the state playoffs. Mason Colburn and Dustin Bates scored 10 points apiece to lead North Douglas.
In the elimination bracket, Monroe (11-14) upset Oakland, dashing the Oaker's hopes for a state playoff berth. Salavador Rubio led the Dragons with 11 points. The Oakers (18-8) were led by Patrick Goodman and Kody Bendele with 12 points apiece. Monroe continues to the state playoffs as the MVC's number three seed.
On the girls side, Hayley Reynolds' 19 points wasn't enough as the Yoncalla Eagles (13-12) fell to the Oakridge Warriors 43-26 in an elimination game. Tiffany Fine led the Warriors with 16 points, while Amee Zylstra netted 13. Oakridge (12-14) will represent the MVC as the third-seeded team in the state playoffs.
In the Skyline League Tournament, Johnny Walters scored 13 points to lead the Days Creek boys over Umpqua Valley Christian 34-33 in the championship game. In the third-place game, Pacific ended Elkton's season with a 36-34 win to earn the third seed to the state playoffs.
On the girls side, Days Creek defeated Camas Valley 42-34 and Elkton was victorious over New Hope, 52-45.