The Philomath High School boys basketball team improved to 2-0 on the young season with a decisive 65-23 victory on the road Tuesday night over 5A South Albany.
Senior Ty May scored 22 points and senior Cole Beardsley finished with 15 to lead the Warriors on the offensive end.
Philomath built leads of 13-6 by the end of the first quarter and 32-16 by halftime. But the big blow to the home team came in the third when the Warriors outscored the Redhawks, 24-0.
May scored nine, Beardsley had four and seven different players found the hoop during the third quarter.
May’s 22 points came on eight field goals — four of those from 3-point range — and a pair of free throws. Beardsley came on strong in the second half and scored his 15 on five field goals and 2 of 2 on free throws. He had three 3-pointers with two of those in the fourth.
Junior Preston Kramer added nine and senior Chad Russell had eight for Philomath.
Senior Gavin Bennett scored a team-high eight points for the Redhawks (1-2).
Philomath now turns its attention to a tournament at Marist Catholic on Friday and Saturday in Eugene. The Warriors open play on Day 1 with a 5:30 p.m. matchup against Gladstone.