Ty May
Ty May (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

The Philomath High School boys basketball team extended its winning streak to open the season to four games with a 59-44 road victory over Stayton.

The Warriors led by just two points at the end of the first quarter but went on a 20-7 run in the second quarter to take control. Philomath was able to maintain its 15-point margin at the final whistle.

Philomath (4-0) had fairly even scoring in the first half with seven players contributing points. The Warriors put on a free-throw shooting clinic by hitting 12 of 13 in the first and second quarters combined. Senior Mike Lundy was responsible for half of those with a 6 for 6 performance at the stripe in the first half, 9 of 11 for the game.

The two teams were whistled for a combined 37 fouls and both teams did well at the free-throw line with Philomath hitting 81% (17 of 21) and Stayton successful on 75% (9 of 12).

Sophomore Ty May had a game-high 17 points on seven field goals and 3 of 5 free throws. Lundy finished with 15 points on three field goals and all of those free throws that he sank. Sophomore Chad Russell had eight points in the game with four coming in the first quarter.

Junior Gabriel Wigginton scored 16 and junior Jacob Axmaker had 14 for the Eagles (2-3).

Philomath will hit the road Tuesday for a jaunt over to Newport. The Cubs will bring a 1-3 record into the game.

Philomath 59, Stayton 44
Friday, May 28, at Stayton HS
Philomath (4-0)15201593559
Stayton (2-3)13711132044
4-Michael Lundy39-11415
10-Ty May73-5517
11-Cole Matthews02-242
22-Dillon Olsen20-015
53-Chad Russell32-218
13-Chase Beardsley40-039
30-Cole Beardsley11-113
32-Isaac Lattin00-000
23-Cameron Ordway00-000
1-Jacob Axmaker43-4314
5-Henry VanCauteren00-030
11-Quinton Strand01-201
12-Gabriel Wigginton62-3416
21-Jonathan Daniels01-111
25-Garrett Callsen50-0410
2-Gavin Berning02-222
10-Cody Leming00-010
15-Hayden Holm00-000
3-Point Goals: Philomath 2 (Ch. Beardsley, Co. Beardsley), Stayton 5 (Axmaker 3, Wigginton 2)
Fouled Out: May
Total Fouls: Philomath 19, Stayton 18
Technicals: None

Philomath 50, Stayton 19
Friday, May 28, at Stayton HS
The JV team goes to 3-0 on the season. … Philomath shot out to a 16-5 lead in the first quarter and led 27-5 at halftime. … Preston Kramer scored 12 points with 10 of those coming in the second half. … Logan Carter finished with 11 points and was the only player to have a hoop in each quarter. … Philomath is scheduled to play next on Tuesday at Newport.

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