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South Salem High School - 1910 Church St. SE Salem, OR 97302 Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 - Volume LXI, Issue VI
Willamette University Drops Willamette Academy
Gone Before Their Time: Celebrities Lost ► pg. 3
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State Basketball Playoff Gallery
Racism in the Oscars
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Girls Basketball Takes 1st in OSAA State Tournament. Boys Take 3rd. TAKUR CONLU / Editor-in-Chief
or the second year in a row, the Saxon girls basketball team has claimed ﬁrst place at the OSAA Class 6A Tournament. Though the team had strong contenders such as Jordan Woodvine ‘16 and Evina Westbrook ‘17, the girls victoriously closed the season with Dani Harley ‘17 scoring ﬁve three-pointer shots to help solidify their
position and winning with a score of 49-42 against Tigard. “These girls have been able to accomplish what few teams have been able to do. That is, to win back to back state championships,” coach Nick McWilliam said. “To do this, they had to resist the urge to be overconﬁdent but instead worked hard and played their best basketball of the season
in the ﬁve playoﬀ games.” “Winning the game meant everything to me because I’m a senior this year. My team really stepped up and made this season the best one yet. We’ve fought hard to get where we were, and to win it all and see that all our hard work paid oﬀ is one of the greatest feelings in the world. It was a great end to my last
Evina Westbrook ‘17 attempting to score in the game against Tigard on Mar. 12.
high school basketball season ever. This team has been through thick and thin together, and we will always be one big family,” Jordan Woodvine ‘16 said. “Tigard was a diﬃcult team to play because they have a very strong zone defense that doesn’t allow you to make a lot of shots. Dani Harley was most impressive against this
zone by hitting 5 three point shots over the course of the game,” McWilliams said. The Saxon boys defested Jeﬀerson in the third place game 79-57. It was the third year in a row to bring home a trophy at the state tournament. The Saxon boy’s also earned this year sportsmanship srophy.
Christian Russell ‘16 surrounded by players from Jeﬀerson as they try to steal the ball.