GLIDE — The Oakland boys basketball team jumped out to an early 25-7 lead after the first quarter against Glide Friday night.

That lead would help the Oakers (4-0) defeat Glide 74-51 in a nonleague game. The Oakers' depth was on display as they had five scorers in double figures. Oakland hit nine 3-pointers in the game.

"We did it with our defense. We got out in transition with some tips and some steals. We hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter," Oakland coach Jeff Smith said. "They made a run to make it an eight point game in the third but we opened it back up. Defensive intensity was great so it was a good road win for us."

Triston Mask led the Oakers with 14 points while Colton Brownson had 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Noah Strempel had 10 points, nine assists and four steals. Jacob Brooksby had 10 points, five assists and four steals.

"We got outplayed tonight. They are further ahead of us in the season," Glide coach Jeff Smith said. "They jumped on us to start. We had a bad first quarter, we have some thing we need to work on. We played pretty good outside of the first quarter."

Glide (3-1) was led by Dillon Towne with 26 points.

Glide plays South Umpqua at 6 p.m. Monday. Oakland plays at Days Creek on Tuesday.

OAKLAND (74) — Tristan Mask 14, Brownson 13, Brooksby 12, Madden 10, Strempel 10, Roberson 5, Miller 5, Reynolds 3, Cummings 2, Chastain, Tolliver, Harbor. Totals 25 13-23 74.

GLIDE (51) — Dillon Towne 26, Wilding 7, Alexander 6, Tichner 4, Rienhert 3, Cunningham 3, Russell 2, Kartcher, Bucich, DeBell. Totals 20 7-17 51.



3-Point Goals — Oakland 9 (Mask 3, Brookoby 2, Strempel 1, Roberson 1, Miller 1, Brownson 1), Glide 4 (Towne 2, Cunningham 1, Alexander 1). Total Fouls — Oakland 18, Glide 23. Fouled Out — Alexander, Russell.

Part-time sports reporter Josh Gaunt can be reached at 541-957-4220 or via email at

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