The Philomath High School boys basketball team remained unbeaten in Class 4A with a 64-20 road rout over Newport on Friday night.
The Warriors (12-1 overall, 1-0 Oregon West Conference) attacked from all corners on offense with 11 players finding the scoring column — including three in double figures.
Philomath led by 10 points at the end of the first quarter but put the game away for good in the second quarter with a 25-0 run. The Warriors held a 44-9 lead when they went into the locker room at halftime.
During the team’s impressive second quarter stretch, junior Preston Kramer and senior Chad Russell each scored four field goals for a combined 16 of the team’s 25 points. The Warriors buried three 3-pointers in the opening quarter on shots by seniors Ty May, Cole Beardsley and Brody Bushnell. Beardsley also hit a trey in the fourth.
Kramer finished with a game-high 16 points on eight field goals. Junior Jacob Peters scored 10 on five goals and Beardsley had 10 on four field goals — two of those 3s.
Philomath will now turn its attention to an exceptional North Marion squad on the home floor Tuesday night. The Huskies and Warriors will both come into the game with 12-1 overall records. North Marion’s lone loss came to 5A South Albany by 13 and the Warriors lost by four to an Anchorage school that plays in Alaska’s largest classification.