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Yoda's 2015 Ultimate Elite 8 3A Coos Bay Girls & Boys Preview

Benjie Hedgecock | March 3,2015

Yoda's 2015 Ultimate Elite 8 3A Coos Bay Girls & Boys Preview

[Editor Note: The following in-depth preview of the 3A girls and boys basketball quarterfinal round is provided courtesy of Benjie Hedgecock (Yoda) as a follow-up to his previous Sweet 16 preview. Please note the locations of Thursday's quarterfinal games. The 3A girls bracket is at Marshfield H.S. while the 3A...

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Yoda Breaks Down All 8 3A Playoff First Round Games

| February 25,2015

Friday and Saturday (Portland Adventist Academy vs. Blanchet) nights will determine which 8 teams head to the south coast for the OSAA 3A State Tournament at Marshfield and North Bend High Schools, with 8 first round playoff games.   Yoda breaks down all of them:  

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Yoda’s Top Secret...shhhh...Ultimate 3A Sweet 16 Preview

| February 25,2015

  By Yoda(with input from 38 Yoda Observers from all corners of Oregon)   Featuring          Sweet 16 Game By Game Matchups and what it will take to win (separate story)          All Yoda All League Teams & Coaches All League Teams Listed          Players to watch All State List with some Photos    ...

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14basketballWelcome to OregonPrepSports.net's coverage of the 2014-15 Oregon High School Boys Basketball season!

2015 OSAA State Playoff Brackets

2015 OSAA State Playoff Qualification Procedures

Polls (with recent results): Coming Soon

Polls (by week): Coming Soon

Playoff bracket projections: Too early...

 


Yoda's 2015 Ultimate Elite 8 3A Coos Bay Girls & Boys Preview

IMG 8857-Edit[Editor Note: The following in-depth preview of the 3A girls and boys basketball quarterfinal round is provided courtesy of Benjie Hedgecock (Yoda) as a follow-up to his previous Sweet 16 preview. Please note the locations of Thursday's quarterfinal games. The 3A girls bracket is at Marshfield H.S. while the 3A boys games are at North Bend H.S. The venues remain mixed until Saturday, when all games will be played at Marshfield H.S.

Please join us inside with Yoda's take(and his vast observer’s network) on the 3A boys and for the first time ever the Girls opening round matchups. The OSAA and the 3A fans have enjoyed Coos Bay/North Bend as a venue very much over the first three years and this year should be even more fun as the local South Coast communities open their arms to players and fans alike to continue to make this the “Best State Tourney Location” in Oregon (No offense to Baker City or Pendleton which are also wonderful hosts).

 

Here’s How the final 8 were ranked by the various Ranking Services…

Boys

Final Yoda Observers Ranking Estimated Final Coach Poll OSAA Final Rankings Oregonprepsport.net
(of the teams that remain) (of the teams that remain)   Combined BCS Style
1) Dayton 1) Dayton 1) Dayton 1) Dayton
2) HC 1) HC 2) HC 2) HC
3) Creswell 3) De La Salle 3) De La Salle 3) De La Salle
4) De La Salle 4) Creswell 4) Creswell 4) Creswell
5) Amity 5) Blanchet 7) Amity 5) Salem Academy
6) Blanchet 6) Amity 9) Blanchet 7) Blanchet
7) Salem Academy 7) Salem Academy 10) Salem Academy 8) Amity
8) Nyssa 8) Nyssa 12) Nyssa 10) Nyssa

Girls

Final Yoda Observers Ranking Estimated Final Coach Poll OSAA Final Rankings Oregonprepsport.net
(of the teams that remain) (of the teams that remain)   Combined BCS Style
1) Vale 1) Vale 2) Vale 1) Dayton
2) Dayton 2) Salem Academy 3) Dayton 2) Vale
3) Amity 3) Dayton 4) Salem Academy 3) Salem Academy
4) Salem Academy 4) Amity 5) Amity 5) Amity
5) PC 5) PC 9) PC 6) PC
5) PAA 6) PAA 13) PAA 7) St. Mary’s
7) Rainier 7) Rainier 14) St. Mary’s 8) PAA
8) St. Mary’s 8) St. Mary’s 18) Rainier 9) Rainier

 

Yoda Breaks Down All 8 3A Playoff First Round Games

Friday and Saturday (Portland Adventist Academy vs. Blanchet) nights will determine which 8 teams head to the south coast for the OSAA 3A State Tournament at Marshfield and North Bend High Schools, with 8 first round playoff games.

