The Siuslaw Vikings boys basketball team will defend its title at the Bandon Dunes Holiday Invitational during next season's preleague schedule.
Siuslaw won this past season's tournament with a 62-43 victory over Douglas and a 54-33 victory over host Bandon.
Siuslaw is scheduled to open its season Wednesday, Dec. 4, hosting Newport at Glenn Butler Court. Tipoff is 7:15 p.m.
Other preleague home games include Tuesday, Dec. 10, against Sutherlin and Tuesday, Jan. 7, against Taft.
A home endowment game Friday, Dec. 27, with Douglas is still pending approval by the Oregon School Activities Association.
The Bandon tournament is Jan. 3-4, with opponents to be determined.
The Vikings finished the 2018-19 season 5-19 overall, 0-10 in the Sky-Em League and ranked No. 34 among 34 OSAA Class 4A schools.
Siuslaw graduates two seniors from its season-ending roster, Jordan Taniguchi and Dylan Wynn.
Freshman Braydon Thornton and sophomore Jacob Foskett were among the Vikings' top players, both earning all-league honorable mention.
Head coach is Dylan Perry, assisted by Ty Perry. Ryan Stahel is junior varsity coach.
First practice is Monday, Nov. 18, nearly eight months away.
VIKINGS 2019-20 SCHEDULE
As of March 20, 2019, from OSAA website
Monday, Nov. 18 — First practice.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 — Newport, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6 — at Pleasant Hill, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 — Sutherlin, 7:15 p.m.
Thursday-Friday-Saturday, Dec. 12-13-14 — Junction City/Harrisburg tournament, to be determined
Tuesday, Dec. 17 — at Stayton, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20 — at South Umpqua, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 27 — Douglas, 7:15 p.m., pending endowment game
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 3-4 — Bandon Dunes Holiday Invitational, to be announced
Tuesday, Jan. 7 — Taft, 7:15 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 10-11 — Sky-Em/Skyline Crossover, Marshfield, to be determined
Friday, Jan. 17 — at Cottage Grove, 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 — Marist Catholic, 5:45 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 24 — at Marshfield, 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 28 — Elmira, 5:45 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31 — at Junction City, 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 4 — Cottage Grove, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7 — at Marist Catholic, 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 11 — Marshfield, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 14 — at Elmira, 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 18 — Junction City, 7:15 p.m.
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