Thurston boys, Marist girls play for 5A basketball state titles

Oregon State University's Gill Coliseum (SBG)

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Thurston Colts meet the Wilsonville Wildcats Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Gill Coliseum with the 5A boys basketball state title on the line.

And the top-ranked Marist girls are en route to a championship game at 6:45 p.m. at Gill against La Salle with a victory over Silverton.

Marist went into the half trailing Silverton 21-12. But in the third quarter, the Spartans found their defense and mounted a comeback.

Thurston beat Crater in the semifinals en route to the title game.

But the possibility of a Eugene-Springfield title game came to an end with Churchill's loss to Wilsonville.

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