RIDDLE — Nate Hopkins scored 23 points and freshman Mario Gianotti chipped in a career-high 17 as the Riddle boys basketball team rolled past Canyonville Academy, 77-45, Friday night in the first round of the Cow Creek Classic at Riddle High School.

Cameron McMichael contributed 13 points for the Irish (4-0), who will meet East Linn Christian at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for the tournament title. Freshman Jesse Meyers scored nine points.

Cherokee Lester had 12 points for the Pilots (2-3).

CANYONVILLE (45) — Cherokee Lester 12, Chen 8, Ku 7, Lee 6, Chang 5, Mucyo 4, Cheung 3, Teng, Young. Totals 17-45 7-15 45.

RIDDLE (77) — Nate Hopkins 23, Gianotti 17, McMichael 13, Myers 9, Co. Greer 8, Ch. Greer 3, Hackett 2, Canty 2. Totals 32-67 8-16 77.



3-Point Goals — C.A. 4 (Chen 2, Chang 1, Ku 1), Rid. 5 (Co. Greer 2, Hopkins 1, Myers 1, Ch. Greer 1). Total Fouls — C.A. 14, Rid. 18.

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

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