 

Yoda breaks down all of them:

 

Yoda’s Top Secret...shhhh...Ultimate 3A Sweet 16 Preview

 

By Yoda(with input from 38 Yoda Observers from all corners of Oregon)

 

Featuring

 

YODA ALL HUSTLE TEAM

(They don’t get the recognition, they just get it DONE, some people call them dirty, some call them hardosed, Mostly just their mom’s love em and maybe John Madden)

 

Co-Captains, Jeff and Casey Tripp, Rainier, Jeff on the inside and Casey on the outside. Truly tough competitors that play bigger than their size. They will offer to guard anyone and play harder than anyone on the floor. They instinctively do what it takes to put their team in a position to win whether it be diving on the floor or getting physical with the other team’s best guy. They lead by example.

 

Trent Gianella, Blanchet, Ty Villers, SC, Ryan Bates & Sean Kounovsky, Creswell, Keon Blanco, Dayton, Malik Knott, Colton, Donicio Glenn, Delasalle, Austin Forrester, HC, Dylan Gaus, Catlin Gable, Griffin Haas & Mr. George, Clatskanie(He looks 30 years old plays hard from start to finish), Bryce Kuschell, Harrisburg, Ryan Bates, Creswell, Danny Ayala, Umatilla, Thomas Trattner, Sheridan, Charles Weigart & Colby Graham, Amity, Zach Breikrietz, Coquille, Mr. Graham, PAA, Mitchell Lira, Chemawa, Jake Booker, CC, Elijah Conway, St. Marys, Rio Lopez, Rogue River, Jack Graham, Lakeview, Nick Worley, Illinois Valley and All members of the Taft Basketball team who worked their tails off and hustled and played great defense led by the “Mask”.

 

Dallas win fifth straight as defense rises

Dallas moved into a two-way tie for second place in the Mid Willamette Conference withits fifth consecutive win, a 49-41 victory at Crescent Valley on Feb. 20. Dallas is now 8-4 in conference and Crescent Valley 7-5 with two games remaining.

 

The Dragons’ resurgence, following a 3-4 record in the first round of league games, has been keyed on defense. The streak includes a 43-19 win over Central representing the lowest point total by any boys 5A or 6A game this season. The other points-allowed totalsin the streak were 27, 45, 44 and 41. Dallas surrenders 44 points per game, the third lowest figure in 5A ball.

 

Crescent Valley shot only 23 percent from the field, and intimidation may have been a factor—10 of their shots were blocked.Coach Trent Schwartz, in his third season as head coach of the Dragons, said, “I think thedefense jelling of late is a by-product of a combination of factors including:

 

1. Experience: We have a lot of seniors who have played significant minutes since their sophomore year and our younger kids are high on intellect, which enables us to run a few different looks at offensives.

 

2. Communication: The kids have done a great job of communicating defensive changes and on screens within a particular defense.

 

3. Length and athleticism: We have size and speed to be able to be good at several different styles of defense. 

 

4. They’ve bought in to the fact that, even on nights when you’re not shooting a high percentage from the field, you will always be in games with good defense. They pride themselves in keeping another team's offense under wraps. It is easier to have a solid defensive effort game in and game out than offensively.”

6A Projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 6A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5A Projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 5A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4A Projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 4A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3A Projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 3A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2A Projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 2A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1A Projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2015 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 1A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..