Cole Matthews
PHS senior Cole Matthews scored a season-high 14 points in Friday’s loss to Redmond. (File photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

Coming off a thrilling overtime victory on Thursday, the Philomath High boys basketball team came out flat against Redmond on Friday in the semifinals of the South Coast Les Schwab Tournament in Coos Bay. The 5A Panthers worked to a 2-16 lead in the first half before the two teams played evenly in the second half in what ended up as a 52-38 final.

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Redmond senior Garrett Osborne burned the nets for 29 points, including four 3-pointers.

Senior Cole Matthews had his top scoring game of the season so far with 14 points on five fields and a pair of free throws. Matthews hit two 3-pointers in the third quarter.

Junior Chad Russell chipped in eight points on three field goals and a couple of free throws.

The Panthers (5-3) move on to the championship game against the host school, Marshfield, while the Warriors drop down into a third-place matchup against Crook County. The Cowboys will bring a 2-4 record into the game with Philomath now sitting at 3-3. The game is scheduled for a 2:15 p.m. tip-off.

In Friday’s 3-point contest, Cole Beardsley defeated his first-round opponent to reach the semifinals where he bowed out. Matthews also participated and came up short in the first round.

Redmond 52, Philomath 38
Friday, Dec. 17, at Marshfield HS, Coos Bay

Philomath (3-3)10613938
Redmond (5-3)181413752
10 Cameron Ordway00-010
11 Cole Matthews52-2214
13 Ty May21-445
30 Cole Beardsley00-010
53 Chad Russell32-438
4 Logan Carter12-205
22 Preston Kramer00-010
25 Jacob Peters10-012
32 Kaden Muir00-000
33 Isaac Lattin10-012
42 Owen Heiken10-002
0 Yoshi Saito02-212
1 Tanner Jones30-007
3 Nathan Wachs10-243
10 Garrett Osborne103-6029
30 Evan Otten43-6111
2 Colton Horner00-000
15 Easton Croft00-110
23 Jack Snyder00-010
24 Kyle Littlejohn00-000
25 Tyler Johnson00-000
3-Point Goals: Philomath 3 (Matthews 2, Carter), Redmond 6 (Osborne 4, Wachs, Jones)
Fouled Out: None
Total Fouls: Philomath 14, Redmond 8
Technicals: None

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