Les Schwab Invitational 2021: Day 4 highlights, top stars, statistical leaders

The 25th annual Les Schwab Invitational boys basketball tournament continued Wednesday at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.

Here’s a game-by-game recap of what went down, plus Day 4 statistical leaders …

Photos by Taylor Balkom

SEMIFINALS

Link Academy 84, Barlow 51

The Lions scored the first 11 points, led 29-11 after eight minutes and allowed zero points in the final quarter en route to a blowout victory over the Bruins.

Arkansas signee Jordan Walsh had game highs of 26 points (11 of 13 field goals) and 10 rebounds, Trey Green scored 14, and Damien Mayo added 10 off the bench for Link Academy (20-0).

Jalen Atkins hit six three-pointers and finished with 19 points, and Connor Hills (17 points) drained five threes to pace Barlow (5-3). The Bruins were outscored 15-0 in the fourth quarter and outrebounded 40-19 overall.

Tualatin 76, Beaverton 44

The Timberwolves seized control with an 18-2 first-half run and never looked back in a trouncing of the Beavers.

Malik Ross (16 points), Ryan Schleicher (15) and Noah Ogoli (12) led the way for Tualatin (9-0), which won every quarter and controlled the glass 38 to 24.

Max Elmgren had nine points, Aiden Rice contributed eight, and Mason Shank added six to pace Beaverton (6-3). The Beavers managed just 13 field goals and were limited to 14 points in the first half.

CONSOLATION

Sherwood 68, Evergreen 60

Owen Caudle (17 points, eight assists), Matthew Verkamp (16), Bryson Goff (14) and Baydon Kullowatz (12 points, 10 rebounds) scored in double figures as the Bowmen (4-5) downed the Plainsmen (3-5).

Caden Jenkins added seven points and five rebounds for Sherwood, which led by 12 entering the final period.

Arthur Ban came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points, Juelz Mendoza (six assists, four steals) tallied 14, and DJ Edmondson notched 12 with nine boards for Evergreen. The Plainsmen made just 1 of 11 three-point attempts and missed six free throws in the loss. 

Churchill 68, Gresham 63

College of Idaho signee Samaje Morgan poured in a game-high 30 points, Carsen Luna and Ty Weiskind added 12 apiece, and the Lancers (6-3) came back to edge the Gophers (3-4).

Weiskind and Cooper Case each grabbed six rebounds, and Churchill converted 14 of 17 free throws as it erased a 30-27 halftime deficit.

Scotty Riddle (20 points, eight rebounds), Esyah Pippa-White (16 and 8) and RJ Alexander (11 points) led the attack for Gresham. The Gophers launched 28 three-point attempts (nine made) in defeat.

David Douglas 75, Canby 68

Fernando De La Torre and Jay’Vanni Sarchi had 21 points apiece, and the Scots raced to a 45-29 halftime lead on their way to a grind-it-out win over the Cougars.

Jamaree Collins contributed 19 points and a team-high nine rebounds in 29 minutes for David Douglas (4-1). The Scots piled up 18 assists, nine steals and shot 56 percent from the field.

Payton Meyers scored a game-high 27 points and Jacob Strand pitched in 19 with seven rebounds to lead Canby (7-3).

Central Catholic 68, Tigard 37

The Rams won all four quarters, swiped nine steals and forced 19 turnovers in a rout of the Tigers.

Junior forward Riley Williams scored a game-high 19 points and Luke Johnson had 14 points with eight rebounds to lead Central Catholic (4-4). Anthony Angelo and Isaac Carr added eight points apiece for the Rams.

Malik Brown (16 points) was the only Tiger to reach double digits. Douglas Bailey put up six points and grabbed six rebounds for Tigard (7-2). The Tigers struggled from the field (15 of 46) and never led.

Roosevelt 71, Jesuit 67

Terrence Hill’s three-point play with 34 seconds remaining gave the Roughriders a 69-65 lead and they held on late to down the Crusaders.

Hill had team highs of 21 points and nine assists, and Utrillo Morris (15), Chance White (14) and Donatello Tupper (12) also hit double figures for Roosevelt (6-2).

Cade Collins poured in 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting and Tyree Blake chipped in 14 for Jesuit (6-4). The Crusaders’ Spencer McKelligon pulled down nine (seven offensive) boards to lead all rebounders.

Cleveland 85, Lake Oswego 77

The Warriors forced 23 turnovers, snatched 17 steals and sank 20 of 31 free throws in a comfortable win over the Lakers.

Lawson Vella piled up 30 points, and Jackson Cooper (14), Christian Green (13) and Jamel Pichon (11) also hit double digits for Cleveland (6-2).

