Black and white and dreaded all over
The McMinnville boys basketball team won its eighth straight contest, the Mac girls won their seventh game of the season and the Grizzlies' sixth man stole the show.
Audrey McMillan led the Grizzlies with 10 points, and Elizabeth Logsdon and Emily Bliven added nine points each as the McMinnville girls topped rival Newberg, 55-41, in Friday night's Class 6A Pacific Conference contest.
Molly Olsen scored all eight of her points in the third quarter, in which the Grizzlies (7-15, 4-9 Pacific) outscored the Tigers (7-15, 2-11) 16-8 to pull away.
Montanna Gubrud and Nicole Long each added six points for McMinnville. Long, Olsen, Bliven and Kerigan Morton were honored before the game for Senior Night.
In the boys' game, Gage Gubrud had 26 points and five rebounds and Vince Boumann contributed 19 points and eight rebounds as the Grizzlies defeated the Tigers, 63-45.
McMinnville (17-5, 9-4 Pacific) kept pace with Tualatin in a tie for second place in the Class 6A Pacific Conference and kept alive its chance at hosting a Class 6A state playoff game. Newberg fell to 6-16 overall (3-9 Pacific) with the defeat.
The Grizzlies and Tigers exited halftime tied at 22 before Mac used its full-court press defense to outscore Newberg 24-10 in the fourth quarter and keep the Tigers at an arm's length for the rest of the game.
At the final buzzer, McMinnville's black-clad student section -- swelling throughout the evening until it filled most of the lower west end of The Furnace -- stormed the court in jubilation.
Gubrud, Boumann, Bryce Anderson, Victor Ostling and Drew Spence were honored before the game for the boys' Senior Night celebration.
The Grizzlies travel to Forest Grove to play the Vikings on Tuesday. The girls' game takes place at 5:45 p.m., with the boys game to follow at 7:15 p.m.
Westside Christian 49, Sheridan 36
PORTLAND -- The Spartans fell to the Eagles in Class 3A West Valley League playoff action on Friday night. Sheridan's season ends with a 10-13 record.