"I was extremely happy with the effort of all our players tonight," Irish coach Eric Wood said. "We had to face some adversity early in the game with the foul trouble, but everyone maximized their opportunities when they were on the court and it was a solid team win."
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The Indians went to the fourth quarter clinging to a 33-30 lead before pulling away in the closing minutes.
"We had a great outing," Blue Devils coach Jake Butenhoff said. "We are well pleased with the hard work our team continues to put in. This is our highest finish yet, and we expect to continue to see great things."
Morgan Thomas scored 16 points for the Irish (0-2 record), most of it coming in after intermission as they fought to climb out of a 36-10 hole.
The Warriors crushed Mount Hood, 65-42, and then made short work of Tacoma in an 81-48 rout.
Wa-Hi sophomore Jesse Snyder was the top finisher in the standard pentathlon, just ahead of teammate Luke Bona in second place.
The Warriors suffered an 86-76 loss to Mount Hood before falling to Bellvue, 107-77.
The TigerScots suffered a 54-42 loss at Central Linn before crushing Gaston, 66-35.
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Dalana Pickard was the top scoring TigerScot with six points.