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

The Philomath High School boys basketball team struggled for the second straight game and dropped a 54-48 decision at Sweet Home on Friday night.

As was the case in a Wednesday loss against Cascade, the Warriors got into a hole and had to try to claw their way back into the contest. Sweet Home had an 11-point lead by the end of the first quarter but Philomath stayed within striking distance. The Warriors trailed 38-34 going into the fourth.

The Huskies held on, however, to even their record at 4-4. Philomath drops to 5-2 overall but remains 0-1 in conference play with Friday’s game designated as nonleague.

Senior Chase Beardsley was back in the lineup against Sweet Home and finished with a team-high 16 points on four field goals and 5 of 6 free throws. Beardsley drained three 3-pointers, including two in the fourth as the Warriors tried to complete a comeback.

Sophomore Ty May hit double digits as well with 14 points on four field goals and 4 of 9 free throws. May buried a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter.

Senior Hunter Coulter scored 18 and senior Aiden Tyler had 17 to lead the Huskies.

Philomath is scheduled to play Tuesday at Woodburn.

Sweet Home 54, Philomath 48
Friday, June 4, at Sweet Home HS
Philomath (5-2)81511142348
Sweet Home (4-4)19145163354
4-Michael Lundy23-427
10-Ty May44-9514
11-Cole Matthews02-242
22-Dillon Olsen00-010
53-Chad Russell10-042
13-Chase Beardsley45-6316
30-Cole Beardsley13-425
32-Isaac Lattin00-010
42-Logan Carter10-002
2-Cole Baxter31-2310
3-Eddie Martinez00-020
4-Aiden Tyler49-10317
11-Owen Towry02-252
15-Brayden Keesee11-234
21-Russ Holly11-223
24-Hunter Coulter72-6318
1-Austin Marler00-000
3-Point Goals: Philomath 5 (Ch. Beardsley 3, May 2), Sweet Home 6 (Baxter 3, Coulter 2, Keese)
Fouled Out: May, Towry
Total Fouls: Philomath 22, Sweet Home 21
Technicals: None

Philomath 56, Sweet Home 21
Friday, June 4, at Sweet Home HS
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The JV team goes to 6-0 on the season. … Philomath pulled away with a 23-5 run in the second quarter. … Logan Carter scored 14 points on six field goals and 2 of 3 free throws. … Preston Kramer had nine and Brody Bushnell scored eight. … The JV team is scheduled to play Tuesday at Woodburn.

Philomath 58, Sweet Home 19
Friday, June 4, at Sweet Home HS
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The JV team goes to 4-0 with the victory. … Philomath went on a 24-1 in the second quarter to put the game away. … Connor Harms scored 15 points on seven field goals and 1 of 4 free throws. … Simon King threw in 14 points with 12 coming in the second quarter alone. … Kaden Muir and Mason Stearns each added eight. … The JV2 team is scheduled to play Saturday at Junction City.

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