PHS girls basketball team
PHS girls basketball team (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

The No. 1-ranked Philomath High School girls basketball team jumped out to a 31-13 lead in the first half and coasted to a 49-31 victory on Tuesday at Sweet Home.

The triple scoring threat of senior Sage Kramer, senior Reagan Larson and junior Abigail Brown produced against the Huskies by scoring just under 75% of the team’s points. Kramer finished with 16 on seven field goals and 2 of 2 on free throws. Kramer scored 12 of her 16 in the first half.

Larson hit double digits as well with 11 points on four field goals and 1 of 2 on free throws, a stat line that included a pair of 3-pointers. Both of those baskets from beyond the arc occurred in the second quarter. Brown scored nine points on four field goals and 1 of 2 on free throws. Seven of her nine came in the second half.

“Abigail had another strong game,” PHS coach Ben Silva said. “Reagan shot the ball well. Sage had some great finishes.”

Junior Brooke Burke scored 15 points and senior Adaira Sleutel added 13 for the Huskies (4-9 overall, 0-2 Oregon West).

The Warriors (8-2 overall, 2-0 Oregon West) will head to Woodburn on Friday.

Philomath 49, Sweet Home 31
Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Sweet Home HS

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Sweet Home (4-9, 0-2)859931
13 Ingrid Hellesto#00-040
15 Sage Kramer#72-2416
32 Abigail Brown#41-229
33 Hailie Couture#30-017
45 Reagan Larson#41-2011
1 K Bacho10-012
3 Mia Bennett10-202
23 Cassidy Lewis10-012
# Starter
2 Mercedes Burks#00-020
4 Brooke Burke#60-0115
11 Chloe Fairchild#01-411
12 Kaylynn Mamac#02-532
22 Adaira Sleutel#45-8113
1 Meeja Bitter00-010
32 Madison Duncan00-000
# Starter
3-Point Goals: Philomath 3 (Larson 2, Couture), Sweet Home 3 (Burke 3)
Fouled Out: None
Total Fouls: Philomath 13, Sweet Home 9
Technicals: None

Philomath 37, Sweet Home 2
Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Sweet Home HS

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Philomath’s JV team record goes to 4-3 on the season. … Eleven players scored for Philomath. … Anneka Steen and Kamilla Grimmer each scored six points — their points coming in the first and third quarters. … The Warriors led 10-0 after the first quarter and 15-2 at halftime. … Philomath outscored Sweet Home 22-0 in the second half. … The JV team is scheduled to play at 4 p.m. Friday at Woodburn.


Philomath’s JV2 team did not play on Tuesday at Sweet Home. … The team takes a 5-0 record into a game scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Woodburn.