DAMASCUS — Umpqua Valley Christian fell 58-40 to top-seeded Damascus Christian on Saturday night in the second round of the Class 1A boys basketball playoffs.

The No. 16 Monarchs ended their season with a 13-15 record. The Eagles (25-1) advanced to the state tournament and will face No. 8 Ione/Arlington at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Baker City.

Jacob Zakharyuk scored 17 points and Nate Bogdan added 12 for Damascus, which led 34-18 at halftime.

Spencer Adams led UVC with 20 points, hitting four 3-pointers. Dominick Butler had seven points and KC Pettibone chipped in six.

“They can shoot,” UVC coach Brian Ferguson said of the Eagles. “We turned the ball over too much in the second quarter and they had a couple of threes and we weren’t getting good looks offensively.”

The Monarchs will lose three players to graduation: Adams, Pettibone and Jaymen Bendele.

“I feel really good about the season,” Ferguson said. “It took us a while to play our best basketball, but the guys turned the corner at the end of the season (winning the Skyline League Tournament).”

UMPQUA VALLEY CHRISTIAN (40) — Spencer Adams 20, Butler 7, Pettibone 6, McLaughlin 5, Bendele 2, Miller, Sewall, Buechley, Gettys, Guastaferro, Luther. Totals 15 5-18 40.

DAMASCUS CHRISTIAN (58) — Jacob Zakharyuk 17, Bogdan 12, Colburn 9, Powers 8, Nelson 7, Je. delambert 3, Brandon 2, Ishimwe, Clear, Hill, Janzen, Ja. delambert. Totals 25 0-5 58.

UVC 11 7 11 11 — 40

Damascus 18 16 15 9 — 58

3-Point Goals — UVC 5 (Adams 4, McLaughlin 1), D.C. 8 (Zakharyuk 3, Powers 2, Nelson 1, Colburn 1, Je. delambert 1). Total Fouls — UVC 9, D.C. 20. Fouled Out — Je. delambert.

Tom Eggers can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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