Cole Matthews
Cole Matthews (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

Senior Mike Lundy scored 21 while junior Cole Matthews and sophomore Chad Russell each added 12 in Philomath High’s 55-48 victory Friday night at Sisters.

The Warriors ended a three-game losing skid with the victory and improved to 6-3 on the season. Philomath will end the regular season with three straight home games next — Tuesday vs. Stayton, Wednesday vs. Newport and Friday vs. Sweet Home.

The Warriors got off to a good start with a 16-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. Three-point goals played big in the early offensive spurt with Dillon Olson burying two and Lundy and Matthews each hitting one.

Sisters stayed close in the second quarter and trailed the Warriors by eight at the break.

Philomath steadily built a cushion in the third quarter with a 38-26 advantage going into the final 8 minutes. Sisters had its best stretch of the game in the fourth but could not catch Philomath.

Fouls were an issue for both teams in the second half. The two sides combined for 24 fouls over the third and fourth quarters. The Warriors hit 16 of 23 free throws in the game.

Lundy had seven field goals, including two 3-pointers, and hit 5 of 7 free throws for his 21 points. Matthews had two fields, one a 3-pointer, and 7 of 10 free throws for 12. Russell scored his 12 on five field goals and 2 of 3 free throws.

Camden Froehlich scored 16 points to lead Sisters (2-9).

Philomath 55, Sisters 48
Friday at Sisters HS
Philomath (6-3)16913172555
Sisters (2-9)7109221748
4-Michael Lundy75-7221
10-Ty May01-251
11-Cole Matthews27-10312
22-Dillon Olsen20-026
53-Chad Russell52-3312
23-Cameron Ordway00-000
33-Jacob Peters11-103
43-Brody Bushnell00-000
13-Preston Kramer00-000
32-Isaac Lattin00-000
42-Logan Carter00-000
3-Camden Froehlich39-10316
4-Nate Weber41-459
20-Max Palanuk22-206
22-Connor Linn20-214
10-Jamen Schwartz30-049
11-Ricky Huffman20-034
24-Griffin Gardner00-000
30-Adam Maddox-Castle00-000
3-Point Goals: Philomath 5 (Lundy 2, Olson 2, Matthews), Sisters 4 (Schwartz 3, Froehlich)
Fouled Out: May, Weber
Total Fouls: Philomath 15, Sisters 16
Technicals: None

Philomath 65, Sisters 24
Friday, June 11, at Sisters HS
The JV team goes to 8-0 on the season. … Philomath led by only four points at the end of the first but went on a 43-point tear over the next two quarters to put the game away. … The Warriors defense held Sisters to two baskets in the second half. … Freshman Preston Kramer finished with 19 points, junior Logan Carter scored 11 and freshman Owen Heiken tossed in 10. … The JV team is scheduled to play Tuesday at home vs. Stayton.

Santiam Christian 41, Santiam Christian 38
Thursday, June 10, at Santiam Christian HS, Adair Village
Santiam Christian13125112541
The JV2 team dropped its first game of the season. … The Warriors trailed by eight at halftime but came out strong in the third quarter and the game was very close the rest of the way. … Simon King and Connor Harms each scored 13 points to lead Philomath.
Philomath 44, Springfield 39
Friday, June 11, at Springfield HS
The JV2 team goes to 6-1 with the victory. … The JV2 Warriors trailed by nine points at the end of the first and three points at halftime. … Philomath’s defense allowed just 17 points over the final 24 minutes of the game. … Simon King scored 19 points on seven field goals and 2 of 2 free throws. … Connor Harms finished with 18 points on seven field goals and 4 of 9 free throws. … The JV2 team is scheduled to play Wednesday at Cottage Grove.

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