Chase Beardsley
Chase Beardsley (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

The Philomath High School boys basketball team built up a significant lead in the first half and rolled to a 61-45 victory on Wednesday over North Eugene in the Emerald Cup tournament.

Playing at Churchill High in Eugene, the Warriors led 18-5 through the first 8 minutes and 39-11 at halftime to put the game away early.

Sophomore Ty May and senior Chase Beardsley both hit double digits offensively as Philomath improved its season record to 10-4. May hit seven shots, including two 3-pointers, and added a free throw for 17 points. Beardsley buried three 3-pointers, one 2-pointer and three free throws for 14 points.

In the first half when Philomath pulled away, May had 12 and senior Dillon Olsen had eight.

The Warriors had seven 3-pointers in all for the ballgame. In addition to those hit by Beardsley and May, Olsen and sophomore Cole Beardsley each had one in the first quarter.

Junior Derek Vaughn scored 12 and senior Iry Rankin scored 10 for the Class 5A Highlanders (2-12).

Philomath will wrap up play at the tournament on Thursday at Churchill with a 4 p.m. game against Springfield.

Philomath 61, North Eugene 45
Wednesday, June 23, at Churchill HS, Eugene
Philomath (10-4)18211393961
North Eugene (2-12)5620111145
10-Ty May71-3317
13-Chase Beardsley43-5314
22-Dillon Olsen31-228
30-Cole Beardsley11-214
53-Chad Russell20-004
32-Isaac Lattin10-102
33-Caleb Jensen13-415
40-Preston Kramer23-517
42-Owen Heiken00-010
25-Simon King00-000
TOTALS 2112-221261
4-Iry Rankin33-4310
10-Ethan Sims20-046
12-Tyler Marquez21-225
13-Devon Anderson40-209
23-Derek Vaughn51-4312
3-Cole Plum Kazmierczak00-040
11-Jack Lemley00-000
21-Riley Falls00-000
22-Cade Johannsen00-010
3-Point Goals: Philomath 7 (Ch. Beardsley 3, May 2, Olsen, Co. Beardsley), North Eugene 5 (Sims 2, Rankin, Anderson, Vaughn)
Fouled Out: None
Total Fouls: Philomath 12, North Eugene 17
Technicals: Vaughn

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