Rams catch fire on way to state title

No. 1 Central Catholic woke from a first-half slumber and beat Roosevelt in 6A boys finale

PORTLAND - Central Catholic produced a stunning turnaround and won the Class 6A boys basketball state title Saturday at the University of Portland to close out the OSAA/OnPoint Community Credit Union event.

Isaac Carr went off for 26 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the Rams past Roosevelt 85-76 before a raucous, capacity crowd at the Chiles Center.

The Rams trailed 40-27 in the second quarter, but got a five-point possession aided by a technical foul for taunting. The Rams tore through the Roughriders on a 42-8 run, and led 69-51 the 7:12 mark of the fourth quarter.

The title was the second for Central Catholic, coming on the 30th anniversary of its other title. The win improved the school's title-game record to 2-4.

Roosevelt got 23 points from Terrence Hill, Jr., as the school missed its chance to win a title for the first time since 1949.

Cliff Pfenning

Cliff is a lifelong resident of Oregon and has four decades of experience as a writer, photographer, videographer, broadcaster and now producer. He's a grad of Benson and the University of Oregon, and publishes Oregonsports.com as well as OSPN, which is scheduled for delivery as a streaming Mobile App in December.

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