Vikings looking to 'right the ship' at Marist


Siuslaw senior Brody Terry scored 59 points in two games this past weekend. (Photo by Cameron Jagoe/siuslawphotos.com)

The Siuslaw Vikings are about to get a healthy dose of Sky-Em League boys basketball.

The question is, will they be healthy enough to survive it.

"It has been a season of adversity for us," Siuslaw coach Dylan Perry said Monday. "Lots of sickness and injuries have plagued us."

The Vikings begin their 10-game league gauntlet with a game Friday at Marist. Tipoff is 5:45 p.m.

Siuslaw finished its preleague schedule at 6-6, including back-to-back losses in the Sky-Em League/Skyline Crossover last weekend.

Marist is 8-4 and ranked No. 20 in Class 4A by the Oregon School Activities Association.

Siuslaw is ranked No. 24, just on the cusp of 4A playoff discussion. The top 24 teams in the 34-school 4A make it to the playoffs, the top eight receiving byes and the next 16 paired in play-in games to the 16-team championship bracket.

The Vikings will have to find a way to stay competitive in a league the includes current No. 1 Junction City (12-2), No. 5 Marshfield (9-2) and No. 14 Cottage Grove (9-3).

Only No. 32 Elmira (2-7) is ranked below Siuslaw in the six-school Sky-Em.

"We are hopeful to right the ship and make a statement in league, which leads to a playoff run," Perry said.

"If we are healthy, this team has what it takes."

Coast Radio (FM106.9) and the NFHS Network are scheduled to carry Friday's game.

SCHEDULE
Record: 6-6 overall, 0-0 Sky-Em League
Sky-Em League
Friday, Jan. 14 — at Marist, 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 18 — at Marshfield, 5:45 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 21 — Elmira, 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 25 — at Junction City, 5:45 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 28 — Cottage Grove, 5:45 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 4 — Marist, 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 8 — Marshfield, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 11 — at Elmira, 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 — Junction City, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18 — at Cottage Grove, 7:15 p.m.
Preleague
Dec. 1 — at Siuslaw 55, Bandon 47
Dec. 3 — Siuslaw 60, at Newport 43
Dec. 6 — at North Bend 47, Siuslaw 35
Dec. 14 — at Siuslaw 63, Newport 61
Dec. 17 — Siuslaw 61, Sutherlin 27, at Bulldog Invitational, Creswell
Dec. 18 — Creswell 64, Siuslaw 58, at Bulldog Invitational, Creswell
Dec. 21 — Pleasant Hill 64, at Siuslaw 62
Dec. 30 — Siuslaw 58, South Umpqua 47, at Newport Tournament
Dec. 31 — Newport 56, Siuslaw 41, at Newport Tournament
Jan. 4 — Siuslaw 47, at Sutherlin 20
Jan. 7 — Hidden Valley 45, Siuslaw 40, Sky-Em/Skyline Crossover, Hidden Valley High School, Grants Pass
Jan. 8 — Mazama 67, Siuslaw 58, Sky-Em/Skyline Crossover, North Valley High School, Grants Pass

ROSTER
  0 Kyle Hughes, junior, forward, 6-5
  1 Chad Hughes, senior, forward, 6-6
  2 Braydon Thornton, senior, guard, 6-2
  3 Izaac Mattson, senior, guard, 6-2
  4 Sam Ulrich, junior, guard, 5-10
  5 Beau Erickson, senior, guard, 5-11
11 Camp Lacouture, senior, guard, 6-0
13 Brody Terry, senior, guard, 5-11
14 Andrew Jensen-Norman, sophomore, forward, 6-3
21 Aiden Jefferis, senior, forward, 6-1
22 Jimmy Allen, junior, guard, 6-2
23 Joe Slaughter, senior, guard 6-0
34 Avery Hart, senior, forward, 6-5
Coach: Dylan Perry
Assistants: Brian Carmer, Nick Johnson, Skyler Mattson




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