Thursday, February 26, 2009
South Medford Panthers win SWC in Boys Basketball
Tonight at South Medford the Panthers beat the Sheldon Irish of Eugene 58 to 49 in Boys 6A Basketball to win the # 1 seed for the Southwestern Conference in the OSAA state of Oregon basketball playoffs. Sheldon entered the game 18 and 5 in conference play and South Medford entered the game 17 and 6. Thus, they both ended 18 and 6 for a Co Championship. However, South Medford won the tie breaker having beat the Irish 2 out of 3. South Medford's first payoff game will be at home next Tuesday night. If they win that game and a 2nd home playoff game on Friday they will make it back to Mac Court at the University of Oregon for the state tournament. There was a large crowd for tonight's game. University of Oregon bound E.J. Singler had 20 points for South Medford. Next year he will be on the Ducks Basketball team having signed a letter of intent. To show support many Oregon Duck fans from Southern Oregon showed up at tonight's game in their Oregon green and yellow. Most of them sat court side in one section at the game. There were some Sheldon Irish at at the game including former Oregon and NFL QB Chris Miller. Miller has just recently been hired as the QB coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. As an Oregon Duck and a South Medford fan It was a happy nexus for my two favorite teams. Go Panthers! Go Ducks!