Playoff Update

Bend Girls Advance to Semifinals in 5A Playoffs

The 6th-seeded Bend Lava Bears upset #3 seed Central 26-23 in a low-scoring affair in Corvallis on Tuesday night to advance to the Semifinals of the Oregon School Activities Association 5A Girls Playoffs.
Bend will face 2nd-seeded La Salle Prep on Thursday at 3:15pm at Gill Coliseum.
Tomorrow, two Central Oregon boys teams will play in the Quarterfinals of their tournaments.
First, the #8 seed Sisters Outlaws will take on the top-seeded Banks Braves in the 4A Playoffs at Forest Grove High School at 1:30pm on Wednesday.
Then, back in Corvallis, 6th-seeded Mountain View High School will face the #3 seed, Thurston, at 6:30pm on Wednesday in the 5A Quarterfinals.

On to the Playoffs


The Summit High School Storm went on the road for their play-in game on Wednesday night and upset Parkrose 55-54 to advance to the First Round of the OSAA 5A Basketball Playoffs on Saturday.
With the Storm’s victory, there will be three IMC teams in the 5A Boys Playoffs – Summit, Bend and Mountain View High School

The Bend Senior High boys beat St. Helen’s 65-42 in a home play-in game on Wednesday night.
A slow start for both teams ended with an 11-10 deficit for Bend at he end of the first quarter, but the Lava Bears used a 20-8 second quarter to take a 30-19 halftime lead, and they never looked back.
Justin Kerr had 20 points including four 3-pointers, and Brian Warriner has 18 points to lead the Lava Bears.
Bend advances to the first round of the OSAA 5A basketball playoffs on Saturday.

In Girls Basketball news the matchups were set for 5A Girls Basketball Playoffs.

Oregon School Activities Association has released the matchups for the First Round of the 5A Girls Basketball Playoffs on Friday.
The Bend Lava Bears will host Lebanon, while the Ridgeview High School (Redmond, Oregon) Ravens will go on the road to play at Springfield.
Both games tip-off at 6pm.


Playoff Picture

High School Basketball Playoffs Tip-Off This Week

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom takes a look at the playoffs in high school basketball with several games on tap over the next few days.
Here is the full 5A and 4A playoff schedule for boys and girls:

Boys 5A Play-In Games


St. Helens at Bend 5:30pm
Summit at Parkrose 6pm

Girls 5A Play-in Games


Putnam at Ridgeview TBA
Summit at Hillsboro 5pm

Girls 4A Playoff Game


#9 Valley Catholic at #8 Madras 6:30pm

Boys 4a Playoff Games


#16 Madras at #1 Banks 3pm
#9 Henley at #8 Sisters 5pm

A Strong Start for Bend High Lava Bears

The Bend High Lava Bears boys’ basketball team is off to a strong state this season. The team currently boasts a 9 – 3 record, is ranked 4th in the state and that’s all with no seniors in its starting lineup. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom talks with Lava Bears coach Scott Baker about what the rest of the season might hold for the team.

Supper Club: Looking Ahead at 2018 – Part 1

We’re kicking off the new year with a look ahead to 2018 so for this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with three guests to give us some insight and a couple of predictions into what might happen in the new year with the economy, the growth of Bend and high school sports.

Thanks to Mike Ficher, play-by-play announcer at COTV Sports, Dino Vendetti of Seven Peaks Ventures and Erin Foote Morgan, former Bend 2030 Executive Director, for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.