The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Brian Warriner

Maybe it’s the bright lights of the TV cameras. Whatever the motivation, Brian Warriner came up big when Bend needed him.

With the score tied at 41-41 in the fourth quarter, Warriner scored 10 consecutive points to lead the visiting Bend Senior High School Lava Bears to a critical 55-45 victory over Summit High School in an Intermountain Conference boys’ basketball clash Friday Night.

With the junior post leading all scorers with 16 points, Bend kept its hopes alive to win the IMC championship and earn a bye for the first round of playoffs. For his efforts, Warriner earned The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors for the third time this season.

3-Diculous: Madras White Buffaloes’ New Approach to Basketball

The boys’ basketball team at Madras High School is making a playoff run with the help of an unusual style of play they have dubbed “3-diculous”.


Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks at how the White Buffaloes have used a fast-paced offense and high-pressure defense to become the top-scoring 4A team in the state.

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Hailee Neibauer

Leading a balanced offensive attack, Hailee Neibauer scored 14 points to lead visiting Summit to a key 50-38 triumph over Mountain View in a girls’ varsity Intermountain Conference clash Tuesday evening. With the victory, the Storm retain a viable opportunity to secure the league’s third post-season spot.

For her efforts, the senior forward earned The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors.

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Brian Warinner

Handling the ball against the press, driving to the hoop to score several of his game-high 21 points, and sinking key free throws down the stretch, Brian Warinner led a strong team effort to help visiting Bend Senior High hand Mountain View its first loss of the Intermountain Conference season, a 73-62 triumph Friday evening.

For his efforts, the junior forward earned The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors for the second time this season.