Sage Kramer
Sage Kramer (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Philomath High School girls basketball team won its fifth straight game to open the season and its 29th straight against Class 4A opponents with a 70-34 victory over visiting Newport.

The Cubs were the last 4A team to defeat Philomath, which occurred on March 9, 2019, in a medal-round game at the state tournament.

The Warriors have won their five games this season by an average margin of 30.2 points.

Junior Sage Kramer was on the mark for 32 points on 13 field goals and 4 of 6 free throws. Newport could not stop Kramer in the first half as she scored 14 in the first quarter and 11 in the second quarter.

Two other PHS players scored in double digits as well with Hailie Couture’s 12 points and Abigail Brown’s 10 points.

Philomath (5-0) will play again on Wednesday with a road trip over to Cascade. The Cougars will come into the game with a 5-1 record — it’s only loss coming to the Warriors on May 22 by a count of 63-37.

Philomath 70, Newport 34
Tuesday, June 1, at Philomath HS
Newport (0-5)6101261634
Philomath (5-0)221420143670
2-Abigail Green10-012
21-Avonly Wolf50-1411
22-Tori Smith30-018
23-Piper Thompson02-222
32-Michaela Wagner40-0211
11-Victoria Johnson00-010
13-Kaydence McKuhn00-000
13-Mia Rust21-215
15-Sage Kramer134-6132
33-Hailie Couture51-1112
34-Kaili Saathoff20-004
45-Reagan Larson01-231
1-K Bacho00-000
32-Abigail Brown32-2110
4-Madeline Fields00-000
5-Mia Bennett10-002
23-Cassidy Lewis20-104
3-Point Goals: Newport 6 (Wagner 3, Smith 2, Wolf), Philomath 3 (Kramer 2, Couture)
Fouled Out: None
Total Fouls: Newport 11, Philomath 7
Technicals: None

Philomath 27, Woodburn 22
Tuesday, June 1, at Woodburn HS
The JV2 team goes to 2-0 with the victory. … A JV game had originally been scheduled but Woodburn put a JV2-level team on the court. … Philomath trailed 16-13 at halftime and 18-17 going into the fourth quarter. … Mia Cook scored five of her team-high eight points in the crucial fourth quarter. … Cook hit Philomath’s lone 3-pointer of the game. … The JV and JV2 teams are scheduled to play Wednesday at Cascade.