Winters Grady went 14 of 24 from the field for a game-high 35 points and Luke Brauner added 11 to lead Lake Oswego (2-7). Christian Rowell and Caden Saefke chipped in nine points apiece for the Lakers, who trailed 64-47 entering the fourth. 

DAY 4 LEADERS

Points (14 or more)

Winters Grady, Lake Oswego, 35

Samaje Morgan, Churchill, 30

Lawson Vella, Cleveland, 30

Cade Collins, Jesuit, 28

Payton Meyers, Canby, 27

Jordan Walsh, Link Academy, 26

Fernando De La Torre, David Douglas, 21

Terrence Hill, Roosevelt, 21

Jay’Vanni Sarchi, David Douglas, 21

Scotty Riddle, Gresham, 20

Jalen Atkins, Barlow, 19

Jamaree Collins, David Douglas, 19

Jacob Strand, Canby, 19

Riley Williams, Central Catholic, 19

Owen Caudle, Sherwood, 17

Connor Hills, Barlow, 17

Arthur Ban, Evergreen, 16

Malik Brown, Tigard, 16

Esyah Pippa-White, Gresham, 16

Malik Ross, Tualatin, 16

Matthew Verkamp, Sherwood, 16

Utrillo Morris, Roosevelt, 15

Ryan Schleicher, Tualatin, 15

Tyree Blake, Jesuit, 14

Jackson Cooper, Cleveland, 14

Bryson Goff, Sherwood, 14

Trey Green, Link Academy, 14

Luke Johnson, Central Catholic, 14

Juelz Mendoza, Evergreen, 14

Chance White, Roosevelt, 14

Rebounds (6 or more)

Baydon Kullowatz, Sherwood, 10

Jordan Walsh, Link Academy, 10

Jamaree Collins, David Douglas, 9

DJ Edmondson, Evergreen, 9

Spencer McKelligon, Jesuit, 9

Omaha Biliew, Link Academy, 8

Peter Burke, Tualatin, 8

Christian Green, Cleveland, 8

Luke Johnson, Central Catholic, 8

Esyah Pippa-White, Gresham, 8

Scotty Riddle, Gresham, 8

Jay’Vanni Sarchi, David Douglas, 8

Terence Anderson, Gresham, 7

Jackson Cooper, Cleveland, 7

Jacob Strand, Canby, 7

Douglas Bailey, Tigard, 6

Arthur Ban, Evergreen, 6

Cooper Case, Churchill, 6

Winters Grady, Lake Oswego, 6

Kellen Hale, Tualatin, 6

Jesse Jones, Barlow, 6

Jordan King, Central Catholic, 6

Utrillo Morris, Roosevelt, 6

Tarris Reed Jr., Link Academy, 6

Jaden Steppe, Tualatin, 6

Matthew Verkamp, Sherwood, 6

Ty Weiskind, Churchill, 6

Assists (5 or more)

Terrence Hill, Roosevelt, 9

Owen Caudle, Sherwood, 8

Jackson Cooper, Cleveland, 7

Josiah Collins, David Douglas, 6

Trey Green, Link Academy, 6

Juelz Mendoza, Evergreen, 6

Esyah Pippa-White, Gresham, 6

Malik Ross, Tualatin, 6

Jalen Atkins, Barlow, 5

Steals (3 or more)

Donatello Tupper, Roosevelt, 5

Juelz Mendoza, Evergreen, 4

Payton Meyers, Canby, 4

Jamel Pichon, Cleveland, 4

Isaiah Crane, Jesuit, 3

Fernando De La Torre, David Douglas, 3

Carsen Luna, Churchill, 3

Johnny Miller, Jesuit, 3

Jordan Ross, Link Academy, 3

Daniel Suhr, Cleveland, 3

Stephen Treat, Cleveland, 3

Jordan Walsh, Link Academy, 3

Riley Williams, Central Catholic, 3

Blocked shots (2 or more)

Felix Okpara, Link Academy, 4

Cooper Case, Churchill, 3

Beya Kim, Roosevelt, 3

Matthew Verkamp, Sherwood, 3

Riley Williams, Central Catholic, 3

Winters Grady, Lake Oswego, 2

Gabriel Teeny, Gresham, 2

Donatello Tupper, Roosevelt, 2

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE

Evergreen vs. Gresham, 9 a.m.

Churchill vs. Sherwood, 10:30 a.m.

Canby vs. Tigard, noon

Lake Oswego vs. Roosevelt, 2 p.m.

Consolation final

Central Catholic vs. David Douglas, 3:30 p.m.

Fifth-place

Cleveland vs. Jesuit, 5 p.m.

Third-place

Barlow vs. Beaverton, 7 p.m.

Final

Link Academy vs. Tualatin, 8:30 p.m.

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