Reagan Larson
The Philomath defense held an opponent to under 35 points for the fifth straight game. (File photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

The Philomath High School girls basketball remained unbeaten in Oregon West Conference play on Friday evening with a 50-25 victory at Sisters. Senior Sage Kramer was lights out in the scoring column with 32 points — seven more than what the entire Outlaws lineup could produce against the Warriors’ defense.

“Sage shot the ball really well,” PHS coach Ben Silva said about his standout senior, who hit 13 field goals and was 4 of 6 from the foul line. Kramer scored 11 points in both the first and third quarters and her final tally included a pair of 3-pointers.

The Warriors, likely playing at Sisters for the final time with the Outlaws dropping out of the conference next season, held a modest 15-9 advantage after the first quarter and 25-10 by halftime.

We had sluggish stretches and then stretches where we looked fantastic,” Silva said.

Philomath (10-2 overall) hasn’t played at home since Jan. 7 with three straight road games but the team will now enjoy its own gym floor for six of the next seven games. Not all of those games will come against Oregon West foes, however, with Banks added to the schedule on Feb. 11. The Braves will bring a competitive squad to Philomath country to provide an extra challenge as the Warriors prepare themselves for the postseason.

The next challenge for Philomath will occur this coming Tuesday with a home game against Stayton.

In the victory over Sisters, Kramer and junior Abigail Brown combined for 42 of the team’s 50 points. Brown hit double figures with 10 on four field goals and 2 of 4 on free throws. Brown scored eight of her 10 in the first half.

Philomath, sitting at No. 1 in both the OSAAtoday coaches’ poll and in the OSAA rankings, held an opponent to 35 or fewer points for the fifth straight game. In fact, the Warriors are giving up only an average of 34.5 points per game for the entire season.

Sisters (6-9 overall, 1-3 Oregon West) was coming off its first in-league win of the season earlier in the week, 40-32, over Newport. Junior Haleigh Froelich led the Outlaws in scoring against Philomath with nine points.


Philomath 50, Sisters 25
Friday, Jan. 21, at Sisters HS

TEAMS (RECORDS)1234FINAL
Philomath (10-2, 4-0)151017850
Sisters (6-9, 1-3)6441125
PHILOMATHFGFT-FTAPFTP
13 Ingrid Hellesto#00-030
15 Sage Kramer#134-6132
32 Abigail Brown#42-4110
33 Hailie Couture#00-020
45 Reagan Larson#20-024
1 K Bacho10-002
3 Mia Bennett00-000
23 Cassidy Lewis10-042
10 Ahnika Tryon00-000
TOTALS216-101350
# Starter
SISTERSFGFT-FTAPFTP
12 Payden Petterson#10-012
15 Haleigh Froelich#41-229
24 Maggie Lutz#00-020
32 Ashlynn Moffat#00-000
44 Josie Patton#00-010
30 Juhree Kizzar10-022
5 Reese Harwell00-000
10 Neveah McAfee00-010
13 Ila Reid21-326
21 Ellie Mays20-004
22 Shae Wyland00-000
23 Hadley Schar10-212
45 Delaney McAfee00-010
20 Sage Wyland00-100
25 Tatum Cramer00-010
TOTALS112-81425
# Starter
3-Point Goals: Philomath 2 (Kramer 2), Sisters 1 (Reid)
Fouled Out: None
Total Fouls: Philomath 13, Sisters 14
Technicals: None


JUNIOR VARSITY
Philomath 32, Sisters 17
Friday, Jan. 21, at Sisters HS

TEAMS1234FINAL
Philomath9114832
Sisters560617
JV GAME NOTES
The Philomath JV team’s record goes to 6-3 with the win. … The Warriors held a single-digit lead at halftime, 20-11, but allowed only six points the rest of the game and won by 15. … Sophomore Élia Gibert Pla scored 11 points on five goals and 1 of 2 on free throws. Gilbert Pla scored at least one hoop in each quarter. … Freshman Anneka Steen and sophomore Kamilla Grimmer each scored five points. … The JV team is scheduled to play at home Tuesday against Stayton, the tip-off slated for 4 p.m.


JUNIOR VARSITY 2

JV2 GAME NOTES
The JV2 team did not play Friday. … The team will take a 6-0 season record into a home game at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Stayton.