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PHS Warriors (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Philomath High School girls basketball team got off to a bit of a sluggish start in the first half on the road but came on strong in the third quarter to end up with a 62-35 victory over Woodburn on Friday night.

Junior Sage Kramer won a fourth-place medal in the javelin at the 4A state track meet in Florence to start her day and then made it to the evening game and scored 26 points on 10 field goals and 4 of 5 free throws. Coach Ben Silva sat Kramer over the final 8 minutes with all of that offensive firepower coming in three quarters of play.

Philomath (1-0) built a 13-point lead by the end of the first quarter but Woodburn released a counteroffensive in the second quarter to trail by only seven points at halftime. The Warriors regrouped after the break and went on a 22-2 run in the third quarter to put the game away.

“We were able to make some adjustments in the second half and play much better,” Silva said.

Kramer scored 12 in the first and 10 in the third for the Warriors.

Junior Reagan Larson scored 11 points on three field goals and 5 of 5 free throws. Senior Mia Rust scored nine points and was another player who got to the game after winning a medal at the state track meet earlier in the day. Rust took third in the shot put.

Silva played all 12 players that suited up for the varsity game.

Junior Aria Kent scored 19 to lead Woodburn (0-1).

The Warriors will hit the court again Saturday with their home opener against Cascade. The opening tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Philomath 62, Woodburn 35
Friday, May 21, at Woodburn HS
Philomath (1-0)19132283262
Woodburn (0-1)619282535
Mia Rust33-619
Sage Kramer104-5126
Abigail Brown24-448
Kaili Saathoff22-426
Reagan Larson35-5211
K Bacho00-000
Braedyn McNeely00-000
Madeline Fields00-010
Mia Bennett10-012
Bailey Bell00-000
Cassidy Lewis00-000
Hailie Couture00-010
Aria Kent56-8319
Mya Salinas10-003
Nayeli Zepeda10-012
Alondra Paz12-224
Eliana Arechiga10-013
Alyana Ramirez02-412
Isabella Sanchez00-000
Daiana Rodriguez Perez10-012
Jazmin Sanchez Houser00-000
Briana Cruz Bogarin00-040
Tatyana Kalugin00-020
Jordyn Gonzalez Benavidez00-010
3-Point Goals: Philomath 2 (Kramer 2), Woodburn 5 (Kent 3, Salinas, Arechiga)
Fouled Out: None
Total Fouls: Philomath 13, Woodburn 16
Technicals: None

Philomath 42, Woodburn 17
Friday, May 21, at Woodburn HS
Philomath’s JV team’s record stands at 1-0 with a win in its season opener. … The Warriors shot out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and led 30-7 at halftime. … Bailey Bell scored 11 points on four field goals, one of those a 3-pointer, and 2 of 3 free throws. … Madeline Fields scored 11 points on five field goals and 1 of 1 free throws. … Fields played two quarters and Bell played three with both also seeing minutes in the varsity game. … Philomath’s JV is scheduled to play Saturday at home vs. Cascade.

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