On the Class 4A girls basketball stage in Oregon, nobody was better than Sage Kramer.
The Philomath High School senior was by far the top scorer at the state basketball tournament despite playing at less than 100% after an ankle sprain in the quarterfinals. She averaged nearly 21 points per game and helped the Warriors to the state title.
Kramer was named Player of Year by the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association and also on the SB Live Oregon-Oregonian/Oregon Live all-state team — both of those compilations based on a vote of coaches.
Kramer finished the season with averages of 23.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. She broke the school record for most points in a game when she scored 51 in a win over Woodburn. In an all-star game last month against a team from Washington, she led Oregon scorers with 20. Headed to Westmont (California) to play college basketball, Kramer was also the 4A Player of the Year in 2020.
Philomath coach Ben Silva was named the OBCA’s Coach of the Year. The SB Live/Oregonian coach’s honor went to Jerin Say of Madras.
Philomath juniors Ty May and Cole Beardsley both earned all-state recognition as well on the boys basketball teams. May was on both the OBCA and SB Live/Oregonian all-state teams as a second-teamer. Beardsley was an honorable mention selection on both teams.
May averaged 14.6 points per game with a high of 23 in a win over Stayton. Beardsley averaged 9.0 points per game and was playing at his best during the team’s stretch run.
The Player of the Year honors for boys basketball went to Stayton’s Jacob Axmaker for the OBCA and Kellen Sande for the SB Live/Oregonian. Cascade’s Calvin Molan was the Coach of the Year in both compilations.